Enterprise

Thoma Bravo takes critical event management software company Everbridge private in $1.8B deal

Everbridge, a critical event management (CEM) software company, is going private in a $1.8 billion all-cash deal that will see it taken over by private equity giant Thoma Bravo — 20% more than w

How much are Nvidia’s rivals investing in startups? We investigated

Over the past couple of years, Nvidia, by far the largest AI chipmaker, has ramped up its investments in startups that propel it deeper into the AI space. According to S&P Global and Crunchbase, t

Google brings Stack Overflow’s knowledge base to Gemini for Google Cloud

Developer Q&A site Stack Overflow is launching a new program today that will give AI companies access to its knowledge base through a new API, aptly named OverflowAPI. The launch partner for this

Mark Zuckerberg woos Big Tech in Asia to double down on AI chips

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is touring Asian countries this week, said in a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday that Meta wants to beef up its cooperation with Samsung Elec

Totango and Catalyst are merging to build a customer success powerhouse

One of the interesting aspects of this deal is that no money is changing hands.

Coverdash gathers insurance’s biggest carriers so SMBs can get coverage in minutes

A new product for startups resulted in some big business coming Coverdash’s way, including new distribution partners and customer growth.

StarCoder 2 is a code-generating AI that runs on most GPUs

Developers are adopting AI-powered code generators — services like GitHub Copilot and Amazon CodeWhisperer, along with open access models such as Meta’s Code Llama — at an astonishin

SambaNova now offers a bundle of generative AI models

SambaNova, an AI chip startup that’s raised over $1.1 billion in VC money to date, is gunning for OpenAI — and rivals — with a new generative AI product geared toward enterprise cust

Deel, the $12B HR startup, acquires Zavvy to step up consolidation play

Consolidation is afoot in the world of HR services, with larger players snapping up interesting, smaller startups en route to more robust unit economics and providing one-stop shops for customers look

GitHub’s Copilot Enterprise is now generally available at $39 a month

GitHub today announced the general availability of Copilot Enterprise, the $39/month version of its code completion tool and developer-centric chatbot for large businesses. Copilot Enterprise includes

UiPath finds firmer financial footing with pivot to general automation and AI

UiPath was a startup darling with a $35B valuation, but the public markets proved rougher until the company diversified its product line.

KKR to acquire VMware’s end user computing biz from Broadcom for $4B

We’ve already started to see big M&A, as in multibillion-dollar deals, finally pick up this year after a slow period last year. Today, KKR added to that growing total when it announced it was go

NodeShift wants to challenge the hyperscalers with its decentralized cloud

When the large cloud providers have excess compute capacity, they tend to discount it through programs like AWS’s and Azure’s spot instances. Any time a server idles, it isn’t making

Google DeepMind forms a new org focused on AI safety

If you ask Gemini, Google’s flagship GenAI model, to write deceptive content about the upcoming U.S. presidential election, it will, given the right prompt. Ask about a future Super Bowl game an

Microservices orchestration platform Orkes raises $20M Series A

Back in 2016, Netflix open sourced Conductor, its microservices orchestration platform, but last December, it announced that it would discontinue maintaining it. Thankfully, for the many companies tha

Clumio raises $75M to automate cloud data backup and recovery

Clumio, a data backup and recovery provider for companies using the public cloud, has raised $75 million in a Series D round of funding. The raise comes as the Santa Clara, California-based company cl

Google launches two new open LLMs

Barely a week after launching the latest iteration of its Gemini models, Google today announced the launch of Gemma, a new family of lightweight open-weight models. Starting with Gemma 2B and Gemma 7B

1Password expands its endpoint security offerings with Kolide acquisition

1Password, the AgileBits-owned password management software developer, today announced that it has acquired Kolide, an endpoint security platform, for an undisclosed amount. According to 1Password CEO

How Bret Taylor’s new company is rethinking customer experience in the age of AI

Sierra is building autonomous AI agents that can help customers resolve issues and complete tasks without human help.

Struggling database company MariaDB could be taken private in $37M deal

MariaDB is the subject of another potential takeover bid, as the company behind the eponymous open source relational database management system (RDBMS) confirmed it had received a provisional offer fr
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