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While an increasing number of companies are investing in AI, many are struggling to get AI-powered projects into production — much less delivering meaningful ROI. The challenges are many. But…

Weka raises $140M as the AI boom bolsters data platforms

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Vana plans to let users rent out their Reddit data to train AI

In the generative AI boom, data is the new oil. So why shouldn’t you be able to sell your own? From Big Tech firms to startups, AI makers are licensing e-books, images, videos, audio and more from data brokers, all in the pursuit of training up more capable (and more legally defensible) AI-powered products. Shutterstock…

9:15 am PDT • April 13, 2024
Vana plans to let users rent out their Reddit data to train AI

Coalesce offers a platform that standardizes data while automating the more repetitive, mundane data transformation processes.

Coalesce raises more cash to transform data for Snowflake customers

Massive training datasets are the gateway to powerful AI models — but often, also those models’ downfall. Biases emerge from prejudicial patterns concealed in large datasets, like pictures of mostly…

DatologyAI is building tech to automatically curate AI training datasets

Google today announced that it’ll stop charging Google Cloud customers a fee to migrate their data to another cloud provider or on-premise data center, effective immediately. Customers using Google Cloud…

Google says it’ll stop charging fees to transfer data out of Google Cloud

Snowflake is buying Samooha, a startup developing a “cross-cloud” data collaboration suite, the companies announced this morning — adding to the list of big tech acquisitions leading up to the…

Snowflake goes all in on data clean rooms with Samooha acquisition

Every decision that leaders make should carry a precise expectation of its business impact, fitting into broader company goals.

How to build a robust and adaptive data culture that instills investor confidence

Customer data-syncing startup Hightouch announced today it has acquired HeadsUp. As part of the deal, HeadsUp co-founder Earl Lee will join Hightouch, working on Customer 360, a product that uses…

Composable CDP startup Hightouch acquires HeadsUp

As cloud-based software becomes the norm for many functions inside of modern businesses, data silos are growing into an outsize problem. This is particularly true in the financial industry, where…

Aleph is building a platform to reconcile disparate financial data

Despite proclamations from X CEO Linda Yaccarino that usage of the social network was at an all-time high this summer, a new report is throwing cold water on those claims,…

One year post-acquisition, X traffic and monthly active users are in decline, report claims

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Pantomath, a data observability and traceability platform, today announced it raised $14 million in a Series A round led by Sierra Ventures with participation from Bowery Capital and…

Observability startup Pantomath lands $14M to automate data pipelines

Secoda, a startup developing what it describes as an AI-powered data search and cataloging platform, today announced that it raised $14 million in a funding round led by Craft Ventures…

Secoda secures $14M to expand its data cataloging platform

When Nexla launched a data operations platform at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in 2017, building applications on top of that data was not necessarily a well understood concept. As time has…

Nexla has defied startup conventional wisdom with slow and steady growth

A trend accelerated by the mass move to digital during the pandemic, enterprises are having to handle an increasing amount of proprietary data. According to one survey, the average company…

Data security startup Cyera lands a $100M investment

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Salesforce could be repositioning itself as a data company

As Salesforce delves deeper into AI, the data exhaust from its core products could eventually be its most valuable asset.

1:15 pm PDT • June 1, 2023
Salesforce could be repositioning itself as a data company

Too often over the last decade, line of business people have been forgotten when it comes to analytics. Even though these folks are the closest to what’s happening with customers,…

Savant Labs aims to bring analytics directly to line of business users

Data looks at whether having an office, at the earliest stages of company-building, truly does impact the bottom line.

Data hints at the value of startup offices

Select Star, a startup providing data discovery, lineage and governance tools to mostly enterprise organizations, today announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A round led by Lightspeed…

Select Star closes $15M round to add context to disparate data

In the enterprise, there’s been an explosive growth of data — think documents, videos, audio files, posts on social media and even emails. According to a Matillion and IDG survey,…

Komprise raises $37M to help companies index, manage and transform data

Stellantis is launching a new business unit dedicated to turning all that vehicle data into marketable products — and revenue. The business unit called Mobilisights, which was announced Thursday at…

Stellantis launches new business unit to turn your vehicle data into cash

Several years ago, on a dairy farm in the small Irish village of Dundrum, four technologists — Maxim Dressler, Ryan Lasmaili, Shaun Mc Brearty and Tilo Weigandt — brainstormed solutions…

Vaultree raises $12.8M to let companies more easily work with encrypted data

AWS today announced a lot of feature updates — and little else — during its re:Invent data and machine learning-focused keynote (though there wasn’t a lot of machine learning there).…

Here’s everything AWS announced in its re:Invent data keynote

AWS today launched a new service that will help users inside an advertising or marketing organization share data with other employees inside their company or with outside partners, all without…

AWS gets data clean rooms for analytics data

If there’s one thing that gets the attention of investors, even in uncertain times like these, it’s data efficiency. Data is the fuel for machine learning models, and getting it…

Weka announces $135M investment on $750M valuation to change how companies move 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…

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

Despite well-known volatility in the crypto market, crypto startups building infrastructure to support the industry’s long-term growth have seemed to fare better than their peers. This is especially true for…

Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

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…

Equalum lands new capital to help companies build data pipelines

The founders of Rill first got into databases a decade ago when they started a company called Metamarkets, which was eventually snapped up by Snap in 2017. While at Metamarkets,…

Rill wants to rethink BI dashboards with embedded database and instant UX

If Pogo had its way, you’d get paid every time you stroll down Market Street in San Francisco. Or check your e-mail. Or open its app. The only catch is…

Pogo lands millions to become the ‘Honey for the real world’

Increasingly, absent a federal framework, U.S. states are passing privacy and security laws aimed at protecting people’s data. The California Consumer Privacy Act is perhaps the best known, followed by…

Strac plugs into Slack, OneDrive and more to automatically redact sensitive info