What is SignalFuse and why should we care?
Silicon Valley is chock-full of stealthy startups — some more interesting than others. SignalFuse, based on its pedigree, is one of the more intriguing of these mysterious companies. The company just received $8 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, according to an SEC filing posted Wednesday night.
SignalFuse co-founder Karthik Rau has said nothing about its plans, but a Silicon Valley source said the San Mateo, Calif. company is building technology that takes time-series data from multiple systems, analyses it fast and puts it into trend lines. “It’s like Splunk but in real time,” the source said. The trend lines are roughly analogous to what Bloomberg does with stock data — it tracks prices and movement to show volatility over time. Those patterns can then be used to predict future problems, according to the source. If that is true and if they can execute, SignalFuse is…
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