G2 Crowd Raises Series C Round to Continue Revolutionizing Business Buying

We’re Excited to Announce Our $55 Million Series C Funding Round Led by IVP, with Participation from Emergence Capital, as Well as Returning Investors Accel and Pritzker Group – Bringing Our Total Funding to Date to $100 Million IVP, Emergence, Accel, and Pritzker are all world-class venture firms, especially in the B2B enterprise technology space. Their partnership with G2 Crowd is an incredible validation of what we’re trying to build. The G2 Crowd Rocketship is on an incredible trajectory, and our extraordinary growth…

RTB House Ranked Amongst the Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Central Europe by Deloitte

RTB House, a global company that provides state-of-the-art retargeting technology for top brands worldwide, is the only Polish company in the "Big Five" category (2nd place) in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe. This category ranks large tech companies with extraordinary growth. Moreover, RTB House has been ranked as the 32nd fastest developing tech company in "The Fast 50" category. Large tech companies ranked in the "Big Five" category had to meet specific criteria. They had to be operating in the market…

Snappy Kraken Announces Automated Lead-Gen Campaign for Riskalyze Subscribers

Advisors Win with New Marketing Automation Tool Snappy Kraken, a MarTech company focused on helping financial professionals automate their marketing and business processes, announced that they are unveiling a new automated marketing campaign which helps financial advisors connect with more prospective clients using the Risk Number assessment tool from Riskalyze. The new offering will be unveiled at the Fearless Investing Summit at the San Antonio Rivercenter from October 17-19, 2018. Announcement at Fearless Investing…

Zendesk Opens New Midwest Regional Hub in Madison, Wisconsin

Company Expands Community Partnerships and Investments in Local Talent Zendesk, Inc. announced the opening of its new Madison office and Midwest regional hub at 25 West Main Street, a newly renovated space in the heart of downtown. Zendesk will celebrate the new office at a tailgate-themed grand opening today with employees, customers, business leaders and community partners. “Since our earliest days in Madison, the city has felt like a second home for Zendesk” Since first establishing a presence in Madison with…

Rollick Secures $8.3 Million in Series A Funding

LiveOak Venture Partners Leads Round with Anthem and Manchesterstory as New Investors in Rollick Rollick, the first affinity buying program and enterprise lead management solution for the powersports, RV, marine and industrial equipment industries, has closed $8.3 Million in Series A funding. LiveOak Venture Partners led the round joined by additional new investors (Anthem Venture Partners and ManchesterStory Group) and existing investors (Silverton, Autotech Ventures and Capital Factory). Krishna Srinivasan, founding…

FIRST Appoints Jon Reid to Manage All European Operations

Senior Corporate Events Executive becomes Regional General Manager, Europe, Bringing Unique Experiential and Digital Expertise to Support Strong Business Growth FIRST, a leading global events agency operating out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Singapore and Hong Kong, announced that Jon Reid has been named Regional General Manager, Europe. In his new role, Mr. Reid will have overall accountability for both FIRST and Clive brands in Europe, and he will report to Maureen Ryan Fable, CEO-Group and…

Huawei Releases Faster Full-Lifecycle AI Development Platform

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei released its faster AI development platform ModelArts, vision AI application development platform HiLens, and quantum computing software cloud service platform HiQ. AI development is inefficient and time-consuming, and AI resources, especially computing power, are both scarce and expensive. Through the newly released products, Huawei is endeavoring to accelerate AI industry development with developers. ModelArts, A Faster and More Inclusive AI Development Platform ModelArts is a faster and…

Demo Day of Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, Showcases 10 Companies in Inaugural Class

Philadelphia-Based Accelerator Focused on Media, Entertainment, and Connectivity Ends with Live Pitch Event, Including Major Company Announcements Ten tech startups from around the world who are building innovative media, entertainment, and connectivity companies showcased their products and stories on Thursday at “Demo Day,” the finale of the inaugural Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars. “We were inspired by the spirit and creativity of these companies as they were building their…

Senior Telecom Industry Leaders Join Tethr Board to Drive Next Wave of AI-Enabled Communications Innovation

Tethr, the leading AI-powered communication intelligence and listening platform for enterprise insight centers has announced the expansion of its board of directors and advisory board with the appointment of veteran telecommunications industry leaders Admiral William Owens as a director and Roy Chestnutt and Martha Bejar as strategic advisors. In addition, long time Tethr advisor and board director Steve Elfman has been appointed to role of non-executive chairman. The combination of these senior executives with Tethr’s…

OMI Database Cleansing Service Boosts Email Success for Fortune 10 Firm

Email Marketing Data Authority Cleanses 35 Million Records to Improve Email Data Validity and Accuracy by 37% Outward Media, Inc. (OMI), a leading provider of multi-channel marketing data, announced its database cleansing, enhancement and maintenance service was successfully used by a leading Fortune 10 firm. OMI’s service, which runs a deep clean on databases to remove and correct inaccurate data, cleansed 35 million records for the company, suppressing 37 percent of the data to provide increased deliverability and…

AddShoppers Adds Former Red Ventures CTO AJ Ratani to Advisory Board

Veteran Technology Leader to Help Guide Growth and Innovation for Leading Customer Identity and Data Marketing Platform AddShoppers, the people-based marketing platform that helps brands grow beyond traditional CRM, has named Abhishek (AJ) Ratani, former Red Ventures CTO, to its advisory board. AJ Ratani joins Peter Shanley -- former CFO of Razorfish and SapientNitro -- as the second member of AddShoppers' advisory board. In addition to being the preferred customer identity partner of Oracle Commerce Cloud, AddShoppers'…

Eden Capital Acquires Tour De Force Inc.

Eden Capital announced that it has acquired Tour de Force Inc., a growing provider of customer relationship management, sales force automation, business intelligence and business process optimization software solutions designed to help business-to-business sales organizations improve processes, from sales to support. Tour de Force will join Eden's growing sales force automation platform, Compass Sales Solutions. Compass is a leading sales force automation provider for the office technology industry. Eden is a private equity…

CRM Vendors Embrace AI, Automation to Break Down Silos, Nucleus Research CRM Value Matrix Finds

Leaders Extending Enhanced Analytics Capabilities to Deliver Better Predictive Models and Enhance Usability Productivity takes center stage in the H2 2018 CRM Value Matrix from Nucleus Research. Automation, AI and predictive capabilities deployed in meaningful ways are helping to break down silos, increase usability and simplifying CRM applications across organizations. H2 #ValueMatrix for #CRM shows leaders breaking down silos https://nucleusresearch.com/research/single/crm-technology-value-matrix-2h2018/ “In this…

Qordoba Announces $11.5 Million Series B Funding, Led by Aspect Ventures

Qordoba, the world’s first UX content management platform, announced Series B funding of $11.5 million, led by Aspect Ventures. In addition, Upfront Ventures, Rincon Ventures, Broadway Angels and Michael Stoppelman, the co-founder of Yelp, also participated in the round. “With Qordoba, our customers see all of their app content in a single place and can predict in real-time whether the copy they write will work for the intended audience.” The company’s technology allows product and content strategy teams to manage UX…

6sense Featured on CNBC List of 100 Promising Start-Ups to Watch

6sense announced that it has been included in CNBC's list of top 100 startups in the world. Known as the Upstart 100, this exclusive list of promising young start-ups features a diverse group of companies that are building brands and breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow's household names. Companies making this year's Upstart 100 represent a broad segment of the economy, across nine different countries and 13 US states. Each of the organizations selected is less than five years old. 6sense has…

inMotion Introduces the Next Generation of Creative Workflow Ahead of Adobe Max 2018

New Flagship Product, inMotion ignite, Uniquely Supports the Modern In-House Creative Team, Integrates with Adobe Creative Cloud, and Highlights the Creative Contribution to the Business inMotionNow has unveiled an all new flagship product to support the insatiable appetite modern business has for creative content. The new platform, inMotion ignite, elevates creative production through a new modern interface which drives project efficiency and uniquely facilitates better collaboration between in-house creative…

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…

Unacast Announces New Technology Breakthrough, Bringing Massive Scale to Contextual Location Data Products

Translating Raw Pings Into Meaningful Stream of Events Provides Insight into 100 Million More Daily Visit Events Unacast, the leading transparent and contextualized location data platform, announced new products and features that offer marketers, researchers, and other location-focused businesses access to increased scale and unprecedented transparency into device behavior while maintaining high quality, thanks to major advancements to its location data algorithm. The new product, Uncontextualized Visits, translates raw…

Freshworks Launches “Freddy”: An AI Engine to Enrich Customer Experience at Every Touchpoint

Integration with Google AI Technology Brings Conversational AI to the Freshworks Customer Engagement Platform Through Voice Interactions Freshworks, a global leader in customer engagement software, announced the launch of "Freddy", an "Omnibot" AI engine that enhances the sales, support and marketing capabilities for businesses of all sizes. Announced at Refresh 18 – Freshworks' inaugural customer conference – Freddy leverages Google AI technology Google Assistant to help businesses resolve customer issues more…

AdGreetz Opens UK Office

Launches with Data-Driven, Personalised Video Campaigns for the Prince's Trust and Alzheimer's Society AdGreetz announced the opening of its UK office to further expand its footprint and bring its "smart", hyper-relevant, data-driven, video and display ads and messages to brands and agencies in Europe and the rest of the world. The office, comprised of six executives with experience in the advertising/personalisation technology space, has already sold and launched two innovative campaigns – one for The Prince's Trust…