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26.05.2020
The biggest tech companies have the resources to out-innovate their competitors and further solidify their dominance as smaller rivals struggle (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)
Tech Meme

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: The biggest tech companies have the resources to out-innovate their competitors and further solidify their dominance as smaller rivals struggle — The only thing better than being essential to the global economy during a crisis? Having the cash to cont...
26.05.2020
How I accidentally built a tech startup — without any technological knowledge
NextWeb

In 2012, I was working in some of the most remote areas of Pakistan, aiming to empower local farmers’ waste energy projects and advance sustainability in the region. I was traveling hundreds of kilometers to carry out face-to-face negotiations, racking my brain thinking about ways to guarantee trans...
26.05.2020
Alice&Bob raises $3.3 million to create the first fault-tolerant quantum computer
VentureBeat

Alice&Bob has raised $3.3 million to accelerate research on technology to make this next-generation computing method more stable. 
26.05.2020
2020 tech conferences: Dates, locations, and which events are changing due to COVID-19
Tech Republic

Tech professionals planning to attend conferences in 2020 should keep an eye on this list for coronavirus-related changes and cancellations.
25.05.2020
Podcast: How mobility startups need to adapt and grow in 2020
NextWeb

Sustainability is one of the most important areas of growth across industries, and some will need to adapt more than. The mobility industry, for example, has been historically pretty bad for the environment — cars, planes, need we say more? — but it’s now one of the areas undergoing the most excitin...
25.05.2020
Adobe’s top tips to adapt your commerce strategy during the pandemic
NextWeb

Concern over COVID-19 had an impact on online shopping behavior early on in the pandemic, according to data from Adobe Analytics, which monitors the ecommerce transactions of 80 of the top 100 U.S. retailers. As with any crisis situation, businesses must adapt to these rapidly changing conditions an...
25.05.2020
MasterClass, which offers celebrity-taught online classes for a $180 annual subscription, raises $100M Series E, at a reported valuation of $800M (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: MasterClass, which offers celebrity-taught online classes for a $180 annual subscription, raises $100M Series E, at a reported valuation of $800M — MasterClass, a startup that sells celebrity-taught classes to people, has raised $100 million in a Series E ro...
25.05.2020
BetterCloud, which helps companies manage their SaaS usage, raises $75M Series F led by Warburg Pincus, bringing its total raised to $187M (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Ron Miller / TechCrunch: BetterCloud, which helps companies manage their SaaS usage, raises $75M Series F led by Warburg Pincus, bringing its total raised to $187M — BetterCloud gives IT visibility into its SaaS tools providing the means to discover, manage and secure those tools.
24.05.2020
Facebook opens its $1,000 Oculus Quest enterprise headset to all businesses
VentureBeat

Facebook announced that its $1,000 enterprise-edition Oculus Quest, part of its Oculus for Business platform, is now available for all companies.
24.05.2020
10 USB wall outlets to move your home or office into the future
Tech Republic

Empty your desk drawers of all those extra power adapters by switching to one of these directly-wired options.
24.05.2020
10+ Microsoft Teams apps for working remotely
Tech Republic

Apps can supercharge your Microsoft Teams experience, and these are some of the best.
20.05.2020
Chinese fitness app Keep raises $80M Series E at a $1B valuation led by Jeneration Capital Management (Eudora Wang/DealStreetAsia)
Tech Meme

Eudora Wang / DealStreetAsia: Chinese fitness app Keep raises $80M Series E at a $1B valuation led by Jeneration Capital Management — Chinese fitness app Keep has become the country's first sports tech startup to achieve a $1 billion valuation after raising an $80 million Series E funding ro...
20.05.2020
5 ‘product market fit’ tips to make your startup successful
NextWeb

“We don’t have product market fit.”  The board room fell silent. How could a rapidly growing company with a $50 million revenue in a hot category not have product market fit? Yet having invested over $100 million, we as the board had just realized that lack of product market fit imperiled the busine...
20.05.2020
Israeli commercial cybersecurity company Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, raises $70M from Charlesbank Technology Opportunities Fund (Tova Cohen/Reuters)
Tech Meme

