Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology

Panoramic raises $35 million to unify and model marketing data

Several years ago, a trio of entrepreneurs, Peter Muzzonigro, Johnny Wong, and Bryan Baum — the last of whom sold his first two companies (Blue Vision Labs and Represent.com) for over $100 million each — set out to tackle an enduring dilemma: how best to unify disparate marketing toolsets and analytics data without disrupting existing […]

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Akeneo raises $45 million to help retailers track products

Akeneo, a product information management (PIM) solutions provider that aims to help brands deliver “enriched” retail customer experiences, today revealed that it’s secured $46 million to bolster its R&D as it accelerates its U.S. sales and marketing efforts. Growth equity investor Summit Partners led the round, which saw participation from existing investors Alven, Partech, and […]

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How AI is transforming customer reviews into crucial business intelligence (VB Live)

Presented by TrustPilot Customer reviews are a gold mine, and artificial intelligence is a fast and cost-effective way to turn them into essential insight. Learn how AI can help you turn good feedback into great product, uncover what really matters to customers, and more, in this VB Live event. Register here for free. Customers have […]

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Syte raises $21.5 million to power visual search for ecommerce

Syte, an Israeli startup that powers visual search features for ecommerce companies, has raised $21.5 million in a series B round of funding led by Viola Ventures, with participation from Storm Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Axess Ventures, and all previous investors. Founded out of Tel Aviv in 2015, Syte has developed visual AI technology that retailers […]

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Vim raises $24 million to match patients with top health care providers

San Francisco, California- and Tel Aviv-based Vim, a startup developing a platform for health plan-provider collaboration, today announced that it’s raised $24 million in series B funding led by Optum Ventures, with participation from Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. The fresh capital follows a $10.6 million venture series in September 2016 […]

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Chargebee raises $14 million for subscription service tools

By some estimates, a whopping 40% of ecommerce revenue comes from repeat purchasers. (Streaming music subscriptions alone generated $19.1 billion in 2018.) Be that as it may, only 32% of online bills are made on a recurring basis, while the remaining 68% are made as one-time payments. The roadblocks standing in the way of profitable […]

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Splunk acquires cloud monitoring platform SignalFx for $1.05 billion

Splunk, which provides operational intelligence software that monitors, reports, and analyzes real-time machine data, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SignalFx, a cloud monitoring platform for infrastructure, microservices, and apps. Under the terms of the arrangement, Splunk will plunk down approximately $1.05 billion for SignalFx, 60% of which will be in cash and the […]

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Capacity raises $13.2 million to index emails, files, and more with AI

Capacity (formerly Jane.ai), a startup developing a platform that indexes data from apps, teams, and more and enables users to search through the corpus using natural language, today revealed that it recently raised $13.2 million in series B funding from undisclosed Midwest angel and private investors. The influx of capital brings the company’s total raised […]

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H2O raises $72.5 million to simplify enterprise AI deployment

AI and machine learning can be complicated stuff to the layperson, yet surveys show this hasn’t deterred enterprises from adopting it in droves. Business use of AI grew a whopping 270% over the past four years according to Gartner, while Deloitte says that 62% of respondents to its corporate October 2018 report deployed some form […]

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GitHub expands token scanning to Atlassian, Dropbox, Discord, and other formats

Roughly a year ago, GitHub expanded token scanning — a feature that identifies cryptographic secrets so they can be revoked before malicious hackers abuse them — to support a wider range of credential types. More recently, the Microsoft-owned company teamed up with third-party cloud providers to enable scanning on all public repositories, and today it […]

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Oracle is using ‘intelligent automation’ to do far more than automate repetitive tasks

While Forrester predicts that the market for RPA (robotic process automation) will reach $2.9 billion in 2021, and many companies are well down the road with it, not a lot of companies are using it correctly right now, according to Ben Arnulf. Arnulf is a product management strategy director at Oracle. The problem he outlined […]

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Kasten raises $14 million for app backup and recovery services

Kasten, which bills itself as an enterprise-scale and cloud-native data management company, today announced that it’s raised $14 million in series A funding led by Insight Partners, bringing its total raised to $17 million to date. CEO Niraj Tolia says the infusion will accelerate the growth of the Los Altos, California-based startup’s sales, engineering, and […]

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Confluera raises $9 million to intercept real-time cyberattacks

Confluera has raised $9 million in funding to support its cybersecurity platform that intercepts and defends against cyberattacks in real time. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round, with participation from John Thompson, chairman of Microsoft and former CEO of Symantec; Frank Slootman, former CEO of ServiceNow; and Lane Bess, former CEO of Palo Alto Networks. […]

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Microsoft acquires BlueTalon to bolster data governance offerings

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired BlueTalon, a cross-platform data access control solutions provider headquartered in Redwood City, California, for an undisclosed amount. In a blog post, corporate vice president of Azure Data Rohan Kumar said the deal will “enhance” Microsoft’s ability to “empower enterprises across industries to digitally transform” while “ensuring right use […]

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Quiq raises $12.5 million to bring bots and messaging to customer service

Mobile messaging is the cornerstone of communications today — both WhatsApp and Messenger claim well over 1 billion users each, while Twitter claims north of 300 million users. It’s safe to say that most people — under a certain age, at least — would generally prefer to message someone than call them. As such, businesses […]

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Replicant raises $7 million for bots that answer customer questions over the phone

Autonomous customer service agents are fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and that’s partly because consumers seem to prefer it that way. According to research published last year by Vonage subsidiary NewVoiceMedia, 25% of people prefer to have their queries handled by a chatbot or other self-service alternative, and according to Salesforce, roughly […]

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Salesforce Essentials gains new social media integrations and phone support

It’s been two years since Salesforce launched Salesforce Essentials, a customer relationship management solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. The San Francisco tech giant says Essentials has precipitated partnerships with companies including Docusign, Dropbox, Hertz, First Republic Bank, FoundersCard, TechStars, Silicon Valley Bank, and Y Combinator, and it claims that thousands of new customers now […]

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5 data privacy startups cashing in on GDPR

In a month with two gargantuan fines levied at tech companies for data breaches, the full effects of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are coming into focus. GDPR, which took effect last May, requires companies to report data breaches to the appropriate European authorities within 72 hours of discovery and stipulates that local data […]

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InCountry raises $15 million to help multinational companies comply with data residency regulations

InCountry, a so-called “data residency-as-a-service” platform that helps multinational companies store customer data locally, has raised $15 million in a series A round of funding led by Arbor Ventures and Global Founders Capital, with participation from Caffeinated Capital, Felicis Ventures, and Charles River Ventures. The San Francisco-based startup, which exited stealth with $7 million in […]

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Salesforce launches Einstein Analytics for Partners

Most businesses — a whopping 92%, by some estimates — make a killing from partner sales, but ultimately fail to empower their channel partners with the same tools and information their internal sales teams receive. To reverse the trend, Salesforce today introduced new features to its Sales Cloud partner relationship management (PRM) product aimed at removing […]

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