Wealthy, stealthy storage startup Primary Data brings on new CEO

There's been a change at the top of Primary Data, one of the heaviest-funded stealthy startups in the country, and it's looking more like Fusion-io every day. David Flynn, co-founder of Los Altos-based Primary Data along with fellow Fusion-io co-founder Rick White, has brought in Lance Smith to replace him as CEO.

Instructure Introduces Canvas Commons to Enable Shared Content and Collaboration

With Canvas Commons, Instructure aims to enable a “for the people, by the people” content ecosystem. From K-12 administrators and teachers who need lesson plans that align with Common Core, to tenured professors who want to build courses that can be used by adjunct faculty and lecturers, Canvas users will finally have a creative, collaborative space that meets their needs.

Big Data Platform InsideSales.com Raises $100M From Polaris, KPCB At $1B Valuation

“Customers, partners and investors frequently ask us what our secret sauce is,” InsideSales.com CEO and founder Dave Elkington said in a statement. “Our secret sauce is our scientific approach to sales. We use data as a strategic weapon to systematically improve sales performance and drive sales growth for our own company and for customers who want to maximize revenue growth.”