Tova Cohen / Reuters: Israeli commercial cybersecurity company Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, raises $70M from Charlesbank Technology Opportunities Fund — TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems (ESLT.TA) said on Tuesday the Charlesbank Technology Opportunities Fund...
17.05.2020
COVID-19: Five business project procurement challenges ahead
Tech Republic

Procurement has always posed project challenges, but post-COVID-19, what lies ahead for procurement specialists, and how will it impact project outcomes?
17.05.2020
Facebook acquires Giphy to integrate with Instagram
VentureBeat

Facebook is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its Instagram photo-sharing app,
14.05.2020
Stockholm-based Anyfin, whose app uses AI and publicly available data to help consumers refinance existing loans, raises $30M Series B led by EQT Ventures (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: Stockholm-based Anyfin, whose app uses AI and publicly available data to help consumers refinance existing loans, raises $30M Series B led by EQT Ventures — Anyfin, the Stockholm-based startup that enables consumers to refinance their existing loans, has raised $30...
14.05.2020
Ireland-based Workvivo, an employee communication platform, raises $16M Series A led by Tiger Global (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Ireland-based Workvivo, an employee communication platform, raises $16M Series A led by Tiger Global — Workvivo, an employee communications platform founded only three years ago, has raised $16 million in a Series A funding, in a round led by Tiger Global which is ...
14.05.2020
Is growing your business on Instagram worth the effort?
NextWeb

Did you know we have an online conference about digital marketing coming up? Re:Brand will share strategies on how brands can still succeed in these unprecedented times. Many people think that growing their Instagram account is an important and necessary part of life on social media, but very few of...
13.05.2020
CBInsights: global VC funding in fintech totaled $6.1B in Q1 across 404 deals vs. $7.1B in Q1 2019; US startups raised $3.3B, India topped China with $421M (JD Alois/Crowdfund Insider)
Tech Meme

JD Alois / Crowdfund Insider: CBInsights: global VC funding in fintech totaled $6.1B in Q1 across 404 deals vs. $7.1B in Q1 2019; US startups raised $3.3B, India topped China with $421M — - Twitter- Facebook- LinkedIn- Pinterest- Reddit- HackerNews- Telegram- Weibo- Email- Print- Subscribe
12.05.2020
Vise, which provides a AI-powered app for investment advisors that helps them choose and personalize investment options for clients, raises $14.5M Series A (Danny Crichton/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Danny Crichton / TechCrunch: Vise, which provides a AI-powered app for investment advisors that helps them choose and personalize investment options for clients, raises $14.5M Series A — The retirement wars are heating up. — As millions of baby boomers leave their jobs in the coming ...
12.05.2020
Intel Capital commits $132 million to 11 AI startups
VentureBeat

Intel Capital announced that it's invested $132 million in 11 startups focused on AI, machine learning, automation, and chipset design.
12.05.2020
Best gadgets for employees returning to work after COVID-19 lockdown
Tech Republic

Here are some of the best office gadgets to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus in-house as employees return to the work amid a global pandemic.
12.05.2020
80% of CFOs are considering cost-containment measures
Tech Republic

Employees are worried about returning to the workplace, and CFOs think it will take their company over three months to recover from the pandemic, according to PwC's fifth COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey.
12.05.2020
Industrial Businesses: Simple Tips to Save Money and Increase Efficiency
Noobpreneur

In order to maximize profits and gain as close to an absolute advantage in your market as possible, it’s necessary for industrial-based businesses to delve deep (and often) into all… Read more » The post Industrial Businesses: Simple Tips to Save Money and Increase Efficiency appea...
11.05.2020
China-based AI chipmaker Enflame raises $98.6M Series B led by Summitview Capital, with Tencent and others participating (Yupu Li/Pandaily)
Tech Meme

Yupu Li / Pandaily: China-based AI chipmaker Enflame raises $98.6M Series B led by Summitview Capital, with Tencent and others participating — China's cloud artificial intelligence-training platform Enflame Technology, backed by Tencent, raised RMB 700 million ($98.6 million) in Series B fun...
11.05.2020
Treasury Prime, which is developing APIs to help banks automate and accelerate certain routine business processes, raises $9M Series A (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Treasury Prime, which is developing APIs to help banks automate and accelerate certain routine business processes, raises $9M Series A — Treasury Prime, a startup that built software tooling to help banks automate and accelerate routine tasks, announced today that ...
11.05.2020
France-based Agicap, creator of a SaaS tool that helps companies manage and forecast their cash flows, raises €15M Series A led by Partech (Annie Musgrove/Tech.eu)
Tech Meme

Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu: France-based Agicap, creator of a SaaS tool that helps companies manage and forecast their cash flows, raises €15M Series A led by Partech — French startup Agicap, creator of a SaaS tool for cash flow management, has raised €15 million in a round led by Pa...
11.05.2020
Sources: online used-car seller Vroom files confidentially for IPO, setting sights on a June offering after its December 2019 funding round valued it at $1.5B (Wall Street Journal)
Tech Meme

Wall Street Journal: Sources: online used-car seller Vroom files confidentially for IPO, setting sights on a June offering after its December 2019 funding round valued it at $1.5B — Firm sets sights on a June offering after rich funding round — Online used-car seller Vroom Inc. has f...
11.05.2020
Medable, which wants to reduce clinical trial timelines 50% by streamlining design, recruitment, and the collection of data, raises $25M led by GSR Ventures (Christine Hall/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Christine Hall / Crunchbase News: Medable, which wants to reduce clinical trial timelines 50% by streamlining design, recruitment, and the collection of data, raises $25M led by GSR Ventures — Palo Alto, California startup Medable Inc. raised $25 million in funding led by GSR Ventures, to ac...
11.05.2020
Ohio-based Finite State, which provides supply chain security and risk management for IoT devices, raises $12.5M Series A, bringing its total raised to $19.5M (Jayne Gest/Smart Business Dealmakers)
Tech Meme

Jayne Gest / Smart Business Dealmakers: Ohio-based Finite State, which provides supply chain security and risk management for IoT devices, raises $12.5M Series A, bringing its total raised to $19.5M — Finite State, which provides supply chain security and risk management for IoT and embedded...
07.05.2020
Early adopter or cautious company: How to determine when to begin using AI at your organization
Tech Republic

Use cases of mature artificial intelligence applications can help you implement AI more smoothly.
07.05.2020
Gartner: 55% of tech executives weren't prepared for COVID-19 impact
Tech Republic

The coronavirus pandemic through businesses for a loop. Here's how CEOs can better prepare themselves for economic disaster.
07.05.2020
Tech leaders on how to transition from "survive" mode to "thrive" as states reopen
Tech Republic

The coronavirus may permanently change how some companies function forever.
07.05.2020
Strategy Analytics: global smartwatch shipments grew 20% YoY to 14M in Q1 with Apple Watch maintaining 55% marketshare and Samsung in second place with 15% (Strategy Analytics)
Tech Meme

Strategy Analytics: Strategy Analytics: global smartwatch shipments grew 20% YoY to 14M in Q1 with Apple Watch maintaining 55% marketshare and Samsung in second place with 15% — BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)— According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartwatch sh...
07.05.2020
Report: VC funding in Latin America more than doubled YoY to a record $4.6B in 2019 across 440 deals, compared to ~$2B invested in 2018 across 463 deals (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: Report: VC funding in Latin America more than doubled YoY to a record $4.6B in 2019 across 440 deals, compared to ~$2B invested in 2018 across 463 deals — I've been tracking venture funding in Latin America since 2017. Overall, it has not only been increa...
07.05.2020
GigaSpaces, which develops in-memory data analytics software, raises $12M led by Fortissimo Capital, bringing its total raised to $53M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: GigaSpaces, which develops in-memory data analytics software, raises $12M led by Fortissimo Capital, bringing its total raised to $53M — GigaSpaces, a startup developing in-memory computing solutions for AI and machine learning workloads, today announced it raised...
05.05.2020
Ontario-based ApplyBoard, a SaaS-enabled recruitment service for international students applying to educational programs, has raised $75M at a $1.4B valuation (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: Ontario-based ApplyBoard, a SaaS-enabled recruitment service for international students applying to educational programs, has raised $75M at a $1.4B valuation — ApplyBoard, a SaaS-enabled recruitment platform aimed at helping international students gain gr...
05.05.2020
Sources: Uber is in talks to lead $170M investment in Lime at a $510M valuation, down 79% from last valuation, and will get option to buy Lime between 2022-2024 (The Information)
Tech Meme

