Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications
As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the ongoing democratization of AI: a wave of startups buildin
Cockroach Labs keeps rolling with $278M Series F on $5B valuation
Cockroach Labs, makers of CockroachDB, has been raking in money this year. It started the year with a $160 million Series E on a $2 billion valuation and ended it with a $278 million Series F on a $5
Cockroach Labs announces serverless version of SQL database
Cockroach Labs, the makers of CockroachDB, announced a public beta of a new serverless version of its SQL database today, giving developers an easier way to access database resources that scale up and
Recruiting platform Gem gains unicorn status with $100M raise to change the way companies hire
Gem provides companies with marketing-like tools for proactive hiring: sending emails, hosting events, running branded email campaigns and ad spending to engage with talent.
Extra Crunch roundup: Think like a VC, CockroachDB EC-1, handle your stock options
Don't wait until it's too late to build your early-stage marketing team — but don't hire too hastily, either.
The CockroachDB EC-1
Database technology can change the world, but the world in these parts changes very, very slowly. That’s made building a startup in the sector a tough equation.
CockroachDB, the database that just won’t die
There is an art to engineering and sometimes engineering can transform art. For Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, the two worlds collided when they created the open-source graphics program, GIMP.
How engineers fought the CAP theorem in the global war on latency
The founders of Cockroach Labs wanted to ensure data written in one location would be viewable immediately anywhere on the planet. The use case was simple, but the work needed was herculean.
“Developers, as you know, do not like to pay for things”
Cockroach Labs has many things going for it. The company’s approach to distributed database technology is novel, and it has the potential to gain significant market share internationally.
Scaling CockroachDB in the red ocean of relational databases
CockroachDB’s success is not guaranteed. It has to overcome significant hurdles to secure a profitable place among well-established database technologies owned by companies with very deep pockets.
Cockroach Labs scores $160M Series E on $2B valuation
Cockroach Labs, makers of CockroachDB, have been on a fundraising roll for the last couple of years. Today the company announced a $160 million Series E on a fat $2 billion valuation. The round comes
Materialize scores $40 million investment for SQL streaming database
Materialize, the SQL streaming database startup built on top of the open-source Timely Dataflow project, announced a $32 million Series B investment led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Lig
Benchmark’s Peter Fenton: ’10 to 20 years of innovation just got pulled forward’
Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, venture capitalist Peter Fenton joined us to talk about a variety of issues. Among them, we discussed how he’s putting his stamp on Benchmark now that, 15 ye
Amid pandemic, returning to offices remains an open question for tech leaders
As COVID-19 infections surge in parts of the U.S., many workplaces remain empty or are operating with skeleton crews. Most agree that the decision to return to the office should involve a combination
Cockroach Labs scores $86.6M Series D as scalable database resonates
Cockroach Labs, the NYC enterprise database company, announced an $86.6 million Series D funding round today. The company was in no mood to talk valuations, but was happy to have a big chunk of money
Pulumi brings support for more languages to its infrastructure-as-code platform
Seattle-based Pulumi has quickly made a name for itself as a modern platform that lets developers specify their infrastructure through writing code in their preferred programming language — and
Join prolific enterprise/SaaS seed investor Jonathan Lehr April 6 at 2pm EDT for a live conference call
It’s a tough fundraising environment out there, but one of the few glimmers of hope lies in the enterprise and SaaS markets. Critical customer problems + recurring revenues is probably where you wan
Cockroach Labs announces $55M Series C to battle industry giants
Cockroach Labs, makers of CockroachDB, sits in a tough position in the database market. On one side, it has traditional database vendors like Oracle, and on the other there’s AWS and its family
Women’s networking company Elpha launches out of Y Combinator
Leap, the women’s networking group that was developed by Y Combinator, is spinning out of the company with a new name — Elpha. Co-founded by Cadran Cowansage, Abadesi Osunsade and Kuan
How open-source software took over the world
It was just five years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. Fast-forward to today and we’ve witnessed the growing e