API survey results from SmartBear
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear has released the results of its annual State of Software Quality | API survey. First published in 2016, SmartBear has continuously surveyed the API community to identify industry benchmarks regarding the trends, best practices, methodologies, and tools used by software teams to manage the API lifecycle.
With responses from over 1,600 API professionals from ...
Open source services from Rafay Systems
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Rafay Systems announced its plans to open-source its Zero-Trust Access and GitOps services. Developers will be able to take advantage of and contribute to, these battle-tested services that significantly reduce the complexities associated with securing access to and automating the ongoing operations of Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications. These two service...
wasmCloud platform updates
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
WebAssembly pioneer Cosmonic has announced the 0.50 release of wasmCloud. The distributed application framework and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project was created for building universally portable cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can plug into multi-cloud, multi-edge, and now far-edge environments directly inside the browser.
Tappx acquires PlayOn Content to monetize video content
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tappx announced it has acquired PlayOn Content, a fast-growth video generation, and monetization platform. The acquisition will create a platform for global publishers which can generate, display and contextually monetize video content.
PlayOn Content supports media publishers to maintain video inventory using its proprietary video players. It currently operates...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
2021 Coding Week recap from industry experts
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week takes place during September 13 - September 19 and it is a great time to engage everyone into coding in a fun and easy way. According to an article from National Today, "92 percent of executives believe American workers are not as skilled as they need to be." National Coding Week is a perfect opportunity for improving your coding skills to...
Intuit acquires Mailchimp for $12B
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Intuit has announced they are acquiring Mailchimp for approximately $12 billion in cash and stock advances. Mailchimp is a global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. The acquisition of Mailchimp will help Intuit advance its mission of powering prosperity around the world, and its strategy to become an AI-driven expert ...
Female Esports initiative from Challengermode
Friday, September 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Esports platform Challengermode has announced its partnership with the Super Girl Gamer Series to host tournaments across a range of Esports. This forms part of Challengermode’s initiative to support more female-led Esports initiatives to its grassroots Esports platform.
Challengermode and Super Girl Gamer series partner to support a female Esports initiative
Kubernetes operations platform gets more funding
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Rafay helps platform teams move beyond traditional Kubernetes cluster management to streamlined Kubernetes operations for modern applications.
Rafay Systems Kubernetes operations platform gets $25M in funding
Rafay Systems, the platform for Kubernetes Operations, has announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by ForgePoint Capital, with participation from ...
Quantum computing company receives over $9M in funding
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, has announced closing a USD$9.7 million seed investment co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and Main Sequence investment consortium.
Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or comple...
No code platform receives $33M in funding round
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Betty Blocks, an enterprise no-code application development platform for citizen development, announced it has raised $33 million in funding. The round was led by European Private Equity and Venture Capital investor, SmartFin Capital. Also participating were existing investors Morse Investments and NIBC Bank.
Betty Blocks enables fusion teams – people from the ...
iPilot goes global
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Around the world, enterprises are increasingly using Microsoft Teams Voice to support work-from-anywhere employees. Deploying a cloud-based phone system is often a long and costly endeavor as enterprises struggle to unify complex communication infrastructures and diverse carrier/operator contracts under the Microsoft Teams umbrella. Now, NuWave's iPILOT au...
HomeGrid Forum and Signify team up to transform LiFi apps
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
HomeGrid Forum announced that Signify, (Euronext: LIGHT), has joined the organization to expand the innovation and deployment of G.hn technology for Light Fidelity (LiFi) applications.
HomeGrid Forum and Signify team up to transform LiFi apps
Trulifi by Signify provides a range of LiFi systems that ensure a fast, secure, and reliable wireless connection....
Opsera has announced its Salesforce CD release automation
Monday, June 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announces its native Salesforce CI/CD release automation functionality. This new feature gives Business Application teams the same powerful DevOps platform that software delivery teams use to significantly shorten software delivery cycles, enhance pipeline quality and security, lower operations costs and align software delivery to business outcomes.
Intelligent support platform from TheLoops receives funding
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
TheLoops, an intelligent support operations platform, announced it has closed $8.5 million in a seed funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from Tidal Ventures and Westwave Capital. The company will use the funds to scale its research and development and go-to-market operations to accelerate the adoption of its Intelligent support operations ...
Productivity APIs from Nylas get more funding
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Nylas, the communications API platform for modern email, scheduling, and work automation tools for developers and enterprises, announced it has raised $120 million in Series C funding. The investment brings Nylas’ total funding to $175 million, further accelerating the growth of both Nylas and the API economy.
The round was led by Tiger Global Management with p...
YourBase emerges from Stealth to optimize developer productivity
Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
YourBase emerged from stealth mode with $5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Unusual Ventures and Fathom Capital.
YourBase offers software testing acceleration built on a “Code Dependency Graph” that automates the test selection process for large, complex codebases. Now developers can get fee...
Opsera raises $15 Million for continuous orchestration of DevOps
Friday, April 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announced $15 million in Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures. Existing investors Clear Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Firebolt Ventures, and new investor HMG Ventures, also participated. With a total of $19.3 million in funding since it was founded in 2020. Opsera will continue to grow its world-class engineering team, and accelerate its global sales, market...
