Negotiatus, looking to help businesses optimize purchasing, raises $10 million

February 11, 2020 at 03:00PM Negotiatus, a SaaS business meant to optimize and streamline the purchasing and procurement process for businesses, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A round. The funding was led by Rally Ventures, with participation from ERA, 645 Ventures, Green Visor Capital and Stage 2 Capital. This bringsContinue reading “Negotiatus, looking to help businesses optimize purchasing, raises $10 million”

Some Businesses Are Going Cashless, But Cities Are Pushing Back

February 6, 2020 at 06:42PM Washington, D.C., is the latest city to consider banning businesses from rejecting cash. Opponents of cashless stores say they discriminate against low-income, homeless and undocumented people. Some Businesses Are Going Cashless, But Cities Are Pushing Back…

Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics

January 09, 2020 at 03:59PM Sisense, an enterprise startup that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or desktop apps, or spoken through Alexa — is announcing a big round of funding today andContinue reading “Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics”

Huckleberry raises $18M to put small business insurance online

December 18, 2019 at 03:00PM The insurance industry, sleepy and ancient, is ripe for disruption. We’ve seen companies like Lemonade, Hippo and Rhino get in on that opportunity. Today, an insurtech company focused on small business insurance has raised $18 to keep growing. Meet Huckleberry, whose Series A was led by Tribe Capital, with participationContinue reading “Huckleberry raises $18M to put small business insurance online”

Odoo grabs $90M to sell more SMEs on its business app suite

December 17, 2019 at 03:09PM Belgium-based all-in-one business software maker Odoo, which offers an open source version as well as subscription-based enterprise software and SaaS, has taken in $90 million led by a new investor: Global growth equity investor Summit Partners. The funds have been raised via a secondary share sale. Odoo’s executive management teamContinue reading “Odoo grabs $90M to sell more SMEs on its business app suite”

Satori Cyber raises $5.25M to help businesses protect their data flows

December 17, 2019 at 02:00PM The amount of data that most companies now store — and the places they store it — continues to increase rapidly. With that, the risk of the wrong people managing to get access to this data also increases, so it’s no surprise that we’re now seeing a number of startupsContinue reading “Satori Cyber raises $5.25M to help businesses protect their data flows”

Handing people the power: how tech is helping businesses adopt a more personal touch

December 04, 2019 at 12:12PM Technology is transforming traditional industries, saving people’s time, improving efficiency and increasing collaboration When it comes to industries that have been transformed by technology, obvious examples spring to mind: photography, media, music. But look beyond these headline-grabbing disruptions and you’ll find a wide range of traditional industries are improving theirContinue reading “Handing people the power: how tech is helping businesses adopt a more personal touch”

What sort of security software and backups do I need for a home business?

November 28, 2019 at 07:00AM Allen wants to set up a small company working from home, and would like some advice I’m looking to set up a small business working from home, and would like some advice on back up and security measures. I have an Office 365 account so my main directory for savingContinue reading “What sort of security software and backups do I need for a home business?”

German firm told to wind up cryptocoin business after pyramid scheme allegations

November 13, 2019 at 04:41PM Karatbars used former football stars Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Carlos and Patrick Kluivert to promote products A German cryptocurrency company that used former football stars Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Carlos and Patrick Kluivert to promote its products has been ordered to wind up its blockchain-based business by Germany’s financial watchdog, following allegationsContinue reading “German firm told to wind up cryptocoin business after pyramid scheme allegations”

How you react when your systems fail may define your business

October 31, 2019 at 10:05PM Just around 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time on February 28, 2017, websites like Slack, Business Insider, Quora and other well-known destinations became inaccessible. For millions of people, the internet itself seemed broken. It turned out that Amazon Web Services was having a massive outage involving S3 storage in its Northern VirginiaContinue reading “How you react when your systems fail may define your business”

Facebook Takes Down Accounts Tied to Russian Businessman Behind ‘Troll Factory’

October 30, 2019 at 04:24PM Facebook said the influence campaigns were tied to Yevgeny Prigozhin, an associate of Vladimir Putin who was indicted for running the troll factory that meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election Facebook Takes Down Accounts Tied to Russian Businessman Behind ‘Troll Factory’…

Yext Answers helps businesses provide better site search

October 29, 2019 at 05:38PM Yext helps businesses manage their presence on search and across the web; starting today, with the launch of Yext Answers, it’s also helping them provide a better experience on their own websites. “It lets any company with a website answer a question about their own brand in a Google-like experienceContinue reading “Yext Answers helps businesses provide better site search”

Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business

October 24, 2019 at 01:49AM Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecast that the company’s energy business will eventually be the same size as — or even bigger than — its automotive sector, the latest sign that the company plans to put more time and resources to scaling up its solar and storage products. “It could beContinue reading “Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business”

WeWork’s business model makes as much sense as the startup that charged $27 for $20 in change

October 24, 2019 at 11:00AM Washboard existed for only six days. But unlike WeWork, it was profitable – and its founders knew when to give up The summer of 2014 was a heady time in Silicon Valley. Cash was flowing as freely as Soylent as every Stanford graduate with a half-baked idea about a “pinchContinue reading “WeWork’s business model makes as much sense as the startup that charged $27 for $20 in change”

Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again

October 03, 2019 at 09:12PM A new startup is clearing the way for other companies to better monitor and manage their risk and compliance with privacy laws. Osano, an Austin, Texas-based startup, bills itself as a privacy platform startup, which uses a software-as-a-service solution to give businesses real-time visibility into their current privacy and complianceContinue reading “Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again”

Natwest app down: Business customers having trouble logging into Bankline

September 27, 2019 at 10:55AM Problems affecting only desktop version of app, bank says Natwest app down: Business customers having trouble logging into Bankline … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Natwest app down: Business customers having trouble logging into Bankline

ZenBusiness raises $15m to help founders launch and grow “worry-free”

September 25, 2019 at 01:30PM There are two sides to starting a new business. On one side, entrepreneurs need creativity, imagination — a dream, essentially — to find, build, and market a new product to users and consumers. But on the other side, they have to deal with the regulatory state and all the minutiaContinue reading “ZenBusiness raises $15m to help founders launch and grow “worry-free””

Fivetran hauls in $44M Series B as data pipeline business booms

September 24, 2019 at 01:55PM Fivetran, a startup that helps companies move data from disparate repositories to data warehouses, announced $44 million Series B financing today, less than a year after collecting a $15 million Series A round. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) led the round with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners and CEAS Investments. AsContinue reading “Fivetran hauls in $44M Series B as data pipeline business booms”

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: less business, more modern design

September 16, 2019 at 07:00AM Same Bose magic now sleeker, with better controls, calling and adaptable noise cancelling Bose’s new top-of-the range 700 noise-cancelling headphones attempt to be the new gold standard, with a new design, new technology and a shift in focus. Launched to sit atop the long-standing kings of noise-cancelling cans, the £300Continue reading “Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: less business, more modern design”

The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15

September 12, 2019 at 02:58PM It’s easy to think about mainframes as some technology dinosaur, but the fact is these machines remain a key component of many large organization’s computing strategies. Today, IBM announced the latest in their line of mainframe computers, the Z15. For starters, as you would probably expect, these are big andContinue reading “The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15”

Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses

September 03, 2019 at 01:15PM Data is the new oil, as the saying goes, and today Kabbage — a fintech startup backed by SoftBank that has built a business around lending up to $250,000 to small and medium enterprises, using AI-based algorithms to help determine the terms of the loan — is picking up anContinue reading “Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses”