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People.ai, the AI Platform for Sales, Marketing & Customer Success, Raises $30 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Series B Round Will Fund Commercial Expansion, Customer Acquisition, and Data Science Advancements People.ai, the artificial intelligence (AI) platform for enterprise revenue, announced a $30 Million Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Also participating in this funding round were Series A investors Lightspeed Venture Partners (lead), GGV Capital, and Y Combinator. This new financing will be used to fund People.ai's data science efforts, continued commercial expansion, and customer acquisition. People.ai's…

Aparavi Named Best New Exhibitor at Channel Partners Evolution Event Attracting 3,000 Solution Providers

Silicon-beach startup in SaaS solutions Aparavi was the exclusive winner of the Best New Exhibitor at the recent Channel Partners Evolution event in Philadelphia, chosen from more than 25 first-time exhibitors by editorial and advisory team of event organizer Informa, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. “Channel Partners Evolution is to be commended for attracting a high level of attendees who are well aware of the challenges caused by their customers’ data growth, and…

Accenture and Oracle Unveil Integrated Technology and Services Platform for Utilities to Help Clients Enhance Customer Experience

Accenture and Oracle unveiled an integrated technology and services platform for Utilities. The Accenture Customer Experience as-a-Service Utilities Platform helps utility companies achieve more meaningful interactions with customers and employees by incorporating the latest Oracle technology and learning applications, while dramatically lowering project implementation risk and reducing software integration costs. The announcement was made today at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. “Our agile approach enables faster…

Brainshark and Playboox Partner to Optimize Sales Enablement Time-To-Impact

With Brainshark's Sales Readiness Technologies and Playboox's Sales Process Execution Solutions, Organizations Can Better Prepare Their Teams for Repeatable Sales Success Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement and readiness solutions, and Playboox, a sales enablement consultancy and software company, announced a strategic partnership. With the companies' combined capabilities and expertise, enterprise sales organizations can expedite and improve sales team readiness, drive performance gains and…

Interview with Luke Beatty, CEO and Chairman, Brandfolder

"Our instinct is to integrate with creative solutions and omnichannel endpoints, not force people into complex new systems and workflows that require users to do things differently."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to start Brandfolder? While I started my career in technology developing search engine and directory applications in the late 90s, I have worked in content and media platforms since 2004. I discovered the need for Brandfolder while working at Yahoo in 2012. There, I…

Scripps to Acquire Triton, the Industry Leader in Digital Audio Infrastructure; Measurement

The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services, helping Scripps advance its strategies for near- and long-term value creation. Triton serves the growing digital audio marketplace through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business-to-business revenue model. Triton powers or measures streaming music and podcasting for many of the biggest names in audio, including Pandora, Spotify, NPR, iHeart, Entercom, Cumulus, Prisa (Spain), Mediacorp (Singapore) and…

Lucidchart Closes $72 Million Funding Round from Meritech Capital, ICONIQ Capital and Spectrum Equity

New Funding Opens Door for Lucidchart to Accelerate Global Adoption of Its Visual Productivity Platform Lucidchart, the leading cloud-based visual productivity platform, announced that it has closed a $72 million funding round from new investors Meritech Capital and ICONIQ Capital, and existing partner Spectrum Equity. This brings Lucidchart's total funding to date to $114 million. With over 15 million users, Lucidchart is quickly becoming the standard for understanding and communicating ideas, information and…

SAP Kicks Off SAP.iO Foundries Location in Paris

SAP SE launched its first location in Paris for SAP.iO Foundries. The Paris location is designed to help and support business-to-business (B2B) start-ups build innovative software and deliver high value for SAP customers. The start-up accelerator program from SAP is aimed to accelerate SAP's fast growth in the cloud and advance a technology community focused on machine learning (ML), blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and software as a service (SaaS). The location in Paris for SAP.iO Foundries is part of the…

TechBytes with Alexandre Schont, VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo

Alexandre Schont VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo More than 80% of the mobile ads that TabMo receives on its DSP come from mobile applications, rather than (mobile) browsers. In this context, we spoke to Alexandre Schont, VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo, to understand precision advertising in mobile and the technologies that come together in delivering these campaigns. Tell us about your role at TabMo and the team/technology you handle. TabMo is a mobile-first demand-side platform (DSP) that is available as a…

Bringing Collaboration to the Midmarket

Content collaboration remains a relatively new process following the advent of cloud computing and storage. While for years, we have heard about digital transformation, cloud storage and the development of online file sharing solutions, many individuals still store files locally on personal computers by default. Although this practice is beginning to change, there is a steep learning curve around the issues the midmarket contends with. Midmarket organizations struggle with secure collaborative content practices. While…

