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Marketplace platform Mirakl raises $555 million at $3.5 billion valuation

French startup Mirakl has closed a new Series E funding round of $555 million. Following this round, the company is now valued at $3.5 billion. Mirakl helps you launch a marketplace on your online store for your end customers or for your B2B clients. It’s a software-as-a-service marketplace, meaning that Mirakl manages the marketplace for you. Silver Lake is leading the investment with existing investors 83North, Elaia Partners, Felix Capital and Permira also participating. With today’s funding ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Europe, Marketplace, Tech, E-commerce, SaaS, France Newsletter, Silver Lake, Permira, Mirakl, Kroger Co, Online Store, Elaia Partners Felix Capital

Rippling launches computer inventory management as more workers remain remote

Rippling, a startup building a platform to manage all aspects of employee data, from payroll and benefits through to device management, launched Rippling Inventory Management, what founder and CEO Parker Conrad is touting as the “world’s first cloud IT closet.” The dashboard enables businesses to automatically store, ship and retrieve employee computers in a way that is remote and hands-free. Rippling stores and monitors company devices so they no longer need an “IT closet” on-site or utilize an...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Social Media, Tech, It, SaaS, Logistics, Parker Conrad, Hiring, Mobile Device Management, Conrad, Telecommuting, Personnel, Rippling

Salesforce reaches Net Zero energy usage, announces updates to Sustainability Cloud

Salesforce has often preached about responsible capitalism, and today at Dreamforce, the company’s annual customer extravaganza, it announced a notable achievement in the battle against global climate change. The company said that it has achieved effective Net Zero energy usage across its entire value chain with 100% renewable energy, while purchasing carbon offsets when that’s not possible. At the same time, it announced updates to the Sustainability Cloud, a product that the company sells to o...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Sustainability, SaaS, Salesforce, Taylor, GreenTech, Dreamforce, Alexander, Bret Taylor, Suzanne DiBianca, COO Bret Taylor, Dreamforce 2021, Ari Alexander GM

Slack releases Clips video tool, announces 16 Salesforce integrations

Slack has been talking about expanding beyond text-based messaging for some time. Today at Dreamforce, the Salesforce customer conference taking place this week, it announced Clips, a way to leave short video messages that people can watch at their leisure. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield sees Clips as a way to communicate with colleagues when a full 30 minutes meeting isn’t really required. Instead, you can let people know what’s going on through a brief video. “Clips are a way to record yourself...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Messaging, Tech, SaaS, Collaboration, M&a, Clips, Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Clubhouse, Butterfield, Josh Constine, Bret Taylor

Alternative financing startup Pipe snaps up Stripe and HubSpot execs, expands to UK

Pipe, a two-year-old startup that aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue,” announced today it has snagged former Stripe EIC Sid Orlando and HubSpot’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey to serve on its executive team. The Miami-based fintech also revealed today its first expansion outside of the United States with its entry into the U.K. market. It’s been a good year for Pipe. The buzzy startup has raised $300 million in equity financing this year from a slew of investors, such as Shopify, Sl...
Tags: Startups, TC, UK, London, Finance, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, SaaS, Miami, Alexis Ohanian, Pipe, Fintech, Orlando, Marc Benioff, U K

Toast raises IPO price range, providing a Monday bump to fintech valuations

U.S. technology unicorn Toast filed a new S-1 document this morning detailing a higher IPO price range for its shares. The more expensive range indicates that Toast may be worth more in its debut than it initially expected, a bullish sign for technology companies more broadly. Toast’s rising valuation may provide a boon to two different sub-sectors of technology: software and fintech. The restaurant-focused Toast sells software on a recurring basis (SaaS) to restaurants while also providing fina...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ipo, Boston, Tech, SaaS, Fintech, Toast

Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India

Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based company announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, PhonePe founders Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, Addition founder Lee Fixel and Helion Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, China, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, US, Tech, Walmart, SaaS, Alibaba, Vietnam, Market, Flipkart

Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa, an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors looking to connect with business owners. OneVentures led the round and was joined by existing investors Andrew Walsh (former Hitwise CEO), Flippa co-founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs, as well as new investors founders Gabby and Hezi Leibovich;
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Australia, Funding, Flippa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, SaaS, Online Retail, Online Marketplace, Shopify

