ClearSlide, a collaboration platform, gets $28M in new funds

San Francisco startup ClearSlide will use $28 million in new funding to staff up across the board and open a New York sales office. ClearSlide’s SaaS service is an easy to use way for sales people to send and share pitches. No more Webex!

Crunching energy data down to the fridge

A four-year-old startup called PlotWatt has developed smart algorithms that can crunch energy data down to the appliance level to determine which of your household devices is sucking up more than its fair share of power.

Felicis Ventures raises a new $70 million seed fund

Felicis Ventures, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture fund started by early Google employee Aydin Senkut has raised a new $70 million fund. The investment group is well known for its investments in Angry Birds’ parent, Inkling and Shopify. This is their second institutional seed fund.

Aydin Senkut on His New Fund & Cultural Changes at Google

Aydin Senkut, an early employee at Google, was the company’s first product manager, then its first head of international sales. He’s has now been an angel investor for four-and-a-half years and recently closed a fund of about $40 million at Felicis Ventures.

Aydin Senkut Raises Early Stage Fund

Aydin Senkut, a well known angel investor and ex-Googler has closed a new $40 million fund for his Palo Alto, Calif.-based four-year-old investment firm, Felicis Ventures. The fund will invest in very stage startups including those focused on consumer Internet and mobile sectors.