X2CRM Exceeds Business Requirements for Configuration Capabilities

Included X2Process, X2WorkFlow Modules Satisfy Customer Expectations, Save Businesses Time and Money X2Engine Inc., the provider of the award-winning X2CRM, has been replacing separate SaaS-based CRM and Marketing Automation solutions that are deployed within the same company, by successfully migrating and combining customer data on the X2CRM platform that combines CRM, workflow, and marketing automation into a single solution. Companies who have been disappointed with constantly sending data between two separate…

Hubb Secures $6.3 Million in Series B Funding

Five Elms Capital Leads Latest Round for Enterprise Event Tech Startup Hubb, a developer of cutting-edge event management technology, announces that it has raised a $6.3 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Five Elms Capital and includes follow-on investment from Oregon Venture Fund and Elevate Capital. Hubb's event management solutions and powerful business intelligence tools bring innovation and data-driven decision making to the events industry. The company works with key clients such as Microsoft,…

TechBytes with Susan Marshall, Founder and CEO, Torchlite

Susan Marshall CEO at Torchlite Research has shown that 57% of companies use freelancers regularly today, and over half the workforce is expected to turn freelance in the next ten years. We spoke to Susan Marshall, CEO at Torchlite, to understand the future of the private marketplace for digital freelance talent and how freelance marketplaces could put pressure on the traditional workplace culture of fixed payrolls.Tell us about your role at Torchlite and how you got here? I am the CEO and founder of Torchlite.…

Podium Named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups List

Podium, the leading customer communication platform for local businesses, has been named to Forbes' Next Billion-Dollar Startups list for 2018. An elite group of 25 companies, the list highlights those that members from Forbes' editorial team and TrueBridge Capital Partners believe have a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more in the near future. "The startup environment is incredibly demanding and competitive, and we've been proud of the passionate team and loyal customers we've accumulated in these…

15 MarTech Pros Share Their Most Valuable Experiences and Insights

Giving It Back to the MarTech Industry Is What We Aim to Achieve with This Article Today… Every smart MarTech brand and teams know the merit of creating meaningful content for better engagement with customers and technology partners. We can firmly say that martech companies refer to and review a lot of content that their competitors are churning as part of their content calendar. Writing a blog or sharing links on social media are not the only ways to ‘educate’ customers about your brands. Interviews and Guest Posts are…

Interview with Alexandra Shapiro, Chief Marketing Officer, Intercom

" Every business that wants to grow and scale needs to build better relationships with customers from the first time they visit their website."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Intercom? I am the CMO at Intercom and oversee all of Intercom’s marketing efforts including brand, external comms, demand generation, and product marketing. Prior to Intercom, I was CMO at BigCommerce, where I grew top of funnel demand and revenue by 45% YoY and optimized marketing across major digital and…

Baxter Denney Joins Red Points as Chief Marketing Officer

Former New Relic SaaS Executive to Lead the Marketing Team at Red Points Red Points, the Barcelona-based technology company offering the leading all-in-one SaaS solution for detecting and enforcing online IP infringements announced Baxter Denney has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Reporting to CEO Laura Urquizu, Denney is responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy, driving growth and elevating the Red Points brand. Red Points is designed to reduce the cost of handling copyright…

Top National Lender Signs with CAKE by Accelerize to Unlock Potential of Marketing Intelligence Technology

Implementation of Enterprise SaaS Solution Provides Powerful Multi-touch Attribution, Advanced Analytics and Real-Time Lead Monetization Capabilities Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced that a leading national mortgage lender has selected Journey by CAKE to quickly and easily analyze marketing performance that aligns with the company’s business objectives. Unifying marketing analytics into a single platform, Journeyis an enterprise cloud-based solution that delivers actionable insights on…

Futuri Media’s Sustained Growth Continues with the Appointment of Marty Shagrin and Kimberly Peters to Key Roles

The Company's Sustained Growth Has Also Earned It Inc 5000 Honor Roll Status and a Spot on the 2018 Weatherhead 100 Futuri Media, a global leader in technology designed to drive audience and revenue growth for broadcasters, announced key additions to its team from the financial and technology communities. The experience they bring to the company is intended to further drive its sustained growth, which was recently recognized by Futuri being named to the Honor Roll of the Inc 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Private…

Consumer Privacy and Security Fuels Record Bookings for Janrain

Leading CIAM Provider Celebrates 69% Year-over-Year Bookings Growth During First Half of 2018 Driven by Needs Around Privacy Regulations and Security Janrain, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, announced it has achieved 69% year-over-year bookings growth during the first half of 2018. Gartner recently predicted growing security and privacy concerns will bring worldwide spending on information security to $124 billion in 2019, which directly contributes to accelerated…