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Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

July 18, 2019 at 06:00PM Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a foundational technology for enterprise software development and startups have begun addressing a variety of issues around using AI to make software and processes much more efficient. To that end, we are delighted to announce that Jocelyn Goldfein, a Managing Director at Zetta Venture Partners… Continue reading Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

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InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution

July 18, 2019 at 05:36PM The rise of data breaches, along with an expanding raft of regulations (now numbering 80 different regional regimes, and growing) have thrust data protection — having legal and compliant ways of handling personal user information — to the top of the list of things that an organization needs to consider… Continue reading InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution

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VComply raises $2.5 million seed round led by Accel to simplify risk and compliance management

July 18, 2019 at 02:00PM Risk and compliance management platform VComply announced today that it has picked up a $2.5 million seed round led by Accel Partners for its international growth plan. The funding will be used to acquire more customers in the United States, open a new office in the United Kingdom to support… Continue reading VComply raises $2.5 million seed round led by Accel to simplify risk and compliance management

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Intel announces deep, multi-year partnership with SAP

July 18, 2019 at 01:29PM Intel announced a deep partnership with SAP today around using advanced Intel technology to optimize SAP software tools. Specifically the company plans to tune its Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory for SAP’s suite of applications. The multi-year partnership includes giving SAP early access to emerging… Continue reading Intel announces deep, multi-year partnership with SAP

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Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million

July 18, 2019 at 04:03AM Wavecell, a cloud-communications platform for companies in Southeast Asia, announced today that it has been acquired by 8×8 in a deal worth about $125 million. The acquisition will help San Jose, California-based 8×8 expand in Asia, where Wavecell already has offices in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong.… Continue reading Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million

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AT&T signs $2 billion cloud deal with Microsoft

July 17, 2019 at 05:24PM While AWS leads the cloud infrastructure market by wide margin, Microsoft isn’t doing too badly, ensconced firmly in second place, the only other company with double-digit share. Today, it announced a big deal with AT&T that encompasses both Azure cloud and Office 365. A person with knowledge of the contract… Continue reading AT&T signs $2 billion cloud deal with Microsoft

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ClassPass introduces a corporate wellness program

July 17, 2019 at 03:24PM ClassPass has set up yet another revenue stream, signing on partners like Facebook, Glossier, Google, Morgan Stanley, Under Armour, Etsy, Southwest Airlines and Gatorade to a corporate wellness program. The program will give employees at these companies access to the ClassPass network of more than 22,000 studio partners across 2500… Continue reading ClassPass introduces a corporate wellness program

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Dust Identity secures $10M Series A to identify objects with diamond dust

July 17, 2019 at 03:03PM The idea behind Dust Identity was originally born in an MIT lab where students developed a system of uniquely identifying objects using diamond dust. Since then, the startup has been working to create a commercial application for the advanced technology, and today it announced a $10 million Series A round… Continue reading Dust Identity secures $10M Series A to identify objects with diamond dust

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Stonly lets you create interactive step-by-step guides to improve support

July 17, 2019 at 12:01PM French startup Stonly wants to empower users so that they can solve their issues by themselves. Instead of relying on customer support agents, Stonly wants to surface relevant content so that you can understand and solve issues. “I’m trying to take the opposite stance of chatbots," founder and CEO Alexis… Continue reading Stonly lets you create interactive step-by-step guides to improve support

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AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors

July 17, 2019 at 11:10AM Google and its flagship search portal opened the door to the possibilities of how to build a business empire on the back of organising and navigating the world’s information, as found on the internet. Now, a startup that’s built a search engine tailored to the needs of enterprises and their… Continue reading AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors

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ContractPodAi scores $55M for its ‘AI-powered’ contract management software

July 17, 2019 at 09:00AM ContractPodAi, a London-based startup that has developed what it describes as AI-powered contract lifecycle management software, is disclosing $55 million in Series B funding. The round is led by U.S.-based Insight Partners, with participation from earlier backer Eagle Investment. Founded in 2012, ContractPodAi offers an “end-to-end” solution spanning the three… Continue reading ContractPodAi scores $55M for its ‘AI-powered’ contract management software

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Qualtrics’ Julie Larson-Green will talk customer experience at TC Sessions: Enterprise

July 16, 2019 at 05:00PM We’re less than two months out from our first TC Sessions: Enterprise event, which is happening in San Francisco on September 5, and did you know our buy 1 get 1 free sale ends today too! Among the many enterprise and startup executives that’ll join us for the event is… Continue reading Qualtrics’ Julie Larson-Green will talk customer experience at TC Sessions: Enterprise

