Starboard Value goes after 3 tech companies with cost-cutting axe
Let’s examine Salesforce, Wix and Splunk one by one to understand why Starboard Value thinks that each one is failing to meet its true potential.
Group of security companies launches open source project to ease data sharing
It’s long been known that security is not a problem that companies, even large corporations, can solve on their own. It takes a community working together to battle the kinds of problems that compan
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.
Coralogix streams $142M into its coffers to expand its production analytics into a full-stack observability platform
We’ve long documented the challenges that DevOps and operations teams in specific areas like security face these days when it comes to data observability: A wide range of services across the lan
4 ways to make your engineering team more productive
Improving the efficiency of your software engineering team has many advantages, prime among which is the ability to make up for problems in other areas.
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.
Edge Delta rakes in $63M for its distributed approach to data observability
Databases are growing at an exponential rate these days, and so when it comes to real-time data observability, organizations are often fighting a losing battle if they try to run analytics or any obse
TruEra raises $25M for its AI analytics and monitoring platform
TruEra, a startup that offers an AI quality management solution to optimize, explain and monitor machine learning models, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B round led by Menlo V
How quickly do enterprise tech firms need to grow to satisfy today’s investors?
A half-dozen enterprise stocks reported earnings, but with the world in turmoil this week, the stock market gave them kind of a rough reception.
BlueVoyant nabs $250M to help enterprises nab malicious hackers and stop security breaches
Cybersecurity continues to be a pernicious and complex problem, for enterprises, and today a company that’s building a multi-faceted toolkit to help them address it better is announcing a big ro
Equity Monday: Welcome to crypto game day
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record note
F5 acquires cloud security startup Threat Stack for $68 million
Applications networking company F5 has announced it’s acquiring Threat Stack, a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup, for $68 million. The deal, which comes months after F5 bought mult
SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize
Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast-forward to almost exactly one year later and a lot has changed for
Cribl raises $200M to help enterprises do more with their data
Cribl is developing unified data pipelines, called “observability pipelines,” to parse and route any type of data that flows through a corporate IT system.
Employee talent predictor retrain.ai raised another $7M, adds Splunk as strategic investor
Automation will displace 85 million jobs while simultaneously creating 97 million new jobs by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. Although that sounds like good news, the hard reality is that
Simpplr raises $32M for its intranet platform
Simpplr, a modern platform for building intranet sites (or “employee communications and enablement platforms,” as the company calls it), today announced that it has raised a $32 million Se
Edge Delta raises $15M Series A to take on Splunk
Seattle-based Edge Delta, a startup that is building a modern distributed monitoring stack that is competing directly with industry heavyweights like Splunk, New Relic and Datadog, today announced tha
It’s time for security teams to embrace security data lakes
The average corporate security organization is largely ineffective at preventing breaches, IP theft and data loss. Why? The fragmented approach we’re currently using does not work.
Cloudflare rallies the troops to fight off another so-called patent troll
Nearly four years ago, we wrote about a battle between Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based internet security and performance company, and Blackbird Technologies, a firm that quickly amassed dozens o
Fylamynt raises $6.5M for its cloud workflow automation platform
Fylamynt, a new service that helps businesses automate their cloud workflows, today announced both the official launch of its platform as well as a $6.5 million seed round. The funding round was led b