AppDynamics

  • AppDynamics update pinpoints performance issues inside Docker containers

    AppDynamics update pinpoints performance issues inside Docker containers

    AppDynamics released an update today with a nod towards the growing trend of containerization. The company, which was purchased by Cisco earlier this year for $3.7 billion, wants to help customers using Docker containers pinpoint performance issues. The problem with containers is that there is just so many of them. Containers enable developers to break down a monolithic application into a set… Read More

  • Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million

    Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million

    This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million. Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services. MindMeld, originally called Expect Labs, was launched on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. At that time the startup wanted to build an iPad app that could listen in on your conversations and provide… Read More

  • Lightspeed’s co-founders on their 17-year-long ‘overnight’ success story

    Lightspeed’s co-founders on their 17-year-long ‘overnight’ success story

    Lightspeed Venture Partners is having quite a year. But to learn a little more about the firm’s earliest days, how exactly it helps startups and whether it thinks the pace of innovation right now can keep up with the amount of capital flooding the market, investor Semil Shah of the seed-stage firm Haystack sat down with Lightspeed co-founders Ravi Mhatre and Barry Eggers. Read More

  • Will the tech acquisition spree continue?

    Will the tech acquisition spree continue?

    The year was off to a good start for technology acquisitions, according to data provided by PwC and Thomson Reuters. There were 486 U.S. tech deals announced in the first quarter, totaling $42.8 billion. In terms of both number of deals and value of deals, it was the best start of the year for U.S. tech M&A since 2014. Read More

  • Build bridges instead of walls Crunch Network

    Build bridges instead of walls

    We are a nation of immigrants, and we must not forget that is a key reason this country has been so successful. The Immigration Act of 1965, which re-oriented U.S. immigration policy to focus on reuniting families and attracting skilled labor, has had a tremendous impact on the technology industry and our country as a whole. To ignore its impact would be a shame. Read More

  • Crunch Report | AppDynamics CEO Talks Cisco Acquisition

    AppDynamics CEO David Wadhwani and Cisco VP of IoT Rowan Trollope talk to us about the $3.7 billion acquisition, Alpahbet biotech moonshot lands $800 million in funding and a Snapchat Spectacles case melts while charging. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • What the AppDynamics sale could mean for other tech IPO candidates

    What the AppDynamics sale could mean for other tech IPO candidates

    As the first planned public offering of 2017, AppDynamics was supposed to be a bellwether for other upcoming tech IPOs. If it went public and performed well, the “IPO window” would have been wide open, as bankers like to say. That’s because the performance of a big tech IPO is often seen as indicative of investor appetite, and can set expectations for future offerings. Read More

  • Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data

    Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data

    When Cisco bought AppDynamics last night for $3.7 billion, it was initially a bit of a shocker, partly because of the timing, just days before the startup was scheduled to IPO. While the acquisition was clearly part of a longer term strategy by Cisco to shift focus from its hardware business to one based more on cloud software, at its core, the deal was a pure data play. Data has taken… Read More

  • Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

    Why the $3.7 billion AppDynamics acquisition happened right before IPO

    Applications management company AppDynamics was just wrapping up the final touches on its initial public offering when it learned that Cisco was interested in discussing a potential deal. Preliminary talks were abandoned in November, but the discussion just picked up again last week. The deal was announced today and the IPO was slated to price tomorrow. Although many companies seek… Read More

  • Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO

    Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO

    Cisco said today that it would acquire AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, for a whopping $3.7 billion. And now, it would seem that AppDynamics’ long-awaited IPO (this week!) has been called off in favor of a giant acquisition. It isn’t Cisco’s first major acquisition in recent memory — in fact, the company has been quite active —… Read More

  • AppDynamics posts long-awaited IPO filing

    AppDynamics posts long-awaited IPO filing

    AppDynamics has revealed its filing for a U.S. IPO. The IT company, which helps businesses like Salesforce and IBM with applications management, is targeting a $100 million offering. Despite a competitive landscape, which includes New Relic and Dynatrace, AppDynamics has shown strong revenue growth over the past year. For the nine months ending in October, revenue came in at $158.4 million… Read More

  • AppDynamics update looks to measure impact of performance on business

    AppDynamics update looks to measure impact of performance on business

    It seems to have been the week for modern application performance monitoring tools to announce major updates. First, New Relic announced theirs on Monday and today AppDynamics followed suit with its own update to provide more direct insight into business performance — not just the underlying systems and applications. Both messages are remarkably similar, even the platform naming. On… Read More

  • What do you call a tech unicorn that goes public? Crunch Network

    What do you call a tech unicorn that goes public?

    Are tech IPOs coming back? That is an ever-present question in Silicon Valley during any lull in the flow of shining private companies that get anointed as public companies. And we certainly have been in a long lull. Read More

  • Our 2016 Predictions For The IPO Market

    2015 was not a good year for IPOs — it was actually the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009. More and more startups are opting to remain private for longer periods of time. And while we still haven’t seen any IPOs in 2016, the slowest start since 2009, eventually venture-backed companies need to go public — if only to raise additional financing to… Read More

  • AppDynamics Update Helps Track Business Transaction From User To Server

    AppDynamics Update Helps Track Business Transaction From User To Server

    In a week when a major retail website went down under the pressure of Cyber Monday, AppDynamics, a company that helps monitor apps and websites in order to prevent those types of outages (or at least understand why they happened and recover as quickly as possible) announced a major update today. The latest version helps identify those big problems that take down a website, but also see… Read More

  • AppDynamics Raises $158M; Now Valued At $1.9 Billion

    AppDynamics Raises $158M; Now Valued At $1.9 Billion

    Last month, based on an SEC filing, we told you that seven-year-old, San Francisco-based AppDynamics had raised a fresh $83.4 million in funding as part of a round that was targeting up to $150 million. Turns out the company met that target and then some. CEO David Wadhwani — who joined the firm in September after spending more than a decade as an executive at Adobe, including as… Read More

  • The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs. In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

  • AppDynamics, A “Unicorn,” Raises Fresh $83.4 Million, And It’s Targeting More

    AppDynamics, A “Unicorn,” Raises Fresh $83.4 Million, And It’s Targeting More

    Looks like investors approve of former Adobe digital chief David Wadhwani. Just weeks after it was announced that Wadhwani has joined seven-year-old, San Francisco-based AppDynamics as its new CEO, an SEC filing shows the company has raised a fresh $83.4 million in funding as part of a round that’s targeting up to $150 million. AppDynamics makes software to monitor the performance… Read More

  • The President’s Immigration Orders Are A Welcome First Step, But Much More Is Needed Crunch Network

    The President’s Immigration Orders Are A Welcome First Step, But Much More Is Needed

    In the weeks following President Obama’s State of the Union address, there’s been a flurry of discussion about what current immigration reform discussions mean for families. That’s undeniably an important discussion to have, but another facet of the discussion should look at what these types of reform mean for technology jobs, particularly within Silicon Valley. Read More

  • AppDynamics Extends APM Coverage To Native Mobile Apps

    AppDynamics Extends APM Coverage To Native Mobile Apps

    AppDynamics, the company that helps monitor application performance issues typically on the server side, announced an upgrade today that adds performance monitoring to native mobile apps. The new functionality came out of Beta this morning. As CEO Jyoti Bansal explained, they have been monitoring the server side of app interactions for some time. Any mobile app can invoke thousands of… Read More