data analytics

4 startup fundamentals to help avoid epic product fails

There are ways companies can better understand their customers' pain points to develop the right products that solve the right problems at the right time.

Data visualization startup Virtualitics lands $37M investment

Many companies grapple with data challenges. In a 2019 survey, Deloitte reports that 67% of executives aren’t comfortable accessing or using the data at their organizations. In a separate poll f

Tracer nabs $18.1m to aggregate and normalize business data

Tracer, a platform that attempts to consolidate an organization’s data sources and enrich them with business insights, today announced that it raised $18.1 million in a Series A funding round co

Strategic warfare: How to hire and retain top analytics talent

There is no panacea to guarantee that top talent will stick around in an organization, but you can try a few things to boost retention.

MotherDuck secures investment from Andreessen Horowitz to commercialize DuckDB

Jordan Tigani — a founding engineer at Google BigQuery, Google’s fully managed data analysis platform — was working as the chief product officer at SingleStore when he noticed that t

Analytics operating system Redbird makes data more accessible to non-technical users

Data engineers have a big problem. Almost every team in their business needs access to analytics and other information that can be gleaned from their data warehouses, but only a few have technical bac

Knoetic lands $36M to unify diverse sources of HR data

In the last decade, so-called chief people officers (CPO) have seen a dramatic expansion of their day-to-day responsibilities. The role has evolved from an administrative HR function to a more strateg

Data analytics startup StarTree secures cash to expand its Apache Pinot-powered platform

StarTree, a company building what it describes as an “analytics-as-a-service” platform, today announced that it raised $47 million in a Series B round led by GGV Capital with participation

Equalum lands new capital to help companies build data pipelines

The pandemic prompted countless companies to migrate to the cloud. By 2025, driven partly by the need for digital services, 85% of enterprises will have a cloud-first principle, according to Gartner.

Arena raises money from Peter Thiel and David Petraeus for its decision-making AI

Can AI automate enterprise decision-making? It’s an exceptionally broad and challenging task — assuming it’s within the realm of possibility. But that’s what startup Arena clai

Voyantis emerges from stealth to predict customer lifetime value

Voyantis, a startup developing tools to estimate a customer’s lifetime value, today emerged from stealth with $19 million in seed funding from Target Global, Square Peg, Schusterman Family Inves

Amberdata raises $30M to chase the ‘unlimited opportunity’ of bringing traditional finance into web3

Amberdata, an institutionally focused digital asset data provider, has raised $30 million in its Series B, its CEO Shawn Douglass exclusively told TechCrunch. The company is now valued at $330 million

EdgeDB wants to modernize databases for cutting-edge apps

Databases are an essential part of doing business in the digital world, but not every organization is achieving success with them. In a 2019 Vanson Bourne survey, enterprises said that they’ve b

Enso emerges from stealth to help enterprises make sense of their data

One of the biggest challenges enterprises face is processing all the data that they gather, and — by extension — deriving insights from that data. According to a 2018 Gartner report, 87% o

With more data available than ever, are companies making smarter decisions?

Baseball is like a laboratory for advanced statistical analysis, and businesses could learn a lot from watching how the sport deals with expanding datasets.

Data collection isn’t the problem: It’s what companies are doing with it

Collecting data based on a vague hypothetical scenario indicates a lack of intuitive understanding of what kinds of data are actually important to collect from users.

Solar-powered aircraft developer Skydweller Aero adds $8M to Series A, partners with Palantir

Airplanes and drones today, regardless of size or fuel type, all face the same limitation: eventually they have to land. Skydweller Aero, the U.S.-Spanish aerospace startup, wants to break free from t

Planet Labs and Google Cloud join forces in data analysis agreement

Satellite operator Planet Labs is beefing up its existing partnership with Google Cloud. Under a new agreement, Planet customers can use Google Cloud to store and process data, and access Google’s o

Dataiku gets $400M at a $4.6B valuation, led by Tiger Global

Data science platform Dataiku announced today it has raised a $400 million Series E, bringing its valuation to $4.6 billion. The round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from returning invest

Coralogix logs $55M for its new take on production analytics, now valued at $300M-$400M

Coralogix got its start as a platform aimed at quality assurance support for R&D and engineering teams. The focus here is on log analytics and metrics for platform engineers.
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