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Blustream Raises $3 Million to Bridge the Customer Experience Gap with Product Usage Data

Product Usage Data Connects Brands and Customers to Create Meaningful After-Sale Engagements Blustream, the leading after-sale customer engagement company, announced it has raised $3 million in funding to power the brand-customer relationship with product usage data and fuel digital transformation efforts for physical goods companies via the Blustream Product Experience Platform. York IE led the round of funding with additional support from existing investors. Marketing Technology News: Adzymic Expands Into Thailand,…

Slintel Raises $4.2M in a Funding Round Led By Accel

Slintel, an intent-powered sales, and marketing intelligence platform has raised $4.2 million in a funding round led by Accel, with participation from Sequoia Capital India and existing investor Stellaris Venture Partners. The announcement comes less than a year after the company secured funding from Stellaris Venture Partners and Powerhouse Ventures. "Over the past year, Slintel has grown by over 800% and is rapidly capturing more market share in the sales intelligence space," said Deepak Anchala, CEO and founder at…

Central Arizona College Selects Talkdesk for Remote Work Flexibility, Seamless ServiceNow Integration

Talkdesk replaces on-premises contact center software, providing greater flexibility, integration with ticketing software and improved reliability Central Arizona College leverages Talkdesk cloud flexibility to enable remote contact center operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic Talkdesk is backed by the industry’s first and only 100% Uptime Service Level Agreement to ensure Central Arizona College is always available for its customers Talkdesk CX Cloud offers Central Arizona College comprehensive integration…

Fabric Launches Headless Commerce Platform with $9.5 Million in Seed Funding

Fabric, a headless commerce platform purpose-built for growth, launched its cloud-native experience and commerce product suite and announced $9.5 million in seed funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from Sierra Ventures and Expa. In addition, e-commerce executive Faisal Masud, who led multi-billion-dollar commerce businesses at Amazon, eBay, Groupon, and Staples, has joined the company as CEO. Alex Bard, partner and managing director at Redpoint Ventures, and Tim Guleri, managing partner at Sierra Ventures,…

ZineOne Continues Growth Trajectory in Leading the Market

ZineOne, the leader in predictive engagement, continues its rapid growth with success on several fronts. The company provides businesses a next-generation capability to provide consumers hyper-personalized digital experiences through its Intelligent Customer Engagement (ICE) platform. The ICE platform offers enterprise brands a powerful and efficient way to motivate consumers to engage in many different real-time actions that are immediate, relevant, and lead to the desired outcome for both the brand and the consumer.…

Atlassian Launches $50 Million Venture Fund to Propel the Cloud-Based Startup Ecosystem

The company looks to tap into India’s fledging startup and developer community Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the maker of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products, has announced the launch of Atlassian Ventures, a new US$50 million fund that will invest into the up-and-coming startups, including established companies that are building products in the overall Atlassian ecosystem. The company which set up its world-class R&D centre in Bangalore…

Scalefast Acquires User Experience and Analytics Platform Air360

The acquisition brings Scalefast partners unparalleled insights into key customer behaviors and preferences Scalefast, a Los Angeles-based digital commerce solution that is simplifying direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce, disclosed its acquisition of Air360. Terms of the acquisition are confidential. The acquisition of Air360, a technology company that specializes in performance-enhancing, mobile and eCommerce experience analytics, will further empower Scalefast clients to get the most out of their DTC eCommerce strategy by…

Chiper Raises $12 Million Series A Funding

Chiper, an e-commerce platform for independent merchants, announced it has raised a $12 million Series A round from WIND Ventures, Monashees, and Kaszek Ventures. The company, which has built the largest branded network of digitized corner stores in Latin America, will use the money to further its mission to transform corner store retail throughout the region. "At Chiper, we are dedicated to empowering a new generation of corner store owners through continuously striving for pairing an excellent customer experience with…

Brandzooka Raises $5.6 Million In Series A Funding And Appoints New CEO

Brandzooka, the leading self-service programmatic platform democratizing the digital advertising landscape for brands and agencies, has closed $5.6 million in Series A funding, bringing its total funding to date to $10.1 million. Founded in 2015 by a group including Alex Bogusky and Kelly Dotseth, who has now stepped into the CEO role, Brandzooka is disrupting the media landscape by making it possible for companies and agencies of any size to place targeted ads on primetime TV and premium digital properties worldwide for…

Claravine Raises $5 Million Series Funding

Claravine, a leading technology platform that helps standardize, govern, and connect marketing data across every team, system, and channel, announced $5 million in Series A funding. The round, led by Grayhawk Capital with participation from Next Frontier Capital and Peninsula Ventures, brings the company’s total funding to $12.4 million. The new funding will help Claravine further build out product development and go-to-market strategies. "Many companies think you don’t need to focus on data standards upfront. Instead,…

