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AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications

AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.

Red Sox CTO: Baseball teams need modern tech stack as much as any other biz

The Red Sox are no different than most businesses when it comes to a tech stack.

Software DevOps platform Gearset raises $55M

Gearset, a tooling provider for Salesforce software, today announced that it raised $55 million in a funding tranche led by Silversmith Capital Partners. Co-founder and CEO Kevin Boyle said that the n

How to implement an effective chatbot program

Today’s chatbots are compelling. They use AI and ML algorithms to learn, speak like people, offer solutions and basic customer support, route customers and much more.

Microsoft is elevating Viva from pure employee portal to job support platform starting with sales

When Microsoft launched Viva last year, it framed the platform as an employee portal where you might go to find out parental leave policy or other internal communications directed more generally at co

During a downturn, sales teams should think like product managers

Getting back to consumers means understanding data on them, experimenting with solutions and iterating. Sound familiar? That’s exactly what product teams do to refine their offerings.

How startups should handle the downturn

Each company is unique and faces diverse circumstances during a downturn. The best advice for handling the downturn should be based on the length of your runway and the efficiency of your business.

Why it’s so hard to market enterprise AI/ML products and what to do about it

Healthy pipeline generation is the bugbear of the AI/ML industry, yet there is very little content on how to address it.

GitLab proves it’s possible to get a better valuation for your software company

GitLab just showed that it's possible to make investors so very happy that they reprice you by more than 25% in a single day. Let's find out how.

Salesforce takes crypto plunge with new NFT cloud

Who knows whether it’s FOMO or actual customer demand for such a thing, but Salesforce announced today that it’s launching a pilot of NFT Cloud, a new platform for buying and selling these crypto

AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s resulted in a strong run of funding rounds for startu

You may be having a problem with the economy, but Salesforce sure isn’t

If you’re a regular reader of the tech and business press, it’s been painting a pretty gloomy economic picture recently, with a tendency to accentuate the negative. There’s inflation and layoffs

Slack now supports pronunciation guides in profiles

Not everyone is on board with the idea of remote work. But for those who are, Slack’s new profile features released today should make some workday tasks, particularly onboarding, a bit easier. S

Bonfire Ventures secures $230M for two new funds targeting B2B software startups

Bonfire Ventures aims to help B2B software startups make it to Series A. 

Microsoft joins Salesforce, Google and IBM in offering sustainability tracking products

As environmental issues take center stage with increasingly severe weather incidents, wildfires, droughts and floods across the globe, companies that generate pollution up and down the supply chain ar

Tableau enhances links to Salesforce AI as it works to blend more into ecosystem

When Salesforce spent almost $16 billion to buy Tableau in 2019, it was getting a company with a goal of bringing data to the masses. As a cloud solution, it fits nicely into the growing Salesforce fe

Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Salesforce acquires Troops.ai to make useful Slack bots

Proving that there’s an appetite for bots, Salesforce today announced that it will acquire Troops.ai, a bot-based service that integrates with Slack to make it easier for sales teams to retrieve

AutoRabit, which develops tooling for Salesforce CRM devs, lands $26M

AutoRabit, which provides CI/CD tools for Salesforce customer dev teams, today announced that it raised $26 million in a Series B funding round led by Full In Partners, bringing the startup’s to

Lumos wants to build an app store for the enterprise

Lumos, a startup that wants to provide an end-to-end solution for enterprises to manage all of the SaaS apps their employees use, is coming out of stealth today. The company plans to take on the SaaS
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