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Proxyclick visitor management system adapts to COVID as employee check-in platform

Proxyclick began life by providing an easy way to manage visitors in your building with an iPad-based check-in system. As the pandemic has taken hold, however, customer requirements have changed, and Proxyclick is changing with them. Today the company announced Proxyclick Flow, a new system designed to check in employees during the time of COVID. “Basically when COVID hit our customers told us that actually our employees are the new visitors. So what you used to ask your visitors, you are now...
Tags: Mobile, Cloud, Apps, Enterprise, Tech, Mobile Apps, Blondeau, Proxyclick, Gregory Blondeau, COVID-19, Visitor Management


Adobe expands customer data platform to include B2B sales

The concept of the customer data platform (CDP) is a relatively new one. Up until now, it has focused primarily on pulling data about an individual consumer from a variety of channels into a super record, where in theory you can serve more meaningful content and deliver more customized experiences based on all this detailed knowledge. Adobe announced its intention today to create such a product for business to business (B2B) customers, a key market where this kind of data consolidation had been ...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Adobe, Marketing, Sales, Tech, Customer Experience Management, Marketo, Glover, B2B sales, Customer Data Platforms, Marketo Engage, Brian Glover Adobe


Industrial drone maker Percepto raises $45M and integrates with Boston Dynamics’ Spot

Consumer drones have over the years struggled with an image of being no more than expensive and delicate toys. But applications in industrial, military and enterprise scenarios have shown that there is indeed a market for unmanned aerial vehicles, and today, a startup that makes drones for some of those latter purposes is announcing a large round of funding and a partnership that provides a picture of how the drone industry will look in years to come. Percepto, which makes drones — both the hard...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Verizon, Enterprise, Softbank, Funding, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Robotics, Hyundai, Boston Dynamics, Koch Industries


Friday app, a remote work tool, raises $2.1 million led by Bessemer

Friday, an app looking to make remote work more efficient, has announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Active Capital, Underscore, El Cap Holdings, TLC Collective, and New York Venture Partners also participated in the round, among others. Founded by Luke Thomas, Friday sits on top of the tools that teams already use — Github, Trello, Asana, Slack, etc. — to surface information that workers need when they need it and keep them on top of what others in t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Analytics, EA, Google Hangouts, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Thomas, Recent Funding, Luke Thomas Friday, Twitter LinkedIn Quizlet Red Hat


AvePoint to go public via SPAC valued at $2B

AvePoint, a company that gives enterprises using Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Teams a control layer on top of these tools, announced today that it would be going public via a SPAC merger with Apex Technology Acquisition Corporation in a deal that values AvePoint at around $2 billion. The acquisition brings together some powerful technology executives with Apex run by former Oracle CFO Jeff Epstein and former Goldman Sachs head of technology investment banking Brad Koenig, who will now be...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, SaaS, Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Exit, SPAC, ARR, Koenig, Jiang, Apex, Jeff Epstein, Brad Koenig


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


Onit acquires legal startup McCarthyFinch to inject AI into legal workflows

Onit, a workflow software company based in Houston with a legal component, announced this week that it has acquired 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alum McCarthyFinch.  Onit intends to use the startup’s AI skills to beef up its legal workflow software offerings. The companies did not share the purchase price. After evaluating a number of companies in the space, Onit focused on McCarthyFinch, which gives it an artificial intelligence component the company’s legal workflow software had been...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand, M&a, Houston, Legal Technology, Battlefield, Exit, Whitehouse, TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield, Elfman, McCarthyFinch


FireEye acquires Respond Software for $186M, announces $400M investment

The security sector is ever frothy and acquisitive. Just last week Palo Alto Networks grabbed Expanse for $800 million. Today it was FireEye’s turn, snagging Respond Software, a company that helps customers investigate and understand security incidents, while reducing the need for highly trained (and scarce) security analysts. The deal has closed, according to the company. FireEye had its eye on Respond’s Analyst product, which it plans to fold into its Mandiant Solutions platform. Like many ...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Machine Learning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Fireeye, Blackstone, Foundation Capital, Palo Alto Networks, Exit, CRV, Kevin Mandia


From fake contact tracing apps to attacks on vaccine makers, COVID-19 will define cyberattacks in 2021, experts say. Here's how businesses can prepare.

Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will continue to pose unique threats and vulnerabilities for businesses fending off cyberattacks in the coming year, Kaspersky cybersecurity analysts predict. Cybercriminals have already started using sophisticated tactics to exploit fear surrounding the pandemic, including fake contact tracing apps that steal people's information.  Others have capitalized on the high-stakes nature of COVID-19 treatment, targeting vacc...
Tags: Security, UK, Enterprise, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Hacks, Kaspersky, Emm, Steve Parsons, Yara, Microsoft Teams Slack, Costin Raiu, Raiu, Aaron Holmes


Amazon S3 Storage Lens gives IT visibility into complex S3 usage

As your S3 storage requirements grow, it gets harder to understand exactly what you have, and this especially true when it crosses multiple regions. This could have broad implications for administrators, who are forced to build their own solutions to get that missing visibility. AWS changed that this week when it announced a new product called Amazon S3 Storage Lens, a way to understand highly complex S3 storage environments. The tool provides analytics that help you understand what’s happeni...
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, Storage, Enterprise, Tech, Analytics, Aws, Dashboards, Amazon-S3, Amazon S3 Storage Lens, S3 Storage Lens


Datafold raises seed from NEA to keep improving the lives of data engineers

Data engineering is one of these new disciplines that has gone from buzzword to mission critical in just a few years. Data engineers design and build all the connections between sources of raw data (your payments information or ad-tracking data or what have you) and the ultimate analytics dashboards used by business executives and data scientists to make decisions. As data has exploded, so has their challenge of doing this key work, which is why a new set of tools has arrived to make data engine...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Nea, Datafold


Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?

When Zoom announced Zapps last month — the name has since been wisely changed to Zoom Apps — VC Twitter immediately began speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video conferencing service to becoming a launching pad for startup innovation. It certainly caught the attention of former TechCrunch writer and current investor at Signal Fire Josh Constine, who tweeted that “Zoom’s new ‘Zapps’ app platform will crush or king-make lots of startups.” Zoom's new "Zapps" app pl...
Tags: Startups, TC, Video, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, App Stores, Salesforce, Video Conferencing, Signal Fire, Emergence Capital, Zoom, Josh Constine, Scheinman, Jason Green, Maven Ventures


4 COVID-era trends impacting the business process outsourcing industry

Everise The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing a double digit decline in managed services in the second quarter of this year, with total global spending down by 16%.  Yet like many industries, the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in the BPO industry allowing digitally-focused companies like Everise to expand their services to support remote workers. Because of his work, Business Insider named Sudhir A...
Tags: Security, Work From Home, Asia, Enterprise, America, Trends, Research, Cisco, Deloitte, Sudhir, Technavio, BPO, Sudhir Agarwal, Edit Series, TB2020, SP-ING-WB-2020


IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as it continues to expand hybrid cloud vision

As IBM transitions from software and services to a company fully focussed on hybrid cloud management, it announced  its intention to buy Instana, an applications performance management startup with a cloud native approach that fits firmly within that strategy. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. With Instana, IBM can build on its internal management tools, giving it a way to monitor containerized environments running Kubernetes. It hopes by adding the startup to the fold it can g...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, Munich, M&a, Ibm, Cnbc, Kubernetes, Exit, Krishna, Rob Thomas


Grouparoo snares $3M seed to build open source customer data integration framework

Creating a great customer experience requires a lot of data from a variety of sources, and pulling that disparate data together has captured the attention of companies and big and small from Salesforce and Adobe to Segment and Klaviyo. Today, Grouparoo, a new startup from three industry vets is the next company up with an open source framework designed to make it easier for developers to access and make use of customer data. The company announced a $3 million seed investment led by Eniac Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Marketing, San Francisco, Tech, Customer Experience, SaaS, Taskrabbit, Eniac Ventures, Evan, Leonard


Cloudbolt announces $35M Series B debt/equity investment to help manage hybrid cloud

