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Accenture Brings on Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Tom Lounibos to Lead Accenture Ventures

Accenture Ventures to forge new relationships with entrepreneurs, accelerating innovation for Accenture and its clients Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Lounibos to lead Accenture Ventures as its new Managing Director. Mr. Lounibos joins Accenture Ventures following a decades-long career as a highly successful technology entrepreneur and founder of six different software startups. He took two of those companies public (Knowledgeware and Sagent Technology) and sold the other…

Optimizely Announces Series D Funding Led by Goldman Sachs, Catapulting Digital Experience Optimization Into the Mainstream

Optimizely Secures $50 Million From Goldman Sachs and Accenture Ventures, Bolstered by Additional $55 Million Financing From Bridge Bank Optimizely, the world's leader in digital experience optimization, announced it has closed US$105 million in financing, including US$50 million in Series D funding. The funding, led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, also included Accenture Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to US$200 million. Additionally, Michael Kondoleon of Goldman Sachs will join Optimizely's…