Infocyte Raises $500K for Assessment Platform that Determines If a Network Has Been Hacked

Infocyte, Inc., a San Antonio-based cyber security startup, has secured $500k in additional seed funding to accelerate development of its’ assessment platform, Pulse. Led by Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners, the funding will be used to expand Infocyte’s development team ahead of their planned 1st Quarter 2015 product launch.

Bigcommerce Raises $50 Million in Growth Equity; Investors Include SoftBank Capital and Telstra Corporation

Bigcommerce, the ecommerce platform of choice for fast-growing brands, today announced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding. The company will use the funds to invest in product development, aggressively grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to new markets. The financing was led by SoftBank Capital, a venture firm affiliated with SoftBank Corp., and included Telstra Ventures and American Express, as well as existing investors General Catalyst and Revolution Growth. Steve Murray, a partner at SoftBank Capital, will join the Bigcommerce board.

Ambiq Micro Announces $15 Million Funding Round Led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Austin-based Ambiq Micro, a leader in ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, today announced that is has closed a $15 million Series C funding round to accelerate the development and marketing of its SPOT™ (Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology) platform. The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and was supported by existing investors including Austin Ventures, Mercury Fund, and ARM Holdings. KPCB partner Wen Hsieh will be joining Ambiq Micro’s board.

Gravitant Announces $25M Round of Funding

Gravitant, the leading software company in the enterprise cloud brokerage and management market, today announced it has expanded its Series B funding round by an additional $25M led by new investor Cielo Private Equity and existing investor S3 Ventures.

Clarify Lands $1M Financing

Clarify, an Austin-based startup offering a platform for audio and video search and analytics announced today that it has closed a $1 million seed financing with enthusiastic participation from Projector Ventures and Silverton Partners, and additional notable support from Austin-based Blake Chandlee together with several other early Facebook executives; Michael Rauchman, a pioneer in electronic trading; Brett Hurt, the founder of Coremetrics and Bazaarvoice; and Sam Decker, a founder of Mass Relevance (now Spredfast) and now a Clarify Board Member. The primary use of funds will be to continue to engineer the core platform, support early customers, and grow in key markets.

6Qube Secures $100k in Financing From Lighter Capital in Just 19 Days

6Qube, a leading provider of internet marketing software and services, today announced that it has secured $100,000 in growth funding from Lighter Capital in Seattle. 6Qube will use the funding to fuel its sales and marketing efforts, and make key upgrades to its suite of technology products.

Pivot3 Raises $12M from S3 Ventures and Others

Pivot3, a leading supplier of hyper-converged infrastructure, announced today that it has closed a $12-million funding round that will drive additional product development and accelerate the company’s growth. The round, led by new investor S3 Ventures of Austin, also included participation by current investors, InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial.

SpareFoot Raises $10M More

SpareFoot, which operates the country’s largest online marketplace for self-storage, has raised $10 million in venture capital from Insight Venture Partners.

Spiceworks Closes $57 Million Funding Round

Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced it has closed a $57 million Series E round of funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation from existing investors.

Innography Completes $3.5M Funding

Innography, the innovative software provider of better intellectual property answers for improved business results, today announces the company has completed a new round of funding aimed at fueling product expansion and overall growth.