Why software stocks got hammered today
We’re nearly at the stopping point ahead of a long weekend here in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that the tech market has given up on making news. And the news is not good. In t
Validio, a data quality platform based out of Sweden, emerges from stealth with $15M
Data quality has been shaping up as a salient and increasingly critical part of the world of data science: Enterprises are sitting on growing troves of information, but it’s only useful if we ca
MongoDB puts a spotlight on its developer data platform
At its annual MongoDB World conference, MongoDB today announced a series of updates to its eponymous database, including the addition of querying encrypted data without having to decrypt it first, col
Investors have flipped their weighting of growth versus profitability
Battery's new report, The Cloud Quarterly, provides insights on what type of public SaaS companies have seen their valuation take a hit or resist in recent months and what they have in common.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Construction tech survey, founder-CEO friction, diversify your cap table
As you may have heard, tech companies are having a bit of a whoopsie.
For better or for worse: Managing founder-CEO tension inside a startup
How a founder and a CEO work through points of tension could help determine the ultimate success of a company.
Prisma raises $40M for its open source ‘Rosetta Stone’ for database languages
When it comes to building databases and other backend software development, different organizations and developers do not always speak the same language. Today a startup called Prisma that’s bui
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
What Glossier got wrong
The fundamental disconnect: Software-enabled businesses don’t necessarily monetize the same way that software businesses do.
Google, Databricks, Fivetran, Redis and others launch the Data Cloud Alliance
There’s a new alliance in town: the Data Cloud Alliance. Founded by Google Cloud, Accenture, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst, the
With capital aplenty, modern corporate investors marry financial and strategic goals
We put questions to Arjun Kapur of Comcast’s Forecast Labs, Andrés Saborido of Telefónica’s Wayra, and Serge Tanjga of MongoDB's venture arm to learn more about the CVC market.
Corporations are scrambling to get into the venture game
New data from CB Insights makes it clear that 2021 was a colossal year for corporate venture capital.
MongoDB’s co-founder is trying to universalize robotic deployment
It’s a familiar problem to anyone following the category. Investors and companies are largely on the same page when it comes to robotics and automation — such technologies are going to be mand
Render secures $20M Series A to scale its DevOps cloud platform
DevOps cloud platform Render, which won our Disrupt SF 2019 Startup Battlefield, announced today that it closed a $20 million Series A funding round led by Addition alongside existing investors Genera
Ethyca raises $7.5M, open sources Fides for developers to build privacy tools directly into their codebases
Ethyca, the privacy-by-design technology startup that has built a unique set of APIs, detection tools and analytics to make it easier for organizations to adhere to data privacy policies like GDPR, is
We’re still just scratching the surface of the cloud’s potential
Battery Ventures' State of the OpenCloud report provides a set of data points that pretty clearly outline the accelerated growth of cloud services in recent quarters.
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.
After 30 years, ‘Crossing the Chasm’ is due for a refresh
"The chasm," a difficult transitional period from visionary early adopters to mainstream customers has been one of the canonical foundational concepts to product-market fit for the past three decades.
Microsoft Azure expands its NoSQL portfolio with Managed Instances for Apache Cassandra
At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, its latest NoSQL database offering and a competitor to Cassandra-centric companies like D
Anna Palmer just became the first female general partner at Flybridge
Better late than never. So it might be said of the Boston and New York-based seed-stage firm Flybridge, which is today announcing that Anna Palmer has joined as general partner. She is the first woman