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Yaydoo secures $20M, aims to simplify B2B collections, payments

It’s no secret that the technology for easy business-to-business payments has not yet caught up to its peer-to-peer counterparts, but Yaydoo thinks it has the answer. The Mexico City-based B2B software and payments company provides three products, VendorPlace, P-Card and PorCobrar, for managing cash flow, optimizing access to smart liquidity, and connecting small, midsize and large businesses to an ecosystem of digital tools. Sergio Almaguer, Guillermo Treviño and Roberto Flores founded Yaydoo —...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Mexico, Softbank, Funding, Mexico City, Payments, Api, Financial Services, Latin America, Dwolla, Sergio Almaguer, Monashees, Roberto Flores, Recent Funding

4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

Prashant Pandey Contributor Share on Twitter Prashant Pandey is the head of engineering at Asana, a leading work management platform for teams. Prior to Asana, Prashant started and led the Bay Area team building Amazon DynamoDB, a fully managed NoSQL database service. Startups and SMBs are usually the first to adopt many SaaS products. But as these customers grow in size and complexity — and as you rope in larger organizations...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Column, Enterprise, Cloud Storage, Tech, SaaS, Web Services, Data Center, Api, Amazon Web Services, Asana, Eta, Software As A Service, Bay Area

True ‘shift left and extend right’ security requires empowered developers

Idan Plotnik Contributor Share on Twitter Idan Plotnik is the CEO and founder of Apiiro, a code risk platform. DevOps is fundamentally about collaboration and agility. Unfortunately, when we add security and compliance to the picture, the message gets distorted. The term “DevSecOps” has come into fashion the past few years with the intention of seamlessly integrating security and compliance into the DevOps framework. However, ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Developer, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vulnerability, Computing, Software Development, Api, Software Testing, Devops, SQL, Computer Security, Agile Software Development, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Noetic Cyber emerges from stealth with $15M led by Energy Impact Partners

Noetic Cyber, a cloud-based continuous cyber asset management and controls platform, has launched from stealth with a Series A funding round of $15 million led by Energy Impact Partners. The round was also backed by Noetic’s existing investors, TenEleven Ventures and GlassWing Ventures, and brings the total amount of funds raised by the startup to $20 million following a $5 million seed round. Shawn Cherian, a partner at Energy Impact Partners, will join the Noetic board, while Niloofar Razi How...
Tags: Security, Massachusetts, Funding, Tech, Malware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, United States, United Kingdom, Computing, Ibm, Symantec, Api, Cloud Services, Cyberwarfare

Search API startup Algolia raises $150 million at $2.25 billion valuation

Algolia has raised a $150 million Series D funding round at a post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Compared to the Series C round from October 2019, the company’s valuation has more than quadrupled. It means that Algolia is now a unicorn with a valuation above $1 billion. The company is best known for its search-as-a-service product. It lets you integrate real-time search in your app or website using a developer-friendly API. Using an Algolia-powered search feature feels like using Spotlight o...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Developer, France, Tech, Search, France Newsletter, Api, Twilio, Realtime, Lone Pine Capital, Algolia, Nicolas Dessaigne, Michelle Adams, Accel Salesforce Ventures

Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service

Contentful this morning announced a $175 million Series F round of capital, led by Tiger Global, valuing the unicorn at around $3 billion. Contentful, formerly known as a UI-free content management system (headless CMS), now views itself in a broader light. More simply, Contentful provides customers with a service that will deliver images, words, and other content to their applications and websites around the world, quickly. According to the company, Tidemark and Base10 Advancement Initiative we...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Cms, Api, Tiger Global, Twilio, Sapphire Ventures, Bessemer, Content Management System, PitchBook Data, GAAP, Sloan, Steve Sloan

RapidSOS learned that the best product design is sometimes no product design

Sometimes, the best missions are the hardest to fund. For the founders of RapidSOS, improving the quality of emergency response by adding useful data, like location, to 911 calls was an inspiring objective, and one that garnered widespread support. There was just one problem: How would they create a viable business? The roughly 5,700 public safety answering points (PSAPs) in America weren’t great contenders. Cash-strapped and highly decentralized, 911 centers already spent their meager budgets o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Uber, Enterprise, 911, Congress, Government, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Api, EC, Denver, EMS

German startup Aleph Alpha raises $27M Series A round to build ‘Europe’s OpenAI’

