Postman funding series B reaches $50M
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Postman announced the completion of a Series B financing round totaling $50 million. The funding was led by CRV and included participation by Nexus Venture Partners. And CRV General Partner Devdutt Yellurkar has joined the Postman board of directors.
“Postman has created a powerful collaboration platform for the entire API development lifecycle. CRV is de...
RapidAPI raises $25M to continue scaling API marketplace
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced that it has raised $25 million in Series B financing. The funding round is led by M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), with participation from DNS Capital, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Green Bay Capital. The round brings total funding to date to $37.5 million.
Since its Series A funding announcement in March 2018, RapidAPI expand...
GDPR for app developers as seen by former CTO of CBS
Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
GDPR is only the beginning. Data protection laws impacting how developers manage customer data are exploding all over the globe. Recently, Turkey fined Facebook, Microsoft updated its Compliance Manager, and California prepared to implement its new privacy regulations.
As companies and app developers increasingly rely on a global customer base, combating this issue i...
SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Brittany Harris
SendBird has announced that it has raised an additional $50 million, bringing its total Series B funding round to $102 million. The company extended the round in order to meet the rapidly growing global demand for in-app user-to-user messaging. Tiger Global Management led the extension, with significant participation from the initial Series B lead, ICONIQ Capital. ...
Acronis gives developers early access to new cyber platform
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Acronis announced the opening of its core platforms, enabling broad, third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber Platform to encourage expanded functionality and application integrations while expanding their opportunities in Acronis’ large ecosystem.
The Acronis Cyber Platform, which is the foundation of the company’s existing services, features a ...
HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin...
Zinier gets $22M to transform field service management with automation
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Zinier has raised $22 million in Series B funding to accelerate global growth and expand its platform to meet the growing needs of field service organizations. Returning investor Accel led the round, along with Founders Fund, Nokia-backed NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures LLC and returning France-based investor Newfund.
The investment coincides with the field service in...
New low-code platform for the enterprise emerges from Turbo Systems
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Turbo Systems just launched its universal, no-code engagement platform for the enterprise. Led by Hari Subramanian, Co-Founder and former CTO of ServiceMax, Turbo provides an easy way for businesses to instantly create rich applications to extend the capabilities of all existing systems of record, including ERP, CRM, and HRIS systems.
“The systems of record mak...
Learn machine learning easier thanks to Spell
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Machine learning startup Spell has launched a new collaborative web platform and brand identity designed by Studio Rodrigo, the New York independent design studio, helping to open up the huge potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to a vast new audience.
The launch of the new web interface and online learning portal designed by Studio Rodrigo coinc...
Nuweba emerges from stealth and opens beta program
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Nuweba opened its beta program and announced a seed funding round of $4.8 million dollars led by Magma Partners and Target Global among other investors.
Serverless technology is the most exciting development since the rise of the cloud, freeing developers to focus their time and expertise on perfecting their applications and business logic without worrying about infr...
SendBird raises $52M
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
SendBird announced the closing of a $52 million series B round of fundraising led by ICONIQ Capital and joined by existing investors, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, Y Combinator, and Funders Club. SendBird will use the funding to rapidly scale the company to fully address today’s $4.2 billion service addressable market for user-to-user messaging services. SendBi...
Snowflake bursting at the seams as Netflix hops on
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Snowflake Computing announced another year of exponential growth - but it comes alongside some interesting numbers for cloud adoption as well. The company’s 2019 financial year, which ended January 31, delivered a multitude of successes and recognition from its customers, venture capital firms and industry experts.
Snowflake’s unique cloud-built arch...
American AI Initiative launches
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
The Center for Data Innovation has welcomed the White House executive order launching the American AI Initiative. The Center issued the following statement from its director, Daniel Castro.
Ensuring American leadership in artificial intelligence is critical for U.S. competitiveness. Accelerating the development and adoption of AI holds the potential to increase produ...
Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Israeli startup Hailo has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million, with Chinese venture capital firm, Glory Ventures, leading the investment-round expansion and was joined by existing and other new investors. The investment will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North Americ...
How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
New device launches are exciting for consumers, but a lot happens behind the scenes. New devices mean new device-OS configurations. App developers have to scramble to understand how their apps will perform under new circumstances. This cannot be taken for granted, because a few seconds of additional app load time means millions of lost revenue. New device launches put a...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
Why Citus Data is donating 1 percent equity to PostgreSQL foundations
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
The distribution model for databases is shifting to the cloud. With this shift, the economics of open source communities are changing. One of the most important issues in modern software is building sustainable open source models in the age of the cloud.
A challenge with being an independent open source project, however, is financial. The PostgreSQL community is comm...
More companies want fairness to open source license enforcement
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Adobe, Alibaba, Amadeus, Ant Financial, Atlassian, Atos, AT&T, Bandwidth, Etsy, GitHub, Hitachi, NVIDIA, Oath, Renesas, Tencent, and Twitter have joined an ongoing industry effort to combat harsh tactics in open source license enforcement by adopting the GPL Cooperation Commitment. By making this commitment, these 16 corporate leader...