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Workplace, Facebook’s service for business teams, is raising its prices for the first time since launch

July 16, 2019 at 02:24PM Three years into its life with 2 million paying users signed up, Workplace — Facebook’s platform for businesses and and other organizations to build internal communities and communications — is about to make a significant business shift of its own. Come September 2, Workplace is changing its pricing tiers, how… Continue reading Workplace, Facebook’s service for business teams, is raising its prices for the first time since launch

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Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

July 16, 2019 at 08:40AM Users of Amazon’s voice assistant will soon be able to talk to Alexa in Hindi. Amazon announced today that it has added a Hindi voice model to its Alexa Skills Kit for developers. Alexa developers can also update their existing published skills in India for Hindi. Amazon first revealed that… Continue reading Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

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48-hour, buy-one-get-one sale — TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019

July 15, 2019 at 05:00PM Every startupper we’ve ever met loves a great deal, and so do we. That’s why we’re celebrating Prime day with a 48-hour flash sale on tickets to TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019, which takes place September 5 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We’re talking a… Continue reading 48-hour, buy-one-get-one sale — TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019

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Judge dismisses Oracle lawsuit over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

July 12, 2019 at 07:13PM Oracle has been complaining about the procurement process around the Pentagon’s $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract, even before the DoD opened requests for proposals last year. It went so far as to file a lawsuit in December, claiming a potential conflict of interest on the part of a procurement… Continue reading Judge dismisses Oracle lawsuit over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

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With $34B Red Hat deal closed, IBM needs to execute now

July 12, 2019 at 07:02PM In a summer surprise this week, IBM announced it had closed its $34 billion blockbuster deal to acquire Red Hat. The deal, which was announced in October, was expected to take a year to clear all of the regulatory hurdles, but U.S. and EU regulators moved surprisingly quickly. For IBM,… Continue reading With $34B Red Hat deal closed, IBM needs to execute now

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Attend TC Sessions: Enterprise and score a free pass to Disrupt SF 2019

July 11, 2019 at 09:00PM We can’t wait to dig into the competitive, high-stakes world of enterprise software at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 on September 5 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We’re channeling the excitement into creating extra ROI for you. How’s that work? Read on. It starts with… Continue reading Attend TC Sessions: Enterprise and score a free pass to Disrupt SF 2019

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Microsoft says Teams now has 13M daily active users

July 11, 2019 at 08:00PM Teams, Microsoft’s two-year-old Slack competitor, is the company’s fastest-growing application in its history. That’s something Microsoft has said in the past, but for the first time, Microsoft today also announced actual user numbers for the service ahead of its Inspire partner conference next week. Teams now has 13 million active… Continue reading Microsoft says Teams now has 13M daily active users

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Andrew Ng to talk about how AI will transform business at TC Sessions: Enterprise

July 11, 2019 at 05:49PM When it comes to applying AI to the world around us, Andrew Ng has few if any peers. We are delighted to announce that the renowned founder, investor, AI expert and Stanford professor will join us on stage at the TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise show on Sept. 5 at the Yerba… Continue reading Andrew Ng to talk about how AI will transform business at TC Sessions: Enterprise

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Swit, a collaboration suite that offers “freedom from integrations,” raises $6 million in seed funding

July 11, 2019 at 02:00PM A marketplace dominated by Slack and Microsoft Teams, along with a host of other smaller workplace communication apps, might seem to leave little room for a new entrant, but Swit wants to prove that wrong. The app combines messaging with a roster of productivity tools, like task management, calendars and… Continue reading Swit, a collaboration suite that offers “freedom from integrations,” raises $6 million in seed funding

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OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules

July 11, 2019 at 01:17PM GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and data protection: it’s always good practice for companies with an online presence to take measures to safeguard people’s data, but now failing to do so can land them in some… Continue reading OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules

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Signavio raises $177M at a $400M valuation for its business process automation solutions

July 11, 2019 at 12:11PM Robotic Process Automation has been the name of the game in enterprise software lately — with organizations using advances in machine learning algorithms and other kinds of AI, alongside big-data analytics to speed up everything from performing mundane tasks to more complex business decisions. To underscore the opportunity and growth… Continue reading Signavio raises $177M at a $400M valuation for its business process automation solutions