With Microsoft now being an investor in OpenAI the field now more open for new insurgents into the open-source AI arena. Now a German company hopes to take on the next AI mantle and produce something akin to the success of the GPT-3 AI model. German AI startup Aleph Alpha has now raised €23 million / $27 million in a Series A funding co-led by Earlybird VC, Lakestar, and UVC Partners. Following a seed round of €5.3 million from LEA Partners, 468 Capital, and Cavalry Ventures in November 2020, Al...
Tags: TC, Europe, Microsoft, Germany, US, Articles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Api, Jonas, Lakestar, Openai, Samuel

Nium crosses $1B valuation with $200M Riverwood Capital-led round

Business-to-business payments platform Nium announced Monday that it raised more than $200 million in Series D funding and saw its valuation rise above $1 billion. The company, now Singapore-based but shifting to the Bay Area, touted the investment as making it “the first B2B payments unicorn from Southeast Asia.” Riverwood Capital led the round, in which Temasek, Visa, Vertex Ventures, Atinum Capital, Beacon Venture Capital and Rocket Capital Investment participated, along with a group of angel...
Tags: TC, Asia, Enterprise, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Mobile Payments, Payments, Online Payments, Api, Latin America, Fis

Sila banks $13M to offer single API for developing financial products, services

Sila announced Monday it raised $13 million in Series A funding for its banking and payment platform that gives software teams tools to build the next generation of financial products and services. Revolution Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors Madrona Venture Group, Oregon Venture Fund and Mucker Capital, as well as Wise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus. The funding brings the total investment to date for Portland, Oregon-based Sila to $20 million. The company was founded in 2...
Tags: Startups, TC, Developer, Finance, Funding, E-commerce, SaaS, Portland, Venture Capital, Payments, Api, Portland Oregon, Cryptocurrencies, Revolution Ventures, Plaid, Latin America

Checkout is the key to frictionless B2B e-commerce

Andrew Steele Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew Steele is an investor at Activant Capital. He focuses on fintech and e-commerce infrastructure and is based in New York. COVID-19 cemented e-commerce into everyone’s daily habits in 2020, and as we look ahead, B2B e-commerce is quickly becoming the next frontier for founders and investors. The pandemic pushed businesses online, and the emergence of B2B marketplaces and e-commer...
Tags: Ecommerce, Column, New York, Finance, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Payments, Online Payments, Api, Financial Services, Klarna, John Deere, Resolve, Rho, Andrew Steele

Percent raises $5M, aiming to become the ‘Stripe for donations’ to good causes

What with the planet collapsing and democracy under constant attack from all quarters – you know, just the usual – one or two members of the global population have, idly or not, wondered if the private sector might want to step up? I mean, as well as shooting billionaires into space. At the same time, even! Luckily, many businesses want to do better. But there are one or two hurdles. Incorporating “purpose” into their digital offering, such as donating to a non-profit at the end of a moving docu...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Australia, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Magazines, United Kingdom, Api, David Attenborough, Streaming Services, Nationwide Building Society, Managing Partner

Yapily raises $51 million for its open banking API by focusing on infrastructure

Fintech startup Yapily has raised a $51 million Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. The company has been working on a single, unified open banking API for several European markets. Developers can leverage that programming interface to interact with third-party bank accounts directly from their own products. “The core difference between us and most of the players in the space is our focus on the infrastructure,” founder and CEO Stefano Vaccino told me. Unlike Tink or TrueLayer, Yapil...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, France, Tech, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Api, Fintech, Latin America, Sapphire Ventures, Baltics, Northern Europe, U K Germany, Open Banking

Ex-Plaid employees raise $30M for Stytch, an API-first passwordless authentication platform

There are far fewer annoying things than managing one’s passwords. There are a bunch of companies out there to help you attempt to do that. And there’s also a number of companies that want to go a step further and eliminate the password completely. One such company, Stytch , just raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding as it launches out of beta with its API-first passwordless authentication platform. The round caught our attention for a couple of reasons. For one, this i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Boston, Funding, Sms, Cryptography, Password, Venture Capital, Bank, Api, Lamb

Extra Crunch roundup: Crucial API metrics, US startup funding, advanced SEO tactics

