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Synack Closes $25 Million in Series B Funding Co-Led by GGV Capital and Icon Ventures, Joining KPCB and Google Ventures.

Synack, a security startup that has created a unique enterprise-caliber system to safely crowdsource and manage security testing, today announced it has raised $25 million in Series B funding co-led by GGV Capital and Icon Ventures (formerly Jafco Ventures). This brings Synack's total funding amount to more than $34 million raised in less than two years.

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Synack Named to CNBC Disruptor 50 List

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the third annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a ranked list of the country’s most ambitious and innovative companies changing the economy and overall business landscape. As part of this year’s class, Synack Inc., a security startup that has created a unique Crowd Security Intelligence™ platform that delivers continuous and scalable security testing for the enterprise, was recognized today on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Ranked No.21, Synack is the only cybersecurity company on the list, further distinguishing the company as a leader in the next generation of enterprise cybersecurity.



Delphix Appoints Award-Winning IT Executive Stewart Grierson as Chief Financial Officer

Delphix, the market leader in Data as a Service, today announced that Stewart Grierson has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Grierson, named by Silicon Valley Business Journal as Public Company CFO of the Year in 2009, held key roles in the IPOs of ArcSight and ONI Systems. Grierson is also a member of the board of directors for Ruckus Wireless.



Teladoc moves to block Medical Board rule that would restrict health care access for millions of Texans

Continuing a years-long struggle to preserve access to telehealth benefits for the people of Texas, Teladoc today filed an antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against the Texas Medical Board and its members to prevent a new rule from taking effect that would restrict the practice of telehealth. Teladoc, the nation’s first and largest telehealth company, provides 24/7 access to affordable, high-quality medical care via phone or interactive video for people experiencing non-emergency medical issues such as sinus problems, urinary tract infections, bronchitis and poison ivy.



Teladoc announces confidential submission of draft registration statement for initial public offering

Teladoc, Inc. today announced that it confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares of common stock to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The initial public offering is expected to commence after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions.



MBC and Vuclip Expand Strategic Partnership to Bring Exclusive Premium Content on Mobile for Audiences Across the Middle East

Vuclip, the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets, announced a premium mobile content deal in cooperation with the Brand Management Department in the Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC), the largest and most-watched Arabic language network in the Arab world.

With a rapidly increasing subscriber base in the Middle East, Vuclip viewers will now also have the opportunity to experience unbuffered access to the region’s most popular reality TV shows such as Arab Idol, Arabs Got Talent, The X-Factor and The Voice, in addition to many others. The landmark partnership will also see viewers enjoy anytime, anywhere access to premium drama, lifestyle and sports content from the leading Arabic entertainment studio, in addition to the latest Turkish drama series dubbed in Arabic.



Yodle Expands in New York City; Expects to Create 250 New Jobs

Yodle, a leader in local online marketing, today announced that it has relocated to its new headquarters in New York at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Yodle will be able to more than double its office space to 114,000 square feet following the company leaving its previous location in the Flatiron District. Yodle currently has a headcount of approximately 300 people in New York and plans to hire an additional 250 employees locally over the next three years in technology, product and sales roles among others.



Sencha Expands Presence in Japan

Sencha, a leading provider of HTML5 desktop and mobile web application development technology, today announced it has significantly expanded its international operations with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. The new Japanese facility is part of the company’s commitment to expand its global footprint in Asia, Europe, India and Latin America.



Ionic Security Delivers on Vision of Enabling the Fearless Digital Enterprise

Ionic Security Inc. has officially launched to market its initial offering today, unveiling Ionic.com, the world’s first distributed data protection platform. The Ionic.com platform enables digital enterprises to be fearless of breaches, cloud and mobile technologies, and insiders by protecting and controlling data at every point in its lifecycle. This industry-first technology solves for the three inevitable truths every enterprise faces today: breaches, cloud and mobile, and insider threats. Networks will be breached, cloud and mobile technologies are here to stay, and existing insiders will cause harm.



TRUSTe Introduces Device Fingerprinting Detection to Help Companies Identify “Cookie-less” Online Tracking and Stay Compliant

As technology continues to evolve, marketers are leaving cookies behind and turning to device recognition technology commonly known as “device fingerprinting.” This technology tracks consumers online and allows companies to serve them relevant targeted advertisements based on their online activity. What makes fingerprinting unique is that it allows companies to collect characteristics of internet-connected devices by identifying browser settings without the use of cookies and usually without consent from the consumer.



Ionic Security exits stealth, debuts crypto-at-scale data protection

In late 2010, Adam Ghetti—founder and CTO of the security startup Ionic Security that exited so-called “stealth mode” on Tuesday—started building a tool that would allow him to have more control over his information across services like Twitter, Facebook, and Dropbox. He was tired, he says, of implicitly trusting them, of feeling as though he had no insight into what they were doing with his data. He called the program “social fortress.”