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Big data startups pull in big money in 2013 | Venturebeat

Investors have pumped $3.6 billion into startups focused on big data this year. Not too shabby: It’s almost three quarters of all the money that’s gone into such companies from 2008 to 2012, according to a new infographic out today from burgeoning site Big Data Startups.

Big data startups pull in big money in 2013

The infographic includes a roundup of the 10 data startups that have grabbed the most funding to date. Here are the top five:

  • Palantir, which most recently was reported to be raising $100 million with a $9 billion valuation.
  • MongoDB, which announced a $150 million round in October.
  • Mu Sigma, which raised $108 million two years ago and now has customers including Microsoft and other big companies for its analytics tools.
  • Cloudera, which took on a $65 million round last December and is presumably leading the pack of Hadoop distribution vendors.
  • Predictive analytics provider Opera Solutions, which grabbed $84 million in 2011.

The infographic also lists the biggest investors in big data startups. Lightspeed Venture Partners comes out on top. Big data companies in Lightspeed’s portfolio include Informatica, MapROrigami Logic, Qubole, Real Time Genomics, and TimesTen.

Sequoia Capital, IA Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and New Enterprise Associatesalso all have many big startups in their stables.

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