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Even as cloud infrastructure growth slows, revenue rises over $30B for quarter

The cloud market is coming into its own during the pandemic as the novel coronavirus forced many companies to accelerate plans to move to the cloud, even while the market was beginning to mature on its own. This week, the big three cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — all reported their earnings, and while the numbers showed that growth was beginning to slow down, revenue continued to increase at an impressive rate, surpassing $30 billion for a quarter for the first t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Azure, Tech, Earnings, Aws, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Microsoft, Canalys, Market Analysis, Synergy Research, Synergy Research Group


Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera portfolio even smarter

As the Internet of Things, proliferates, security cameras are getting smarter. Today, these devices have machine learning capability that help the camera automatically identify what it’s looking at — for instance an animal or a human intruder? Today, Cisco announced that it’s acquired Swedish startup Modcam and making it part of its Meraki smart camera portfolio with the goal of incorporating Modcam computer vision technology into its portfolio. The companies did not reveal the purchase price, b...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Cisco, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Iot, Machine Learing, Exit, Meraki, Cisco Meraki, Stori


Atlassian acquires asset management company Mindville

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired Mindville, Jira-centric enterprise asset management firm based in Sweden. Mindville’s over 1,700 customers include the likes of NASA, Spotify and Samsung. Image Credits: Atlassian With this acquisition, Atlassian is getting into a new market, too, by adding asset management tools to its lineup of services. The company’s flagship product is Mindville Insights, which helps IT, HR, sales, legal and facilities to track assets across a company. It’...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spotify, Business, Sweden, Enterprise, Samsung, Tech, Nasa, Software, Computing, Atlassian, Exit, Jira, GCP, Jira Atlassian


We compared Google Meet and Zoom to see which is better for remote working and learning — and Zoom is the more comprehensive video conferencing tool

  More and more people are learning and working from home, especially in response to continued measures being taken to help combat the spread of coronavirus. As a result, you might need access to a good video conferencing platform — and two of the best are Google Meet and Zoom. Though both platforms have their advantages, Zoom is ultimately the more comprehensive video conferencing solution. If you're studying or working remotely and need recommendations for gear and gadgets to help your pro...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, Education, Trends, Skype, Steven Cohen, G Suite, Google Meet, Google Calendar Zoom, G Suite Meet, Zoom s Education, Zoom s Gallery View


Buildots raises $16M to bring computer vision to construction management

Buildots, a Tel Aviv and London-based startup that is using computer vision to modernize the construction management industry, today announced that it has raised $16 million in total funding. This includes a $3 million seed round that was previously unreported and a $13 million Series A round, both led by TLV Partners. Other investors include Innogy Ventures, Tidhar Construction Group, Ziv Aviram ( co-founder of Mobileye & OrCam) , Magma Ventures head Zvika Limon , serial entreprene...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Japan, Technology, London, Enterprise, Medicine, Finance, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, United Kingdom, Agriculture, Cyber, Poland


New Relic is changing its pricing model to encourage broader monitoring

In the monitoring world, typically when you spin up a new instance, you pay a fee to monitor it. If you are particularly active in any given month, that can result in a hefty bill at the end of the month. That leads to limiting what you choose to monitor to control costs. New Relic wants to change that, and today it announced that it’s moving to a model where customers pay by the user instead with a smaller less costly data component. The company is also simplifying its product set with the goal...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, New Relic, Lew Cirne, Monitoring, Logging, Applications Performance Monitoring, Tracing, Cirne


Singapore-based Volopay wants to be the “Brex of Southeast Asia”

Volopay founders Rajith Shaji and Rajesh Raikwar Small- to medium-sized companies that do a lot of international business have to deal with two big headaches: high foreign exchange fees and corporate expense tracking. Volopay, a Singapore-based financial tech startup with offices in Bangalore, wants to help by integrating prepaid multi-currency corporate cards, expense tracking and accounting tools into one free-to-use platform. Volopay is currently taking part in Y Combinator and is also ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Indonesia, Australia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Fintech, Mastercard, Bangalore, Moneysmart


Hearsay, maker of compliant tools for financial services, deepens ties with Salesforce

Financial services companies like banks and insurance tend to be heavily regulated. As such they require a special level of security and auditability. Hearsay, which makes compliant communications tools for these types of companies, announced a new partnership with Salesforce today, enabling smooth integration with Salesforce CRM and marketing automation tools. The company also announced that Salesforce would be taking a minority stake in Hearsay, although company co-founder and CEO Clara Shi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, SaaS, Salesforce, CRM, Sequoia, Marketing Automation, Shih, Customer Data Platform, Hearsay Systems, Clara Shih, NEA Associates


