Suddenly all this backend stuff is hot. Who would have ever thought that data pipes and the spigots would get so much attention? Salesforce is getting into the game and now so is Rackspace with the launch of its mobile push. Rackspace does not call its new offering backend as a service (BaaS). Instead they call it a “mobile-ready” stack that pre-packages the backend for developer so… → Read More
On one day, the software runs on complex hardware systems behind the firewall. The next it is software operating as a service in the cloud. And so explains Kinvey, a startup that today announced a way for enterprise customers to scrap their hand stitched, back end systems running middleware for a service that does it for them in a cloud environment. → Read More
According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Ray Ozzie’s startup, Talko, has raised $4 million to fund the development of its mobile communications apps and services. Little is known about the company except that it is developing communications software and tools for social interaction. Ozzie talked earlier this year about how the company, formerly known as Cocomo, will provide… → Read More
TechStars Boston alum Kinvey, a backend-as-a-service provider for web and mobile applications, is today announcing support for Facebook’s Open Graph in the iOS and Android applications built on its platform. The additional feature will allow development shops of all sizes to take advantage of the real-time sharing mechanism on Facebook, often proven to have direct impact on a mobile app’s virality… → Read More
Kinvey, the TechStars startup out of Boston that provides a unique back end as a service (BaaS), has closed $5 million in a new Series-A round of financing, led by Avalon Ventures with Atlas Venture following on. Kinvey previously raised a $2 million seed round in August last year.
Kinvey wants to be the company that provides the glue that fits the solutions of old with the service of this new… → Read More
Most developers would agree: building backends is no fun. It’s like setting out to build the game of your dreams, then having to spend 2 months on the rendering engine — by the time you’re done building the things that most folks wouldn’t even realize is there, you don’t have the energy to build the fun stuff.
Kinvey, a TechStars Boston 2011 startup, has just closed a $2M round for their… → Read More