Vacation rental software solution Lodgify lands $30M
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Vacation rental software startup Lodgify has secured $30 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Bonsai Partners, Aldea Ventures and ICF (Institut Català de Finances) as well as existing investors, Intermedia Vermögensverwaltung and Nauta Capital.
Lodgify will use the funds to acceler...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
Microverse IDE beta opens
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Croquet, the open OS and developer platform for the metaverse has announced the open beta of Microverse IDE, its development and deployment environment built for Croquet OS, which empowers web and web3 developers to rapidly deliver interoperable, standards-based metaverse worlds.
Croquet Microverse IDE beta opens, helping solve metaverse challenges
Croquet also an...
VR metaverse solution for the enterprise market
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Remio, a virtual reality (VR) platform for remote team building and collaboration for global enterprise customers, has announced a $4.5 million Series Seed round of funding led by Khosla Ventures along with Version One Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund, and Moai Capital.
Remio raises $4.5M to expand VR metaverse solution
Founded in 2020 by Jos van der Westhuizen ...
VMware Tanzu Application Transformer launches
Friday, February 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
VMware has announced the general availability of an Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu. Application Transformer for Tanzu is a tool that aids in the discovery, analysis, and containerization of legacy applications thus helping customers to simplify and accelerate their app modernization journey by targeting their re-platforming strategy on the well-known "5...
2022 development productivity predictions
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Brian Rue is the CEO and Co-founder of Rollbar, an SF-based provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, where he leads the company’s overall strategy and direction. Brian founded the company with Cory Virok in 2012. Prior to Rollbar, Brian was the CTO and Co-founder of Lolapps, a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobil...
Low code trends in 2022
Friday, January 7, 2022 by Christian Hargrave
Venkat Thiruvengadam is among the handful of people who pioneered the public cloud technology more than a decade back. He was an early engineer at Microsoft Azure, the first developer and founding member of Azure’s networking team. He wrote significant parts of the Azure compute and network controller stack where he saw Azure grow from a hundred-odd server to mill...
Security analytics platform selects Pulumi Cloud
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pulumi announced Panther Labs, a security analytics platform company that helps teams detect and respond to breaches at cloud scale, has selected the Pulumi Cloud Engineering Platform to manage and scale its cloud infrastructure. With Pulumi, Panther has been able to speed its deployments by up to 10X, reduce the size of its legacy infrastructure codebase by more than 5...
Intelligence cloud lands from Azul
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Azul announced Azul Intelligence Cloud, a new family of products that apply cloud resources to analyze and optimize Java fleets and provide actionable intelligence. Intelligence Cloud’s first offering, Cloud Native Compiler, brings elasticity to Java JIT compilation, enhancing the performance of Java applications in any computing environment, including microservic...
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bulgarian-based Software-as-a-Service startup Crypto APIs has launched an improved Wallet as a Service (WaaS) to provide small and medium businesses, enterprises, and institutions with a more secure and reliable multi-currency digital wallet.
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
The service utilizes an advanced Multi-Party Computation (MPC) cryptographic...
Wing launches on Binance Smart Chain
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Wing, the credit-based, cross-chain decentralized lending platform developed by Ontology, is now live on Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
By integrating onto BSC, a blockchain known for its high speeds and low fees, Wing will open up its unique lending, borrowing, and insuring options to millions of new DeFi users. The initially supported assets include WING, ONT...
Pasqal receives startup of the year award
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Pasqal, developers of neutral atom-based quantum technology, announced they were named Startup of the Year by L'Usine Nouvelle, a leading French business news site covering economic and industrial news across industries. L'Usine Nouvelle's awards programs honor innovations, individuals, and projects that aim to solve society's biggest challenges.
Best month for unicorn businesses in America
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Data from the past 11 years shows that the month of May has the most number of startups attaining the status of unicorn business in America at 47.
In contrast, November is the month which has seen the least number of startup businesses become unicorns in America at 20.
In America, the five industries which produced the most unicorn businesses were: internet softwa...
Token locking for Solana
Friday, August 27, 2021 by Richard Harris
Being at the forefront of the decentralized finance industry, Unicrypt has developed disruptive products that boost the security of token circulation in DeFi projects. For creating the token locking feature, it has selected Platinum Software Development Company’s engineering team. Platinum plans to transfer the EVM-compatible solidity code (kindly provided by Unic...
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...
Infrastructure as code announced by env0
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the company’s enterprise-grade Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation platform featuring self-hosted agents, SAML (Security Assertion Mark-up Language) authentication support and SOC2 Type 2 certification. The enhanced platform delivers production proven remote-run workflow management and a new security framework to empower user deployments and dir...