The Information: Sources: Uber is in talks to lead $170M investment in Lime at a $510M valuation, down 79% from last valuation, and will get option to buy Lime between 2022-2024 — Uber is in talks to lead a $170 million financing in scooter rental firm Lime, whose business has dropped sharpl...
05.05.2020
Greece-based Omilia, that develops conversational AI for customer support, raises $20M from Grafton Capital, in its first ever funding round (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: Greece-based Omilia, that develops conversational AI for customer support, raises $20M from Grafton Capital, in its first ever funding round — Omilia, a company headquartered in Greece that has built a conversational AI for customer support, has raised $20 million ...
05.05.2020
Egypt-based Instabug, which aims to help mobile developers quickly identify and fix bugs within apps, has raised $5M Series A led by Accel (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: Egypt-based Instabug, which aims to help mobile developers quickly identify and fix bugs within apps, has raised $5M Series A led by Accel — Instabug, which provides mobile developers with real-time contextual insights throughout the mobile app lifecycle, ...
05.05.2020
Ninja Van, which helps e-commerce clients deliver packages across six Southeast Asian countries, raises $279M Series D, bringing its total raised to ~$400M (Yoolim Lee/Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg: Ninja Van, which helps e-commerce clients deliver packages across six Southeast Asian countries, raises $279M Series D, bringing its total raised to ~$400M — - It delivers over a million parcels daily across Southeast Asia — Investors include Facebook co-foun...
04.05.2020
Sources: Moovit, which makes a journey planner app and provides transit data APIs to cities and companies, in talks to be acquired by Intel for about $1B (Omri Zerachovitz/Globes Online)
Tech Meme

Omri Zerachovitz / Globes Online: Sources: Moovit, which makes a journey planner app and provides transit data APIs to cities and companies, in talks to be acquired by Intel for about $1B — Intel Capital is one of the shareholders in the company, which has developed a public transport journe...
04.05.2020
Tech in Latin America: An entrepreneur’s guide to April’s startup news 
NextWeb

It’s been nearly four years since influential French journalist and startup founder Anna Heim published her last “Tech in Latin America” round-up article on The Next Web, a news briefing about the technology startup industry in Latin America that I eagerly awaited as a startup foun...
04.05.2020
PE firm Silver Lake announces it will invest $747M in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, giving it a valuation of $65B, weeks after Facebook invested $5.7B (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: PE firm Silver Lake announces it will invest $747M in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, giving it a valuation of $65B, weeks after Facebook invested $5.7B — Weeks after Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, private equity firm Silv...
04.05.2020
7 telltale signs your go-to-market strategy won’t work
NextWeb

Throughout my several decades-long career in the software industry, I have encountered scores of companies that have had great ideas, but never achieved success. They checked all the boxes: they hired a talented team, built great products, established a global presence — yet they were not nearly as ...
04.05.2020
What European tech startups can learn from Asia’s COVID-19 market response
NextWeb

We may not be out of the woods yet — not by any means — but as a number of countries around the world begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, the attention of Europe’s tech businesses is turning from concerns of the now to what comes next.  In the UK, the government’s protective measures for busi...
04.05.2020
After Facebook’s mega-investment, Indian carrier Reliance Jio raises $748M from Silver Lake
NextWeb

After getting a $5.7 billion investment from Facebook, Indian’s largest carrier, Reliance Jio, has raised another $748 million at a valuation of $65 billion — this time from private equity firm Silver Lake. The firm will own a 1% stake in Jio. Jio is currently India’s biggest telecom network provide...
30.04.2020
Salesforce is moving all of its events in 2020 online, including Dreamforce, which drew over 170K attendees in 2019, contributing $150M+ to the SF economy (Paayal Zaveri/Business Insider)
Tech Meme

Paayal Zaveri / Business Insider: Salesforce is moving all of its events in 2020 online, including Dreamforce, which drew over 170K attendees in 2019, contributing $150M+ to the SF economy — - Salesforce is cancelling all its events for the rest of 2020 and making them virtual, including its...
30.04.2020
Responsible growth: Why tech companies must wake up
NextWeb

