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Ride-hailing firm Grab is losing its CTO

Grab is once again on the hunt for a CTO after Theo Vassilakis, the former Microsoft and Google executive who currently occupies the role, announced that he will leave the ride-hailing company this summer. Vassilakis became Grab CTO in October 2017, ending a very long search to fill the job, but he explained in a LinkedIn post that he is leaving the Singapore-based firm, and Southeast Asia, for family reasons. My family and I moved to Singapore in late 2017 when I joined Grab. Living and work...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Softbank, Linkedin, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Transport, Seattle


MongoDB is acquiring the startup that powers mobile apps from Starbucks, Netflix, and McDonald's for $39 million (MDB)

MongoDB announced Wednesday that it plans to acquire mobile database startup Realm for $39 million. MongoDB says that Realm's database technology is the top choice for building databases that power mobile apps — a market on which MongoDB intends to double down. Both MongoDB and Realm have active open source communities and focus on building products for software developers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With its sights set on doubling down on the world of mobile, MongoD...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Realm, Greylock Partners, Cto, McDonald, HOROWITZ, Eliot Horowitz, Starbucks Netflix, MongoDB Mobile, Amazon Google Starbucks Netflix McDonald, eBay MongoDB, Khosla Ventures Y Combinator, MongoDB Realm, David Ratner


Hugh Riley Retires As CTO Secretary General After Ten Years At The Helm

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The region's tourism development agency is to begin the search for a new secretary general to replace the departing Hugh Riley (pictured below).
Tags: Travel, Cto, Bridgetown Barbados, Hugh Riley


India’s Mfine raises $17.2M for its digital healthcare service

Mfine, an India-based startup aiming to broaden access to doctors and healthcare using the internet, has pulled in a $17.2 million Series B funding round for growth. The company is led by four co-founders from Myntra, the fashion commerce startup acquired by Flipkart in 2014. They include CEO Prasad Kompalli and Ashutosh Lawania who started the business in 2017 and were later joined by Ajit Narayanan and Arjun Choudhary, Myntra’s former CTO and head of growth, respectively. The round is led b...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Asia, Japan, India, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Tencent, Gps, Flipkart, Hyderabad, Bangalore


Snap's New Guard: Meet the 25 new power players who help CEO Evan Spiegel run Snap Inc. (SNAP)

Snap has weathered a revolving door of executives in the past two years. A new guard has now been put in place. From Chief Business Officer Jeremi Gorman, to Chief Strategy Officer Jared Grusd, below is the who's who of Snap's new leadership team. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap has had a bumpy ride as a public company, weathering blowback from a botched redesign, increased competition, a plateauing user base, and a revolving door of executives in the past two years....
Tags: Amazon, Stanford, Wall Street, Ipo, Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Cto, Murphy, SPIEGEL, Rich Greenfield, Bobby Murphy, Gorman, BTIG, Jared Grusd, Snap Inc


India’s ZestMoney raises $20M to grow its digital lending service

Fintech is very much still hot in Asia. ZestMoney, a startup that helps consumers with no credit history get loans to buy online, announced today it has raised a $20 million Series B. The round is led by Quona Capital, a stealthy Washington-based fund that invests in emerging market fintech and has an office in India. Others participating included new backer Reinventure, an Australian fund which includes Coinbase among its fintech portfolio, as well as returning investors Ribbit Capital...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Washington, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Xiaomi, Wonga, Fintech, Flipkart, Naspers, Cto, Chapman, Wong


Snap's New Guard: Meet the new power players who help CEO Evan Spiegel run Snap Inc. (SNAP)

Snap has weathered a revolving door of executives in the past two years. A new guard has now been put in place. From Chief Business Officer Jeremi Gorman, to Chief Strategy Officer Jared Grusd, below is the who's who of Snap's new leadership team. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap has had a bumpy ride as a public company, weathering blowback from a botched redesign, increased competition, a plateauing user base, and a revolving door of executives in the past two years....
Tags: Amazon, Stanford, Wall Street, Ipo, Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Cto, Murphy, SPIEGEL, Rich Greenfield, Bobby Murphy, Gorman, BTIG, Jared Grusd, Snap Inc


Space Access 2019 - Thursday evening

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Tags: Delta, Homeschooling, Cto, DSI, Bonin, Deep Space Industries, Henry Cate, Space Startup Party