Inside GitLab’s IPO filing

While the technology and business world worked towards the weekend, developer operations (DevOps) firm GitLab filed to go public. Before we get into our time off, we need to pause, digest the company’s S-1 filing, and come to some early conclusions. GitLab competes with GitHub, which Microsoft purchased for $7.5 billion back in 2018. The company is notable for its long-held, remote-first stance, and for being more public with its metrics than most unicorns — for some time, GitLab had a November ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Software, SaaS, Computing, Github, Twilio, Crowdstrike, Enterprise Software, Software Engineering, Git, Datadog

Zoom looks beyond video conferencing as triple-digit 2020 growth begins to slow

It’s been a heady 12-18 months for Zoom, the decade-old company that experienced monster 2020 growth and more recently, a mega acquisition with the $14.7 billion Five9 deal in July. That addition is part of a broader strategy the company has been undertaking the last couple of years to move beyond its core video conferencing market into adjacencies like phone, meeting management and messaging, among other things. Here’s a closer look at how the plan is unfolding. As the pandemic took hold in Mar...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Software Platform

Demand Curve: How to get social proof that grows your startup

Nick Costelloe Contributor Share on Twitter Nick writes actionable growth marketing insights as head of content at Demand Curve. More posts by this contributor Demand Curve: How to double conversions on your startup’s homepage Demand Curve: 10 lies you’ve been told about marketing When people are uncertain, they look to others for behavioral guidance. This is called social proof, which is a phy...
Tags: Social, Startups, Cloud, Ecommerce, Column, Social Networks, Marketing, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, SaaS, User Generated Content, Assistant, E-sports, Social Proof, Growth Marketing

Confluent CEO Jay Kreps is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS for a fireside chat

As companies process ever-increasing amounts of data, moving it in real time is a huge challenge for organizations. Confluent is a streaming data platform built on top of the open source Apache Kafka project that’s been designed to process massive numbers of events. To discuss this, and more, Confluent CEO and co-founder Jay Kreps will be joining us at TC Sessions: SaaS on Oct 27th for a fireside chat. Data is a big part of the story we are telling at the SaaS event, as it has such a critical ro...
Tags: Google, TC, Confluent, Open Source, Cloud, Uber, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, Software, Netflix, SaaS

Salesforce announces new Mulesoft RPA tool based on Servicetrace acquisition

When Salesforce announced it was buying German RPA vendor Servicetrace last month, it seemed that it might match up well with Mulesoft, the company the CRM giant bought in 2018 for $6.5 billion. Mulesoft, among other things, helps customers build APIs to legacy systems, while Servicetrace provides a way to add automation to legacy systems. Sure enough, the company announced today, that it’s planning a new Mulesoft-Servicetrace tool called Mulesoft RPA. The Servicetrace deal closed on September 2...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Einstein, Mulesoft, RPA, Workflow Automation, John Kucera, Kucera, Einstein Automate, Servicetrace, Mulesoft RPA, Salesforce RPA

New Zealand startup HeartLab raises $2.45M to bring heart scanning software to the US

New Zealand-based medtech startup HeartLab has raised $2.45 million in seed funding that it says will help the company expand its AI-powered heart scanning and reporting platform to cardiologists in the United States by early next year. HeartLab provides an end-to-end solution for echocardiograms, the ultrasound tests that doctors use to examine a patient’s heart structure and function. Not only does the software help sort and analyze ultrasound images to help doctors diagnose cardiovascular dis...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, US, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, SaaS, New Zealand, Fda, Biotech, Founders Fund, Healthtech, Hewitt, Scott Nolan

Front introduces customer-centric features with deeper CRM integration

Customer communication platform Front is holding an event today to introduce three new features. These new features focus on showing you more information about your customers right from Front’s user interface. If you’re not familiar with Front, the company started as a shared email inbox product so that you can interact with incoming emails as a team. For instance, if your company uses email lists, such as [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected], multiple team memb...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, CRM, Sla, Front, Lydia, Communication Platform, First Front, Front Second Front, Current Front