There is this lingering idea among businesses that growth is and should be limitless. It’s as if the economy of scale has no ceiling, no curve, no saturation point, and all growth drives proportionate cost savings, operational efficiencies, and technological improvements. This, of course, is not tru...
28.04.2020
Networking 101: How To Network Successfully
Noobpreneur

Networking is one of those tasks we dread. However, it is also one of those activities that can do most to propel our career and our interests forward. Understanding how… Read more » The post Networking 101: How To Network Successfully appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
28.04.2020
How to create work-life balance for your teams, and why you should
Tech Republic

Work-life balance has a different meaning to each person, but there are some common steps that leaders can take to help create a balanced work environment.
28.04.2020
Twitter is winding down its SMS-based system for delivering tweets
NextWeb

Twitter is shutting down its service that let you use the social network over text messages. Twitter was originally built in mind keeping 140 character limit of text messages. So, it even built on top of SMS in 2010. Last year, Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked, and folks behind it used Twitter via S...
27.04.2020
US startups and big companies like PwC are making contact tracing apps to track staff in reopened facilities, some incorporating data from Bluetooth wearables (Financial Times)
Tech Meme

Financial Times: US startups and big companies like PwC are making contact tracing apps to track staff in reopened facilities, some incorporating data from Bluetooth wearables — Tools could track movement of office workers to within a few centimetres — Companies including PwC, the gl...
27.04.2020
Facebook-backed Reliance Jio pilots basic grocery ordering service on WhatsApp in India
NextWeb

Less than a week ago, Facebook announced it was investing $5.7 billion into India’s largest mobile carrier, Reliance Jio. We now have an idea of how the two giants plan to collaborate: The latter’s ecommerce arm, JioMart, is now testing a system for WhatsApp users to order goods via the messaging se...
27.04.2020
Microsoft reportedly plans to invest in India’s payments giant Paytm
NextWeb

Microsoft might be looking to pump some money in India’s payment sector through a potential investment in the country’s fintech giant Paytm. According to a report from the Economic Times, Paytm is looking to add an extended $100 million to its series-G round worth $1 billion, which was announced las...
26.04.2020
Executives at construction startups discuss how they are automating parts of their work and what it will take to create fully autonomous construction projects (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Khari Johnson / VentureBeat: Executives at construction startups discuss how they are automating parts of their work and what it will take to create fully autonomous construction projects — Built Robotics executives are fond of saying that their autonomous system for construction equipment, ...
26.04.2020
Interview with Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, on rearranged priorities due to the COVID-19 crisis, competition, his evolving strategy around M&A, and more (Tom Krazit/Protocol)
Tech Meme

Tom Krazit / Protocol: Interview with Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, on rearranged priorities due to the COVID-19 crisis, competition, his evolving strategy around M&A, and more — More than a year after he joined Google Cloud, the CEO has made little headway against AWS and Microsof...
23.04.2020
Google Meet challenges Zoom with AI noise and lighting enhancements
NextWeb

Last week, Google told Reuters it would allow up to 16 participants to be visible in a single grid, replicating one of Zoom‘s most popular features. Though the feature was said to have begun rolling out then, the company appears to have begun a wider rollout today, an it is also introducing a few fe...
23.04.2020
Researchers find actively exploited iOS flaws that were open for years
VentureBeat

Apple is planning to fix iOS flaws that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones and iPads vulnerable to hackers.
23.04.2020
Stanislav Kondrashov: 10 Useful Tips For The Supervisor
Noobpreneur

A sign of good management is the creation of the right strategy, which can be conceptualized in ten recommendations. Stanislav Kondrashov analyzes the practical component of the leader’s work, identifying… Read more » The post Stanislav Kondrashov: 10 Useful Tips For The Supervisor appea...
22.04.2020
Vercel, formerly known as ZEIT, raises $21M Series A led by Accel and CRV for its front-end developer suite built on open source Next.js (Matt Asay/TechRepublic)
Tech Meme

Matt Asay / TechRepublic: Vercel, formerly known as ZEIT, raises $21M Series A led by Accel and CRV for its front-end developer suite built on open source Next.js — Vercel's $21 million in funding could go a long way toward improving front-end development. — Cloud companies have thri...
22.04.2020
Facebook says it's investing $5.7B into Reliance Jio, as part of its commitment to India, making it the largest minority shareholder of Reliance Industries (Facebook)
Tech Meme

Facebook: Facebook says it's investing $5.7B into Reliance Jio, as part of its commitment to India, making it the largest minority shareholder of Reliance Industries — The Kabir family's textile factory in Delhi has operated since 1969. Now they use Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to reach...
22.04.2020
Sources: Expedia is in advanced talks to sell a stake to Silver Lake and Apollo Global Management in a deal likely to total about $1B (Cara Lombardo/Wall Street Journal)
Tech Meme

Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Expedia is in advanced talks to sell a stake to Silver Lake and Apollo Global Management in a deal likely to total about $1B — Deal expected to hand private-equity firms board representation, sources say — Expedia Group Inc. is in advance...
22.04.2020
Profitero, which provides e-commerce software and services for companies, raises $20M Series B led by Scaleworks and says it has 4,000+ clients including Adidas (Sahil Patel/Wall Street Journal)
Tech Meme

Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal: Profitero, which provides e-commerce software and services for companies, raises $20M Series B led by Scaleworks and says it has 4,000+ clients including Adidas — Profitero, which provides e-commerce software and services for companies, has also raised $20 ...
22.04.2020
Sources: Epic Games, owner of Fortnite and Houseparty, has discussed raising between $500M and $1B, at a valuation above $15B (Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Bloomberg: Sources: Epic Games, owner of Fortnite and Houseparty, has discussed raising between $500M and $1B, at a valuation above $15B — - Epic makes the popular Fortnite video game and Unreal Engine — Company also acquired Houseparty last year for undisclosed sum
21.04.2020
Austrian startup Adverity, which provides marketing data intelligence and analytics tools, raises $30M Series C led by Sapphire Ventures (Charlotte Tucker/EU-Startups)
Tech Meme

Charlotte Tucker / EU-Startups: Austrian startup Adverity, which provides marketing data intelligence and analytics tools, raises $30M Series C led by Sapphire Ventures — Austrian startup Adverity, a leading force in marketing data intelligence and business ready data, today announced a Seri...
21.04.2020
ForgeRock, which provides digital identity management services, raises $93.5M Series E led by Riverwood Capital and Accenture Ventures (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: ForgeRock, which provides digital identity management services, raises $93.5M Series E led by Riverwood Capital and Accenture Ventures — For better or worse, digital identity management services — the process of identifying and authenticating users on networ...
21.04.2020
ForgeRock raises $93.5 million to automate identity and access management
VentureBeat

Identity management and access platform ForgePoint has raised $93.5 million in venture capital, bringing its total raised to $230 million.
21.04.2020
14 Key Things To Consider When Trying To Draw Investor Interest
Noobpreneur

What is one thing first-time founders should remember when they’re trying to get the interest of a potential investor? Why is this so important to remember? These answers are provided… Read more » The post 14 Key Things To Consider When Trying To Draw Investor Interest appeared fir...
20.04.2020
Amid the pandemic, some Israeli tech companies have cut salaries by up to 40% and many have turned to repricing stock options as a means of retaining talent (Sophie Shulman/CTech)
Tech Meme

Sophie Shulman / CTech: Amid the pandemic, some Israeli tech companies have cut salaries by up to 40% and many have turned to repricing stock options as a means of retaining talent — With Israeli tech companies having to cut employees' salaries by up to 40%, many have turned to repricing sto...
20.04.2020
Greenbits, a San Jose-based cannabis retail platform provider, raises $23M Series B led by Tiger Global Management and Casa Verde (FinSMEs)
Tech Meme

FinSMEs: Greenbits, a San Jose-based cannabis retail platform provider, raises $23M Series B led by Tiger Global Management and Casa Verde — Greenbits, a San Jose, CA-based cannabis retail platform provider, raised $23m in Series B financing. — The round was co-led by Tiger Global Ma...
20.04.2020
UK government announces a £250M Future Fund, to provide up to £5M of funding to qualifying high-growth companies, so they can remain viable through the pandemic (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: UK government announces a £250M Future Fund, to provide up to £5M of funding to qualifying high-growth companies, so they can remain viable through the pandemic — After mounting pressure from the U.K. tech startup ecosystem, and much debate, the British...
20.04.2020
Esports and gaming lifestyle media company FaZe Clan raises $40M led by Jimmy Iovine and mobile e-commerce company NTWRK (Christina Settimi/Forbes)
Tech Meme