Faster customized chat experiences announced from Sendbird
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sendbird unveiled its latest tools for developers to bring industry-leading chat capabilities into their applications. Sendbird’s new Flutter SDK makes it easy for developers to build chat in Flutter applications. Because Flutter apps can extend across multiple platforms with a single code base, time to market to launch Sendbird Chat can be dramatically decreased....
Ryu Games accelerates growth of mobile cash gaming platform
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ryu Games announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round of funding from Velo Partners, Citta Ventures, MGV Capital, INP Capital, Side Door Ventures, and 500 Startups, which will help further fuel the company's growth. Other investors with deep gaming and cash gaming expertise include Geoff Bough, the former head of Business Development at FanDuel, David Kirk, the...
$10 million raised for decentralized commerce ecosystem
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Boson Protocol announced it has successfully closed the last round before its public sale, raising a total of $10m between all rounds. The presale round demonstrates continued support from existing investors, combined with new backers. The presale was 40x oversubscribed, showing strong interest for the project.
These funding rounds enable Boson Protocol to continue d...
LinearB secures $16 million in Series A funding
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
LinearB announced $16 million in Series A funding to fundamentally change the way dev teams operate. The new investment was led by Battery Ventures, and includes existing investors 83North and Ariel Maislos, and new investor TechAviv Founder Partners. The investment brings LinearB’s total funding to $21 million.
Launched in 2019, LinearB offers a new approach t...
Vendia Share launched for developers
Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vendia announced a $15.5M Series A funding round and launched Vendia Share™ with a free tier for developers. The Series A round, which comes only six months after its initial $5.1M seed round, was led by Canvas Ventures with participation from BMW i Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, and Vendia’s seed stage investors.
Data silos are pervasive within companies, ...
Ignite incubator program launched from NEM Ventures
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
NEM Ventures has announced the launch of the Ignite virtual incubator program, to provide mentoring and financial support for early-stage blockchain startups. Applications are now open to the first cohort of blockchain projects wishing to gain professional support in preparing for commercialization and fundraising rounds, with support from the NEM ecosystem.
Game developing from home in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
More Games Being Made at Home: With the growing ability to work remotely through the cloud, game developers around the world are looking at a scenario where they don’t have to be in the studio to make AAA games. This trend will fundamentally shift how studios approach hiring and developing talent, and how they help improve things like employee work/life balance.
Plectica LLC launches VideoKit for developers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Plectica LLC introduced VideoKit, a developer tool that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.
Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisu...
Enview announces 3D AI as a web application
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Enview launched Enview Explore™, a powerful web application that leverages AI and cloud computing to automatically process 3D data at unprecedented speed and scale. Additionally, Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Following an oversubscribed round of funding in M...
CircleCI hits 1 millionth user
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI celebrates nine years and the addition of their 1 millionth user to the platform.
“When CircleCI started, CI/CD was a kind of niche, bleeding-edge practice. Now, we’re seeing the market accelerate like never before as companies prioritize automation and continuous delivery systems,” said Jim Rose, CircleCI CEO. “No matter what market ...
Brands and anti-racism movements
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Jenna Jackson
The death of George Floyd, a black Houstonian, has triggered waves of protests across the nation. A situation that has catapulted anti-racial demonstrations to the forefront of public issues. Hopefully, it can cause the critical change that we know is long overdue.
While 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic, the scale and sheer force of these...
Density raises $51M from Kleiner Perkins to reopen buildings safely
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Density announced it has successfully closed $51 million in Series C funding. The new funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins and includes 01 Advisors, Upfront Ventures, Founders Fund, Ludlow Ventures, Launch, DTA with participation from Alex Rodriguez, LPC Ventures, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Cyan and Scott Banister, and others. Kleiner Perkins Partner, Ilya Fushman,...
CircleCI updates platform to enhance speed and efficiency
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced updates to its continuous integration and continuous delivery platform that will help developers build, test and deploy code faster and with ease. The updates include an enhanced web user interface, new insights capabilities, and upgrades to convenience images, CircleCI’s fleet of pre-packaged Docker images.
These additions come on the heels ...
Mentorship Program from The Linux Foundation expands
Friday, April 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Linux Foundation announced it’s expanding its Mentorship Program in response to COVID-19 with seed funding from Intel. The Program will grow to support interns who have been displaced as a result of the global pandemic and to give individuals an opportunity to reskill for some of the most sought-after, highly paid careers in the world.
Intel is leading fund...
Q-CTRL gets strategic investment from IQT
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced a strategic investment by In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the national security communities of the U.S. and its allies.
Q-CTRL is a pioneer in the field of quantum control engineering, delivering software products and professional services to help customers and partners ...
CircleCI lands $100M in Series E funding
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Richard Harris
CircleCI announced it has successfully closed $100 million in Series E funding.
The new round was led by IVP and Sapphire Ventures. IVP Partner, Cack Wilhelm, will also be joining CircleCI’s board of directors.
CircleCI has raised $215 million in total funding since its founding in 2011. With this new round, CircleCI will continue to further execute on its p...
Bill Kiriakis And Silvia Buermann get new roles with Adjust
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust announced two new senior appointments to its global sales teams. Bill Kiriakis joins as SVP Global Sales, and Silvia Buermann as VP Global Sales Operations. They each bring over 20 years of sales experience in digital marketing analytics from leadership positions at several big tech companies including Adobe, Coremetrics, Omniture, Oracle, and Salesforce.