Exclusive: DNC Appoints First Woman Chief Technology Officer

The Democratic National Committee has appointed Nellwyn Thomas as its new Chief Technology Officer and Kat Atwater as its deputy CTO, Refinery29 can exclusively report. Thomas is the first woman in history to serve in this role.According to the organization, for the first time ever, all three of the people in senior leadership positions on the tech team are women, as is 52% of the entire tech team. These hires come on the heels of the DNC appointing three women of color to top leadership positi...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Etsy, Dnc, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, SEIU, Cto, Trump, Thomas, Perez, Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, NELL, Atwater


Cloud-Native Landscape | @CloudEXPO #CloudNative #AI #AIOps #DevOps #Serverless #Docker #Kubernetes #Microservices

In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise. read more
Tags: Software, Cto, Scott Davis, Embotics


VC-backed Onfido appoints CTO and CRO

Onfido, a identity verification provider, has named Kevin Goldsmith and Thomas Ammirati as chief technology officer and chief revenue officer, respectively. Also, Onfido has added Frank van Veenendaal, former chief sales officer and vice chairman of Salesforce, to its board. Onfido’s backers include SBI Investment and Salesforce Ventures. PRESS RELEASE 18th April 2019, LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO: Global identity verification provider Onfido today announces that Thomas Ammirati and Kevin Goldsmith ...
Tags: Spotify, London, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Salesforce, Cto, Salesforce Ventures, Thomas, Onfido, Kevin, Bitstamp, Kevin Goldsmith, Frank van Veenendaal


Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning

In an era of social media manipulation and disinformation, we could sure use some help from innovative entrepreneurs. Social networks are now critical to how the public consumes and shares the news. But these networks were never built for an informed debate about the news. They were built to reward virality. That means they are open to manipulation for commercial and political gain. Fake social media accounts – bots (automated) and ‘sock-puppets’ (human-run) – can be used in a highly organized w...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Ucl, Cto, London Co, UCLB, Luminous Ventures, Lomax Ward, Astroscreen, Speedinvest Luminous Ventures UCL Technology Fund, Ali Tehrani, Juan Echeverria


Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud

Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London too, has acquired AWS partner StratCloud. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I’m hearing it combines both cash and stock and was somewhere in the region of $5 million. As part of the acquisition, StratCloud’s team of 15 people will be joining Spotinst, including founder Patrick Gartlan, who will become VP, Cloud Services at Spotinst. StratCloud ha...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Enterprise, Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Aws, Cto, Ron Miller, San Francisco New York, AWS Microsoft, Spotinst


How-to video maker Jumprope launches to leapfrog YouTube

Sick of pausing and rewinding YouTube tutorials to replay that tricky part? Jumprope is a new instructional social network offering a powerful how-to video slideshow creation tool. Jumprope helps people make step-by-step guides to cooking, beauty, crafts, parenting and more using voice-overed looping GIFs for each phase. And creators can export their whole lesson for sharing on Instagram, YouTube, or wherever. Jumprope officially launches its iOS app today with plenty of how-tos for making ch...
Tags: Google, Social, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Video, Diy, Pinterest, Instagram, Education, Youtube, Funding


Male tech execs accused of sexual misconduct now getting second chances

Second chances are hard to come by in America, but not for these high-profile male technology executives who were accused of sexual misconduct and are now getting second chances. Davey Alba and Ryan Mac of Buzzfeed News report that since mid-2017, when #meToo stormed Silicon Valley, a number of of high-profile tech industry men accused of doing very bad things to women lost their jobs. All those dudes who lost their jobs now have new jobs. Former Social Finance CEO Mike Cagney, ex-Google-X Di...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, America, Accountability, Tech, Silicon Valley, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Robert Scoble, SoFi, Cto, Dave Mcclure, Steve Jurvetson


Leapwork snags $10 mln Series A

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Leapwork, which makes workplace automation accessible, has secured $10 million in Series A funding. The investors were DN Capital and e.ventures. PRESS RELEASE LONDON + COPENHAGEN, 16 APRIL, 2019 — LEAPWORK, the company that makes workplace automation accessible, today announces a Series A investment of $10m, from DN Capital and e.ventures. The company works with hundreds of businesses – from tier one banks and global healthcare firms, to aerospace giants and leading so...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Japan, London, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Trends, North America, Copenhagen, Naspers, Cto, Copenhagen Denmark, Angie, London Berlin, Brazil China


Logistics startup Zencargo raises $20M to take on the antiquated business of freight forwarding

