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 ...
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...
Brainly appoints new Chief Product Officer
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Brainly recently appointed Rajesh Bysani as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO).
While Brainly has succeeded at establishing itself as one of the United States’ leading digital education resources, last school year the platform achieved a major landmark in its global growth: it now reaches 15 million monthly users in the U.S., which means that 20% or one-fifth ...
Universal source code search engine emerges
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sourcegraph announced a new collaboration with GitLab, along with the world’s first universal source code search engine. The company has experienced exponential growth fueled by its expanding community of over 10,000 paid developers and tens of thousands of free open source developers who actively use its platform.
“GitLab and Sourcegraph are both oriente...
Contentstack lands $31.5M in Series A funding
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
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 ...
Homeis raises $12M to help immigrants across the world
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
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...
Open Source expert Dee Kumar joins Armory
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
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...
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...
SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
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. ...
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 Hainzinger
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
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
CI-CD tools for Kubernetes gets a boost
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Codefresh completed an $8M series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, with participation by Viola Ventures, Hillsven and CEIF. Early investors include UpWest Labs and Streamlined Ventures, bringing the total investment in Codefresh to $15.1M.
Kubernetes adoption is skyrocketing, with many enterprises working on adopting Kubernetes but struggli...
Machine data and SQL database release from Crate.io
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Crate.io announced $11 million in series A funding, along with the commercially-available Crate Machine Data Platform and version 3.0 of the open source CrateDB. The new funding was led by Zetta Venture Partners and Deutsche Invest Equity with participation from Mike Chalfen, Momenta Partners and Charlie Songhurst. Existing investors Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures and Sol...
Applitools raises $31M to advance visual AI
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Applitools has announced it has raised $31 million in Series C funding led by OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, with participation from its existing investors Sierra Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, iAngels, and La Maison. Applitools will use this investment to fuel market expansion of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered Visual Testing and Monitoring sol...
Rethinking your mobile app testing tools
Friday, February 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Using mobile app testing tools, or software QA tools usually tells developers something they don't want to hear - their software is broken somewhere. Over the years, testing apps and software has become more laborious than is should be, but a necessary evil when targeting multiple platforms and devices in today's dizzying world of mobile hardware.Rainforest is on a miss...
Millennial documentary explores relationship with money
Friday, February 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In tandem with the announcement of their Series B funding, Varo Money, Inc. has debuted “Money Diaries,” a series of videos that looks at the lives and financial issues of the core demographic - ambitious, professional millennials - that Varo is serving. The series of short, documentary-style videos will explore their passions and how their relationship with money shape...
Manifold comes out of stealth to connect developers to cloud services
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Manifold has launched from stealth with $15 million USD in Series A funding from OMERS Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Version One Ventures, Amplify Partners and Leaders Fund. Manifold is working to redefine the developer services ecosystem with a platform that allows developers to easily find, buy, and manage their favorite services - from email to logging - without bein...
TigerGraph nabs $31M in Series A funding
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
TigerGraph has made announcements including its emergence from stealth, securing of $31M in Series A funding, general availability of TigerGraph, and availability of both its Cloud Service and GraphStudio. Their Native Parallel Graph Technology (NPG) powers real-time deep link analytics for enterprises with complex and colossal amounts of data. Formerly known as GraphSQ...
Motorola and AI company Neurala are going to make intelligent cameras
Friday, July 21, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Motorola Solutions announced that it will work with artificial intelligence (AI) company Neurala to develop intelligent cameras for public safety users. The goal is to enable police officers to more efficiently search for objects or persons of interest, such as missing children and suspects.The companies will work together to integrate Neurala’s AI capabilities with Mot...
Multiplayer arena and game builder released by uGen World
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
uGen World, an indie game studio, has announced the launch of a cross-platform virtual playground for gamers to build, share, and play called Q.U.I.R.K.. Q.U.I.R.K. (Quantum Universe Interaction and Replication Kit) is directed by user feedback and fueled by user-generated content so players can enjoy an ever-changing selection of fun and innovative games. Q.U.I.R.K. al...
Customer experience is becoming critical and needs revamped
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Organizations need to rethink traditional approaches to customer experience management according to a new study sponsored by Axway in partnership with industry analyst firm IDC. The study, The Role of Customer Experience Networks in Delivering Value-Based Digital Transformation, found that despite customer experience being the top digital initiative for organizations, 6...
mTraction TVSync looks to expand into TV marketing
Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
mTraction TVSync was launched by Affle in partnership with the newly launched full-service mobile marketing and technology agency IPG Mediabrands Ansible in Indonesia. In the next phase of expansion, IPG Mediabrands & Affle would be taking this proposition and partnership across the APAC region. mTraction is used to track real-time TV commercials and sync digital ad...
How NGINX could overpower Microsoft soon
Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
In 2016, NGINX experienced their largest gains as a web server vendor, having increased by 4.8 million active sites and 2.85 percentage points. Netcraft believes that if these trends continue in 2017, NGINX could possibly overtake Microsoft as the second largest vendor in the second half of the year.In a recent conversation with Faisal Memon, Product Marketing at NGINX,...
Mashape gets $18M in series B funding to help further the API revolution
Friday, March 24, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Mashape has announced that they have achieved a company milestone as they close a $18M Series B funding round, led by Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm, with previous investors CRV and Index Ventures participating. The funding round, according to Mashape, "represents all the hard work by the team, our dedication to building the best and most open API Gateway f...
AirMap secures $26M to become the air traffic controller for drones
Saturday, February 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
AirMap announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings their total funding to more than $43 million. The Series B fund...
Ogury opens offices in LA and Chicago
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Ogury entered the US market in December 2016 with the launch of its sixth global office in New York, NY. The mobile data specialist’s co-founder and CEO USA, Thomas Pasquet, relocated to the city to lead a recruitment drive of top talent to support the company’s rapid growth.Integrated within thousands of apps, Ogury’s proprietary data collection technology allows it to...
HPE signs OEM deal with Mesosphere to help modernize datacenters
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and reseller agreement with Mesosphere to help customers transform and modernize their data centers with hybrid IT solutions that span traditional infrastructure, private, public and managed cloud services.As part of this OEM and reseller agreement, HPE will be a ...
Deep learning neural AI coming soon to drones, selfdriving cars, and toys
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
Based on work originally developed for NASA, ‘The Neurala Brain’ enables a new generation of smart products that learn, adapt and interact with their environment in real time Neurala, the software company that has invented The Neurala Brain, a deep learning neural networks platform that is making smart products like toys, cameras and self-driving cars mor...
Next Entertainment closes $25M series A
Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
Next Entertainment, a global live broadcasting platform company founded by Internet entrepreneur and FunPlus founder Andy Zhong, has announced a $25 million Series A investment to enable the company’s global expansion, including hiring talent in San Francisco, Tokyo, Taipei, and Beijing. It was incubated by Inke, a Chinese mobile live streaming company, and the investme...