HQ: San Jose, Calif.
CEO: Dheeraj Pandey
New Funding: $33 million
Backers: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Battery Ventures, Blumberg Capital
Startup Nutanix has heaps of praise for a technology that collapses compute and storage resources so that no SAN is needed to implement virtualized environments. The company came out of stealth mode in 2011 and thanks to this $33 million infusion, has total funding of nearly $72 million. Nutanix is also planning to collaborate on VMware's Project Serengeti big data technology for converting Hadoop instances on VMs.