Move over, Flexport. There is another player looking to make waves in the huge and messy business of freight logistics. Zencargo — a London startup that has built a platform that uses machine learning and other new technology to rethink how large shipping companies and their customers manage and move cargo, or freight forwarding as it’s known in the industry — has closed a Series A round of funding of about $19 million. Zencargo’s cofounder and head of growth Richard Fattal said in an intervi...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, London, Softbank, Tech, DST Global, Cto, Flexport, Picus Capital, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Christian Saller, Fattal, Zencargo, Richard Fattal, Samos LocalGlobe, Alex Hersham


Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M Series C to close this summer

The race is on for building and shipping more cost-effective electric cars, but today one of more ambitious startups in the field announced some significant changes that underscore some of the challenges in making that a reality. Byton, the Chinese electric car startup, today announced that Carsten Breitfeld, the former BMW executive and Byton co-founder who had been the CEO and was most recently chairman, has left the company “to start a new adventure within the start-up industry.” To offset th...
Tags: Europe, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Bmw, Electric Cars, Foxconn, Cto, Aurora, Carsten, Carsten Breitfeld, Personnel, Byton, Daniel Kirchert


Experts say that new CEO Thomas Kurian's Oracle-like playbook could cause a 'culture clash' at Google Cloud — and that could be a good thing (GOOGL, GOOG)

Analysts say that Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian's plan to emphasize sales and partnerships could lead to a "culture clash" with the search giant's more engineering-focused culture.  However, Google Cloud might come out of it stronger than ever:Although Google Cloud may have advanced technology, it needs a stronger enterprise sales program to catch up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, say experts. Diane Greene, Kurian's predecessor, helped set the tone for Google Cloud to become mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Everest, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Wall Street Journal, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Cto, Forrester, Diane Greene


Huge Commits to Evolution of Its Global Tech Offering With Naming of Chief Technology Officer

Huge has named Gela Fridman as its CTO, effective immediately. In the role, Fridman will be tasked with overseeing the technology agenda across Huge's 12 offices, including partnering with its executive team on the agency's innovation agenda. Fridman, who was promoted from her previous role as president, technology will continue to report directly to global...
Tags: Advertising, Cto, Fridman, Leadership & Talent, Gela Fridman


The CEO of DigitalOcean explains how its 'cult following' helped it grow a $225 million business even under the shadow of Amazon Web Services (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG)

Mark Templeton became CEO of cloud computing startup DigitalOcean last June, replacing co-founder Ben Uretsky in the role.  DigitalOcean is a relatively small, venture-backed alternative to mega-clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The company tells us it's on an annualized run rate (ARR) of $225 million. Before DigitalOcean, Templeton spent over two decades at Citrix, where he helped scale it to a company with over $3 billion in revenue. Templeton shares four secrets that draw...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen Horowitz, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Digitalocean, Ben Uretsky, Cto, Citrix, Kim Jong, EBITDA, Templeton


Verified Expert Lawyer: Adam Zagaris

Adam Zagaris prides himself in being an outside general counsel who helps startups get day-to-day paperwork done efficiently and well — particularly when they are facing off against tough bigger partners.  Although he started his career at big Silicon Valley law firms, he has built a streamlined practice at Moonshot Legal in recent years that covers everything from contracts and terms to intellectual property and human resources.  He gives his no-holds-barred view of his practice and the startu...
Tags: Google, TC, New York, London, Maryland, California, Washington, India, San Francisco, Tech, Indiana, Dallas, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Jeremy, Talent


NPM Apologizes For the Way It Handled Recent Staff Layoffs

JavaScript library manager NPM on Wednesday apologized for its handling of a contentious round of recent layoffs. The Register reports: The company statement, which comes a week after product manager Rebecca Turner resigned in protest, is co-signed by chief executive officer Bryan Bogensberger, chief product officer Isaac Schlueter and chief data officer Laurie Voss. "Recently, we let go of five people in a company restructuring," the statement says. "The way that we undertook the process, unfor...
Tags: Tech, Cto, Isaac, NPM, Rebecca Turner, Isaac Schlueter, Laurie Voss, Bryan Bogensberger, Silverio


CEO Jennifer Tejada just took PagerDuty public; we talked about the roadshow, the IPO and what comes next

