Enterprise

How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work

  • DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

    DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

    Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can’t figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to shut down sendmail? Boom. Now, thanks to all the code on the Internet, a robot can be as smart as a $180,000 coder. The system, called DeepCoder, basically searches a corpus of code to build a project that works to spec. It’s been used… Read More

  • FOSSA scores $2.2M to help developers manage open source licenses

    FOSSA scores $2.2M to help developers manage open source licenses

    FOSSA wants to help developers manage the tricky terrain of open source license management, and today it announced a $2.2 million seed round. The company also announced that its license management product by the same name was available in open Beta. Let’s start with the funding, which was led by Bain Capital Ventures along with an all-star list of participants including Salesforce… Read More

  • AirMap raises $26 million to manage air traffic as drone use surges

    AirMap raises $26 million to manage air traffic as drone use surges

    Lower airspace isn’t crowded with drones quite yet. But as drones become more pervasive, a startup called AirMap is building software and systems to help drone operators fly only where it’s safe and legal to do so. The task will prove completely different from that of managing airliners as we do today, says AirMap CEO and cofounder Ben Marcus who is also serving as the co-chair for… Read More

  • MobileIron adding IoT management to its arsenal

    MobileIron adding IoT management to its arsenal

    MobileIron, which went public in 2014, has been known mostly for helping large companies manage mobile devices, especially in a time when people tend to bring their own. Today it announced it was expanding that mission to the Internet of Things. When you think about it, it’s a logical move for a company that is used to overseeing a large number of devices and helping IT keep them secure. Read More

  • Exyn unveils AI to help drones fly autonomously, even indoors or off the grid

    A startup called Exyn Technologies Inc. today revealed AI software that enables drones to fly autonomously, even in dark, obstacle-filled environments or beyond the reaches of GPS. Read More

  • App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO

    App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO

    MuleSoft is the latest “unicorn” to file for an IPO. The company, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, has unveiled its financials to the public in an S-1 filing, suggesting that they are targeting a debut as soon as March. The size of the proposed IPO is $100 million, but that is subject to change. In the filing we see that MuleSoft had $187.7… Read More

  • With $3.6M in fresh funding, YotaScale optimizes cloud computing for enterprises

    With $3.6M in fresh funding, YotaScale optimizes cloud computing for enterprises

    YotaScale, a graduate of Alchemist’s enterprise accelerator, is announcing a $3.6 million venture round today from Engineering Capital, Pelion Ventures and angels Jocelyn Goldfein, Timothy Chou and Robert Dykes. The startup employs machine learning to help balance performance, availability and cost for enterprise cloud computing. Competitors CloudHealth Technologies and Cloudability… Read More

  • Cervin Ventures unveils new $56M fund aimed at the future of the enterprise stack

    Cervin Ventures unveils new $56M fund aimed at the future of the enterprise stack

    Cervin Ventures, under the direction of Preetish Nijhawan and Neeraj Gupta, is announcing its latest $56 million fund. Built on the success of previous angel and micro-venture portfolios, Cervin is targeting seed-stage startups across the enterprise stack — running the full gamut of infrastructure, data and software. Both Nijhawan and Gupta come from operational roles. Preetish… Read More

  • Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is currently participating in Y Combinator’s winter batch. “The main use case… Read More

  • IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

    IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

    IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a company firewall in what IBM calls a “private cloud.” Yes mainframes, those ginormous computing machines from an earlier age, are still running inside some of the world’s biggest companies including banks, insurance… Read More

  • Gamalon leverages the work of an 18th century reverend to organize unstructured enterprise data

    Gamalon leverages the work of an 18th century reverend to organize unstructured enterprise data

    It’s hard to fathom that the work of Reverend Thomas Bayes is still coming back to drive cutting edge advancements in AI, but that’s exactly what’s happening. DARPA-backed Gamalon is the latest carrier of the Bayesian baton, launching today with a solution to help enterprises better manage their gnarly unstructured data. The world of enterprise is full of unstructured data. Read More

  • Samanage raises $20M and makes enterprise play with new Salesforce integration

    Samanage raises $20M and makes enterprise play with new Salesforce integration

    Samanage, makers of customer service software in the cloud, had a couple of major announcements today. For starters, they got a $20 million investment, and they also announced a major step: the launch of their enterprise product on the Salesforce platform. Let’s start with the funding. The round included money from Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, Marker LLC, Salesforce Ventures… Read More

  • Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

    Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

    Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that’s focused on business users. Beyond VoIP calling and video messaging, Chime includes virtual meetings, allowing users to host or join a remote meeting through the service. Pricing starts at $2.50 per user per month on the lowest end, with a higher tier plan… Read More

  • Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    When you look at the size of the cloud market, it’s astonishing that AWS is the undisputed leader, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Considering the competition is the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle; AWS’s big lead is even more surprising. The question is how did AWS build such dominance? The simple answer is that it was first, but as Andy Jassy, the AWS… Read More

  • To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

    To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

    For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million last year to 7 million by 2020. Now, a startup that detects drones and helps prevent unwanted aerial intrusions, Dedrone, has closed a $15 million Series B round of venture funding. Investors in San Francisco-based Dedrone included… Read More

  • Researchers simulate a ransomware attack on industrial controls

    Researchers simulate a ransomware attack on industrial controls

    Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a form of ransomware that can hit us where it really counts: the water supply. Their program installed itself in a model water plant and allowed the researchers to change chlorine levels, shut down water valves, and send false readings to monitoring systems. “We are expecting ransomware to go one step farther, beyond the… Read More

  • Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

    Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

    Pretty much every company, to some extent, has to power their algorithms with data and machine learning if they’re going to be competitive with anyone else in their space. The challenge there, though, is that not everyone can have the massive computational power and data of a company like Google — especially not startups. Siddharth Mall and his co-founders started Playment in… Read More

  • Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

    Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

    Last Fall when Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence initiative, it debuted with some intelligence built into the core CRM tool, but with a promise that it would expand into other products over time. Today it announced it was adding Einstein AI to its Service Cloud customer service platform. The goal is to make life easier for customer service reps and their managers. Read More

  • Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

    Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

    Statsbot is giving companies a new way to look at their data — in their chatrooms on Slack. Co-founder and CEO Artyom Keydunov said that the product was inspired by his previous work leading a remote engineering team, when he realized that it would be “a good idea to bring data from Google Analytics or Mixpanel to the place where all collaboration happens — to… Read More

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