Entries by OCAVentures

KDDI Expands Relationship with Cleversafe, Selects Web-Scale Storage Leader to Support New KDDI Cloud Platform Service with Object Storage Offering for Enterprises

Cleversafe, Inc., the web-scale storage market share leader, today announced that KDDI Corporate has selected Cleversafe’s web-scale data storage platform for its new object storage service within the KDDI Cloud Platform Service (KCPS). The service provides enterprises with a highly scalable and reliable cloud storage solution designed to address explosive data demands generated by the […]

TradeKing is acquiring MB Trading

We’re excited to share the news that TradeKing has agreed to acquire MB Trading. This strategic move will help us deliver extraordinary value for investors of every kind – from those just starting out to the savviest, most active trader. domain check . View my video about the acquisition. Both our firms share similar priorities […]

mPulse Mobile Announces $1.7M of New Funding

mPulse Mobile, a mobile experience-management company focused on consumer health and wellness, recently closed on a $1.7 million investment round (pre-series A) lead by OCA Ventures. This funding will enable mPulse to continue its organic growth and expand the sales and client support teams to further support its leadership in delivering mobile population health and […]

SpiderOak raises $3.5 million to store data with ‘zero knowledge’

Is encryption enough? Ask Ashley Madison users, and they might say it’s a bare-minimum security requirement. But data breaches aren’t the only reason individuals should care about online privacy, said Mike McCamon, president and chief marketing officer of Northbrook-based data security firm SpiderOak. He said users shouldn’t be OK with companies profiting off their identities […]

Blue Sky Innovation Blue Sky Originals SpiderOak raises $3.5 million to store data with ‘zero knowledge’

Is encryption enough? Ask Ashley Madison users, and they might say it’s a bare-minimum security requirement. But data breaches aren’t the only reason individuals should care about online privacy, said Mike McCamon, president and chief marketing officer of Northbrook-based data security firm SpiderOak. He said users shouldn’t be OK with companies profiting off their identities […]

Whittl Picks Up A Chicago-Style $3.3M Series A

It turns out geography is still a thing. Recently, Whittl, a Chicago-based company raised a $3.3 million Series A round of capital. The new monetary event follows a $1.3 million seed round that took place around two years ago. If you can’t see the irony, you haven’t lived outside of the Valley in some time. […]

Ascend is 2015 CFSI/JP Morgan Chase Financial Solutions Lab Winner

Financial insecurity is a global, but solvable problem that requires more than just improving financial knowledge. It requires pairing relevant, actionable information with a product that helps people put their knowledge into action. That’s why we launched the Financial Solutions Lab, a $30 million, five-year initiative managed by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) […]

Options Away: Time Magazine’s Top 10 Travel Apps

Of course, no forecast is perfect. Options Away essentially gives flyers insurance for missed deals. bid ask . For a small fee, users can lock in an airfare two days to three weeks ahead of the purchase. If the airfare drops, they automatically get the cheaper ticket. If not, they pay the original price and […]