On a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live, Retail Zipline founder Melissa Wong and Emergence Capital investor Lotti Siniscalco joined Managing Editor Jordan Crook to walk attendees through Zipline’s Series A deck. Interestingly, the conversation revealed that Wong declined an invitation to do a virtual pitch and insisted on an in-person meeting. “She was one of the few or maybe the only CEO who ever stood up to pitch the entire team,” said Siniscalco. “She pointed to the screen projected behind h...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Developer, Advertising Tech, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, US, Tech, Venture Capital, Aws, Private Equity, Api, Jeff Bezos, Anna

The most important API metric is time to first call

Joyce Lin Contributor Share on Twitter Joyce Lin is head of developer relations at Postman. API publishers among Postman’s community of more than 15 million are working toward more seamless and integrated developer experiences for their APIs. Distilled from hundreds of one-on-one discussions, I recently shared a study on increasing adoption of an API with a public workspace in Postman. One of the biggest reasons to use a publi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Developer, Tech, Web Analytics, Computing, Api, Joyce Lin, EC Enterprise Applications, EC Column, Postman API

How to Support Cloud Developers By Listening and Empathizing

I’ve been thinking a lot about developer support at Cisco recently, especially for the way the world works today with multiple cloud providers. This post is a re-publish of my talk from over five years ago, but the techniques and tools for listening and helping others are still true today. At Rackspace, we watched several sources to determine if a developer is having trouble with Rackspace Cloud services, many of which are based on OpenStack. We even have a notification tool, aptly named peril, ...
Tags: Facebook, Developer, Support, Seo, Cisco, Austin, Community, Api, Rackspace, Content Strategy, Everett, JSON, CSV, Techpubs, Rackspace Cloud, Cloud Files Object Storage

Extra Crunch roundup: NS1 EC-1, Pakistan’s tech ecosystem, SPACs bonanza

Did you see the viral videos of yesterday’s flooding in New York City subways? In one, riders waded through brown, waist-deep water; another video showed a cascade rushing down a flight of stairs to a subway platform where passengers waited for a train. Infrastructure doesn’t attract much attention until it fails. Domain name services (DNS), the system that directs readers to when they say or speak it into their web browser, are much the same way. For the latest entry in a serie...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Boston, New York City, Tech, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pakistan, Middle East, Venture Capital, Private Equity

Circle is a good example of why SPACs can be useful

In the wake of Coinbase’s direct listing earlier this year, other crypto companies may be looking to go public sooner than later. That appears to be the case with Circle, a Boston-based technology company that provides API-delivered financial services and a stablecoin. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. Circle will not direct list or pursue a traditional IPO. Instead, the company is combining ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Money, Finance, Boston, Tech, Api, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Exchange, Circle, SPAC, USDC, Romain Dillet, Seedinvest

Gettr, the latest pro-Trump social network, is already a mess

Well, that was fast. Just days after a Twitter clone from former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller launched, the new social network is already beset by problems. For one, hackers quickly leveraged Gettr’s API to scrape the email addresses of more than 85,000 of its users. User names, names and birthdays were also part of the scraped data set, which was surfaced by Alon Gal, co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hudson Rock. “When threat actors are able to extract sensitive information due to neglectful...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, Tech, Bloomberg, App-store, Api, Donald Trump, Social Network, Data Security, Computer Security, Miller

Google update will allow digital Covid-19 vaccination cards and test results to be stored on Android devices

Google is making it possible to store digital versions of either Covid-19 test results or vaccination cards on users’ Android devices. The company on Wednesday announced it’s updating its Passes API, which will give developers at healthcare organizations, government agencies, and other organizations authorized by public health authorities the ability to create digital versions of tests and vaccination cards which can then be saved directly to the user’s device. The Passes API is typically used t...
Tags: Health, Google, Android, Mobile, Japan, Technology, Israel, Tech, Eu, United States, Healthcare, Mobile Payments, Vaccination, Api, Google Pay, COVID

Noname Security closes $60M Series B to eliminate API flaws

Enterprise API security startup Noname Security has raised a $60 million Series B funding round, just six months after closing $25 million at Series A.   The round was led by Insight Partners with Next47, Forgepoint, and The Syndicate Group (TSG) also participating, and brings Noname’s total funding to $85 million since emerging from stealth in December 2020. The startup, which currently has a 70-strong workforce and offices in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, says it raised rapidly due to the fact the ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Technology, London, California, Funding, Tel Aviv, Tech, Ceo, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Api, Experian