PagerDuty debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, and as we type, shares of the nine-year-old, San Francisco-based incident response software company are trading at nearly $39. That’s up more than 60 percent above their IPO range of $24 per share, which was itself adjusted from the range of $21 to $23 that had been expected earlier and gives the company a valuation of close to $3 billion. That’s an awful lot for a company whose software helps technical teams at 11,000 companies spot proble...
Tags: Startups, TC, London, Developer, Ipo, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, SaaS, Sydney, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange, Seattle, Devops


CEO Jennifer Tejada just took PagerDuty public; we talked now about the roadshow, the IPO, and what comes next

PagerDuty debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, and as we type, shares of the nine-year-old, San Francisco-based incident response software company are trading at nearly $39. That’s up more than 60 percent above their IPO range of $24 per share, which was itself adjusted from the range of $21 to $23 that had been expected earlier and gives the company a valuation of close to $3 billion. That’s an awful lot for a company whose software helps technical teams at 11,000 companies spot proble...
Tags: TC, London, Developer, Ipo, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, SaaS, Sydney, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange, Seattle, Devops, Alex


Triplebyte raises $35M for its online coding test and credentialing service for hiring engineers

LinkedIn, with nearly 600 million users, dominates the market today for recruiters headhunting suitable candidates for knowledge worker roles. But with minimal controls for guaranteeing that people are what they say they are, it opens up a gap in the market for startups to give recruiters a better steer with more verified information. Today, a startup that aims to do this for the engineering world raised a big round of funding to do that. Triplebyte — which offers personalised online coding test...
Tags: Ali Rowghani, Tech, Cto, Triplebyte, Socialcam, Bartram, Guillaume Luccisano, Black Rock, Patrick Collison, Adobe Apple, Brian Singerman, Lambda School, Harj Taggar, Taggar, Ammon Bartram COO, LiveCurrent Media


HiMama secures C$7.25 mln in Round 13-led Series A round

Toronto-based early childhood technology startup HiMama has raised C$7.25 million in a Series A financing. The round was led by Canadian growth-stage venture capital firm Round 13 Capital. Round 13 Managing Partner Bruce Croxon will join the board. Founded in 2013 by CEO Ron Spreeuwenberg and CTO Alana Frome, HiMama provides technology that helps child care directors and owners empower their staff, support parents, improve learning outcomes, and grow their business. PRESS RELEASE April 9, 2019 –...
Tags: Toronto, Trends, Capital, Princeton, Cto, Toronto Canada, New America, VC Deals, Bruce Croxon, HiMama, Round 13 Capital Round, Ron Spreeuwenberg, Alana Frome HiMama, HiMama Board, Anne Marie Slaughter HiMama, Spreeuwenberg


Rasa raises $13M led by Accel for its developer-friendly open source approach to chatbots

Conversational AI and the use of chatbots have been through multiple cycles of hype and disillusionment in the tech world. You know the story: first you get a launch from the likes of Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google or any number of other companies, and then you get the many examples of how their services don’t work as intended at the slightest challenge. But time brings improvements and more focused expectations, and today a startup that has been harnessing all those learnings is ann...
Tags: TC, Europe, Enterprise, Adobe, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, HashiCorp, Zurich, Cto, Accel, Chatbots, conversational AI, UiPath, Rasa


Teaching a VC How To See

Mary Haskett, founder and CEO of Blink Identity , had a problem. Time after time, she and her cofounder, Alex Kilpatrick, would walk into an important meeting—often with a potential investor—and Alex, a man, would get the handshake. People looked at the two of them and assumed he was the CEO and she was from the marketing department. Mary would quickly settle the misunderstanding, but everyone ended up embarrassed, and she often felt angry. It was a bad way to start a meeting, let alone ...
Tags: Startups, Department Of Defense, Network, Bias, Alex, Cto, Accelerators, Mary, Blink Identity, Mary Haskett, Alex Kilpatrick, Woman Founder


Armis nabs $65M Series C as IoT security biz grows in leaps and bounds

Armis is helping companies protect IoT devices on the network without using an agent, and it’s apparently a problem that is resonating with the market, as the startup reports 700 percent growth in the last year. That caught the attention of investors, who awarded them with a $65 million Series C investment to help keep accelerating that growth. Sequoia Capital led the round with help from new investors Insight Venture Partners and Intermountain Ventures. Returning investors Bain Capital Ventu...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Funding, Sequoia Capital, Cto, Insight Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, IoT Security, Armis, Intermountain Ventures Returning, Bain Capital Ventures Red Dot Capital Partners, Nadir Izrael, Izreal