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Bobsled raises $17M Series A to make cross-cloud data sharing easier
Bobsled, a startup that is building a cross-cloud data sharing platform, today announced that it has raised a $17 million Series A funding round co-led by Greycroft and Madrona Venture Group. This rou
Numbers Station raises $17.5M to bring AI to your data stack
When you think of foundation models and what they can accomplish, chances are you are thinking of text and image creation. Numbers Station, however, is taking these models in a very different directio
VC still requires in-person connection, argues Madrona’s Matt McIlwain
In downtown Seattle, offices are only 42% as full as they were before the pandemic, according to data cited late last month by The Seattle Times. It’s a problem, suggests Matt McIlwain, who has
Tesorio’s tools aim to help businesses automate payments collection
Although finance teams ultimately control budgets within their companies, investment in technology under the chief financial officer’s purview had been limited — at least until recently. That&
Go1 nabs $100M at a $2B+ valuation to upgrade its curated enterprise learning platform
Online education continues to get a lot of attention in the wake of COVID-19 and the shift it brought to how people can learn. And to underscore that fact, Go1 — one of the rising stars in the w
Clozd nabs $52M to help sales teams analyze wins and losses
In sales, a win/loss analysis is the process of determining why deals are ultimately won or lost. That’s relatively self-explanatory, but more specifically, a win/loss review aims to contrast a
RelationalAI wants to change the way intelligent apps are built
RelationalAI, a startup that wants to change the way data-driven applications are built by combining a database system with a knowledge graph, today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series B
CommerceIQ gets its horn as capital continues to flow into e-commerce infrastructure startups
CEO Guru Hariharan sees the $4.5 trillion retail industry at a massive inflection point.
Pendulum raises $5.9M to help organizations track harmful narratives
Pendulum helps companies, governments and other organizations track harmful narratives on social media platforms and elsewhere on the web. The company today announced that it has raised a $5.9 million
WhyLabs raises $10M Series A for its AI observability platform
WhyLabs, a machine learning startup that was spun out of the Allen Institute last year, helps data teams monitor the health of their AI models and the data pipelines that fuel them. Last year, the sta
Magnify raises $6M for its post-sales orchestration platform
In many companies, post-sales can be a bit of a haphazard process, with customer success, marketing and product teams all trying to figure out how to provide the best service to new and existing custo
OctoML raises $85M for it for its machine learning acceleration platform
OctoML, a Seattle-based startup that helps enterprises optimize and deploy their machine learning models, today announced that it has raised an $85 million Series C round led by Tiger Global Managemen
Spice AI wants to help developers build smarter applications
Spice AI, a Seattle-based startup that aims to make it significantly easier for developers to leverage AI in their applications, today announced that it has raised a $1 million seed funding round. Tha
Investors share how infrastructure as code is taking over DevOps
Infrastructure as code (IaC) has been gaining wider adoption among DevOps teams in recent years, but the complexities of data center configuration and management continue to create problems — and op
Read AI raises $10M, creates virtual meeting dashboard to show you when you talk too much
Read Dashboard sits in virtual meetings to measure engagement, performance and sentiment among participants.
Travel technology platform Spotnana launches with $41M
Spotnana's open API platform provides travel inventory from dozens of global sources and integrations with third-party workplace technology providers for ease of travel management.
Former Facebook teammates raise $10.4M in Sequoia-led round to launch features development
Statsig is taking the A/B testing applications that drive Facebook’s growth and putting similar functionalities into the hands of any product team.
Sila banks $13M to offer single API for developing financial products, services
Sila's banking and payment platform gives software teams tools to build the next generation of financial products and services.
Rock-picking robotics startup TerraClear raises $25 million
Rock picking is probably not the first thing you think about when you think agricultural robotics. Understandably so. There are a number of companies out there looking to automate aspects like fruit a
Esper raises $30M Series B for its IoT DevOps platform
There may be billions of IoT devices in use today, but the tooling around building (and updating) the software for them still leaves a lot to be desired. Esper, which today announced that it has raise