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Blueshift Appoints LendingTree’s Former VP of Marketing, Josh Francia, as Chief Growth Officer

Francia Joins the Blueshift Team to Spearhead Its Next Phase of Growth and Advance Its AI-Powered Customer Data Activation Platform Blueshift, the leading Customer Data Activation Platform (CDAP), announced Josh Francia has joined the company’s executive team as its Chief Growth Officer. His appointment closely follows the company’s official CDAP debut, as well as its Series B funding, led by SoftBank. Francia began his career at Priceline.com, serving as the Director of Marketing & E-commerce Technology. During his…

Uber Versus Lyft: The Game of Ride Sharing and Pricing Data Gets Hotter

Using Anonymized Data from Hundreds of Leading Startups, Kruze Consulting Reveals New Insights on Uber and Lyft Kruze Consulting, a leading CFO consulting company for startups, today released updated data on how employees at funded startups expense Uber and Lyft rides. The data offers a view into how market share is divided amongst tech startup employees and what Uber and Lyft did to compete for this valuable segment of the ride sharing business. The analysis includes over 120,000 ridesharing transactions expensed from 2018…

Google Veterans Show Why Digital Intelligence is the New Funding Magnet

FullStory, the ground-breaking software company that is transforming how leading consumer brands and growing SaaS companies understand and improve digital customer experiences, has closed $32 million in Series C funding. In addition to continuing to scale sales and marketing, the Atlanta-based company plans to direct funding toward further evolving their digital experience analytics platform into a first-of-its-kind engine for digital intelligence. The Series C was led by Stripes, a new investor in FullStory and leading…

Embrace Raises $4.5 Million to Diagnose 5X More In-App Issues Than Any Other Mobile Toolset and Fix All of Our Mobile Experiences

The Only Mobile-First Application Performance Management Platform, Gathers and Replays Every Session to Remove the Flawed or Non-Existent Feedback Between Customers and Developers, Secures a Preemptive Round by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Greycroft Embrace, the market leader in application performance management for mobile, announced the close of a preemptive funding round of $4.5 million in additional capital, led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and joined by Greycroft and Vy Capital with follow-on from…

Intellimize Shakes up Web Personalization with $8 Million Series A, Helping Businesses Save 25 Years of A/B Testing Each Year

Secures $8 Million Series A lead by Amplify Ventures and follow on participation from Seed investors Homebrew, Precursor Ventures, and more Intellimize, an AI based website personalization company, has announced a string of company updates including an $8 Million Series A funding round, new growth figures, and a new VP of sales. The company closed the Series A investment with Amplify Partners as the lead investor, following two years of impressive customer success. This round builds on a previously unannounced $2 million…

CITCON Raises US$5 Million to Power Global Expansion of Mobile Payments

East West Bank Leads the Series B Funding Round as a Strategic Investor CITCON, the leading cross-border mobile payment and commerce solution provider announced that it has raised US$5 million from East West Bank as its strategic investor for the Series B financing round, bringing the total financing to US$15 million to date. The funds will be used to drive the company's rapid global growth, broaden its suite of product applications and expand teams across Technology, Product, Marketing and Sales. East West Bank joins a…

Novo Labs Announces Investment from Silverton Partners

Novo Labs, a provider of conversational artificial intelligence services for large restaurant chains, announced $2 million in seed funding, led by Silverton Partners. With the financing, Roger Chen of Silverton Partners will join Novo Labs' Board of Directors. Novo Labs was founded in 2017 in Dallas by Clinton Coleman and Jeff Loukas. Last year the company launched its automated service for taking restaurant orders through high-volume voice channels. The service allows customers to place an order conversationally as they…

Blueshift Raises $15 Million from Softbank to Put AI in Hands of Every Marketer

AI Helps Marketers Make the Shift from Channel-Centric to Customer Centric Marketing, by Unlocking the Power of Customer Data on Every Channel Blueshift, the leading Customer Data Activation Platform, announced $15 million in Series-B investment. This funding round is led by Softbank's new AI-focused early stage fund, Softbank Ventures Asia. Blueshift's previous investors, including Storm Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners, also participated in the Series-B, which brings Blueshift's total financing to-date to $30…

Software Raises $7 Million in Funding to Provide Data for Developers

 Software, a data platform built by developers for developers, announced a total of $7 million in financing, led by 8VC and Next47. Developers are the most important knowledge workers in today's digital economy. Software provides automatic programming metrics for developers to help them learn more about how they code. The company's open source plugins for IDEs and text editors can be installed in minutes from software.com or from inside most of the popular code editor marketplaces, including VS Code, Visual Studio,…

Bizzabo Raises $27 Million to Make Professional Events More Personalized and Data-Powered

Event Success Platform to Help Organizations Deliver Custom Event Journeys for Prospects and Customers Bizzabo, the world's leading end-to-end Event Success Platform, announced the close of a $27 million Series D funding round, as well as the addition of Viola Growth Partners’ Rafi Carmeli and Eran Westman, and Next47 Partner, Matthew Cowan, to its board of directors. The investment is led by Viola Growth, along with new investor, Next47, as well as existing investors, including participation from Pilot Growth, which led…

