News from Valhalla January 2016 - Volume 52
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Portfolio News

NetApp Completes SolidFire Buyout Worth $870M


Storage and data management solutions provider NetApp Inc. NTAP has completed the buyout of SolidFire Inc. for $870 million in cash. The acquisition was announced on Dec 21, 2015.

The acquisition will surely enhance the market value of NetApp. It is expected to augment NetApp's leadership position by enhancing its product portfolio with an object-based storage software offering.

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PlaceIQ Raises $25 Million


NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior by connecting physical and digital activities across time, space and mobile devices, today announced a $25 million Series D funding round and the addition of business leader George Bell to its Board of Directors.

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Valhallans in the News

Valhalla Technology Partner Dan Gordon Discusses Venture Capital Funding

At a recent January event, Dan discussed Venture Capital Funding - when to seek it, how to get in the door, how to pitch, and how to make a deal.

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January News Stories

Qumulo: Pushing the Boundaries of What Storage Can Do

Seattle-based Qumulo is all about improving how companies deal with data storage

Videology announces an industry-first in viewable campaign delivery

Platform will allow users to transact on viewability as a currency

Vubiquity Partners with Three Growing Networks - Bright TV, Grokker and RIDE TV

Expanding content library with long-term Vidoe-On-Demand (VOD) distribution deals

Flat World Education Partners with Knewton to Offer New Suite of Course Solutions

Combines Flat World's digital content & experience with Knewton adaptive learning technology

ShopSocially partners with UPS as Exclusive Social Technology Provider

ShopSocially partners with UPS to provide unique social commerce solutions to UPS customers

Fishbowl Expands Intelligent Marketing Analytics Platform

Leverages Customer Data and Automates Insights to Drive Smarter Engagement

Vubiquity Partners with CubeNetwork

Vubiquity to provide state-of-the-art content preparation

Videology partners with Online Data Specialist Weborama

deeper integration will provide greater audience insights across the digital ecosystem

PlaceIQ Raises $25 Million

Tech company helps marketers track ad effectiveness using location data from phones

Qumulo: data-aware scale-out NAS

FastStorage on Valhalla company Qumulo

How subtitles in videos can increase engagement

Sean O'Neal, President at Adaptly, elaborates on recent research study with Refinery 29

"Data" Predictions for 2016

Blog post by Fishbowl President & CEO, Dev Ganesan

Which Publishers Really Owned Social in 2015?

Shareablee measured social actions & engagement across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

What Will 2016 Hold for Social Marketers?

Adaptly team weighs in with predictions on the biggest trends in 2016

Peek into the future of data storage in 2016

Valhalla company Qumulo makes the list

Zonoff Partners with HomeAdvisor

Integration of a Home Service Provider into a Home Automation Platform

Snapchat to join Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ad wars with new tech platform

Valhalla company Adaptly in the News

Zonoff and Ayla Networks Establish IoT Cloud-to-Cloud Partnership

Expanding IoT Business Benefits for Smart Home Systems

Three Social Media Predictions for 2016

Shareablee founder Tania Yuki shares her thoughts on the biggest themes of 2016

Vubiquity Makes Deal With Frontier

Vubiquity Inks Deal with Frontier to Provide Electronic Sell-through

Expect More From Moms In Newer Social Channels

Valhalla company Shareablee in the News

The Valhalla Team

Investment Staff

Harry D'Andrea, Managing General Partner
Dan Gordon, Technology Partner
Kiran Hebbar, General Partner
Randy Jacops, Venture Partner
Art Marks, Managing General Partner
Bibiana Speroni, Senior Associate, Finance and Marketing

Administrative Staff

Claudia Bartz, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Sara Endicott, Executive Assistant

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