Tag: entrepreneur

5 awesome jobs you need to see if you’re looking for a change

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Are you looking to make a change in your working life? Then you have come to the right place. Trying to get a new job can be a minefield sometimes, with so much information and roles available at any given time. […]

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The gaming industry’s ‘duty of care’ in keeping players safe

On the last day of GamesBeat Summit last week, leaders from Roblox, Fair Play Alliance, and Accenture discussed the issue of digital civility, and what challenges need to be addressed as games lean more firmly into the mainstream. “If there’s ever been a silver lining to COVID, it’s been gaming,” said moderator Seth Schuler, managing […]

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GlobalFoundries and PsiQuantum partner on full-scale quantum computer

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. PsiQuantum and Globalfoundries have teamed up to manufacture the chips that will become part of the Q1 quantum computer. Palo Alto, California-based PsiQuantum has plans to create a million-qubit quantum computer. Globalfoundries is a major chipmaker that will manufacture the silicon […]

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Utmost, a Workday-native workforce management system, raises $21M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Utmost, a platform that helps Workday customers manage their extended workforce, including freelancers, contractors, and other professionals, has raised $21 million in a series B round of funding. The raise comes as the freelance industry flourishes — in its recent State […]

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Analytics-as-a-service platform StarTree nabs $24M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. StarTree, a startup building a platform-as-service version of the Apache Pinot analytics platform, today announced that it closed a $24 million series A round led by Bain Capital Ventures and GGV Capital. The company says the proceeds will be used to […]

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Predictive analytics startup Pecan.ai raises $35M to boost AI adoption

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Predictive analytics startup Pecan.ai today announced it has raised $35 million in a series B round led by GGV Capital. Cofounder and CEO Zohar Bronfman says that the funds will allow Pecan to expand its operations globally and help organizations adopt […]

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Cybersecurity compliance startup Vanta raises $50M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Vanta, a San Francisco, California-based automated security and compliance platform, today announced it has closed a $50 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The startup says it will use the capital to meet customer demand, as well as launching new […]

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HoneyBook boosts contractor payment, booking, invoicing with $155M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Business management platform HoneyBook today announced that it raised $155 million at a $1.1 billion valuation post-money. The company says that it’ll use the funding to expand its platform and acquire new customers globally. The gig economy is alive and well. […]

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Datanomix raises $6M to monitor factory operations

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Datanomix, a production intelligent software vendor, today announced it has raised $6 million in series A funding to expand the reach of its software. Co-led by Gutbrain Ventures and PBJ Capital, the company says it will put the funds toward growing […]

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WorkBoard raises $75M to help companies track OKRs

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. OKR-tracking platform WorkBoard today announced that it raised $75 million in a series D round led by Softbank. The company says it’ll use the funds, which bring its total raised to over $141 million and its valuation to $800 million post-money, […]

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Market intelligence platform Crayon raises $22M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Crayon, a Boston, Massachusetts-based market intelligence company, today announced that it raised $22 million in a series B round led by Baird Capital. CEO Jonah Lopin says that the proceeds will be put toward expanding the platform while growing Crayon’s engineering, […]

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JupiterOne nabs $30M to help companies manage cybersecurity data

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. JupiterOne, a cybersecurity management automation startup, today closed a $30 million series B round led by Sapphire Ventures. Cofounder and CEO Erkang Zheng says the capital will be used to grow JupiterOne’s engineering, product development, and go-to-market capabilities, including building out […]

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Imperva acquires API security company CloudVector

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Cybersecurity company Imperva today announced that it plans to acquire CloudVector, an application programming interface (API) security company, for an undisclosed sum. The former says that it’ll help to accelerate Imperva’s roadmap, helping to differentiate the company in the web app […]

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SafetyCulture boosts its workplace safety tools, hits $1.6B valuation

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. SafetyCulture, a startup developing software for workplace safety and quality management, today announced that it closed a new round of funding, valuing the company at $1.6 billion. Led by Insight Partners and Tiger Global, SafetyCulture CEO Luke Anear says the funds […]

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Reinforcement learning competition pushes the boundaries of embodied AI

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Since the early decades of artificial intelligence, humanoid robots have been a staple of sci-fi books, movies, and cartoons. Yet after decades of research and development in AI, we still have nothing that comes close to The Jetsons’ Rosey the Robot. […]

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STEAM education is critical to opening up new opportunities across the game industry

