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Ionic Security Secures $45 Million Growth Round

Amazon.com Inc., Goldman Sachs and Hayman Capital Join Impressive List of Equityholders Ionic Security Inc., a pioneer of high-assurance data protection and control, announced today that it has raised US$45 million in a growth round of funding and welcomed Amazon.com Inc., Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Hayman Capital as equity holders. This growth round brings the total funding to date for Ionic to US$122 million. Existing investors, including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, and Tech Operators also participated in the round. Goldman is an early Ionic platform adopter and was one of the company’s first customers. Funds will be used to accelerate the global adoption of the Ionic platform beyond the Fortune 100.

Marketwired

The Muse Raises $16 Million to Expand Career Ecosystem for Employers and Candidates

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2016: The year VC investors return to capital efficiency

07.7.16

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DHS S&T Awards $119K to Atlanta’s Ionic Security for Internet of Things Systems Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today awarded $119,000 to Ionic Security, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia, to advance detection and monitoring for Internet of Things (IoT) systems security.  This award, under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)  Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS), sought to attract non-traditional performers to offer solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing DHS and the homeland security mission.  The project, titled “Manageable At-Scale Crypto for Securing the Internet of Things,” was awarded through Securing the Internet of Things (IoT), Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-16-R-00035, the first call for proposals from the program.

06.30.16

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Teladoc to acquire HealthiestYou

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the first and largest telehealth platform in the United States, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HealthiestYou, a leader in mobile patient engagement, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

HealthiestYou is the leading telehealth consumer engagement technology platform for the small- to mid-sized employer market. HealthiestYou offers members a suite of tools to easily control their health care access and costs, including physician locator, prescription pricing and benefits lookup, all through a fully-integrated, best-in-class interface. Teladoc’s highly scalable infrastructure will immediately provide the telemedicine services to HealthiestYou’s product suite.

06.28.16

BusinessWire

Helen Darling Joins Teladoc Board of Directors

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services, today announced that Helen Darling, past president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and current interim president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, has joined its board of directors. Darling will serve on the board’s Quality of Care and […]

06.22.16

Marketwired

The Muse Raises $16 Million to Expand Career Ecosystem for Employers and Candidates

Series B Funding Led by Icon Ventures Will Fuel Accelerating Growth The Muse, the most trusted and beloved career destination for Millennials and beyond, with over 50 million users per year, announced that the company has closed a $16 million round of financing led by Icon Ventures. Current investors Aspect Ventures, DBL Partners and QED […]

06.14.16

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Sencha Wins 2016 SD Times 100 Award in the User Experience Category

Sencha, the company providing a unified platform for designing, developing and testing cross-platform web applications, announced it has been selected by the editors at SD Times for a 2016 SD Times 100 Award in the User Experience category. This marks the fourth time Sencha has been recognized as a leader with an SD Times 100 Award.

Each year, the SD Times 100 Award recognizes the top businesses in the software development industry for their innovation, thought leadership and ability to demonstrate competitiveness and produce products that developers rapidly adopt.

06.13.16

NY Times

Area 1 & The Chinese Hackers in the Back Office

Drive past the dairy farms, cornfields and horse pastures here and you will eventually arrive at Cate Machine & Welding, a small-town business run by Gene and Lori Cate and their sons. For 46 years, the Cates have welded many things — fertilizer tanks, jet-fighter parts, cheese molds, even a farmer’s broken glasses.

And like many small businesses, they have a dusty old computer humming away in the back office. On this one, however, an unusual spy-versus-spy battle is playing out: The machine has been taken over by Chinese hackers.

The hackers use it to plan and stage attacks. But unbeknown to them, a Silicon Valley start-up is tracking them here, in real time, watching their every move and, in some cases, blocking their efforts.

06.9.16

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PLAYSTUDIOS Wins Back-to-Back Industry Awards for Best Social Slots of 2016

PLAYSTUDIOS, a developer of top-ranking, free-to-play casino games that offer real-world rewards, today announced that it was named “Best of 2016” by two leading gaming industry groups, iGaming and eGaming Review. The company’s apps feature original content as well as popular, real-casino content from Ainsworth Game Technology and KONAMI Gaming, Inc.

Alex Pratt, Managing Director of iGaming Business, said, “The judges were extremely impressed with the growth of the PLAYSTUDIOS’ and its myVEGAS games over the last 12 months.” iGaming cited the company’s standout performance in a number of key areas, from player acquisition to conversion and retention. Pratt continued, “PLAYSTUDIOS’ innovative use of its marketing channels and its commitment to driving brand strength through real world events with its partners all helped to make the company our pick for the Best Social Gaming Operator of 2016.”

06.9.16

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Teladoc mobile app wins 2016 One Show Gold Pencil and Merit awards for Consumer Utility and Experience

Teladoc’s mobile app has won a Gold Pencil for Mobile Utility from The One Show, the prestigious annual awards show produced by the One Club. Teladoc’s app for members, designed by DigitasLBi, was honored with the highest award for Mobile Utility in the User Experience category.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our focus on creating a seamless consumer experience,” said Anne Stowell, Teladoc vice president Member Experience. “We’re in remarkable company – competitors in the category included leading global consumer brands. We’re proud that our mobile app has been recognized, not just for its contribution to the health care landscape, but as a transformational utility for consumers.”

06.1.16

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Ionic Security to Deliver High-Assurance Global Data Protection & Control Services in Minutes for Regulated Industries in Collaboration with AWS

Ionic Security Inc., a pioneer of high-assurance data protection and control, announced today that it has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver its hybrid high-assurance global data protection and control services via AWS Marketplace on the industry’s most secure infrastructure platform. The combination of Ionic’s technology with AWS’s infrastructure will enable customers to select from Ionic’s offerings, with encryption keys stored in AWS CloudHSMs or via on-premises hardware security module (HSM) appliances, or a combination of the two, based on their business need. Through this collaboration, the companies will deliver these advanced, hybrid services to regulated commercial and government clients around the world.

06.1.16

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Ionic Security Secures $45 Million Growth Round

Amazon.com Inc., Goldman Sachs and Hayman Capital Join Impressive List of Equityholders

Ionic Security Inc., a pioneer of high-assurance data protection and control, announced today that it has raised US$45 million in a growth round of funding and welcomed Amazon.com Inc., Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Hayman Capital as equity holders. This growth round brings the total funding to date for Ionic to US$122 million. Existing investors, including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, and Tech Operators also participated in the round. Goldman is an early Ionic platform adopter and was one of the company’s first customers. Funds will be used to accelerate the global adoption of the Ionic platform beyond the Fortune 100.

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