Hevo draws in $8 million Series A for its no-code data pipeline service

Hevo founders Manish Jethani and Sourabh Agarwal According to data pipeline startup Hevo, many small- to medium-sized companies juggle more than 40 different applications to manage sales, marketing, finance, customer support and other operations. All of these applications are important sources of data that can be analyzed to improve a company’s performance. That data often remains separate, however, making it difficult for different teams to collaborate. Hevo enables its clients’ employees to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Singapore, India, Tech, United States, TechCrunch, Bangalore, Grofers, Data Analytics


SAP decision to spin out Qualtrics 20 months after spending $8B surprises industry watchers

When SAP announced it was spinning out Qualtrics on Sunday, a company it bought less than two years ago for an eye-popping $8 billion, it was enough to make your head spin. At the time, then CEO Bill McDermott saw it as a way to bridge the company’s core operational with customer data, while acquiring a cloud company that could help generate recurring revenue for the ERP giant, and maybe give it a dose of innovation along the way. But Sunday night the company announced it was spinning out the...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Drama, Tech, Customer Experience, ERP, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dell, Sap, Ryan Smith, Qualtrics, McDermott, Leary


YC alum Paragon snags $2.5M seed for low-code app integration platform

Low-code is a hot category these days. It helps companies build workflows or simple applications without coding skills, freeing up valuable engineering resources for more important projects. Paragon, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 cohort, announced a $2.5 million seed round today for its low-code application integration platform. Investors include Y Combinator, Village Global, Global Founders Capital, Soma Capital and FundersClub. “Paragon makes it easier for non-technical people to...
Tags: Travel, Google, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Samuel, Serverless Architecture, Low-code, Foo, YC Winter 2020, FundersClub Paragon, Brandon Foo Foo, Ishmael Samuel


Explorium reels in $31M Series B as data discovery platform grows

In a world with growing amounts of data, finding the right set for a particular machine learning model can be a challenge. Explorium has created a platform to make that an easier task, and today the startup announced a $31 million Series B. The round was led by Zeev Venture with help from Dynamic Loop, Emerge and F2 capital. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $50 million, according to the company. CEO and co-founder, Maor Shlomo says the company’s platform is designed to help people f...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Machine Learning, Shlomo, Data Discovery, Zeev Ventures, Explorium, Zeev Venture, Maor Shlomo


ComplyAdvantage nabs $50M for an AI platform and database to detect and stop financial crime

The growth of digital banking has opened up a wealth of opportunities for making the world of finance more accessible and transparent to a greater number of people. But the darker underbelly is that it has also created more avenues for illicit activity to flourish, with some $2 trillion laundered annually but only 1-3% of that sum “caught”. To help combat that, a London-based startup called ComplyAdvantage, which has built an AI platform and wider database of some 10 million entities to help ide...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, London, Enterprise, Finance, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Romania, Index Ventures, Balderton, Ontario Teachers, Delingpole, Canada US, Quantexa, Charles Delingpole


SAP will spin out its $8B spin-in Qualtrics acquisition

Well, this isn’t a story you see every day. Less than two years after German software giant SAP snatched experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the startup’s IPO debut, it has now decided to spin out the company in a brand new IPO. https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/11/sap-agrees-to-buy-qualtrics-for-8b-in-cash-just-before-the-survey-software-companys-ipo/ In a press statement released Sunday, SAP said that Qualtrics had seen cloud growth “in excess of 40 percent” in a...
Tags: Enterprise, Ipo, Tech, Smith, Sap, Ryan Smith, Qualtrics, Alex Wilhelm, Wilhelm, Christian Klein


iObeya raises $17M to digitize management planning processes like Agile

As we move deeper into the pandemic, companies are looking for ways to digitize processes that previously required in-person meetings with manual approaches. Investors appear to be rewarding companies who can achieve this. iObeya, a French company that helps digitize management planning processes like lean and agile, announced a $17 million Series A today. Red River West led the round with help from Atlantic Bridge Capital and Fortino Capital Partners. It has now raised a total of $20 million, a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, France, Funding, US, Tech, Paris, Seattle, McCracken, Agile, Digitization, Atlantic Bridge Capital, Fortino Capital Partners, COVID-19