Christina Settimi / Forbes: Esports and gaming lifestyle media company FaZe Clan raises $40M led by Jimmy Iovine and mobile e-commerce company NTWRK — E.T.; Adds the value of the raise and additional names of individual investors. — Esports company FaZe Clan announced that it has clo...
20.04.2020
Alan, a SaaS startup for the private health insurance market in France, raises €50M Series C led by Temasek, bringing its total raised to €125M (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Alan, a SaaS startup for the private health insurance market in France, raises €50M Series C led by Temasek, bringing its total raised to €125M — French startup Alan has raised a $54.4 million (€50 million) Series C funding round. Temasek is leadin...
20.04.2020
Unlearn.ai raises $12 million to accelerate clinical trials with ‘digital twins’
VentureBeat

Unlearn, which is developing tools to accelerate clinical trials with AI, has raised $12 million in venture capital financing.
20.04.2020
Furloughed or Unemployed? It’s Time To Become An Entrepreneur – Here’s Why
Noobpreneur

Recently, I was scrolling through my LinkedIn account and noticed a connection of mine liked a post written by a recently unemployed copywriter named Joseph Bae. The copywriter said, “Unemployment… Read more » The post Furloughed or Unemployed? It’s Time To Become An Entrepreneur &...
19.04.2020
Kebotix, which is developing a machine learning and robotic process automation suite to expedite the discovery of chemicals, raises $11.5M Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Kebotix, which is developing a machine learning and robotic process automation suite to expedite the discovery of chemicals, raises $11.5M Series A — Kebotix, a startup developing AI tools to expedite the discovery of chemicals, today announced that it raised $11....
19.04.2020
Coronavirus: What business pros need to know
Tech Republic

The coronavirus is spurring questions and concerns in the tech industry. Get tips on telecommuting, interviewing and hiring, travel, and cybersecurity, as well as the latest news about COVID-19.
16.04.2020
2020 tech conferences: Dates, locations, and which events are changing due to COVID-19
Tech Republic

Tech professionals planning to attend conferences in 2020 should keep an eye on this list for coronavirus-related changes and cancellations.
16.04.2020
Australian payments startup Airwallex, which helps companies manage cross-border transactions, raises $160M Series D, bringing total funding to $360M (Cara Waters/Sydney Morning Herald)
Tech Meme

Cara Waters / Sydney Morning Herald: Australian payments startup Airwallex, which helps companies manage cross-border transactions, raises $160M Series D, bringing total funding to $360M — Australian fintech Airwallex has raised $US160 million ($252 million) in new funds from investors inclu...
16.04.2020
Sources: Robinhood is raising $250M led by Sequoia Capital, at a pre-money valuation of about $8B (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Katie Roof / Bloomberg: Sources: Robinhood is raising $250M led by Sequoia Capital, at a pre-money valuation of about $8B — Robinhood Markets Inc., the online brokerage that's suffered repeated outages during recent market turmoil, is close to raising new funding at valuation of about $8 bil...
16.04.2020
How investment will change in a post-pandemic world
VentureBeat

Here's how the COVID-19 outbreak will impact VC activity and the types of startups VCs will be looking to invest in.
13.04.2020
Kargo Technologies, a logistics startup led by an ex-Uber executive that aims to help organizations battle the coronavirus in Indonesia, raises $31M (Yoolim Lee/Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg: Kargo Technologies, a logistics startup led by an ex-Uber executive that aims to help organizations battle the coronavirus in Indonesia, raises $31M — A former Uber Technologies Inc. executive has raised $31 million for his Indonesian logistics startup with an unusual...
13.04.2020
How the coronavirus is spurring the growth of emerging technologies
Tech Republic

The outbreak is amping up demand for drones, robots, telemedicine, virtual reality, and other aspects of technology, according to eMarketer.
13.04.2020
How To Manage Your Instagram Account In Order To Increase Sales For Your Dropshipping Business?
Noobpreneur