Omnify Raises Pre-Series A Funding

Omnify, Service E-commerce and management platform bringing advanced reservation and commerce technology to businesses of all sizes across the recreational, sports, and fitness industry, has announced the close of its pre-series A funding round led by AngelList Syndicate and Sequoia Scout with participation from marquee angel investors such as Ramakant Sharma, Anand Chandrasekaran, Dhruv Vohra, Ashish Tulsian, Adi Chugh and others. Previous investors include Rajan Anandan, LD Sharma, Arjun Batra, and a few others. The…

Veritonic Raises $3.2 Million Series A Funding

Veritonic, the world's first audio intelligence platform, announced that it has raised $3.2 million in new capital to build on its success in bringing an evidence-based approach to audio marketing. The round was led by Greycroft, with participation from Lerer Hippeau and Audible, an Amazon company. The new investors were joined by existing investor Newark Venture Partners, which led the previous round of funding. With the addition of new funds, Veritonic is planning to hire top talent across the entire company with a…

Seismic Names Krish Mantripragada Chief Product Officer

Former Medallia CPO/EVP and veteran enterprise software executive joins Seismic to lead product innovation, development, and operations Seismic, the industry-leading and award-winning sales enablement and marketing orchestration platform provider,  announced Krish Mantripragada has joined as chief product officer. At Seismic, Krish will bring a deeply customer-centric approach to driving the company's overall product innovation, development and operations, and accelerating global growth. With more than two decades of…

Dialpad Raises $100 Million at $1.2 Billion Valuation

Dialpad, Inc., the AI-powered cloud business phone and contact center provider for modern businesses, announced $100 million in Series E funding. The round reflects the strength of both Dialpad's business and the strategic role that best-in-class work from anywhere communications tools are playing for businesses worldwide. OMERS Growth Equity led the round, with participation from existing investors including Andreessen Horowitz, GV, ICONIQ Capital, Felicis Ventures, Section 32 and Work-Bench. In total, Dialpad has raised …

Airkit Launches with $28 Million in Funding to Fix the Last Mile of Digital Customer Experience for Leading Brands

Airkit, the world’s first Low-Code Platform for Customer Engagement, announced general availability of its solution for building customer experiences with $28M in funding from Accel, Emergence Capital, and Salesforce Ventures. Airkit CEO Stephen Ehikian and CTO Adam Evans were previously the COO and CTO/co-founder, respectively, of RelateIQ, a relationship intelligence company acquired by Salesforce.com in 2014. Airkit already counts SkipTheDishes, Turo, Agero, EZR, a Fortune 500 Insurance Company and a Fortune 1000 Bank…

UJET Appoints Jeff Nichols as New Chief Financial Officer Amidst Rapid Growth

UJET Inc., the ultra-modern cloud contact center platform for customer-centric enterprises, announced Jeff Nichols as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nichols joins UJET’s executive leadership team where he will oversee UJET’s financial initiatives, strategy, performance, and growth. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s $55 million Series C funding and rapid growth, having more than doubled to over 150 employees since shelter-in-place went into effect. Nichols brings more than 15 years of experience…

Sendinblue Raises $160M in Series B Funding; Largest Amount By Any All-In-One Digital Marketing Platform

Sendinblue, the leading all-in-one digital marketing platform, has raised $160 million in a Series B funding, marking the highest fundraising round for any all-in-one marketing platform in the U.S. and Europe. Investors for this round are Bridgepoint, Bpifrance, and BlackRock, with Partech reinvesting from the previous $35 million in Series A funding round in 2017. The investment will be used to drive product expansion to further support small and medium-sized businesses and accelerate growth in the North American market.…

VTEX Earns $1.7 Billion Valuation, Becomes A Tech Unicorn

New funding brings VTEX's total raise to $365 million; will accelerate R&D, global expansion, and help meet record demand from B2B and B2C merchants VTEX, the world's first and only fully integrated commerce-marketplace-OMS platform, announced it has raised $225 million in a Series D funding round, earning the e-commerce provider a $1.7 billion valuation and the coveted status of tech unicorn. The funding received from leading public market technology investors Tiger Global, Lone Pine Capital, Constellation, Endeavour…

Seismic Raises $92 Million in Series F Funding Led by the Permira Funds, Valuing Company at ~$1.6 Billion

Seismic to Use Funding to Accelerate Innovation, Global Expansion, and Acquisitions Seismic, the industry-leading sales enablement and marketing orchestration platform provider, and Permira, the global private equity firm, announced Seismic has raised a Series F round of $92M led by a company backed by the Permira funds to accelerate Seismic’s rapid innovation, international growth, and M&A activity. Additional new strategic investors include Ameriprise Financial and EDBI. Existing investors participating in the round…

ShipBob Raises $68 Million in Series D Funding from SoftBank Vision Fund to Expand its Global Ecommerce Fulfillment Solution

ShipBob, an ecommerce enablement technology company that provides fulfillment by bringing fast shipping options to ecommerce businesses, announced $68 million in primary funding. The new capital will enhance the company's capabilities to bring world-class fulfillment to more customers, fuel growth, expand its software platform and scale its global fulfillment network. The Series D financing was led by SoftBank Vision Fund. Prior investors include Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park…