5 Reasons to need to go to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

We’re thrilled that TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 is just slightly more than a month away on October 27. You have purchased your event ticket, right? No? Well then, it’s time to get your rhymes-with-SaaS in gear. Bonus: You’ll save $100 if you buy your pass before October 1 at 11:59 pm (PT). What’s that? You need a bit more convincing? Fair enough and listen up. TC Sessions are a special kind of TechCrunch event. We take one topic and devote an entire day (or sometimes two) and explore the latest trend...
Tags: TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing, Sap, Software As A Service, Business Models, Goodyear, Volvo Cars, Jeff Johnson, Jens Lehmann, CrunchMatch, Tc Sessions, Karin Maake

Zonos banks $69M to develop APIs for democratizing cross-border commerce

Cross-border commerce company Zonos raised $69 million in a Series A, led by Silversmith Capital Partners, to continue building its APIs that auto classify goods and calculate an accurate total landed cost on international transactions. St. George, Utah-based Zonos is classifying the round as a minority investment that also included individual investors Eric Rea, CEO of Podium, and Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. The Series A is the first outside capital Zonos has raised since...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, Tech, Customer Experience, SaaS, Silicon Valley, Payments, Pricing, Pluralsight, Reid, MacLean

Grammarly SDK beta lets developers embed automated text editing in any web app

Grammarly, the popular auto editing tool, announced the release of Grammarly for Developers today. The company is starting this effort with the Text Editor SDK (software development kit), which enables programmers to embed Grammarly text editing functionality into any web application. Rob Brazier, head of product and platform at Grammarly, says that the beta release of this SDK gives developers access to the full power of Grammarly automated editing with a couple of lines of code.”Literally in j...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Brazier, Sdk, Natural Language Processing, Grammarly, Software Development Kit, Editing Tools, Rob Brazier, Grammarly Brazier

Fintech startup SellersFunding raises $166.5M in equity, credit round to support e-commerce sellers

SellersFunding secured $166.5 million in a combination of Series A equity funding and a credit facility to continue developing its technology and payments platforms for e-commerce businesses. Northzone led the round and was joined by Endeavor Catalyst and Fasanara. SellersFunding CEO Ricardo Pero did not disclose the funding breakdown, but did say the company previously raised two seed rounds for a total of $40 million in equity and more than $100 million in credit facilities, including one that...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Banking, SaaS, Jp Morgan, Payments, Retailers, Fintech, Northzone

PassFort, a RegTech SaaS for KYC and AML, nets $16.2M

London-based PassFort, a SaaS provider that helps business meet compliance requirements such as KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) reporting, has closed a $16.2 million Series A led by US growth equity fund, Level Equity. The 2015-founded startup‘s existing investors OpenOcean, Episode 1 and Entrepreneur First also participated in the round. The Series A is a mix of equity and debt, with $4.89M worth of venture debt being provided by Shard Credit Partners. PassFort tells Te...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, US, Tech, SaaS, Dublin, Financial Services, CRM, Software As A Service, Regulatory Compliance, Money Laundering, Worldremit, AML

3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products

Yousuf Khan Contributor Share on Twitter Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures. Prior to joining Ridge, he was the first CIO of Automation Anywhere, CIO and Vice President of Customer Success at cloud-based AI platform Moveworks, as well as CIO of Pure Storage, Qualys and Hult International Business School. More posts by this contributor Customer advisory boards are a gold mine for startup brand champions ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Aws, Salesforce, Enterprise Software, Product, Moveworks, EC Enterprise Applications, EC Column, Yousuf Khan, Ridge Ventures Prior

SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments

MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company, raises $18M

MarginEdge announced Monday it raised $18 million in Series B funding to give restaurant operators a real-time view into their costs. Co-founder and CEO Bo Davis founded the company with Roy Phillips and Brian Mills in 2015. Both Davis and Phillips are veterans of the restaurant industry: Davis was previously the founder of conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Wasabi, while Phillips was an executive at Bloomin Brands. What they recognized with independent restaurants was that they struggled with...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Enterprise, Virginia, Funding, Supply Chain Management, Tech, Restaurant, SaaS, Davis, Restaurant Management, Menu, Point-of-sale, Inventory

