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Viam looks beyond robotics with its automation platform

Since the last time we spoke, Viam didn’t pivot exactly, according to founder and CEO Eliot Horowitz — it’s more of a “rebrand.” Roughly six months ago, the Manhattan-based startup made

UK insurtech Hyperexponential raises $73M and eyes US expansion

Hyperexponential, a London-based insurance technology (insurtech) startup that serves the property-casualty (P&C) insurance industry with “decision intelligence” for pricing, has raise

Opal Security, which helps companies manage access and identities, raises $22M

VC investment trends in the cybersecurity market suggest a sector in decline — at least within the context of recent months. According to Crunchbase, cybersecurity deal count fell during Q3 to 1

Mine digs up $30M for its no-code approach to vetting data privacy

Israeli startup Mine made a name for itself a few years ago with a tool designed for consumers to quickly run an audit of their data privacy situation. One scan of your inbox using AI and specifically

The future of M&A and why founders are getting whiplash

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This VC firm thinks that AI automation could resurrect startup valuations

If the savings are even half as good as Battery seems to think that they may prove, startups could be in for a more efficient, and more valuable, future.

Startups may have trouble finding their enterprise footing

According to a survey from Battery Ventures, the percentage of respondents that let their engineers self-select tools fell from 74% in Q3 2023 to 44% last quarter.

The scoop on Gen Z and how they are rewriting the rules of the internet

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Wing Cloud is building an open source, unified cloud programming language

Running a multi-cloud strategy where you use different cloud vendors for different workloads helps companies avoid vendor lock-in and lets them use the best-of-breed tools across different platforms.

Landlord-focused insurtech Obie lands $25.5M led by Battery Ventures

Obie, a real estate-focused insurance technology company, has raised $25.5 million in a funding round led by Battery Ventures. Since the company’s last raise — a $10.4 million Series A —

Enterprise companies and generative AI: Just looking?

A look at what generative AI means for enterprise buyers; as well as some notes on why your company may want to be like Figma, and how the investing side of the market is adjusting to down rounds.

Fairmatic raises $46M to bring AI to commercial auto insurance

With inflation sparking an increase in the cost of repairs, labor and claims, fees for insurance are similarly spiking across the board. Car insurance premiums rose 13.7% nationally over the past year

On cloud marketplaces, nobody knows you’re a startup

Enterprise cloud spend is holding up well, but large companies are looking into vendor consolidation. This makes cloud marketplaces an increasingly relevant sales channel for B2B startups.

The sky isn’t falling for cloud software spend

New data from Battery Ventures helps those building software startups orient themselves to the present day.

InfluxData lands $51M to grow its time series database offerings

In late 2013, Errplane, a Y Combinator-backed startup, began developing an open source project called InfluxDB for database performance monitoring and alerting. After raising several million in financ

Protect me from what I want

Buy now, pay later is an alluring option for consumers. But with rising debt and inflation, perhaps the focus should be on companies that help protect borrowers from digging themselves into a hole.

Coefficient wants to bring live data into your existing spreadsheets

With the explosive adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, the average company now has more than 100 SaaS apps to manage — leading to data being siloed across countless different systems.

Unicorns face 5-1 odds as they wait for public markets to warm

Many unicorns are likely now trapped between changing investor preferences and a general compression of the value of software companies.

Are investors really paying more for profits than growth today?

Battery Ventures recently dropped a new report (the “State of the OpenCloud 2022”) that includes some fascinating data on the profit/growth conversation.

With $67M in new capital, NorthOne is doubling down on SMBs as some fintech companies pull back

It’s common knowledge, especially to those who work in financial services, that the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically increased demand for digital banking globally. A flurry of fintechs emerged in hope
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