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The Hive Raises $26.5 Million to Encourage Growth of AI Startups

Special Co-Creation Studio Works Actively With Entrepreneurs To Fund, Create And Launch Start-Ups The Hive, is a venture fund and co-creation studio which actively builds and fosters start-ups that focus on AI-powered applications in the enterprise. It announced its closing of the third-fund (The Hive III) at $26.5 Million in capital investments. The investment earned would help The Hive co-create more than seven start-ups in the next three years. The Hive III fund is focused on early-stage companies which help in…

Marketo Accelerate Evolves Further with Addition of Socedo

Socedo Moves from Being LaunchPoint Technology Partner To Joining the Marketo Accelerate Ecosystem Socedo, a social media demand generation for B2B marketers is the newest addition to the Marketo Accelerate ecosystem.  This creative ecosystem harnesses the best that martech has to offer to empower the complete customer lifecycle. Socedo has been associated with Marketo since 2014 as a LaunchPoint Technology Partner. Socedo-Marketo Integration The integration of Socedo and Marketo allows joint customers to fill…

Fireside Chat with Evan Liang

Evan Liang talks about how technology has a significant impact on customer building and partnership models Know My Team The LeanData team has expanded very quickly. We’ve increased our headcount from 30 to 80 people today, and we plan to grow to 100 before the end of 2018. At LeanData, we are driven by our customers first and foremost. Our solution has evolved based on a partnership with customers where we want to understand their pain points first, and that drives our near and long-term product roadmap.…

Interview with Heidi Bullock, CMO, Engagio

"The hard part for most marketers is educating other folks in the organization on how to evaluate account-based initiatives." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of Engagio? I am the CMO of Engagio. I was inspired to join the company because I believe in the vision. As a marketer, I have done ABM for years but struggled to scale the programs and measure them without me spending hours in excel or bribing someone in IT to help me pull data. I also worked with Jon Miller at Marketo…

Interview with Jay Baer, Founder, Convince & Convert

"Content and social work closely together, with social as an amplification engine that brings new viewers to content executions." Tell us about your professional journey as a tech entrepreneur. What inspired you to set up a digital marketing firm? I somewhat accidentally got involved in online marketing at the very beginning, way back in 1993. I was the spokesperson for a government agency and hated it. My friends from college had started the very first Internet company in Arizona, and I was looking to do ANYTHING…

Interview with Karen Steele, Chief Marketing Officer, LeanData

"The first action to take is to accurately match your leads with target accounts to deliver personalized customer experiences through nurturing streams or target account marketing and sales strategies."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of LeanData? I’m a pure B2B technology marketing leader and have been in both the Sales Technology and MarTech space for some years. I’ve witnessed first-hand not only how technology can transform business for the better, but also how challenging it…

Metadata Joins the Marketo Accelerate Partner Ecosystem

Artificial Intelligence Operators Create Predictable Lead Flow for Marketo Users Metadata, the patented platform for closed-loop account-based marketing, announced that it has joined the Marketo Accelerate ecosystem, the MarTech industry's first partner accelerator. The Metadata platform integrates into the Marketo Engagement Platform to enable marketers to create and deliver personalized experiences to their customers across all channels throughout the buyer's journey. Also Read: SnapApp Joins Marketo Accelerate to…

Fireside Chat with Jeff Pedowitz

Jeff Pedowitz talks about his journey in setting up The Pedowitz Group. My Journey, My Company: How I Conceived Of The Pedowitz Group (TPG)  As President and CEO, I am responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategic direction along with managing all daily operations. This is my third business. I started in the restaurant business, owning and operating 35 Subway Sandwich franchises.  This provided a foundation for operations, controls, and measurements. I also owned a sales training company, which gave me…

Predictions Series 2018: Marketo Accelerate Community and their Idea of Martech Disruptions

Innovate and Accelerate-- 2017 was a year that witnessed technology makers achieve phenomenal pace in their innovations. So, why should 2018 be any different! What better way to understand the martech trends in 2018 than letting the Unicorns speak about the tech-trends themselves. “The Butterfly Effect”: Rich Data & AI for Richer Personalized Customer Experience in 2018 In Part Eight of the Predictions Series 2018, we unravel the disruptions that could hugely influence martech stacks in 2018. The participants in…

Slack Tops G2 Crowd’s List of Best Software Companies 2018

The Annual List Features the 100 Business Software Companies That Best Met Customer Needs In 2017, Based on G2 Crowd’s Verified User Reviews and Publicly Available Market Presence Data It’s the SuperBowl of software. G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solution review platform, announced their annual list of Best Software Companies 2018. The list highlights the 100 best software companies, based on the most important metric: the voice of customers. Unlike other company awards, there is no self-nomination process and…

