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Startup Studios Are the Next Big Thing in the VC Industry, Says Sky 21

The concept of a 'Startup Studio' is trending in the startup world today. Unlike a VC, accelerator or incubator, a startup studio (also labeled as a startup factory or venture builder) does not invest in existing startups. Rather, it launches its own ideas in quick succession. Sky 21 is a 'startup studio' that will ideate, build and launch 100 MVPs (Minimum Viable Product) and do their PoCs (Proof of Concepts) every year, in developing countries. Marketing Technology News: Cognitiv Launches First Deep Learning…

Bizzabo Launches New Innovative Podcast Series “IN-PERSON”

Weekly Podcast About The Power of In-Person Experiences and Events Debuts Featuring Guests from Yext, Dow Jones and SXSW Bizzabo, the world's leading end-to-end Event Success Platform, announced the launch of its new podcast Series, IN-PERSON. The first three episodes will air on June 26, at 12:00pm ET, and will feature Lindsay McKenna (VP of Revenue Marketing at Yext), Kira Willner (Executive Director of Brand Experiences at Barron's Group, a division of Dow Jones & Company) and Hugh Forrest (Chief Programming Officer…

MarTech Interview with Jeanne Hopkins, CMO at Lola

"The #1 pet peeve of finance leaders is late expense reports." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at Lola.com? I started at a self-funded start-up technology company in 2000, where I was running an inside sales team and building digital properties to generate leads. I moved from print ads to digital and created targeted blogs for the various corporate divisions. Fast forward to online marketing research with MarketingSherpa, then HubSpot, SmartBear, Ipswitch (now Progress…

New Competitive Report by BIA Advisory Services Shows Similarities and Differences Among Leading Call Tracking Platforms

Phonexa Stands Apart as an “All-In-One” Solution with Functionality for Call Tracking, Lead Distribution, and Email Marketing A new competitive intelligence report from leading research firm BIA Advisory Services has revealed similarities and notable differences in the key offerings of three different call tracking and analytics platforms.  The report, compiled by BIA Advisory Services and commissioned by Phonexa, provides marketers with an independent examination of these three major call tracking and analytics SaaS…

inRiver Helps Customers Publish Product Information Across Key Marketplaces Faster and Easier Than Ever

New Summer Release Helps Product Marketers With the Functionality That Helps Them Stock, Merchandise, and Optimize the Digital Shelf inRiver, leading product information management (PIM) company, announced the addition of syndication capabilities to its comprehensive portfolio along with other major technology updates around enterprise readiness and extensibility. These updates, specifically the addition of syndication capabilities, solidify inRiver as the only one-stop-shop SaaS PIM solution currently on the market.…

Vyond Announces Rich Text for Vyond Studio

New Feature Supports Right-to-Left Languages Vyond, a SaaS video creation company that allows everyone to create video quickly and easily, announced the introduction of Rich Text – an all-new feature in Vyond Studio that allows users to control nearly every aspect of video text, including support for right-to-left languages. Text within videos can call attention to important information, explain details, or display an audio track in other languages – significantly enhancing an audience's engagement with videos. With…

Adthena Welcomes Three Technology Veterans to its Executive Leadership Team to Support Rapid Growth

Key Hires Follow Adthena’s Recent $14 Million Series a Funding, Will Support US Expansion and Development of the Company’s Leading Search Intelligence Platform Adthena, the leader in AI-powered search intelligence, announced the addition of three new senior executives to its team. The strategic hires – who bring more than 50 years of cumulative technology experience – mark the first major investment in talent following Adthena’s recent $14 million Series A round of funding from Updata Partners in March 2019. The…

Frontify Expands its Global Presence to Meet Accelerating US Demand

The All-In-One Brand Management Software Company Expands Its Global Presence With a Third Location – First in the Us – in New York City The doors to the first American office of Frontify are officially open. The budding SaaS company has made great strides in recent months, including a significant round of funding to close out 2018, and a rebrand reveal in April, symbolically marking the shift from a lively startup to a serious industry competitor. The user-friendly brand management software has been adopted…

InsideSales.com Names Chris Harrington Chief Executive Officer

Former COO and SaaS Leader to Drive Next Phase of Growth for Sales Technology Innovator InsideSales.com, the only AI Sales Platform powered by Collective Intelligence, announced Chris Harrington has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately. Previously COO of InsideSales.com, Chris brings a depth of experience leading high-growth software companies and has driven nearly 30 percent enterprise customer growth since joining seven months ago. Harrington will succeed former CEO and founder Dave Elkington,…

Jetson Announces Launch of its Self-Service Voice Commerce Platform

The NYC-based company has developed an easy way for online businesses to create a voice-first marketplace in a matter of minutes Jetson expands its intelligent, voice-commerce platform availability to include the entire eCommerce market. The company has announced a turn-key dashboard solution that enables merchants to upload products and create a multi-step conversational sales channel on Alexa and Google Home within minutes. Jetson is offering a no-risk free trial for two weeks for clients to test the platform, prior…