I’m sure you already know that Instagram can be used to promote your business. But did you know that you can use Instagram to help increasing your dropshipping business’ sales?… Read more » The post How To Manage Your Instagram Account In Order To Increase Sales For Your Drop...
12.04.2020
IBM is releasing a free course and forum next week to teach COBOL programming language, as US states struggle to find programmers for old unemployment systems (Tom Maxwell/Input)
Tech Meme

Tom Maxwell / Input: IBM is releasing a free course and forum next week to teach COBOL programming language, as US states struggle to find programmers for old unemployment systems — Many systems that process unemployment claims still run on a 60-year-old programming language that barely any ...
12.04.2020
Virtual events are the new normal – here’s how to plan one
VentureBeat

Planning a virtual event is very different from planning an in-person one. These are the key elements to getting it right.
12.04.2020
Learn COBOL with these online training courses and tutorials
Tech Republic

These online COBOL courses can help both beginners and expert developers learn the COBOL programming language and COBOL applications.
12.04.2020
Gaming acquisitions and investments continued in Q1 despite coronavirus
VentureBeat

More than $700 million was invested in game startups in the first quarter, though that amount is down from the year-earlier period.
10.04.2020
Japan-based Paidy, which offers customers instant credit for online purchases, raises a $48M Series C extension from ITOCHU, bringing its total raised to $281M (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: Japan-based Paidy, which offers customers instant credit for online purchases, raises a $48M Series C extension from ITOCHU, bringing its total raised to $281M — Paidy, a Japanese fintech startup that allows customers to make online purchases without credit cards,...
10.04.2020
Ferrum raises $9M seed to build its service that prevents medical mistakes using AI, such as by double checking radiology scans (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Ferrum raises $9M seed to build its service that prevents medical mistakes using AI, such as by double checking radiology scans — Ferrum, a startup developing an AI patient safety platform to prevent medical errors, today announced that it secured $9 million in se...
10.04.2020
Deloitte highlights top 9 challenges for enterprises during COVID-19 crisis
Tech Republic

Now's the time for organizations large and small to return to the basics with cyber hygiene protocols, the firm's cyber risk services leader says.
10.04.2020
Become a Zoom expert with these handy how-to tips
Tech Republic

As Zoom video conferencing surges in popularity, users need to know how to maximize the tool's features.
10.04.2020
15 Zoom tips to improve your video conferences while telecommuting
Tech Republic

These Zoom tutorials can help employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic have more productive video conferences.
10.04.2020
Facebook begins rolling out "Quiet Mode" app feature that mutes most notifications and helps schedule breaks; coming to iOS in April and Android in May (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Facebook begins rolling out “Quiet Mode” app feature that mutes most notifications and helps schedule breaks; coming to iOS in April and Android in May — Facebook is rolling out a new feature today that allows users to mute all notifications from the so...
06.04.2020
Pure Harvest Smart Farms, which is developing tech-powered greenhouses in the Middle East, raises $20.6M Series A and says it has $100M committed from Kuwait (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: Pure Harvest Smart Farms, which is developing tech-powered greenhouses in the Middle East, raises $20.6M Series A and says it has $100M committed from Kuwait — Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a startup developing technology-enhanced greenhouses for agricultural devel...
06.04.2020
Bengaluru-based digital payments startup JusPay raises $21.6M Series B led by Vostok Emerging Finance (Kritti Bhalla/Inc42 Media)
Tech Meme

Kritti Bhalla / Inc42 Media: Bengaluru-based digital payments startup JusPay raises $21.6M Series B led by Vostok Emerging Finance — It had previously raised $5.8 Mn from Accel Partners and BookMyShow founders — JusPay is looking to invest in its R&D and the expansion drive &mda...
06.04.2020
PwC report: the total number of crypto M&A deals dropped from 189 in 2018 to 114 last year, while the value of M&A deals dropped from $1.89B to $451M (Nathan DiCamillo/CoinDesk)
Tech Meme

Nathan DiCamillo / CoinDesk: PwC report: the total number of crypto M&A deals dropped from 189 in 2018 to 114 last year, while the value of M&A deals dropped from $1.89B to $451M — Crypto companies kept buying each other last year even as both M&A and funding deal flow in the ind...
06.04.2020
Privitar raises $80 million to let companies use big data without compromising privacy
VentureBeat

Privitar has raised $80 million for a platform that helps companies embed privacy into their data projects and comply with regulations.
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