Cloudbolt, a Bethesda, MD startup that helps companies manage hybrid cloud environments, announced a $35 million Series B investment today. It was split between $15 million in equity investment and $20 Million in debt. Insight Partners provided the equity side of the equation, while Hercules Capital and Bridge Bank supplied the venture debt. The company has now raised over $61 million in equity and debt, according to Crunchbase data. CEO Jeff Kukowski says that his company helps customers wit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, HashiCorp, Bethesda, Kukowski, Hybrid Cloud, Jeff Kukowski, Insight Partners, Recent Funding, Multi-cloud, Cloudbolt


Marketing automation platform Klaviyo scores $200M Series C on $4.15B valuation

Boston-based marketing automation firm Klaviyo wants to change the way marketers interact with data, giving them direct access to their data and their customers. It believes that makes it easier to customize the messages and produce better results. Investors apparently agree, awarding the company a $200 million Series C on a hefty $4.15 billion valuation today. The round was led by Accel with help from Summit Partners. It comes on the heels of last year’s $150 million Series B, and brings the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Boston, Funding, Tech, Email Marketing, Accel, Marketing Automation, Li, Amazon Google, Klaviyo, Ping Li


Dropbox shifts business product focus to remote work with Spaces update

In a September interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston talked about how the pandemic had forced the company to rethink what work means, and how his company is shifting with the new requirements of a work-from-home world. Today, the company announced broad changes to Dropbox Spaces, the product introduced last year, to make it a collaboration and project management tool designed with these new requirements in mind. Dropbox president Timothy Young says that the ...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Storage, Enterprise, Drew Houston, Tech, Remote Work, Collaboration, Dropbox, Houston, Young, Project Management, Timothy Young, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, TechCrunch Disrupt Dropbox


Cato Network snags $130M Series E on $1B valuation as cloud wide area networking thrives

Cato Networks has spent the last five years building a cloud-based wide area network that lets individuals connect to network resources regardless of where they are. When the pandemic hit, and many businesses shifted to work from home, it was the perfect moment for technology like this. Today, the company was rewarded with a $130 million Series E investment on $1 billion valuation. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from new investor Coatue and existing investors Gre...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Boston, Funding, Israel, Tech, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, The Company, Kramer, Cato, ARR, Thoma Bravo


PingCAP, the open-source developer behind TiDB, closes $270 million Series D

PingCAP, the open-source software developer best known for NewSQL database TiDB, has raised a $270 million Series D. TiDB handles hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP), and is aimed at high-growth companies, including payment and e-commerce services, that need to handle increasingly large amounts of data. The round’s lead investors were GGV Capital, Access Technology Ventures, Anatole Investment, Jeneration Capital and 5Y Capital (formerly known as Morningside Venture Capital). I...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Mysql, Square, North America, Newsql, Amazon Web Services, HTAP, Matrix Partners China, OLAP, Distributed Databases, Yunqi Partners


Gretel announces $12M Series A to make it easier to anonymize data

As companies work with data, one of the big obstacles they face is making sure they are not exposing personally identifiable information (PII) or other sensitive data. It usually requires a painstaking manual effort to strip out that data. Gretel, an early stage startup, wants to change that by making it faster and easier to anonymize data sets. Today the company announced a $12 million Series A led by Greylock. The company has now raised $15.5 million. Gretel founder and CEO Alex Watson says th...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Data, Gm, Aws, Watson, Greylock, Gretel, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Ramaswamy, Recent Funding, Alex Watson


Computer vision startup Chooch.ai scores $20M Series A

Chooch.ai, a startup that hopes to bring computer vision more broadly to companies to help them identify and tag elements at high speed, announced a $20 million Series A today. Vickers Venture Partners led the round with participation from 212, Streamlined Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Waterman Ventures and several other unnamed investors. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $25.8 million, according to the company. “Basically we set out to copy human visual intelligence in machin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Computer Vision, Tagging, U S India, Chooch, Gültekin, Recent Funding, Vickers Venture Partners, Data Labeling Tools


