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Contentstack-lands-$31.5M-in-Series-A-funding

Contentstack lands $31.5M in Series A funding


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by

Contentstack, the enterprise Digital Experience Platform, has announced $31.5 million in Series A funding led by Insight Partners with participation from existing backers Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital. Teddie Wardi, Managing Director at Insight, will join Contentstack's Board of Managers. The capital will be used to scale ...


The-rise-of--shadow-IT

The rise of shadow IT


Monday, September 30, 2019 by

Mendix has announced key findings on the readiness of companies to successfully implement digital transformation initiatives. The survey shines a spotlight on the rise of "shadow IT", when business teams pursue tech solutions on their own, independently of IT in an effort to deal with the persistent shortage of soft...


Northwest-Arkansas-tech-summit-returns-in-2019

Northwest Arkansas tech summit returns in 2019


Friday, September 6, 2019 by

The Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit is returning to Northwest Arkansas for its 7th year, introducing a conversation among leaders in business and technology to enhance, diversify and prepare Northwest Arkansas for its future. The theme for the year is ‘What’s Next … After Next,’ which will allow attendees and participants to look beyond where ...


Women-Who-Tech-announce-10-finalists

Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by

Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville. "By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...


Moshi-Blum-joins-Adjust-as-General-Manager-Israel

Moshi Blum joins Adjust as General Manager Israel


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by

Adjust announced the appointment of mobile marketing expert Moshi Blum as General Manager Israel. In his role, Blum will be responsible for accelerating growth in the market and building out the team in Tel Aviv. Dubbed the “Startup Nation,” Israel is home to more than 6,000 startups, and hosts R&D bases to more than 300 global technology companies.&r...


Homeis-raises-$12M-to-help-immigrants-across-the-world

Homeis raises $12M to help immigrants across the world


Thursday, August 22, 2019 by

Homeis, the first digital platform for immigrant communities around the world, today announced its $12 million Series A funding round led by Canaan and Spark Capital. Since its founding in 2017, Homeis has served hundreds of thousands of immigrants in its launched communities and will expand to serve all immigrant communities in the U.S. and across the globe, starting w...


API-visual-editor-released-from-Stoplight

API visual editor released from Stoplight


Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by

Stoplight, the enterprise API Design Management company, released Stoplight Studio, an API visual editor enabling faster, more collaborative and efficient OpenAPI (formerly Swagger) development for software teams.  Stoplight API Design Studio is a collaborative visual editor that allows users to build and share APIs with their team in minutes. It eliminates...


-Open-Source-expert-Dee-Kumar-joins-Armory

Open Source expert Dee Kumar joins Armory


Thursday, August 15, 2019 by

After recently announcing a $28 million Series B funding round, Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, is set to make another significant announcement next week: Dee Kumar, recognized as a leading cloud computing luminary, has joined Armory as vice president of open source and developer relations.  Here's why this matters:  T...


CircleCI-for-Microsoft-Windows-is-here

CircleCI for Microsoft Windows is here


Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by

CircleCI launched the general availability of support for Windows jobs. Organizations such as Angular, Samsung NEXT are able to achieve further flexibility over their development pipelines with the addition of Windows. According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey, nearly half of respondents reported building on Windows, yet no native Windo...


New-Agile-and-DevOps-capabilities-from-CollabNet

New Agile and DevOps capabilities from CollabNet


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by

CollabNet VersionOne introduces its latest VersionOne for Agile management and Continuum for DevOps offerings, as well as it’s VS solution that combines both. The releases offer enhanced support for Agile at scale and Agile frameworks such as SAFe, and Value Stream Management. New capabilities of the products make it easier for organizations to unify Agile plan...


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More AI tools to come from Near's $100M raise


Friday, August 2, 2019 by

Near, the platform that leverages AI to make real-world data actionable, has announced that it has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The investment comes from London headquartered private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital (GPC). With this fresh investment, Near has raised a total of $134 million to date, including from Sequoia Capital and JP Morgan. Th...


Blockstack-to-increase-monthly-payouts

Blockstack to increase monthly payouts


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by

Blockstack PBC plans to increase monthly payouts from its developer reward program up to $1 million worth of Stacks tokens per month by May 2020. Payouts from the App Mining Program, which rewards developers who create the top-ranked applications within the Blockstack ecosystem, are set to increase gradually over time, starting in August and building up to a monthly tot...


Postman-funding-series-B-reaches-$50M

Postman funding series B reaches $50M


Monday, June 24, 2019 by

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

RapidAPI raises $25M to continue scaling API marketplace


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by

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

GDPR for app developers as seen by former CTO of CBS


Thursday, June 13, 2019 by

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

SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by

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

Acronis gives developers early access to new cyber platform


Monday, April 29, 2019 by

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

HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by

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

Zinier gets $22M to transform field service management with automation


Monday, March 11, 2019 by

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-lowcode-platform-for-the-enterprise-emerges-from-Turbo-Systems

New lowcode platform for the enterprise emerges from Turbo Systems


Friday, March 1, 2019 by

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

Learn machine learning easier thanks to Spell


Monday, February 25, 2019 by

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

Nuweba emerges from stealth and opens beta program


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by

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

SendBird raises $52M


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by

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

Snowflake bursting at the seams as Netflix hops on


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by

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

American AI Initiative launches


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by

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

Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by

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

How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by

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

Gamification can transform your software security program


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by

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

Why Citus Data is donating 1 percent equity to PostgreSQL foundations


Monday, November 26, 2018 by

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

More companies want fairness to open source license enforcement


Monday, November 12, 2018 by

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

Software modernization myths likely holding you back


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by

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

Data warehousing company Snowflake garners $450M in funding


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by

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

Preventing bad app reviews according to Poq


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by

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

AI driven database platform Travelsify raises 5M


Friday, September 28, 2018 by

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

Legacy system gridlock overcome in OutSystems 11


Friday, September 28, 2018 by

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.  “The legac...