In 2015, investments in big data companies accounted for 11% of total venture capital investments.

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BY : Diego GutiérrezAugust Wed, 2016
By the end of this year, the big data analytics market is expected to reach revenues of $$16.9B, up 5% from 2015. The sectors where big data will grow the most in the coming years include manufacturing and banking, according to IDC. The venture capital is seems to have echoed the forecasts and this year has made large rounds in the sector. Already in 2015, investments in big data companies accounted for 11% of the total invested by venture capital.
Major rounds held in 2016: for the company, for e-commerce , Marketing

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DataDog ($94M), is an IT monitoring, operations and development service for teams that write and run applications at scale and want to turn the massive amounts of data generated by their applications, tools and services into actionable insight. Founded in 2010 in New York, this company has received a total of $147.9M, the latest round of investment closed in January 2016, ($94M), and in February it bought MotorData.

BloomReach ($56M), a cloud-based marketing platform that analyses consumer interactions and interprets them semantically. It dynamically adapts to websites to capture existing consumer demand through search, social channels and advertising. In January 2016 it closed its fourth round of funding for $56M. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures and to Lightspeed Venture Partners

Qubole ($30M), is a data analytics platform that allows data analysts to make clusters in the cloud and create ad hoc and/or batch queries in less than five minutes. This company has already received $50M since 2012, the last one in January 2016.

PlaceIQ ($25M), PlaceIQ  builds audiences based on the places people visit, where they are currently and where they have been in the past. With nearly a billion data points from over 40 data sources, including 500,000 hand-drawn polygons of consumer locations, PlaceIQ helps brands reach audiences in the best spots. PlaceIQ has already achieved over $50M.

Spanish companies that are successfully applying data analytics in different sectors: recruitment, agriculture, agriculture, etc.

 Jobantalenta Spanish recruitment company that uses data analytics to make predictions, has closed a €42M round in June 2016. This investment will be used to accelerate the company's expansion into other countries, as it changed its business focus a few months ago to focus on job offers from SMEs, as well as job seekers who use mobile to search for jobs.

Ec2cehas developed an innovative proprietary technology to create predictive models of pests and crop productivity, especially in high-value crops such as olives and vines or in horticulture. With a turnover of €120,000 this year and plans to double it in 2017, it has opened a €1M funding round to prepare for its move to the US.
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