Mobile video service Rounds raises $12 million, giving it a bit more ammunition to compete in the messaging app world.
DIY home security startup SimpliSafe has plans to add staff and expand its product line.
Thirty years ago, technology was in niches and crevasses of the economy, and now it has seeped into every sector.
Prominent venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital are expected to take part in the funding round.
One of Silicon Valley's most successful investors will no longer help oversee day-to-day operations but will become chairman of Sequoia.
"Today, more than half of the most valuable Internet companies are not in the US. It's never been the case for such a huge, abrupt shift in the nature of human work," Sequoia Capital's Michael Moritz said.
MoboTap, the company that makes the mobile browser for Android OS, reportedly plans to use some of the funding for such projects as making the premium version of the app free and developing an iOS version.
The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second.
An early Facebook investor and a co-founder of PayPal, Thiel would join Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital in giving Airbnb a $2.5 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The U.S. has overtaken Japan to become home of the world's most powerful supercomputer, as an IBM-based Sequoia system trounces the Japanese K Computer.