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White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures

Outvio, an Estonian startup that provides a white-label SaaS fulfillment solution for medium-sized and large online retailers in Spain and Estonia, has closed a $3 million early-stage financing round led by Change Ventures. Also participating were TMT Investments (London), Fresco Capital (San Francisco), and Lemonade Stand (Tallinn). Several angels also joined the round including James Berdigans (Printify) and Kristjan Vilosius (Katana MRP). This is the startup’s first institutional round of fun...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, London, Marketing, San Francisco, Tech, Customer Experience, Spain, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Italy, SaaS, Retail, Estonia, Online Stores


Platform as a service startup Porter aims to become go-to for deploying, managing cloud-based apps

By the time Porter co-founders Trevor Shim and Justin Rhee decided to build a company around DevOps, the pair were well versed in doing remote development on Kubernetes. And like other users, they were consistently getting burnt by the technology. They realized that for all of the benefits, the technology was there, but users were having to manage the complexity of hosting solutions as well as incurring the costs associated with a big DevOps team, Rhee told TechCrunch. They decided to build a so...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Apps, Y Combinator, Developer, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Github, Kubernetes, Venrock, Porter, Cloud Infrastructure


Platform-as-a-service startup Porter aims to become go-to platform for deploying, managing cloud-based apps

By the time Porter co-founders Trevor Shim and Justin Rhee decided to build a company around DevOps, the pair were well versed in doing remote development on Kubernetes. And like other users, were consistently getting burnt by the technology. They realized that for all of the benefits, Rhee told TechCrunch that the technology was there, but users were having to manage the complexity of hosting solutions as well as incur the costs associated with a big DevOps team. They decided to build out a sol...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Apps, Y Combinator, Developer, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Github, Kubernetes, Venrock, Porter, Cloud Infrastructure


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


QuotaPath raises $21.3M in Insight Partners-led round to help sales teams better track commissions

QuotaPath, which has developed a commission-tracking solution for sales and revenue teams, has raised $21.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Insight Partners. Existing backers ATX Ventures, Integr8d Capital, Stage 2 Capital and HubSpot Ventures also participated in the financing, which brings the startup’s total funding to $26.3 million since its 2018 inception. The funding comes amid a year of growth for the startup, which has dual headquarters in Austin and Philadelphia. Specifically...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Funding, Sales, Tech, Austin, SaaS, Commission, Venture Capital, Private Equity, HubSpot, Accel, Startup Company, Geller, Bruno


High-profile entrepreneurs launch $85 million fund to back Indian SaaS startups

Four high-profile Indian entrepreneurs who are among those who kickstarted India’s SaaS journey, building and helping startups scale and win customers globally and also backed about 100 such firms, are ready for their next phase of participation in the country’s startup ecosystem. The group — Girish Mathrubootham of Freshworks, Manav Garg of Eka Corporation, Shubham Gupta, formerly with investment firm Matrix, and Avinash Raghava, formerly with Nasscom, iSPIRT and SaaSBOOMi — said on Wednesday i...
Tags: TC, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Practo, Mckinsey, Chennai, Kunal Shah, NASSCOM, Garg, Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks, iSpirt


Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

Pipo Saude, a startup that developed a platform that sells and manages healthcare benefits for Brazilian companies, has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding. Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital led the round, marking the first time the New York-based venture firm has led an investment in a Brazilian startup. (Although, notably, Thrive has also put money in Nubank and Loft.) Atlantico participated in the financing as a new investor in addition to all existing backers including Monashees,...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Funding, Groupon, Tech, Healthcare, SaaS, Venture Capital, Brazil, Thrive Capital, Latin America, Nubank, David Velez


Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce that Monte Carlo co-founder and CEO Barr Moses will join us. Specifically, the startup exec will be joining our data-focused panel. What does Monte Carlo do? The startup works in the realm of data observability, making sure that companies’ data ingestion work is bringing in actual information, and not bunk. When I covere...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Data, SaaS, Moses, Databricks, Monte Carlo, Casey Aylward, Tc Sessions, Sarah Guo, Abby Kearns, Barr Moses, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, Yotam Hadass Moses


Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce that Monte Carlo co-founder and CEO Barr Moses will join us. Specifically, the startup exec will be joining our data-focused panel. What does Monte Carlo do? The startup works in the realm of data observability, making sure that companies’ data ingestion work is bringing in actual information, and not bunk. When I c...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Data, SaaS, Moses, Databricks, Monte Carlo, Casey Aylward, Tc Sessions, Sarah Guo, Abby Kearns, Barr Moses, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, Yotam Hadass Moses


Accel doubles down on 1Password, which just raised $100M more at a $2B valuation

Toronto-based 1Password is one of those rare companies that is a) profitable and b) transparent enough to share financials. And today, the company announced that it raised $100 million in a Series B round of funding that doubles the company’s valuation to $2 billion. You may recall that the previously bootstrapped 1Password only raised its first round of external capital in 2019 – a $200 million Series A led by Accel that represented the venture firm’s largest single investment in its 3...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Privacy, Funding, Toronto, Dave, Canada, SaaS, Ashton Kutcher, Shopify, Squarespace, Stewart Butterfield, Accel, 1password


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


Paystand banks $50M to make B2B payments cashless and with no fees

It’s pretty easy for individuals to send money back and forth, and there are lots of cash apps from which to choose. On the commercial side, however, one business trying to send $100,000 the same way is not as easy. Paystand wants to change that. The Scotts Valley, California-based company is using cloud technology and the Ethereum blockchain as the engine for its Paystand Bank Network that enables business-to-business payments with zero fees. The company raised $50 million Series C funding led ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Finance, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Customers, SaaS, Venture Capital, Square, Mobile Payments, Payments, Stripe, Fintech, Blockchain


Andreessen Horowitz funds Vitally’s $9M round for customer experience software

Customer success company Vitally raised $9 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz to continue developing its SaaS platform automating customer experiences. Co-founder and CEO Jamie Davidson got the idea for Vitally while he was at his previous company, Pathgather. As chief customer officer, he was looking at tools and “was underwhelmed” by the available tools to automate repetitive tasks. So he set out to build one. The global pandemic thrust customer satisfaction into the limeligh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Customer Experience, Andreessen, SaaS, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Davidson, Brand Management, Customer Success, Jamie Davidson, Recent Funding, David Ulevitch


Austin-based Fetch Package secures $60M in equity & debt after tripling ARR in 2020

Fetch Package , a last-mile package delivery company for apartment communities, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding and closed on a $10 million venture debt facility. Michael Patton founded Fetch in May 2016 after being frustrated by having packages lost at the apartment community in which he was living.  “I took the time to research how communities were handling packages. What I found was that some communities are receiving up to 300 to 400 packages a week and trying to ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Real Estate, Minneapolis, Funding, Startup, Supply Chain, Tech, Atlanta, E-commerce, Austin, SaaS, Venture Capital, Dallas, Houston


Superpedestrian acquires Navmatic to detect and control unsafe e-scooter rider behavior

Electric scooter operator Superpedestrian has announced its acquisition of Navmatic, a startup that helps micromobility operators locate vehicles and correct their movements in real time. The companies did not reveal the details of the buy, which was finalized last month, but those close to the deal say the number is not far off from Navmatic’s last funding round, which was $4 million raised in seed funding last June.  The Navmatic purchase means Superpedestrian can apply the startup’s Supe...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, SaaS, Paul White, Biderman, Superpedestrian, Dan Herscovici, Mamo, Assaf Biderman, Herscovici, Navmatic, Boaz Mamo, Edison Partners Most


LeagueApps raises $15M to be the ‘operating system’ for youth sports organizations

Youth sports are an integral part of our communities, bringing families together and helping kids all over gain confidence and skills. Most of us don’t think about all the work that goes into setting up, growing and maintaining these leagues. It’s a lot. Today, LeagueApps , which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding. Existing investor Contour Venture Partners led the financing, which brings to $...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Funding, Sports, NFL, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Payments, Los Angeles Dodgers, Operating System, Laura Dixon, Julie Foudy, Contour Venture Partners