Amazon Advertising Data Science Pioneer Teikametrics Introduces On-Demand eCommerce Analyst Services

Robust data team provides strategy, support and flexibility Teikametrics, the leading Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) helping brands and sellers optimize revenue and profitability from Amazon Advertising, announced its dramatically expanded Analyst Services capability. Quietly launched in 2018, the Teikametrics eCommerce Analyst Team currently uses leading edge data science and machine learning technology to manage more than $50 million in annual advertising investment and more than $1 billion in annual gross merchandise…

Episerver Launches App Marketplace Bringing Digital Experience Technologies to a Single, Shoppable Source

Through the New Marketplace, Episerver Customers Can Maximize Business Investment and Improve Customer Experiences and Extend Platform Functionality The marketing technology landscape is ever-growing, ballooning to an all-time high in 2019. Knowing its customers use and want to use unique combinations of these systems and others to power their digital commerce, marketing and operations, Episerver is committed to hyper-extensibility through today’s launch of Episerver App Marketplace™, a place for customers to browse and…

REPLY: New Tool “China Beats” Provides Deep Insights Into the Chinese Market

TD Reply, the company specializing in marketing and innovation consulting within the Reply Group, developed China Beats, a business intelligence solution that enables companies to gain an in-depth understanding of the Chinese market and its players. This is ensured by AI-supported social listening with connection to all major Chinese e-commerce, social media and search platforms such as Alibaba, Baidu, WeChat and Weibo. “Users gain unique market insights - which lay the foundation for long-term success in China.” The…

TechBytes with Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Revulytics. As Vice President of Software Analytics, I am in charge of the business strategy and product roadmap for the Usage Analytics side of the business. I spend a good amount of my time in our European office working with the engineering team that handles the R&D related to the analytics engine and our SaaS portal. Most of the work we do involves building big-data technologies to collect, analyze and visualize data supporting customers with millions…

Haoqipei Secures US $60 Million in Series D Funding to Further Accelerate Growth of its Online B2B Auto Parts Marketplace

Lead Investor Access Technology Ventures Joins Haoqipei Board of Directors Business-to-business (B2B) auto parts trading platform Haoqipei closed US $60 million in Series D financing to continue its rapid growth across China. Access Technology Ventures led the round, adding David Yang to the Haoqipei Board of Directors. Additional participants in the financing included existing investors XVC Venture Capital, Jeneration Capital, DCM and SIG. Founded in 2016 and now having raised more than US $150 million in private…

GoSpotCheck Gains Valuable Leadership Expertise with Five Additions to Management Team

GoSpotCheck, the software company reimagining how the mobile workforce works, has expanded its leadership team with the hiring of five executives to help guide the growing company—delivering increased focus on product development, engineering, customer success and marketing. The move will support GoSpotCheck's ongoing maturation from a startup into a thriving corporation that today has Fortune 500 customers and partners throughout the world, as well as more than $46M in capital investments. All additions to the leadership…

RainFocus Delivers the Event Industry’s Most Advanced Machine Learning Tool

RainFocus, the leading Event Marketing Platform, announced the release of its newest machine learning tool, the Recommendations Bot. Large events pose a number of challenges for event directors. With over 2,500 sessions, recommendations become the key to improving the attendee journey and maximizing engagement. The Recommendations Bot is designed to address those challenges by providing a more personalized attendee experience — a truly game-changing feature for the industry. The RainFocus…

AUDIENCEX Continues Momentum with 300% Revenue Growth and Strategic Leadership Appointments

The largest global independent trading desk welcomes new C-Suite executives Andy Vogel and Ryan Carhart to support further expansion AUDIENCEX, the largest global independent trading desk built for performance marketers, announced it has experienced record growth, including doubling its business in under 12 months, the addition of over 150 new clients and revenue for the current quarter increasing more than 300% YOY. To support this rapid business growth, the company has announced several executive-level hires, with the…

Singapore’s Conversant Leverages Verimatrix Secure Cloud for Multi-DRM Security

Expanding VCAS Multi-DRM Support into the Cloud Enables More Flexible Business Models Verimatrix, the leader in redefining the standard for connected devices and services with an innovative combination of security and data analytics, announced that Singapore-based digital media cloud service provider Conversant is now hosting its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) in the Verimatrix Secure Cloud. The agile cloud environment enables a flexible software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to more efficiently support…

TechTarget Priority Engine Named Best Account Based Marketing and Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution by SIIA

The Company’s leading purchase intent insight platform wins two 2019 Business Technology CODiE Awards TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services announced that its IT Deal Alert Priority Engine platform won two 2019 CODiE Awards in the Best Account Based Marketing Solution and the Best Sales and Marketing Intelligence Solution categories. The prestigious CODiE Awards, hosted by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognize the…