While many now understand that science, technology, engineering, art, and math education, or STEAM, is important to the success of the video game industry, it’s critical to creating meaningful opportunities for marginalized people. On the second day of GamesBeat Summit 2021, Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO of the game industry trade group the Entertainment Software Association, spoke […]

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Sweep helps track carbon emissions across enterprise supply chains

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Despite banks’ net-zero carbon pledges, a recent survey carried out by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) found that nearly half of global banks had not conducted any analysis of the climate impact within their investment portfolios. But with growing pressure from […]

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The early decision that helped Adjust go from startup to global success

The second day of GamesBeat Summit 2021 offered attendees a look at companies that skyrocket from startup to big success, and how they faced the challenges and opportunities of rapid expansion, on the panel “Scaling the right way: When a startup is no longer a startup.” Katie Jansen, CMO at AppLovin and Katie Madding, chief […]

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How 5G is turning cloud gaming into growth opportunities

“With shorter latency times, less jitter, and less packet loss in mobile gaming, 5G brings the ability for true cloud gaming services to become more of a reality by bringing the world closer together,” said Tim Guhl, vice president of sales at Singtel. Guhl was in conversation with Lisa Hanson, founder and president of Niko […]

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A new pool of players is changing UA

This article is part of a Gaming Insights series paid for by Facebook. When it comes to games app advertising, the key to continued growth is user acquisition and audience expansion. But with such a vast and diverse audience, it can be tricky to know where to begin. Many games advertisers also face the challenge […]

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AI-powered cybersecurity platform Vectra AI raises $130M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. San Jose, California-based cybersecurity startup Vectra AI today announced it has raised $130 million in a funding round that values the company at $1.2 billion. Vectra says the investment will fuel the company’s growth through expansion into new markets and countries. […]

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Cloud storage startup Wasabi nabs $112M, plans new datacenters

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Cloud data storage company Wasabi today announced that it raised $112 million in series C financing, bringing its total raised to $219 million. The company says that the funding will be put toward expanding its network of resellers, partners, and distributors […]

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DevOps orchestration platform Opsera raises $15M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Opsera, a continuous orchestration platform for DevOps, today announced it has closed a $15 million series A round led by Felicis Ventures. Opsera says it will put the capital toward growing its engineering team and accelerating its sales, marketing, and customer […]

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Viso Trust assesses third-party cybersecurity risk with AI, raises $3M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Viso Trust, a  platform that uses AI to perform cyber risk assessments, today announced it has raised $3 million. The company plans to use the funds to support expansion and hiring efforts, as well as sales, marketing, and R&D. It’s estimated […]

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Secrets management and authentication platform Akeyless raises $14M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Akeyless, a software-as-a-service platform for authentication and digital access, today announced it has raised $14 million in a series A round led by Team8. Akeyless has offices in New York and Tel Aviv and says the round will be put toward […]

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Sysdig raises $189M to monitor containers and apps in the cloud

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Sysdig, a container, Kubernetes, and cloud security company, today announced it has closed a $189 million series F round at a $1.19 billion valuation. The funding brings the company’s total raised to $395 million and will be used to grow its […]

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Legal management startup Clio nabs $110M to expand its platform

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Legal practice management startup Clio today announced it has closed a $110 million series E round, valuing the startup at $1.6 billion post-money. Clio says the funding will be used for strategic acquisitions and partnerships and to grow the company’s workforce, […]

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Rewind extends SaaS data backup and recovery to Trello

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Team communication and collaboration software revealed its true worth over the past 12 months, as businesses across the spectrum rapidly transitioned to remote work. From Zoom to Slack and beyond, companies that weren’t already all-in on the digital workforce were given […]

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Automox raises $110M to help enterprises manage endpoints

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Endpoint management platform Automox today announced it has closed a $110 million equity round led by Insight Partners. The funds, which come as Automox’s customer base grew 200% from June 2019, bring the startup’s total raised to over $152 million. The […]

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Databook raises $16M to automate key sales processes

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Databook, a customer intelligence platform tailored for enterprise applications, today announced that it raised $16 million in series A funding. The company plans to put the funds toward developing new products and expanding its workforce, in addition to acquiring new clients […]

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Earthquake-monitoring platform Safehub raises $9M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Safehub, a startup developing an internet of things platform to monitor the structural integrity of buildings, today announced the closure of a $9 million series A round led by A/O PropTech. The company says it will use the capital to expand […]

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