Activity streams and social networks now represent a fundamental aspect of the modern application. We use activity streams on Twitter to converse in 140 characters or less. We use the “like” gesture on Facebook to show approval for an update to a friend’s activity stream.
In the enterprise, Salesforce.com Chatter uses activity streams to show application updates. Enterprise social network Tibco… → Read More
Utah-based AtTask has raised $13 million for its collaborative work management software as a service (SaaS) according to documents filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Names of the investors were not disclosed.
AtTask has previously raised $7 million from OpenView Partners. It’s unclear at this point if this new $13 million investment is a Series B or Series C round. → Read More
With all of the M&A activity going down with CRM leviathans Oracle and Salesforce, a timely launch from a new startup looking to disrupt the sales process once again. Crushpath, founded by former executives from Jive Software and Socialcast, is offering a platform for salespeople to control a deal from lead to close, with social elements added into the mix, and it has closed a $2 million round… → Read More
VMware has acquired social communications platform Socialcast. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Socialcast, which raised nearly $10 million in funding, combines a corporate activity stream that ties into CRM and ERP systems with social bookmarking, Outlook and SharePoint integrations, mobile (iPhone and Blackberry) and desktop (Air) apps, and analytics. Co-workers can share knowledge… → Read More
Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Socialcast founder Timothy Young about how he raised 3 rounds totaling $10M in VC money in a year’s time with a 5-slide deck. This was originally published at “Knowledge Is Social.”
Since moving to San Francisco a little over a year ago, I have spent every day helping to build Socialcast and about.me. During this time, I have raised more than… → Read More
Enterprise microblogging platform Socialcast is extended its data to outside applications with the launch of a new set of extensions called ‘Socialcast Reach.’ The new feature allows businesses to integrate Socialcast conversations within other enterprise applications like SharePoint and CRM systems.
Socialcast combines a corporate activity stream that ties into CRM and ERP systems with social… → Read More
Facebook Activity Stream software architect and Open Standards advocate Monica Keller is joining the engineering team at enterprise software startup Socialcast.
Keller will be assuming the role of Director of Engineering at Socialcast, which provides software that combines activity streams and microblogging for larger organizations interested in collaborating around realtime data.
Realtime streams are quickly moving from the consumer Web to the enterprise. The constant flow of status updates, links, and shared items people are becoming accustomed to on Facebook and Twitter is finding its way into enterprise apps like Socialcast, Yammer, and Salesforce Chatter.
Investors are betting on this trend. Socialcast is getting an $8 million cash infusion from Menlo Ventures and… → Read More
True Ventures backedSocialcast is launching adopting the freemium model for its FriendFeed-like collaboration and social network SaaS for businesses. A finalist for the 2009 Crunchies Award for “Best Bootstrapped Startup,” Socialcast is a communication tool businesses can use to incorporate social networking with real-time messaging to share knowledge across enterprises.
Socialcast, a social communication SaaS provider for enterprises, has secured $1.4 million in Series A funding fromTrue Ventures and angel investors. True Ventures led the round with $1 million and angel investors contributed $400,000. Socialcast was a finalist for the 2009 Crunchies Award for “Best Bootstrapped Startup.”