Toast Announces $400 Million in Series F Funding

Toast valued at $4.9B Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, announced a $400M Series F funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, TPG, Greenoaks Capital, and Tiger Global Management with participation from Durable Capital Partners LP, TCV, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, G Squared, Light Street Capital, Alta Park Capital, and others. Toast Announces $400M in Series F Funding, Valued at $4.9B Focused on empowering restaurants of all sizes to compete on a…

Media Alert: Adobe Named a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

Adobe Named a Leader for Third Year in a Row; Positioned Furthest for Completeness of Vision Adobe announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2020 "Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms” research report. Adobe was one of 14 vendors evaluated in the report. For the third consecutive year, Adobe placed furthest in the Leaders quadrant for completeness of vision. According to Gartner, “A digital experience platform (DXP) is an integrated and cohesive piece of technology designed…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from SmartBug Media, Zipwhip, InsightSquared, Aki Technologies, TimeTrade Sync, Yelp, Fastline, and SRAX. SmartBug Media Named a HubSpot Elite Partner, Becoming One of Only Six Agencies to Earn the Distinction Worldwide SmartBug Media—the leading Intelligent Inbound marketing agency that assists businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through…

The Power Pair: How Couples Are Shaping Influencer Marketing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And in the influencer community, those who pair off as couple, may just find themselves a top pick for brands. As compatibility, connectivity and creative content become ever more desirable, social media relationships are driving a new wave of Influencer Marketing – influencer couples creating a unified personal brand that maximizes the value of their ‘coupled up’ status. As of January 2020, there were more than 3.8 billion social media users…

In 2020, Professional Events, the Crucial Element of the Silicon Valley Environment Will Grow at Least by 5%

According to the recent Crunchbase report $45.9 billion have been invested in Silicon Valley in 2019. At least 25% of these investments have been raised thanks to thousands of various events held in that period In 2019, there have been roughly 1,080,000 meetups hosted in San Francisco Bay Area, and over 200 notable tech conferences (and many more smaller ones). Co-founder of Gaudi Group Kuzma Ledenev predicts that 2020 will bring an increase of at least 5% in these numbers. There is no reliable data on private invite-only…

Atlassian Strengthens Commitment to Advanced Cloud Solutions for Enterprises in India

The Company Plans to Invest Aggressively in India to Grow Its Cloud Business, Doubling Its Indian Employees Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the maker of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products, has announced a commitment to delivering on its advanced cloud offerings for the Indian market. With India witnessing a huge uptake in cloud adoption, and with the cloud market expected to grow approximately 3-fold to USD7.1 billion by 2022 according to…

PeP Picks W2 to Streamline its Digital Onboarding Journey

W2's Facial Comparison solution helps leading Payment Service Provider vet new digital clients W2, the leading provider of real-time digital solutions for global regulatory compliance, has partnered with PeP to help the Turkish payment services provider vet the identity of its new digital customers in the UK and to further automate its onboarding processes. PeP have recently become principal members of Visa and will be launching their UK wallet proposition in June 2020. Marketing Technology News: Facebook Apps Created…

TimeTrade Sync Solves the Data Synchronization Problem Across Platforms

Automatically Update CRM, Email, and Calendar Data with Ease TimeTrade, the leader in Intelligent Appointment Scheduling is simplifying the way sales organizations and other customer facing teams manage customer data. TimeTrade Sync eliminates sales and support team admin work, increases data accuracy, and reduces IT costs through ultra-reliable synchronization across platforms. Now, it's possible to sync data trapped in emails, attachments, contacts, and events across commonly used CRM, email, and calendaring systems to…

DNA Selects And Deploys Affirmed Networks As Foundation For New 5G NSA And SA Solution

Finnish Mobile Operator Deploys Affirmed's Virtualized Architecture for Fast, Reliable 5G Connectivity Capable of Delivering New Services and Rich Customer Experience to Residential and Enterprise Customers Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced that it has been selected by DNA, one of the leading telecommunications providers in Finland, to replace its legacy network infrastructure. Affirmed's fully virtualized, web-scale, cloud-native solution will serve as the foundation for all…

Zipwhip Enables Organizations to Efficiently Reach Out to Customers with New Business Texting Feature

Texting Widget Allows Businesses to Add Full-Featured Text Messaging Interface to Any CRM Platform Zipwhip, the inventor of Texting for Business™, announced the availability of its Texting Widget, a full-featured business texting user interface that can be easily embedded into any customer relationship management (CRM) platform with a single line of code. Zipwhip’s Texting Widget creates a seamless experience that makes texting more convenient and accessible, delivering a powerful customer engagement interface for…