Software modernization myths likely holding you back
Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Vijay Pullur
As new cloud, AI, and mobile technologies continue to shape the tech landscape, it’s increasingly challenging for developers and IT leaders to maintain up-to-date applications in the face of nonstop innovation. It’s no wonder that many industry professionals are concerned about their ability to effectively and affordably complete an application modernization...
Data warehousing company Snowflake garners $450M in funding
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Snowflake Computing says it has closed $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital. The remainder of Snowflake’s existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures. New investor Meritech Capital also joined t...
Preventing bad app reviews according to Poq
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Poq has released information to developers to help them understand the impacts of negative app reviews, and how to handle them, through a new white paper titled "The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Bad App Reviews". While it's aimed more towards retail-based apps, there is insightful information any developer can use inside the paper.
Poq points ...
AI driven database platform Travelsify raises 5M
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Travelsify has closed 5 million in a new funding round, led by AccorHotels, with participation from existing investors. Founded in April 2016, the startup raised more than 8 million to date and created a unique AI-driven database of more than 1 million Hotel DNA, Restaurant DNA, and Vacation Rental DNA worldwide.
Travelsify will use the capital to help hospitality gr...
Legacy system gridlock overcome in OutSystems 11
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced the release of OutSystems 11, a low-code solution to address one of the biggest issues facing IT teams - legacy system gridlock. Building on its low-code platform for web and mobile apps, OutSystems 11 delivers new advanced capabilities to help organizations modernize legacy systems and replace large application portfolios.
Alibaba Computing Conference 2018 yields partnership with MariaDB
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Corporation have announced the general availability of ApsaraDB Relational Database Service (RDS) for MariaDB TX at The Computing Conference 2018 hosted by Alibaba.
With this partnership, the two companies will now offer enterprises direct support for MariaDB database deployments in the Alibaba Cloud and provide access to MariaDB’s mos...
Tidelift surpasses $1M to pay open source software maintainers
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tidelift announced that it has surpassed one million dollars committed via its platform to pay open source software maintainers to provide professional assurances for their projects, as momentum behind this new approach to professional open source continues to build. Over 100 packages are already on the Tidelift platform, with maintainers getting paid to provide support...
Women Who Tech announces top 10 start-up finalists
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Women Who Tech has announced the 10 finalists for its Women Startup Challenge Europe. Hundreds of women-led startups from 35 countries competed to pitch to investors and tech leaders, including Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Mozilla, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Fatou Diagne, Partner and Cofounder at Bootstrap Europe, Julien Quintard, Managin...
Pretzel Land arrives for iOS and Android
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The new mobile game Pretzel Land, published by Wild River, the gaming label of Bavarian company Eurovideo Medien GmbH, has been given an official release date. From Tuesday, 18th September, the funny simulation with Bavarian atmosphere is available to download for iOS and Android. Fans of Bavarian culture can get in the mood for the Munich Oktoberfest a few days before ...
Code security gamification company nabs $3.5M in funding
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Secure application development platform provider Secure Code Warrior announced that it has gained US $3.5 million in funding from two strategic venture capital firms. The financing was led by Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Sydney-based AirTree Ventures. The initial funding round will allow the company to further expand its rapidly gro...
Golden rules for an agile reporting structure
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Dave West
For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements:
A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers
A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...
Stony Brook University gets $25M for new engineering program
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District) announced the award of $25 million in funding to Stony Brook University that will enable the university to begin the initial phases for developing a new engineering building on campus. The funding will enable Ston...
Cisco invests in Dremio to provide better data analytics
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dremio is a new Data-as-a-Service Platform company, created by veterans of open source and big data technologies, and the creators of Apache Arrow. They just announced that Cisco Investments will be investing into the company, extending Dremio's Series B financing to $30 million. The company previously closed their Series B round in January 2018, led by Norwest...
UK bets big on 5G architecture
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In a report named the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), the UK government has expressed its intentions to become one of the forbearers of the new 5G technology architecture. Rolling out a plan to push forward plans that would transform the mobile network landscape of the UK and make it a technological leader in Europe.
In the FTIR, Jeremy Write, Secretary...
Flagging your new app features with more visibility
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In an effort to stop "feature creeping" from new features inside mobile apps and software, Rollout.io has released the preview of Rollout Visibility - a major addition to Rollout.io platform which aims to give organizations real time access to the status of feature deployment to allow smarter business and technical decisions ...
Game streaming and the live streaming movement according to LiveCamp
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Betaworks launched their 4th accelerator program, LiveCamp, which is now accepting submissions. This year, Camp will focus on companies looking to advance the "live" participation gaming and streaming ecosystem.
Here's how it works. Betaworks will choose 5-10 companies to build into culturally significant brands, similar to what they've ...
Automation Anywhere hits $1.8 billion valuation
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation Anywhere has completed its Series A financing round of $250 million led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity with participation from General Atlantic and World Innovation Lab (WiL). This brings Automation Anywhere’s post-money valuation to $1.8 billion. This sizable investment will help extend Automation Anywhere&rsquo...