Looker Closes Series E Financing Round of $103 Million

Funding to Support Product Innovation, Operations and the Growing Demand for the Looker Data Platform Looker announced it has closed a Series E financing round of $103 million led by Premji Invest, with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from Looker’s current investors. Looker has raised a total of $280.5 million since 2013. Looker provides the new Platform for Data -- streamlining the data supply chain to put real, actionable information into the hands of all employees, when they need it.…

Improvado and Looker Join Forces to Deliver Powerful Marketing Analytics and Insights

With Improvado, Marketing Agencies Now Have a Simpler Way to View Performance Insights Today, Improvado, a provider of the leading marketing data aggregation platform, and Looker, a leading data platform company, have announced they have partnered to bring powerful automated analytics and visualization to marketing agencies. Read More: Interview with Lissa Daniels, VP, Demand Generation, Marketing Operations and Analytics, Looker Improvado and Looker are partnering to solve the marketing agency dilemma: how to…

Looker Unveils Looker 6: the Modern Platform for Data

Strengthens Enterprise Capabilities, Introduces Purpose-Built Applications, Updates Developer Tools and Readies Localization for Additional Markets to Drive Global Expansion Looker’s annual conference for data professionals, the company announced the latest major release to the Looker platform – Looker 6. Built for the modern enterprise, Looker 6 is designed to be a unified and extensible platform for data that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business. Looker unveils Looker 6 - the modern platform for…

Nick Caldwell Joins Looker as Chief Product Officer

Looker, a leading data platform company, announced that Nick Caldwell, formerly VP of Engineering at Reddit, has joined the company as its Chief Product Officer to lead the company’s Engineering and Product Management and Design teams. Nick brings over 15 years of engineering and product management experience to Looker. In two years as VP of Engineering at Reddit he grew the engineering team from 35 to 170 and led the major initiative to redesign and re-architect the 13-year-old site. Prior to Reddit, Nick worked at…

Looker Expands International Operations into Japan

Appoints Long-Time Industry Executive Shoji Ozawa as Country Manager; Signs New Partnerships and Customers Looker, a leading data platform company, announced the expansion of its international operations with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. Shoji Ozawa, a former executive at Oracle and Salesforce, has joined Looker as Japan Country Manager to drive the company’s growth and operations in the region. @lookerdata expands its international operations with the opening of a new office in Tokyo. Looker’s…

Building Your Ideal Tech Stack with Keboola and Looker

Keboola and Looker will team up to deliver, this 13th of September, an event all about defining an ideal BI stack to support London’s businesses in becoming more data-driven. During this event you will have the opportunity to learn from companies such as HomeAway and Growth Street on their strategies in crafting the best BI tech stack to support your journey into digital transformation with especial attention towards marketing automation processes to shape business success. After a successful Data Festival event…

Lynn Vojvodich Appointed to the Looker Board of Directors

Looker, a leading data platform company, announced that Lynn Vojvodich has joined the company’s Board of Directors. @lvojvodich joins Looker's Board of Directors. @lookerdata Formerly EVP and CMO of Salesforce, Ms. Vojvodich has spent more than two decades building and transforming enterprise software companies, as well as advising start-up and growth-stage technology businesses. Prior to joining Salesforce, she was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she developed go-to-market strategies for portfolio companies.…

Looker Enhances Data Science Capability With Integration for Google BigQuery ML

Removes Machine Learning Bottlenecks and Empowers Business Users with Self-Serve Predictive Metrics Looker, a leading data platform company, announced an integration with Google Cloud BigQuery ML (BQML) that accelerates the time-to-value of data science workflows and allows business users to operationalize insights with interactive predictive metrics. @lookerdata builds integration for Google BigQuery ML, optimizing data science workflows. @googlecloud #datascience #machinelearning #GoogleNext18 With Looker and…

Data Platform Company Looker Announces Integration with Workplace by Facebook

Brings Data Securely Into Workflows Through Company-Wide Collaboration Platform Looker, a leading data platform company, announced its integration for Workplace by Facebook, an enterprise communication and collaboration platform. The integration delivers business insights from Looker directly into Workplace, simplifying workflows for teams and individuals. Looker eliminates the need to log into a separate tool to view data and critical business insights. Now, data can be pushed into Workplace allowing users to view the…

Interview with Lissa Daniels, VP, Demand Generation, Marketing Operations and Analytics, Looker

"Technology is going to help us all get more personal. Data, behavioral intent and AI can help us all make the experience more personal for our leads and customers."Tell us a little bit about your role at Looker? I head up the team that fills and optimizes the marketing lead funnel. Our first goal is to feed our sales development team with the highest quality leads possible. Those leads need to turn into happy customers. We spend our time testing and trying all that we can. Then we spend a good bit of time analyzing to…

