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Business Intelligence Startup Looker Raises $16M From Redpoint, First Round

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http://techcrunch.com – Looker, a business intelligence startup founded by an early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps, has raised $16 Million in series A funding, led by Redpoint Ventures with First Round Capital, who invested in the company’s $1.7 million seed round, also participating. This brings the company’s funding total to $17.7 million. Founded by Lloyd Tabb, Looker is aiming to disrupt the business intelligence space by turning what used to be programming queries into those based on natural language. Most legacy BI systems are based on SQL and require users to have engineering and programmi (IT news)