1.4 Million Unemployment Claims Filed Last Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March, evidence of the deepening economic pain the outbreak is causing to the economy. The rise in weekly jobless claims to 1.4 million underscores the outsize role the unemployment insurance system is playing among the nation’s safety net programs — just when a $600 weekly federal aid payment for the jobless is set to expire at the end of this week. A...
Tags: News, Enterprise, Congress, Washington, Ap, Unemployment, Evercore ISI, JPMorgan Chase, Labor Department, Census Bureau, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Ernie Tedeschi, Social Security Economists, Bank of America Real


Quantexa raises $64.7M to bring big data intelligence to risk analysis and investigations

The wider field of cyber security — not just defending networks, but identifying fraudulent activity — has seen a big boost in activity in the last few months, and that’s no surprise. The global health pandemic has led to more interactions and transactions moving online, and the contractions we’re feeling across the economy and society have led some to take more desperate and illegal actions, using digital challenges to do it. Today, a UK company called Quantexa — which has built a machine learn...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, UK, London, Enterprise, Big Data, Funding, Tech, Fraud, Artificial Intelligence, Hsbc, Accenture, Palantir, Companies House, Looker


Daily Crunch: Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft

An antitrust battle is brewing between Microsoft and Slack, Apple continues to defend its App Store policies and Dexterity raises funding for warehouse robots. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 22, 2020. PS: I’m going to be on vacation until Wednesday of next week. Until then, I leave you in Darrell Etherington’s capable hands! The big story: Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft The complaint was filed in the European Union and alleges that Microsoft is unfairly bundling its...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Spotify, Enterprise, Microsoft, Office, Tech, European Union, Policy, App Store, Slack, SPAC, Darrell Etherington, Baruch Labunski, Daily Crunch, Peyton Carr


Reflect wants to help you automate web testing without writing code

Reflect, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 class, is building a tool to automate website and web application testing, making it faster to get your site up and running without waiting for engineers to write testing code, or for human testers to run the site through its paces. Company CEO and co-founder Fitz Nowlan says his startup’s goal is to allow companies to have the ease of use and convenience of manual testing, but the speed of execution of automated or code-based testing. “Reflect i...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Developer, California, Tech, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Reflect, Nowlan, Automated Testing, Y Combinator Summer 2020 Class, Fitz Nowlan, Todd McNeal


huddl.ai wants to bring more intelligence to online meetings

As the pandemic has shut down in-person meetings, and pushed us online, products like Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams have become part of our daily lives. Into the fray jumps huddl.ai, a 3.5 year old startup from a serial entrepreneur, who wants to bring a dose of artificial intelligence to meeting technology. Company co-founder and CEO Krishna Yarlagadda says while these companies have introduced the video meeting concept, his startup has a vision of taking it further. “As we...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, India, US, Artificial Intelligence, Collaboration, Online Meetings, Jira, Hudl, Yarlagadda, Huddl.ai, Zoom Cisco WebEx Google, Krishna Yarlagadda


Microsoft introduces Customer Voice, a real-time customer feedback tool

At Microsoft Inspire today, the company made several Dynamics 365 announcements, including Dynamics 365 Customer Voice, a real-time customer feedback tool that could compete with Qualtrics, the company SAP bought in 2018 for a cool $8 billion. Microsoft General Manager Brenda Bown says that as more customers move online during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to capture real-time customer feedback that you can combine with other data to build a more complete picture of the customer th...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Sap, Leary, Bown, Customer Surveys, Brent Leary, Dynamics 365, Customer Voice, Microsoft Inspire, COVID-19, Brenda Bown


Jamf ups its IPO range, now targets a valuation of up to $2.7B

Today Jamf, a software company that helps other firms manage their Apple devices, raised its IPO price range. The company had previously targeted a $17 to $19 per-share range. A new SEC filing from the firm today details a far higher $21 to $23 per-share IPO price interval. Jamf still intends to sell up to 18.4 million shares in its debut, including 13.5 million in primary stock, 2.5 million shares from existing shareholders and an underwriter option worth 2.4 million shares. The whole whack ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, SEC, Palantir, Rackspace, Initial Public Offering, GAAP, ARR, Vroom, JAMF, nCino, Jamf IPO Rackspace