Shopify drops its App Store commissions to 0% on developers’ first million in revenue

Following similar moves by Apple, Google, and more recently Amazon, among others, e-commerce platform Shopify announced today it’s also lowering its cut of developer revenue across its app marketplace, the Shopify App Store, as well as the new Shopify Theme Store. The news was announced today alongside a host of other developer-related news and updates for the Shopify platform at the company’s Unite 2021 Conference, including updates to Checkout, APIs, developer tooling and frameworks, among oth...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Spotify, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, E-commerce, Software, Netflix, Itunes, Computing, Aws, App Store

Facebook adds Shops to WhatsApp, among other e-commerce updates

Facebook is making it even easier to buy stuff while you scroll past photos of your high school lab partner’s dog. Yes, Instagram Shops and Facebook Marketplace are already displayed prominently on the apps’ bottom navigation tabs. But now, you can shop on WhatsApp too, along with other updates. Today on a Live Audio Room, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced three e-commerce updates that are coming to Facebook products: Shops on WhatsApp and Marketplace, Shops Ads, and Instagram Visual Search. “More t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, Shopping, US, Social Media, Tech, Social Media Marketing, E-commerce, Ceo, Whatsapp, Artificial Intelligence, Software

When partnering with a vendor, who owns the data?

Real Estate Standards Organization CEO Sam DeBord and others discussed what happens when a tech provider is acquired by a competitor during an Inman Connect session.
Tags: Radio, Api, Reso, Select, Inman Connect, Real Estate Standards Organization, Application Programming Interface, Sam DeBord, ARMLS, Metro MLS, MLS & Associations, Alissa Harper, Inman Events, Brad Bjelke, Mlslistings, RMLS

Google will let enterprises store their Google Workspace encryption keys

As ubiquitous as Google Docs has become in the last year alone, a major criticism often overlooked by the countless workplaces who use it is that it isn’t end-to-end encrypted, allowing Google — or any requesting government agency — access to a company’s files. But Google is finally addressing that key complaint with a round of updates that will let customers shield their data by storing their own encryption keys. Google Workspace, the company’s enterprise offering that includes Google Docs, Sli...
Tags: Google, Security, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Cloud Storage, Tech, Encryption, Cryptography, End-to-end Encryption, Healthcare, Computing, Google Docs, Data Protection, Api, Google-Drive

What is your developer portal’s KPI score?

  We’ve created another new quiz! Take this two-minute quiz to find out how your developer portal scores against key KPIs. On top of that, we’re going to give you our top three tips for... [[ For the full article, see]]
Tags: Seo, Quiz, Api, APIs, KPI, Developer Portals

Apple’s StoreKit 2 simplifies App Store subscriptions and refunds by making them accessible inside apps

If you’ve ever bought a subscription inside an iOS app and later decided you wanted to cancel, upgrade or downgrade, or ask for a refund, you may have had trouble figuring out how to go about making that request or change. Some people today still believe that they can stop their subscription charges simply by deleting an app from their iPhone. Others may dig around unsuccessfully inside their iPhone’s Settings or on the App Store to try to find out how to ask for a refund. With the updates Apple...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Customer Service, Smartphones, Developers, App Stores, App Store, Api, Subscriptions, Hulu, Apple Id

Podcast 111: Building a developer portal using Flare – A new way to do it

For a while now, we’ve been looking at ways to import API reference content into MadCap Flare, so that we can use Flare to create a developer portal. Here’s the latest update on what we’ve learnt.... [[ For the full article, see]]
Tags: Podcast, Seo, Api, APIs, API documentation, Flare, Madcap Flare, Developer Portals

Apple’s new ShazamKit brings audio recognition to apps, including those on Android

Apple in 2018 closed its $400 million acquisition of music recognition app Shazam. Now, it’s bringing Shazam’s audio recognition capabilities to app developers in the form of the new ShazamKit. The new framework will allow app developers — including those on both Apple platforms and Android — to build apps that can identify music from Shazam’s huge database of songs, or even from their own custom catalog of pre-recorded audio. Many consumers are already familiar with the mobile app Shazam, which...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Music, Media, Tech, App-store, Api, watchOS, Shazam, Artist, Apple Inc, Control Center, AAR