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Over the last decade, we’ve seen data grow in increasing importance to enterprise software, and that role has grown even more pronounced more recently with the rise of large language…

As data takes center stage, Codified wants to bring flexibility to governance

Developers building front-end Jamstack web applications often struggle to build identity with traditional API tools. With the approach growing in popularity, the founders of Clerk decided to focus their startup…

Clerk is simplifying identity for front-end web developers

The app was designed with Gen Z in mind, a generation that will grow up with the blockchain and most likely own some kind of digital assets.

Stack banks $2.7M to teach teens, parents about crypto

Software apps are increasingly cloud-based, distributed and updated at a breakneck pace. They’re growing more complex, in other words, which is becoming a major challenge for dev teams. A survey…

Data observability startup Observe secures $70M

CEO Yadhu Gopalan said Insight proactively approached the company, and Esper “jumped at the opportunity to partner with them to accelerate our trajectory and predict market growth quicker.”

DevOps market demand drives quick Series C turnaround for Esper

We last polled our network of investors on the topic of gaming infrastructure startups back in May just as it was becoming clear what pandemic opportunities were in store for…

VCs discuss gaming’s biggest infrastructure investment opportunities in 2021

The once-polarizing world of open-source software has recently become one of the hotter destinations for VCs. As the popularity of open source increases among organizations and developers, startups in the…

Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 1 of 2)

Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites…

Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation

Pulumi, a Seattle-based startup that’s coming out of stealth mode today, wants to make it easier for developers and ops team to define their infrastructure by writing code. Instead of…

Pulumi wants to let you manage your infrastructure with code

Tigera, a San Francisco-based startup that helps businesses connect and secure their container-based applications, today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in a funding round led by…

Tigera raises $10M to help enterprises secure their cloud native applications

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Len Jordan, who is a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group and currently holds board seats at companies like Cedexis, MaxPoint Interactive,…

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