Undock raises $1.6M to help solve your group scheduling nightmares

Over the past decade, many startups have tried (and many have failed) to rethink the way we schedule our meetings and calls. But we seem to be in a calendrical renaissance, with incumbents like Google and Outlook getting smarter and smarter and newcomers like Calendly growing significantly. Undock, an Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator-backed startup, is looking to enter the space. The startup recently closed a $1.6 million seed round with investors that include Lightship Capital, Bessemer Ven...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Apps, Enterprise, Tech, Ahmed, Black, PayPal LinkedIn, Undock, Recent Funding, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Nash Ahmed, Sarah Impach


Salesforce was supposed to become a diversity role model. Here's why its Office of Equality has struggled to move the needle.

(L to R) Tony Prophet, Salesforce chief equality and recruiting officer and Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and cofounder Steve Jennings/Getty Images, Kimberly White/Getty Images Salesforce is known as a leader on social change, exemplified by hiring Tony Prophet as its first ever chief equality office in 2016. There's no clear roadmap for businesses to follow when changing diversity and progress is often slow, but in four years, Salesforce's diversity numbers have barely budged.  Business In...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, Microsoft, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Indiana, Equality, Salesforce, Teaser, Prophet, Mila Kunis, Signal, Black, Janelle Monae


Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

Scott Kirsner Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader, a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live in the future. They create roadmaps, build products and continually upgrade them with an eye on next year — or even a few years out. Big companies, often the target custo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Cisco, Private Equity, North America, Corporate Venture Capital, KPMG LLP, Scott Kirsner, Mobile Technologies, The Boston Globe Startups


Kyklo raises $8.5M to bring electrical distributors online

Kyklo, a startup that helps wholesale distributors of electrical and automation products launch e-commerce stores, is announcing that it has raised $8.5 million in seed funding. The industry may sound a bit arcane, but it’s one that founders Remi Ducrocq (Kyklo’s CEO) and Fabien Legouic (CTO) know from having worked at Schneider Electric. Ducrocq said that the process of selling these products to manufacturers and electricians remains a cumbersome process that relies largely on PDF catalogs. Shi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Cto, Felicis Ventures, Jungle Ventures, Ia Ventures, Kyklo, Fabien Legouic, Ducrocq, Sundeep Peechu, Remi Ducrocq Kyklo, Schneider Electric Ducrocq


Mirantis brings extensions to its Lens Kubernetes IDE, launches a new Kubernetes distro

Earlier this year, Mirantis, the company that now owns Docker’s enterprise business, acquired Lens, a desktop application that provides developers with something akin to an IDE for managing their Kubernetes clusters. At the time, Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel told me that the company wants to offer enterprises the tools to quickly build modern applications. Today, it’s taking another step in that direction with the launch of an extensions API for Lens that will take the tool far beyond its original ...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Ceo, Intel, Linux, Docker, Api, Openstack, Free Software, Founder, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Windows Server


Menlo Security announces $100M Series E on $800M valuation

Menlo Security, a malware and phishing prevention startup, announced a $100 million Series E today on an $800 million valuation. The round was led by Vista Equity Partners with help from Neuberger Berman, General Catalyst, JP Morgan and other unnamed existing investors. The company has now raised approximately $250 million. CEO and co-founder Amir Ben-Efraim says that while the platform has expanded over the years, the company stays mostly focused on web and email as major attack vectors for cus...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Malware, Jp Morgan, Phishing, Menlo Security, Vista Equity Partners, Neuberger Berman, Menlo, Recent Funding, Amir Ben Efraim


Livestorm raises $30M for its browser-based meeting and webinar platform

Video communication startup Livestorm announced today that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Gilles Bertaux told me that the company started out with a focus on webinars before launching a video meeting product as well (which we used for our interview). “The way we think about it is, webinars and meetings are not use cases,” Bertaux said. He argued that it’s more meaningful to talk about whether you’re having a team meeting or a training demo or whatever else, a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Paris, North America, Aglaé Ventures, RAISE Ventures, Livestorm, Gilles Bertaux, Bertaux, Shopify Honda, Bpifrance Digital Venture, Cyril Guenoun