Druva Expands Presence in DACH Region

Extended Channel Program and New Regional Leadership to Support Growing Demand in European Market Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, announced it is answering the demand for an expanded presence in the DACH region, with the introduction of an extended channel program and new regional leader, Bernd Wachtler. “In today’s business world of exponential data growth and privacy regulations, like GDPR, robust data protection has become one of the most pressing concerns of every business in…

Marfeel Announces AdDealer Technology that Optimizes Mobile Ad Placement For Maximum ROI Impact

AdDealer Measures the Frequency, Proximity, and Level of Aggression of Each Ad Impression Marfeel, the publisher platform that optimizes the traffic, engagement, and monetization of publishers' mobile websites, today announced their advertising technology named AdDealer that optimizes mobile ad placement for maximum ROI impact. AdDealer uses an algorithm to place ads in the right location, at the right time, measuring frequency, proximity and the level of aggression of each ad impression to increase publisher revenue.…

Oracle Helps Major Insurer Streamline Customer Experience

Oracle Communications' SD-WAN eliminates downtime and improves customer resolution times for F&G F&G Annuities & Life (F&G) is using Oracle SD-WAN to boost customer service by reducing network interruptions. F&G's network relies on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to serve nearly 700,000 customers across the United States. F&G's VDI includes business critical cloud collaboration, contact center, ERP and customer experience applications. In the past, network circuits would drop, forcing…

CommerceIQ Triples Business in 2019, Expands Leadership Team To Drive Growth

Three of the Top-5 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies Among Leading Brands Adopting CommerceIQ CommerceIQ, the leader in machine-based e-commerce, today announced robust year-over-year growth in its business after doubling the size of its customer base and achieving 300% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 2019. CommerceIQ’s customers account for more than $3B in annual Amazon sales and rely on the company’s machine learning and automation technology to power their Amazon business. Customers include name brands…

Oracle Announces Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform

New Service Makes It Quick and Easy for Data Science Teams to Collaboratively Build and Deploy Powerful Machine Learning Models Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform. At the core is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science, helping enterprises to collaboratively build, train, manage and deploy machine learning models to increase the success of data science projects. Unlike other data science products that focus on individual data scientists, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science…

This Ain’t Your Parents’ Contextual Targeting

The digital industry is facing threats to its status quo that are forcing all stakeholders to ask whether it deserved to be the status quo in the first place. New data policies are pushing companies to change the way they handle their users’ data. Those legal pressures – combined with the complexity of targeting and measuring across platforms like Mobile and OTT – are shaking the foundation of Digital Advertising. Premium publishers are standing up for user experience that encourages user loyalty over time, while brand…

Synacor and Qumu Agree to Merger, Creating Global Leader in SaaS-Based Collaboration Software

All-Stock Transaction to Enhance Financial Scale; Estimated $70 Million of Software Revenue with $50 Million Recurring Provides Strategic Opportunities to Accelerate Revenue Growth, Increase Operating Efficiencies and Open New Sales Channels Synacor, Inc., a cloud-based software and services company serving global video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, governments and enterprises, and Qumu Corporation a leading provider of tools to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of…

Cloud Deployments Drive Rapid Growth of Nuxeo in 2019

Company Currently Growing at 46 Percent Year-on-Year; 63 Percent Annual Growth in Cloud Revenue Nuxeo, the leading cloud-native Content Services Platform (CSP), announced 2019 revenue and growth figures that reflect the company’s ongoing success in the fast-growing Content Services market, where Nuxeo continues to outpace its competitors. In 2019, Nuxeo's revenues grew by 32 percent, with Q4 revenue growing 46 percent year-on-year, making the company one of the fastest-growing vendors in the Content Services and…

e-Spirit Hybrid CMS Experience Accelerator Dramatically Quickens Time to Value

New FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator helps companies looking to differentiate with omnichannel experiences get to market faster e-Spirit, maker of the industry-leading FirstSpirit Digital Experience Platform (DXP) powered by a hybrid CMS, today introduced the FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator that leapfrogs CMS project implementation times ahead by up to 75%, dramatically accelerating time to revenue. Marketing Technology News: Intuiface Unveils BrightSign Support The FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator shortens…

How to Survive in 2020: A Checklist for Independent AdTech

We’re only one month into 2020, and the AdTech industry is already manifesting one change after another. With a lot of pressure coming from the world markets and ongoing issues within the industry itself, independent AdTech will have to face many challenges this year. However, brace yourselves, for we’re in this together! Here’s our checklist on how to survive in 2020. 1. Bye-Bye, Cookie As you might already know, Google will drop third-party cookies in 2022. Which seems like a distant future. However, this decision is…