CSC Buys Infochimps

personalCSC, based in Falls Church, VA, has purchased Austin-based Infochimps.
“Infochimps Inc., with offices in both Austin, TX and Silicon Valley, becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary, reporting into CSC’s Big Data and Analytics business unit led by Sashi Reddi, VP and GM,” according to this blog post by Infochimps CEO Jim Kaskade.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Infochimps has received $2.5 million in venture capital from the DFJ Mercury Fund, ff Venture Capital, Dundee Venture Capital and MFI Capital, according to its CrunchBase profile. Infochimps, which began as a data marketplace, provides data management products to companies.
“This acquisition aligns directly with CSC’s focus on next-generation technology solutions and services,” Sashi Reddi, CSC’s vice president and general manager for Big Data and Analytics, said in a news release. “Infochimps’ expertise in building industrial-strength data platforms on open source technologies will advance CSC’s big data capabilities significantly.”

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