Allocadia Announces Key Milestones Achieved by #RunMarketers in 2017

Allocadia Announces $25 Billion in Global Investment Managed by Over 10,000 Marketers Through Platform, Saving Over 1 Million Work Hours and Driving an Estimated $5 Billion in Growth A Top-150 MarTech RADAR company and the creators of the #RunMarketing movement, Marketing Performance Management (MPM) technology firm, Allocadia, has announced $25 billion of the global marketing budget has been managed through its award-winning platform by over 10,000 marketers. Recommended Read: The Pedowitz Group and Allocadia Partner…

MarTech RADAR 2018: Top 150 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow

Our MarTech Radar Brings You The Top 150 B2B Technology Companies That We Believe Would Continue to Excite Us the Most With Their Cutting-Edge Insights, Events, Content, and Product Updates. https://twitter.com/chiefmartec/status/951089558581628928 In the first month of 2018, we bring you the top 150 B2B Technology Companies that we believe every marketer should be aware of. Thanks to Chief Martech’s ever-growing technology landscape, we had an exciting time digging into what these 150 companies would have to offer in…

Interview with Nick Peart, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud IQ

"Let the machine do the heavy lifting, looking for patterns and understanding the data. Then once you have this data it’s possible to use humans to bring in the personal touch, checking campaign successes and failures on a one-to-one basis."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be a part of Cloud IQ? I joined Cloud IQ as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2017, having previously worked as Vice President of Marketing, EMEA at Zendesk during its time of rapid global growth through to its $1bn IPO…

Marketo Moves into a New Office in Denver with a Clear ‘Purple’ Vision for 2018

CEO's Vision in Denver: Marketo Is Fast-Tracking Its Growth, Inching Towards Half-Billion Revenue in 2018 MarTech Interview Series with Steve Lucas, CEO of Marketo Within a year-and-a-half of taking helms at Marketo, CEO Steve Lucas took Marketo into its new office in Denver, Colorado-- a place he knows like a back of his hand. In a latest LinkedIn post, Steve cheered his team members by addressing a big shout-out to teams in Marketo's HQ in San Mateo and other global locations. Recommended Read: Uberflip Reveals…

Year-Ender 2017: Top 7 B2B Marketing Philosophies

 The Year-Ender Series Features a Round Up Of  The Top 7 B2B Marketing Philosophies of 2017 From Leading Business and Marketing Leaders in the  Technology Ecosystem Fantastic, fantastic…and fantastic!!! 2017 has been that kind of year for B2B marketers where everything they conceived turned into gold—be it sharing ideas through content, CMO interviews, TechBytes with top Product and Technology officers, and of course, the high-octane marketing and advertising events that we covered across the globe. With barely few hours…

How Are Tech Marketers Managing Content?

10Fold asked Marketing Executives at Tech Companies about How They Plan their Content Budgets, Frequency, Development and Measurement. CEO Susan Thomas on What Marketers Can do to Stand Out You need to know what everyone else is doing so you can do it better. ‘Content’ has been a keyword being thrown around for some time now and we’re convinced that is is pivotal to your marketing plan. But just what are marketers doing with their content budgets? 10Fold’s research decided to find out how much content, the quality and…

Marketers: Here’s How to Evaluate Your Campaigns Heading into the Holiday Season

As email continues to be one of the most critical communication channels for marketers, it’s important they have the tools in place to evaluate what’s missing from their strategies. The reality is, however, marketers are more strapped than ever for time and resources: In fact, according to our 2017 Industry Report, 64% say they don’t have the time or personnel to do the marketing they would like. As a result, best practices can often slip through the cracks. As we head into the holiday season—for many, the busiest season…

Interview with Carl Landers, CMO, Conversica

"It’s important to be aware of the many manual, time-consuming processes that are having a bottleneck effect on your business, then searching for solutions to address those pain points." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a bit about your journey leading Conversica? Over the course of my career, one issue was pervasive - sales and marketing alignment. The two functions are completely dependent on each other, yet often find it challenging to work together effectively. So, when I came across Conversica, I recognized…

Why The Best Marketers Are Adding Online Experiences to IRL Events

Fall in the marketing world means more than just pumpkin-spiced lattes, it’s a hectic time full of industry conferences. All you road warriors know what I’m talking about… there are too many B2B marketing events, conferences, summits, and forums to keep straight. In the whirlwind of flights, happy hours and card-swapping, all those valuable in-person conversations can feel like they happened ages ago once you get back to the office. So how do the best marketers leverage the valuable connection of an in-person…

Interview with Doug Bewsher, CEO at Leadspace

"I think that the change in user interactions is going to fundamentally change our way of interacting with one another."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a bit about your role at Leadspace and how you got here. After holding the position of CMO at many companies, including Salesforce.com and Skype, I am now CEO at Leadspace - helping marketers be more effective, in contrast to being one myself! Having lived and breathed B2B Marketing for so long, and seeing how people actually use Sales and Marketing Automation,…