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Abacus.ai snags $50M Series C as it expands into computer vision use cases

Abacus.ai wants to build an AI platform that simplifies machine learning model creation, while still leaving room for power users. Today the company announced a $50 million Series C. At the same time,

Groopit announces $2M pre-seed to help execs access crowdsourced company data

Groopit, an early-stage startup from a 20-year Microsoft veteran, wants to help companies crowdsource data from information supplied by employees working in the field. Today, the company announced a $

Crossbeam lands $76M Series C as network effect fuels partner cloud growth

Crossbeam founder and CEO Bob Moore founded his startup to help companies building sales partnerships understand their overlapping accounts, using a process called account mapping. He knew that eventu

Learn what happens after you sell your startup at TC Sessions: SaaS on Wednesday

Seems like the goal of every startup is to exit via IPO, and if you can’t do that, by way of acquisition. In many cases, a sale gives a founder the opportunity to pay back investors and reward l

We’ll be discussing why it’s automation’s moment at TC Sessions: SaaS on Oct. 27th

This year automation hit center stage when robotic process automation (RPA) vendor UiPath went public after raising $2 billion in private investment. Investors who had been a part of that were richly

Red Hat continues to grow, but IBM’s struggles continue

IBM has been in the midst of a strategy shift with a focus on hybrid cloud and AI since Arvind Krishna was promoted to CEO in last year. Red Hat, the software company it purchased for $34 billion in 2

Socratic nabs $3M seed to build data-driven task management system for developers

Socratic, an early-stage startup that wants to bring data to bear on a developer-focused task management system, announced a $3 million seed investment today from Unusual Ventures, Overtime.vc and a c

MIT spinoff Via Separations scores $38M Series B to decarbonize manufacturing

Via Separations is a startup from a couple of MIT material science engineers who figured out a way to reduce the amount of energy required in a manufacturing process, resulting in lower carbon creatio

Twilio delves more deeply into marketing with new tool built on $3.2B Segment acquisition

When Twilio bought Segment last year for a hefty $3.2 billion, you knew it was going to put it to work. Today at the company’s Signal customer conference, it announced a new omni-channel marketi

Hex snags $16M Series A to keep building collaborative data workspace

Data is everywhere inside organizations, and employees are increasingly trying to find ways to put it to work to improve business outcomes. Hex, a startup that wants to simplify how data scientists an

Plaid overhauls Plaid Link SDK with simplicity in mind

Since 2015, Plaid has helped developers connect users to banking information using an SDK (software development kit) called Plaid Link. As Plaid describes it in its SDK documentation, “The Plaid

Cockroach Labs announces serverless version of SQL database

Cockroach Labs, the makers of CockroachDB, announced a public beta of a new serverless version of its SQL database today, giving developers an easier way to access database resources that scale up and

Aiven snags $60M investment on $2B valuation, up from $800M in March

Aiven, a Finnish startup that helps companies combine various open source technologies with public cloud infrastructure resources, announced a $60 million investment on a $2 billion valuation today. T

Emory University is launching a student venture fund to invest in underrepresented startups

College is a time for learning, and sometimes the best type of learning is hands-on, where you come to understand a trade by doing it. Emory University students wanted to learn about venture investing

Smartphone sales down 6% as chip shortages begin to impact market

Canalys reported this morning that global smartphone sales are off 6% this quarter, and it’s not because of lack of demand. It’s due to the worldwide chip shortage. The pandemic has had a

Nexla nabs $12M Series A as it builds cash flow positive data operations biz

Nexla, a company that participated in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in New York City in 2017, has been building its data operations startup the old-fashioned way. After launching in beta and secu

How Mixpanel got its startup groove back by focusing on its core product

The startup myth goes something like this: You launch a startup in your dorm room, get into Y Combinator, find product-market fit, experience hockey-stick growth, raise some funding and expand the pla

EngFlow raises $3.7M seed to speed up compiling of large code projects

Over the years, applications have gotten bigger and bigger. Even a small company could be dealing with large libraries of open source code, making it time-consuming to pull the various pieces of a pro

Google goes all in on hybrid cloud with new portfolio of edge and managed on-prem solutions

Today at Google Cloud Next, the company’s annual customer conference, Google announced a broad portfolio of hybrid cloud services designed to deliver computing at the edge of Google’s netw

Microsoft acquires Ally.io, OKR startup that raised $76 million

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Ally.io, a software service that helps companies measure their progress against OKRs (objectives and key results), a common way that management measures
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