What you need to know - 05/18/11

Ronny Kerr · May 18, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/1a8c

Clio Music is a new kind of Music Genome Project; NextSpace closes its $625K angel round

In direct contrast to Pandora’s approach, new tech just launched from Orpheus Media Research (OMR), a Brooklyn-based music research and development company responsible for Clio Music, a music discovery platform that sounds a lot more like IBM’s Watson but for music.


Cognitive Match, a company that connects targeting across display ads and online content, raised $6 million from new investor Antrak Capital and previous backer Dawn Capital.

Datameer, provider of business user-facing analytics solutions built on Apache Hadoop, secured $9.25 million in Series B financing led by Kleiner Perkins.

MyTopo, a Billings-based print and digital mapping company, has been acquired by Trimble, a publicly traded positioning technologies company that utilizes GPS, lasers, and optics for industries and outdoor enthusiasts.


NextSpace, which has developed an office where work-at-home employees can work productively, closed a $625,000 round of angel funding.




Onavo, a data management app for iPhone, has completed a $3 million round of financing from Magma Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.

  Silk, the Amsterdam-based Web startup, has completed a €320,000 ($475,000) funding round led by Atomico, the venture capital firm led by Niklas Zennström, who also co-founded Skype.

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NextSpace is the workplace for the new economy, with locations in downtown Santa Cruz and downtown San Francisco.  They focus on bringing together entrepreneurs, freelancers, independent consultants, university resources, and investors into a collaborative, innovative community.  Nearly 250 people work out of NextSpace’s two locations, including freelancers, startup companies, and entrepreneurs.  These startups and freelancers run the gamut from social media companies like 12seconds.tv, iPhone app development companies like Streetview Labs, software companies like Intuvo, and a range of independent software engineers, designers, web developers, and other professionals.