Quantum computing companies face new challenges in 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The most substantial quantum computing achievements in 2020 were the combined demonstrations of high-quantum-volume (performance) systems available via cloud interfaces with detailed roadmaps for system growth. For instance, IBM and Google both announced plans for machines with 1000 qubits – potentially enough for near-term applications achieving quantum...
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.
Why Low Code No Code will become the mainstay in 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021 by Richard Harris
2020 has been a year that taught us to let go of old beliefs and embrace change. Traditional businesses that were quick to transform and move online had increased revenues owing to newer business models. Being online and connected, businesses can be run successfully. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the mindset from “plan and act,” to “act and adapt.&rdqu...
5G deployment predictions for 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
We will see a substantial increase in 5G trial initiatives by enterprises over the next 12 months, especially in verticals such as manufacturing, energy, and surveillance, to enable mission-critical applications that require low latency.
5G deployment in 2021, consumer handsets will remain the most widely adopted 5G use case, focused on allowing faster data speeds fo...
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...
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...
Anvil extends web app development
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software startup Anvil announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
By making its runtime engine open source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines...
Truck driver training app helps prevent food supply shortage
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
While the U.S. is still producing plenty of food and other goods, the process of delivering such supplies to consumers has been heavily affected by the coronavirus crisis. Experts warn that labor problems (particularly with the growing shortage of truck drivers) could pose a serious threat to the food supply chain. "We need to train more drivers as quickly as possi...
webMethods AppMesh announced by Software AG
Friday, April 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software AG unveiled webMethods AppMesh, a configurable control plane for microservices, APIs and service mesh. Built as an extension of Software AG’s industry-leading webMethods API Management Platform, webMethods AppMesh adds application context to service mesh, which provides better agility, management, and governance of microservices as business apps.
Evolution of Infrastructure as a Service
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Richard Harris
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has changed the world. In the past, a company had to invest time and resources into building and operating its own servers. So much effort went into maintaining infrastructure, that little time remained for focusing on the company mission. IaaS changed all that. Today, a provider like AWS will build the server farm. A software company ...
Morten Bagai joins GRAX from Salesforce.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
GRAX announced that Morten Bagai has joined the team as the company's first Chief Technology Officer.
In this role, Morten will drive GRAX's technology vision and execution, guiding the team to build a platform for deriving strategic value from data. He will be based in Los Angeles and will report to CEO Joe Gaska.
Morten joins GRAX from Salesforce.com, wh...
Panion social app fights loneliness in Sweden
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
When Melanie Aronson moved from New York City to Malmö, Sweden 5 years ago, she quickly realized that making friends in this new part of the globe would be very difficult. As an immigrant in the country that continuously ranked number 1 as the hardest place to make new friends, Melanie struggled, and as a researcher at Lund University, focused on integration, she realiz...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
Nuggets in the top identity leaders list 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nuggets announced its inclusion in the One World Identity’s (OWI) Top Identity Leaders List 2019. Securing their place alongside, Google, Microsoft, Visa and Apple, the British startup was credited for its pioneering solution in their annual Identity Landscape Report.
The Identity Landscape saw the biggest names in identity shortlisted across 35 categories, pla...
Volterra emerges from Stealth
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Volterra announced it has launched from two years of stealth operations with over $50 million in funding to date. Investors include top-tier venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Mayfield and M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), as well as a growing set of strategic investors/partners including Itochu Technology Ventures and Samsung NEXT. Volterra’s launch come...
The accuracy of AI necessary to solve problems
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently had a conversation with Aaron Edell, Director of Applied AI at Veritone who says data scientists are going about building AI/ML solutions wrong when they try to achieve 100% accuracy. They can spend hours building, testing, and rebuilding until the solution is 100 percent accurate until deploying. When data scientists spend this extra time perfecti...
What Render announced at TechCrunch Disrupt SF's Startup Battlefield
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Render announced three major additions to its platform - Disks, Infrastructure as Code in the form of render.yaml and Deploy To Render button - onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield showcases the most promising early-stage and fundamentally disruptive startups.
When it comes to hosting applications in the cloud, developers ...
IBM buys Red Hat what does it mean
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the IBM/Red Hat acquisition finalized, Jim Whitehurst has reaffirmed Red Hat's commitment to open source following much speculation. Given CloudBees' own commitment to open source through their work with the Jenkins project, Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, has expressed what a "massive win" this is for both Red Hat and the open-source ...