JLL, Khosla lead Jones’ $12.5M Series A for real estate vendor compliance

Commercial real estate tenants and property managers have to abide by strict liability rules that any vendor entering the property must have insurance certificates and meet other requirements. The approval process for this currently can take days and is still largely done on paper. Enter Jones. The New York-based commercial real estate startup is curating a marketplace of pre-approved vendors for tenants and property managers to find and hire the people they need in a compliant way. To continue ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Real Estate, New York, Enterprise, Funding, SaaS, Venture Capital, Jones, Khosla Ventures, Crunchbase, Stern, Lerner, Property Management, Omri Stern, Camber Creek


Kdan Mobile gets $16M Series B for its cloud-based content and productivity tools

Kdan Mobile founder and CEO Kenny Su Kdan Mobile, a company that provides a wide range of cloud-based software, including AI-based tech for organizing documents, has raised a $16 million Series B. The round was led by South Korea-based Dattoz Partners, which will also take a seat on Kdan Mobile, and included participation from WI Harper Group, Taiwania Capital and Golden Asia Fund Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. Launched in 2009, Kdan Mobile has focused on developing content creation and productivity...
Tags: Productivity, Startups, TC, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Microsoft, Australia, Africa, SU, United States, SaaS, Content Creation, Google Microsoft, Kdan Mobile, Kenny Su Kdan Mobile


3 Tips For Marketing Your New SaaS Product

SaaS marketing is an umbrella term to describe a specific set of strategies, tactics, and activities that companies implement to position, advertise, and sell subscription-based software products to customers to create recurring revenue. The post 3 Tips For Marketing Your New SaaS Product appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, SaaS, Others, Software-as-a-service


Taste intelligence startup Halla closes $4.5M Series A1 to predict which grocery items shoppers will buy

Halla wants to answer the question of how people decide what to eat, and now has $4.5 million in fresh Series A1 capital from Food Retail Ventures to do it. Headquartered in New York, Halla was founded in 2016 by Gabriel Nipote, Henry Michaelson and Spencer Price to develop “taste intelligence,” using human behavior to steer shoppers to food items they want while also discovering new ones as they shop online. This all results in bigger basket orders for stores. Today’s funding announcement bring...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, SaaS, Cto, Mckinsey, McCann, James McCann, Halla, Recent Funding


Vertical Velocity

While there is a lot of noise about "Industry Clouds", I have been encouraged to see specifics in the form of new product launches and M&A/ownership changes in the last few weeks. They promise to bring a lot more industry... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Cloud Computing, Trends, SaaS, Vinnie, Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc


Scaling CockroachDB in the red ocean of relational databases

Most database startups avoid building relational databases, since that market is dominated by a few goliaths. Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server have embedded themselves into the technical fabric of large- and medium-size companies going back decades. These established companies have a lot of market share and a lot of money to quash the competition. So rather than trying to compete in the relational database market, over the past decade, many database startups focused on alternative architec...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, New York City, Tech, Mysql, SaaS, Aws, Baidu, EC, Mongodb, Cloud Services, Oracle


The CockroachDB EC-1

Every application is a palimpsest of technologies, each layer forming a base that enables the next layer to function. Web front ends rely on JavaScript and browser DOM, which rely on back-end APIs, which themselves rely on databases. As one goes deeper down the stack, engineering decisions become ever more conservative — changing the location of a button in a web app is an inconvenience; changing a database engine can radically upend an entire project. It’s little surprise then that database tec...
Tags: Google, Startups, Enterprise, Tech, Mysql, SaaS, EC, Databases, Database, Bob Reselman, Danny Crichton, Bryce Durbin, Cockroach Labs, Oracle Database, CockroachDB, EC-1