Fin names former Twilio exec Evan Cummack as CEO, raises $20M

Work insights platform Fin raised $20 million in Series A funding and brought in Evan Cummack, a former Twilio executive, as its new chief executive officer. The San Francisco-based company captures employee workflow data from across applications and turns it into productivity insights to improve the way enterprise teams work and remain engaged. Fin was founded in 2015 by Andrew Kortina, co-founder of Venmo, and Facebook’s former VP of product and Slow Ventures partner Sam Lessin. Initially, the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Google Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Workflow, SaaS, Machine Learning, Talent

UnitQ raises $30M in Accel-led round to help companies improve product quality

Product quality is hugely important when it comes to the success of a product. Even if your product seems really cool, if it’s buggy or doesn’t work well, many people will just stop using it rather than taking the time to figure it out or even report a problem. UnitQ , a Burlingame, California-based startup using a data-driven approach to product quality, today announced it has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Accel to tackle this issue. In a nutshell, the company uses a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, SaaS, Andreessen Horowitz, Deadpool, Andrew Braccia, Accel, Strava, Fletcher, ARR, Braccia, Wiklund, Ben Fletcher, Burlingame California, Gradient Ventures Google

Virtual meeting platform Vowel raises $13.5M, aims to cure meeting fatigue

Meetings are an inevitable part of the work day, but as workplaces became more distributed over the past 18 months, Vowel CEO Andy Berman says we are steadily moving toward “death by meeting.” His virtual meeting platform is the latest to receive venture capital funding — $13.5 million — with the goal of making meetings more useful before, during and after. Vowel is launching a meeting operating system with tools like real-time transcription; integrated agendas, notes and action items; meeting a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Bill, Streaming Video, Meetings, Otter, Harvard Business Review, Operating System, Knowledge Management

Check out who’s coming to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

On October 27, less than two fast-moving months away, we’re hosting TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, our first event focused exclusively on the software-as-a-service ecosystem. SaaS — the de facto business model for B2B and B2C startups and enterprises alike — shows no sign of slowing down. This is a prime opportunity to hear and learn from the industry’s major players, thought leaders and, frankly, some of the coolest creators around the globe. It’s more than just listening — it’s engaging with speakers...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, B2C, Software, SaaS, Computing, Gm, Speaker, Salesforce, Upfront Ventures, Greylock

Barbershop technology startup theCut sharpens its platform with new $4.5M round

TheCut, a technology platform designed to handle back-end operations for barbers, raised $4.5 million in new funding. Nextgen Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Elevate Ventures, Singh Capital and Leadout Capital. The latest funding gives theCut $5.35 million in total funding since the company was founded in 2016, founder Obi Omile Jr. told TechCrunch. Omile and Kush Patel created the mobile app that provides information and reviews on barbers for potential customers while also man...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Payments, Barbershop, Patel, Rosenthal, Kush Patel, Elevate Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners

Panorama raises $60M in General Atlantic-led Series C to help schools better understand students

Panorama Education , which has built out a K-12 education software platform, has raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding led by General Atlantic. Existing backers Owl Ventures, Emerson Collective, Uncork Capital, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Tao Capital Partners also participated in the financing, which brings the Boston-based company’s total raised since its 2012 inception to $105 million. Panorama declined to reveal at what valuation the Series C was raised, nor did it pr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Texas, Education, Boston, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, United States, Yale, SaaS, Panorama, Edtech, General Atlantic, Panorama Education

Box, Zoom chief product officers discuss how the changing workplace drove their latest collaboration

If the past 18 months is any indication, the nature of the workplace is changing. And while Box and Zoom already have integrations together, it makes sense for them to continue to work more closely. Their newest collaboration is the Box app for Zoom, a new type of in-product integration that allows users to bring apps into a Zoom meeting to provide the full Box experience. While in Zoom, users can securely and directly access Box to browse, preview and share files from Zoom — even if they are no...
Tags: TC, Apps, Video, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Remote Work, Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, SaaS, Computing, Box, Mobile Devices, Zoom, Diego, Gal

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