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Harness, the ML-enhanced software delivery platform helmed by AppDynamics co-founder Jyoti Bansal, is getting on the GitOps train. While the service started out with a focus on continuous delivery, it…

Harness brings GitOps to its software delivery platform

Signadot, a startup that aims to simplify the development process for microservice-based applications by making it easier for developers to test their code, today announced that it has raised a…

Signadot promises developers faster feedback loops

TechCrunch Sessions is back! On October 27, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of software as a service (SaaS), and we’re thrilled to announce our final packed agenda, overflowing…

Announcing the final agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS 2021

If you’re a savant in the world of SaaS, pay close attention; you have just 48 hours left to save $100 on the price of admission to TC Sessions: SaaS…

48 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of…no, hold on, hold on. It’s not time to watch your favorite soap opera. It’s time to stop procrastinating and buy…

72 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Cisco has a rich history of buying its way to global success. And it’s remained quite active, acquiring more than 30 startups over the last four years for a total…

How Cisco keeps its startup acquisition engine humming

TechCrunch Sessions is back! On October 27, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of software as a service (SaaS), and we’re thrilled to announce our packed agenda, overflowing with…

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS

Stensul, a startup aiming to streamline the process of building marketing emails, has raised $16 million in Series B funding. When the company raised its $7 million Series A two years…

Email creation startup Stensul raises $16M

The world of enterprise software and cybersecurity has taken multiple body blows since COVID-19 demolished the in-person office, flinging employees across the world and forcing companies to adapt to an…

Join Greylock’s Asheem Chandna on November 5 at noon PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT to discuss the future of enterprise and cybersecurity investing

In August, Harness made its first acquisition when it bought open-source continuous integration startup Drone.io. The company didn’t waste any time building on that purchase, announcing a new enterprise continuous…

Harness delivers enterprise continuous integration on heels of Drone.io acquisition

This year has been everything but business as usual for the venture and tech community. And we still have a presidential election ahead of us. So, why not listen to…

Discuss the unbundling of early-stage VC with Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary & John Vrionis

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Box CEO Aaron Levie says thrifty founders have more control

Once upon a time, Box’s Aaron Levie was just a guy with an idea for a company: 15 years ago as a USC student, he conceived of a way to simply store and share files online. It may be hard to recall, but back then, the world was awash with thumb drives and moving files…

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Box CEO Aaron Levie says thrifty founders have more control

Jyoti Bansal founded AppDynamics, a company that Cisco bought in 2017 for $3.7 billion. He might have been content to rest on that big win, but instead he went on…

Jyoti Bansal’s third startup goes after code security

One of the big advantages of using the cloud is ease of deployment. For engineers, being able to dial up infrastructure resources means being able to develop without delays, but…

New Harness product lets engineering teams monitor cloud spending in real time

When Cisco bought AppDynamics in 2017 for $3.7 billion just before the IPO, the company sent a clear signal it wanted to move beyond its pure network hardware roots into…

Cisco to acquire internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes

It’s been four years since TechCrunch published my blog post The SaaS Adventure, which introduced the concept of a “T2D3” roadmap to help SaaS companies scale — and, as an…

T2D3 Software Update: Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

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At TechCrunch Disrupt, insights into key trends in venture capital

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At TechCrunch Disrupt, insights into key trends in venture capital

Lightspeed Venture Partners has led BetterUp’s Series C financing.

BetterUp raises $103M to fast-track employee learning and development

With a new $20M fund, the Unshackled team will invest in immigrants and help them secure visas.

Unshackled Ventures has $20M to invest exclusively in immigrant founders

Series B rounds used to be about establishing a product-market fit, but for some startups the whole process seems to be accelerating. Harness, the startup founded by AppDynamics co-founder and…

Harness hauls in $60M Series B investment on $500M valuation

Two years ago this week, AppDynamics was about to IPO. Then Cisco swooped in with a big fat check for $3.7 billion and plans changed quickly. Today, as part of…

Two years after being acquired by Cisco, AppDynamics keeps expanding monitoring vision

M&A activity was brisk in the enterprise market this year, with 10 high-profile deals totaling almost $88 billion. Companies were opening up their wallets and pouring money into mega acquisitions.…

These 10 enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

As companies shift to CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery), they face a problem around monitoring and fixing problems in builds that have been deployed. How do you deal with an issue…

New tool uses AI to roll back problematic continuous delivery builds automatically

Instana, an application performance monitoring (APM) service with a focus on modern containerized services, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round. The round was…

Instana raises $30M for its application performance monitoring service

Freshworks raises $100M

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Freshworks, a company that offers a variety of business software tools ranging from IT management to CRM for sales and customer support software, today announced that it has raised a…

Freshworks raises $100M

With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as a darn good year for U.S. venture-backed M&A.

US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

You couldn’t blame AppDynamics co-founder Jyoti Bansal if he took some time off after selling his company to Cisco for a cool $3.7 billion in January. But Bansal is an…

AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal wastes little time launching a new company

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, the company…

Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

When Cisco acquired AppDynamics in January for $3.7 billion, it was a big surprise as the company was on the verge of going public. While it’s probably too soon to…

Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can…

Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures