predictive analytics

Predictive marketing startup Reflektion raises $12M for international expansion

Reflektion, a marketing startup that uses predictive analytics to increase conversion rates on e-commerce sites, has raised $12 million to support its international expansion plans. The new funding is

Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data

Believe it or not, farmers in the U.S. have faced a labor shortage for years. U.S. citizens aren’t drawn to agriculture the way they were in previous generations. The labor trend has pushed farmers

Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball

Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle for, twenty to forty percent uncertainty wit

Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech

Endor, a stealth Israeli predictive analytics company, has its roots in some interesting research on human behavior conducted at MIT’s legendary Media Lab. The company has developed a predictiv

GeoVisual Search from Descartes Labs makes the Earth searchable

Scavenger hunts just got significantly more tactical with Descartes Labs’ new GeoVisual Search. Finding shipping containers, runways and even parking lots on a global scale is no problem with th

Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function "data driven," an

Google planning AI tools for Pi makers this year

Google is intending to expand the dev tools available to makers using the Raspberry Pi microprocessor to power their projects this year -- potentially offering software tools for face- and emotion-rec

Glint raises $27 million to stop solid employees from bailing

Redwood City-based Glint has raised $27 million in a Series C round of venture funding for software that helps companies figure out how their teams are experiencing problems, or why and when solid emp

Big data’s humble beginnings

Clicks. Once upon a time they were the most powerful tool in assessing online ad performance. A humble beginning, but much has changed. The data-driven measurement and predictive analytics technologie

How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens

Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to keep pace with changes in the volatile landscape of IT security. Despite sophisticated tools and solutions, every IT security officer knows that data bre

Getting predictive about politics (and everything else)

Nearly seven decades after the Chicago Tribune's infamous presidential race headline, we’re still seeing incorrect predictions in political races. Take the 2016 Iowa caucus for example, where Ted Cr

Why Decision Science Matters

Nearly everyone is familiar with the DirecTV commercials in which actor Rob Lowe and NFL quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tony Romo appear as unflattering alter-egos of themselves -- “peaked in high sch

The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

Artificial intelligence has an intellectual lineage stretching back to the greats of computer theory: Turing and, ultimately, Babbage, inventor of the calculating machine. What we now see in London, w

Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal?

The enterprise cloud has entered a new era of hyper growth thanks to a combination of dramatically expanded global markets, access to unprecedented later-stage private growth capital and the ability t

The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning

Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation -- a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is bein

Predictive Analytics Firm InsideSales.com Gets $60M With Salesforce, Microsoft Strategic Backers

While people believe that the tech world is in a bubble that is bound to pop soon, the investment climate for enterprise startups with good traction remains hot. In the latest development, Inside

Predictive Analytics Startup Framed Data Raises $2M To Help Developers Understand User Behavior

Framed Data, a predictive analytics startup that wants to make it easier for app developers to understand user behavior, announced that it has raised $2 million in seed funding. Investors include Goog

Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game

Over the past several decades, enterprise technology has consistently followed a trail blazed by top consumer tech brands. This has certainly been true of delivery models - first there were software C

Born Out Of A Cisco Consulting Gig, Predictive Sales Tool 6Sense Raises $12M

Of the many ways that big data analytics is impacting how enterprises do business, one of the most interesting has been in the area of predictive intelligence — the idea that by looking at all

Recommendation Engine Startup Predictry Lands $230,000 Seed Funding

Major e-commerce sites like Amazon depend on powerful proprietary recommendation engines to drive user engagement and sales. Smaller businesses, however, lack that advantage. Predictry wants to give a
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