In the cloud era, building on platforms you don’t own is normal

When Salesforce launched Force.com in 2007, it was the culmination of years of work to bring together a way to customize Salesforce and eventually to build applications on top of the platform. By using a set of Salesforce services, companies could take advantage of work that SFDC had already done, speeding up building time and reducing time to market. Today, the successor of Force.com is called Salesforce Platform. But going that route didn’t come without some risk, because back in 2007 build...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Salesforce, Platform-as-a-service, Salesforce Platform, SFDC, nCino


Puppet announces $40 million debt round from BlackRock

Puppet, the Portland, Oregon-based infrastructure automation company, announced a $40 million debt round today from BlackRock Investments. CEO Yvonne Wassenaar says the company sees this debt round as part of a longer term relationship with BlackRock . “What’s interesting, and I think part of the reason why we decided to go with BlackRock, is that typically when you look at how they invest this is the first step of a much longer term relationship that we will have with them  over time that has...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Ipo, Funding, Tech, CMO, Portland Oregon, Cto, Blackrock, Crunchbase, Puppet, Kearns, Wassenaar


Qumulo scores $125M Series E on $1.2B valuation as storage biz accelerates

Qumulo, a Seattle storage startup helping companies store vast amounts of data, announced a $125 million Series E investment today on a $1.2 billion valuation. BlackRock led the round with help from Highland Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Kleiner Perkins and new investor Amity Ventures. The company reports it has now raised $351 million. CEO Bill Richter says the valuation is more than 2x its most recent round, a $93 million Series D in 2018. While the valuation puts his company in ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Storage, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Seattle, Unicorns, Blackrock, Richter, Hybrid Cloud, Qumulo, Bill Richter, Seattle Startups, Amity Ventures The company, Stealthy Seattle Storage Startup


Gmail for G Suite gets deep integrations with Chat, Meet, Rooms and more

Google is launching a major update to its G Suite productivity tools today that will see a deep integration of Gmail, Chat, Meet and Rooms on the web and on mobile, as well as other tools like Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides. This integration will become available in the G Suite early adopter program, with a wider roll-out coming at a later time. The G Suite team has been working on this project for about a year, though it fast-tracked the Gmail/Meet integration, which was originally schedu...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Gmail, Enterprise, Tech, Computing, Salesforce, Chat Room, Meet, Operating Systems, Outlook.com, Trello, Webmail, Docusign, Javier Soltero


Emergence’s Jason Green thinks some of the tech backlash is justified, but the B2B opportunities still outweigh the challenges

Jason Green, co-founder and partner at Emergence, is one of the leading VCs investing in enterprise startups at the moment. But even with the focus on B2B, many of their companies have become household names — Zoom, Yammer, Box and Salesforce among them. Now, we’re all living in a climate where everything has been turned upside down. Meetings are virtual, the future economy and collective health of the world are unknowns, and being an investor — or a founder — comes with completely new parame...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Green, SaaS, Zoom, Valley, Emergence, ECL, Jason Green, Extra Crunch Live, Aileen Lee Kirsten Green Mark Cuban


Atlassian brings a table view to Trello

Atlassian today announced a number of updates to both its Confluence workspace and its Trello collaboration and project management tool. the focus here, the company says, is on supporting “the next phase of remote work.” Trello alone saw a 73% rise in signups in mid-March 2020, just as companies started shifting to work-from-home, compared to the same time a year ago. The actual new features are pretty straightforward. The highlight for Trello users is surely the beta version of a table...
Tags: Enterprise, Tech, Software, Content Management, Atlassian, Trello, Confluence, Airtable, Pratima Arora


As companies accelerate their digital transitions, employees detail a changed workplace

The U.S.’s COVID-19 caseload continues to set records as major states move to re-shutter their economies in hopes of stemming its spread. For many workers the situation means more time in the home office, and less time in their traditional workplace. What the world will look like when safety eventually returns is not clear, but it’s becoming plain that the workplace will not revert to its old normal. New data details changed employee sentiment, showing that a good portion of the working world do...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Twilio, Ryan Smith, Exchange, Qualtrics, The Exchange, Glenn Weinstein


Crisp, the platform for demand forecasting the food supply chain, gets $12 million in funding

Crisp, a demand forecasting platform for the food industry, has today announced the close of a $12 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from Spring Capital and Swell Capital. Crisp launched out of beta in January of this year with a product that aimed to give food suppliers and distributors a clearer picture of customer demand at retailers. Before Crisp, these organizations usually had several data scientists compiling data from various sources into an unin...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, ERP, FirstMark Capital, Crisp, Recent Funding, Spring Capital and Swell Capital Crisp