Looker Debuts in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms

At the Gartner Peer Insights Website, Looker Was Rated 4.6 out of 5 in the BI and Analytics Platforms Market, Based on 51 Ratings as of 26 February 2018 Looker, a leading marketing data platform company, has made an entry into the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. This is the first year Looker has appeared in this Gartner Magic Quadrant, which evaluates vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Currently, Looker is recognized as a complete data…

Interview with Jennifer Grant, Chief Marketing Officer at Looker

"Without a clear, shared view of the data and metrics of the business, Sales and Marketing leaders have been set against each other, fighting to prove their worth with different silos of data."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Looker and how you got here. After experiencing the wild amazing journey of growing Box from 30 employees to almost 1,000 employees, I was looking for another company with similar potential. When I found Looker, not only did they have a product that customers…

AtScale CloudStart Bridges Business Intelligence And Enterprise AI To Cloud Data Platforms

Semantic layer solution for data and analytics optimized for rapid deployment on popular cloud data platforms. AtScale, the leading provider of semantic layer solutions for modern business intelligence and data science teams, announced the launch of AtScale CloudStart for building powerful analytics infrastructure on cloud data platforms. This offering enables organizations to rapidly integrate AtScale’s semantic layer solution on leading cloud data management platforms. Cloud Start provides customers a way…

Databricks Unveils Delta Sharing, the World’s First Open Protocol for Real-Time, Secure Data Sharing and Collaboration Between…

Today, at the Data + AI Summit, Databricks announced the launch of a new open source project called Delta Sharing, the world's first open protocol for securely sharing data across organizations in real time, completely independent of the platform on which the data resides. Delta Sharing is included within the open source Delta Lake project, and supported by Databricks and a broad set of data providers including Nasdaq, ICE, S&P, Precisely, Factset, Foursquare, SafeGraph, and software vendors like Amazon Web Services…

Google Cloud Launches Three New Services to Empower Customers with Unified Data Cloud Strategy

New data cloud technologies provide an intelligent fabric across data lakes, data warehouses, and databases providing real-time insights powered by machine learning Today at Google Cloud's inaugural Data Cloud Summit, the company announced three new solutions across their database and data analytics portfolio to provide organizations with a unified data platform. With the preview availability of Dataplex, Analytics Hub and Datastream, organizations can break free from data silos to securely predict business outcomes,…

Socure Brings on Top Identity Fraud and Cybersecurity Executive Gary Sevounts as Chief Marketing Officer

As Socure’s first-ever CMO, Sevounts boasts deep industry experience and a proven track record in building leading brands and hypergrowth revenue engines Today, Socure, the leading provider of digital identity trust and verification solutions, announced the appointment of Gary Sevounts as its chief marketing officer (CMO). Sevounts, an award-winning marketer with more than 20 years of industry experience, brings an extensive marketing background in the areas of identity fraud, risk, and compliance to…

ON24 Recognizes Innovative Companies Advancing Digital Engagement in B2B

ON24 announced the winners of its first annual ON24X Awards, recognizing companies at the forefront of executing the best digital-first strategies to engage customers. Leading brands are using the ON24 Digital Experience Platform to engage audiences with compelling digital experiences, generate first-person data and insights, and drive measurable business results. “Winners of the ON24X Awards are setting a new standard for creating digital experiences in their respective industries,” said Steve Daheb, CMO at ON24. “As…

Amperity 3.5 Launches: Omnichannel Personalization, Powerful Analytics, and Expanded Self-Service Capabilities

Amperity, the #1 enterprise Customer Data Platform for consumer brands, today announced the release of its latest major platform update, Amperity 3.5. The release brings several product updates and platform improvements that enable enterprise consumer brands to turn first-party data into differentiated customer experiences. Amperity 3.5 also brings improved self-service features for IT professionals and analysts, as well as powerful marketing capabilities and integrations that unlock enhanced personalization options.…

Teradata Expands Data Analytics Offerings on Google Cloud

New integration with Dataflow augments interoperability with over a dozen other Google Cloud first-party services, while Teradata QueryGrid connectivity enables a much broader cloud ecosystem Consumption pricing now offered for Vantage on Google Cloud customers interested in tying cost to value by paying only for resources used during customer-initiated activities Teradata, the connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, today announced a set of enhancements for Teradata Vantage on Google Cloud, making it…

MarTech Interview with Lauren Weinberg, Global Head of Marketing and Comms at Square

Is SMS marketing a fruitful messaging channel in today’s business environment? Lauren Weinberg, Global Head of Marketing and Comms at Square weighs in with a few thoughts while sharing a few key marketing tips in this chat: _____ Tell us a little about yourself Lauren…we’d love to hear about your role, a typical day at work and how that changed for you and your marketing team in light of the Covid-19 pandemic? I’m currently the Global Head of Marketing and Comms at Square where I drive marketing and comms strategy…