For the future of big data startups, look to Facebook

Facebook knows something about big data — it collects more data and has built more tools than almost anybody else. Here, Facebook’s Jay Parikh and Accel Partners’ Ping Li talk about what lessons big data startups can take from Facebook to build businesses that can succeed.

Accel Partners beefs up big data investment team

Venture capital firm Accel Partners is following up on its $100 million Big Data Fund with two new members to help it thrive. New principal Jake Flomenberg comes from Splunk (and Cloudera before that), while new EIR Nick Mehta was previously CEO of LiveOffice.

The top cloud VCs: 7 stars + 5 up and comers

Infrastructure is the underpinning of the web, and as the cloud continues to attract VC funding and more infrastructure pros join the investment community, it’s worth knowing which people and which firms are the best prepared to understand your deal. Our list should help.

Accel forms $100M big data fund

Accel Partners is trying to capitalize on the popularity of big data with a $100 million Big Data Fund. The VC firm’s office across the globe will invest in applications that help form an ecosystem around existing big data building blocks such as Hadoop and NoSQL.