Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology

DefenseStorm raises $15 million for automated cybersecurity and compliance solutions

Georgia-based cybersecurity and compliance management startup DefenseStorm today revealed that it has closed a $15 million series A round led by Georgian Partners. CEO Harold Brewer says the DefenseStorm team will work with the VC firm’s Georgian Impact team to accelerate adoption of applied AI and will tap its expertise to further develop DefenseStorm’s solutions […]

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Amperity raises $50 million to unify disparate customer data

Ampertiy, a startup developing a range of AI-powered customer data management solutions, today announced that it has raised $50 million in a series C round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Goldman Sachs, Declaration Partners, Madera Technology Partners, and Madrona Venture Group. The capital infusion comes after a $28 million series B round […]

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Pipefy raises $45 million for process pipeline management software

Pipefy, a San Francisco firm developing a process pipeline management platform for enterprises, today revealed that it this month closed a $45 million series B funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors OpenView and Trinity Ventures. The fresh funds bring the four-year-old startup’s total raised to $65 million following a $16 […]

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Lightico raises $14.5 million to help businesses complete transactions over the phone

Lightico, a Tel Aviv- and New York-based startup developing contact center customer collaboration software, today announced a $14.5 million investment led by Mangrove Capital Partners. Lool Ventures and Crescendo also participated in the round, which founder and CEO Zviki Ben-Ishay said will help to expand the company’s global presence and accelerate product development. “By simplifying […]

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Signpost raises $52 million to boost local business profiles

Signpost, a nine-year-old startup developing a cloud marketing platform for local businesses, today announced that it has secured $52 million in late-stage financing from HighBar Partners and BMO Bank of Montreal, with participation from Georgian Partners and Spark Capital. This latest round brings the New York-based company’s total raised to nearly $90 million following a […]

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Virtual agents to drive $1.2 trillion in business value

Presented by Inference Solutions Demand for AI-based solutions that automate processes and assist human workers is skyrocketing — and for good reason. AI is poised to drive enormous economic value to the businesses that are able to effectively implement it. Realizing this, businesses are jockeying for a “first mover advantage” as they compete to be […]

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Aera raises $80 million to extract and augment enterprise data

AI adoption in the enterprise continues to climb, with analysts at Gartner estimating that 37% of firms now implement AI in some form or another, whether as customer support chatbots or expense-expediting receipt scanners. And companies say they’re already reaping the benefits of automation, with 82% telling Deloitte in a recent survey that they expect […]

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Bleckwen raises $10 million to detect payment fraud with AI

Bleckwen, a cybersecurity firm developing fraud detection and prevention systems for banks and financial technology companies, today emerged from stealth with $10 million in financing led by Ring Capital. Newly-appointed CEO David Christie said that the funding round, which saw participation from TempoCap, Bpifrance, Ineo, will support the Paris, France-based startup’s international expansion and continued […]

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HPE boldly commits to everything-as-a-service, but is it a smart bet?

When the dust settled on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Discover 2019 in Las Vegas last week, there was a significant number of announcements coming from just about every business unit in the company, from the launch of HPE Primera, an intelligent storage solution that the company is committing to providing 100% uptime, to the advancement […]

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Businesses can now accept PayPal through Google Pay in 24 countries

If you’re an avid PayPal user and happen to have an account linked with Google Pay, good news: you’ll soon be able to cough over cash for goods more easily. Starting today in all 24 countries where Google Pay supports PayPal as a payment method, businesses can accept PayPal with Google Pay through their apps […]

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Shopify announces new partner and developer tools, plus an AI-powered fulfillment network

Shopify today announced a slew of enhancements to its direct-to-consumer platform for brands. The company announced a new Shopify Plus for enterprise, unveiled its next-generation Point of Sale (POS) software, and added more language, payment, and store capabilities. The company also gave developers a handful of new tools. But the biggest news was arguably the […]

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Bitrise raises $20 million for mobile continuous integration and delivery

Bitrise, a five-year-old startup developing continuous integration and delivery solutions for mobile platforms, today revealed that it’s secured $20 million in series B financing led by Partech. The round, which saw contributions from new investor Zobito and existing investors OpenOcean, Y Combinator, and Fiedler Capital, brings Bitrise’s total raised to over $40 million following a […]

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Salesforce announces a Customer Data Platform to unify all marketing data

Salesforce is building a customer data platform (CDP) in an effort to help brands unify all their marketing data. The company made the announcement today at its Salesforce Connections conference in Chicago. The goal is to create one view of the customer, regardless of whether customers are connecting via web, social, mobile apps, messaging services, […]

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Salesforce launches a trio of AI engagement and asset-tagging tools, debuts Commerce Page Designer

AI in sales segments isn’t a mere novelty — it’s fast becoming the norm. Roughly 87% of enterprise AI adopters say they’re using (or at least contemplating using) AI and machine learning for sales forecasts and to improve their email marketing, and according to real-time data warehouse company MemSQL, 61% of marketers believe that AI […]

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Ditch the data scientists and weaponize your data with AI tech (VB Live)

Presented by Bold 360 by LogMeIn A significant investment in AI technology doesn’t guarantee a positive return. Join this VB Live webinar to learn about the five biggest mistakes companies make when they bring cutting-edge customer service technology to their workflows, and how to leap over these pitfalls and into real results. Register for free […]

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Zendesk launches Answer Bot API and mobile SDKs, rolls out Guide Enterprise improvements

Zendesk debuted Answer Bot, a conversational addition to the company’s  Guide Enterprise knowledge base product, in August 2017 following a months-long pilot involving select customers. At the time, it said that the chatbot taps an AI model trained on over 12 million support ticket interactions to respond to questions about specs, order statuses, and subscription […]

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SignalFx raises $75 million to monitor cloud apps, services, and environments in real time

Cloud computing’s growth shows no sign of plateauing, and that’s particularly true of segments like ecommerce, retail, transportation, finance, consumer products, enterprise, and health care. Analysts at Gartner anticipate that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized apps in production, up from fewer than 30 percent today. And according to […]

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Apollo raises $22 million for GraphQL tools and services

Apollo, a San Francisco-based startup maintaining a family of GraphQL development tools, this morning revealed that it’s secured $22 million in growth funding co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners, with participation from existing investors Trinity Ventures and Webb Investment Network. This latest round of financing builds on earlier rounds totaling $31.2 million, and brings […]

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Pryon raises $20 million to automate enterprise workloads with AI

Pryon, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based provider of AI-powered tools targeting enterprise, today announced that it’s raised $20 million in a series A funding round in partnership with Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, with participation from Breyer Capital and Digital Alpha Advisors. The capital infusion follows on the heels of a $4.5 million seed […]

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Amazon launches Personalize, a fully managed AI-powered recommendation service

Delivering personalized experiences to customers just got easier, thanks to Amazon. The Seattle company today announced the general availability of Amazon Personalize, an AWS service that facilitates the development of websites, mobile apps, and content management and email marketing systems that suggest products, provide tailored search results, and customize funnels on the fly. It’s in […]

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