CockroachDB, the database that just won’t die

There is an art to engineering, and sometimes engineering can transform art. For Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, those two worlds collided when they created the widely successful open-source graphics program, GIMP, as college students at Berkeley. That project was so successful that when the two joined Google in 2002, Sergey Brin and Larry Page personally stopped by to tell the new hires how much they liked it and explained how they used the program to create the first Google logo. Co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Enterprise, New York City, Tech, Mysql, Snapchat, Larry Page, SaaS, Sergey Brin, Berkeley, Databases, Data Management, Data Analysis, Kimball


How engineers fought the CAP theorem in the global war on latency

CockroachDB was intended to be a global database from the beginning. The founders of Cockroach Labs wanted to ensure that data written in one location would be viewable immediately in another location 10,000 miles away. The use case was simple, but the work needed to make it happen was herculean. The company is betting the farm that it can solve one of the largest challenges for web-scale applications. The approach it’s taking is clever, but it’s a bit complicated, particularly for the non-techn...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Australia, Tech, Eu, SaaS, Sydney, EC, Databases, Data Management, Database, Spencer Kimball, Cockroach Labs, Relational Database, CockroachDB


“Developers, as you know, do not like to pay for things”

In the previous part of this EC-1, we looked at the technical details of CockroachDB and how it provides accurate data instantaneously anywhere on the planet. In this installment, we’re going to take a look at the product side of Cockroach, with a particular focus on developer relations. As a business, Cockroach Labs has many things going for it. The company’s approach to distributed database technology is novel. And, as more companies operate on a global level, CockroachDB has the potential to ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Mysql, SaaS, Gartner, EC, Oracle, Databases, Cloud Infrastructure, Distributed Computing, Cockroach Labs


Shopmonkey raises $75M Series C to help auto repair shops streamline their business

Walking into an auto repair shop can sometimes feel like taking a step into the past. The handwritten notes and receipts, the clunky point-of-sales system and scheduling tools — if those are even there — can make customers feel like they’re in the 1990s, not the 21st century. Shopmonkey is trying to change that. “It’s been an amazing industry to serve that I just feel like has trailed modern times and modern services by a factor of five to 10 years,” Shopmonkey CEO Ashot Iskandarian said in a re...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Automotive, SaaS, Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Recent Funding, Shopmonkey, Ashot Iskandarian, Iskandarian


Marco Financial raises $82M in debt, equity seed round to support small Latin American exporters

Small and medium-sized businesses in Latin America can find it difficult to get the funds they need to export their goods to the United States. It’s a gap Marco Financial is looking to bridge through its tech-enabled risk assessment platform that can provide better insight on who should receive loans. To continue its mission, the Miami-based trade finance company raised $7 million in seed funding and $75 million in a credit facility, led by Arcadia Funds LLC and Kayyak Ventures, to increase its ...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Finance, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Colombia, United States, Chile, SaaS, Miami, Uruguay, Mitie, Latin America


WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund

WebOps SaaS platform Pantheon, which started out as a Drupal and WordPress hosting service many years ago, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series E round solely funded by the Softbank Vision Fund. With this round, Pantheon has now reached unicorn status, with a valuation of over $1 billion. Pantheon co-founder and CEO Zack Rosen told me that the company wasn’t under any pressure to raise. “It really just helps us accelerate everything that we’re doing,” he said. “We didn’t need...
Tags: TC, Technology, Softbank, Wordpress, Tech, Software, SaaS, Computing, Bank, WeWork, Salesforce, Stripe, Twilio, Redis Labs, Software As A Service, Pantheon


Product-led sales startup Endgame raises over $17M

Endgame, enabling software companies to turn customer observations into go-to-market strategies, announced Tuesday it raised a total of $17 million in back-to-back seed and Series A funding rounds. The $12.25 million Series A was led by Menlo Ventures, while the $5 million seed round was led by Upfront Ventures. Also participating in the round are a group of investors including Todd and Rahul’s Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures and Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta. Los Angeles-based Endgame was founded in 2020 an...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Alex, Upfront Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Todd, Rahul, GTM, Ionita, Kara Nortman, Algolia, Gainsight