Improvado Raises $8 Million to Automate Full-Stack Marketing Analytics Through 60 Silicon Valley Investor

Improvado Will Use the Financing to Accelerate the Adoption and Expansion of the Company’s Disruptive Data Middleware Solution Improvado, the leading marketing middleware platform, announced that it has raised $8 million total in Super Seed funding. Venture capital participants in the round include Bullpen Capital, Cabra.vc and IAdata. Angel investors include Google and Oracle executives, and founders from many of the most recognizable brands in the marketing world, including: Auren Hoffman (LiveRamp founder), Joe…

How Microsoft Plans to Fight Carbon Emissions with an AI Tech-First Approach

Informed by New Research from PwC UK that Shows AI can Boost Global GDP by up to 4.4% and Reduce Emissions by 4% by 2030, Microsoft Commits to a Tech-First Approach to Drive Progress Across Operations, Products, Customers and Data Science Microsoft President Brad Smith shared the company's vision of a doubling down on sustainability. The new announcement includes a road map that will put sustainability at the core of every part of Microsoft's business and technology. The objective is to work for sustainable outcomes.…

6sense Secures $27 Million to Advance Bold Vision in B2B and ABM

Additional Funding to Fuel Product Innovation, Customer Success, Continued Category Leadership 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We believe AI insights and orchestration are the future of B2B sales and marketing. I’m humbled by the overwhelming support from our…

Ad Council Announces New Members of Board of Directors

The Ad Council, America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, elected new members to its Board of Directors at its Spring meeting yesterday. The Board is chaired by Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. New members of the Ad Council Board of Directors include: Sabah Ashraf, CEO, North America, Superunion Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer & Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International Tim Ellis, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, NFL Konrad…

PubNub Closes $23 Million Funding Round to Accelerate Global Adoption of its Data Stream Network

New strategic backer Hewlett Packard Enterprise joins investment team supporting PubNub's mission to connect every device in the world and deliver large-scale realtime experiences on Mobile, Web, and IoT PubNub, the company behind the world's leading realtime Data Stream Network (DSN), announced it has secured $23 million in Series D funding, adding strategic investor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to the strong stable of Venture Capital and industry heavyweights backing its mission. Jai Das, President and Managing…

LumApps Closes 24 Million$ Funding Round Led by Idinvest

Series B Financing Sets Stage for Accelerated Growth and Market Leadership as the Company AIMS to Reach $100 Million in ARR LumApps, the leading social intranet for the enterprise, announced it has closed a 24 Million$ funding round led by Idinvest. The new capital will be used to scale global sales and marketing and accelerate product innovation for the LumApps digital workplace suite. "When we first met the LumApps team, we immediately knew they were poised to become the leader in internal communications and…

Rasa Secures $13 Million Series A Investment Led by Accel To Power Conversational AI

Funding Will Move HQ to San Francisco, Expand Team, and Fuel Further Research and Development of Rasa's Conversational AI Tools from Berlin, Germany Rasa, the open source company that enables developers to build contextual AI assistants, announced a $13 million Series A funding round led by Accel, with participation from existing investor Basis Set Ventures. Also participating in the round were leading angel investors and entrepreneurs across AI, enterprise automation and open source, including Greg Brockman (Co-founder…

CleverTap Scoops $26 Million Funding; Focused at Driving Innovation in Customer Lifecycle Management Technology

Focus on Product Innovation, Data Science-Driven Product Capabilities for Enterprises to Optimize Customer Experiences at Scale Customer lifecycle management platform, CleverTap, announced a $26 million Series B funding round, led by Sequoia India with participation from new investor, Tiger Global Management, and existing investor Accel. The funds will be used to accelerate CleverTap's data science-driven product capabilities and scale to meet fast-growing demand for its customer lifecycle management platform. The new…

Affectiva Raises $26 Million to Fast-Track Human Perception AI in Automotive and Conversational Interfaces

New Funding Will Accelerate the Development of AI That Can Understand All Things Human  Affectiva, the global leader in Emotion AI and the pioneer of Human Perception AI, announced that it has closed $26 million in funding. The round, led by Aptiv PLC, as well as Trend Forward Capital, Motley Fool Ventures and CAC, brings the total invested in Affectiva to $53 million. The funding will enable Affectiva to evolve, accelerate and scale its perceptive technology in the automotive industry, as well as other areas such as…

Series A: Limitless Technology Raises £5 Million to Take AI Powered Crowd-Sourcing Platform Global

SmartCrowd Uses a Combination of AI and GoodGig Crowd-Sourcing to Deliver Amazing Customer Experiences for Global Brands Limitless Technology, the London-based inventor and provider of a SaaS platform offering AI and crowd sourced customer service solutions, announces it has successfully raised £5million in Series A funding. The funding is led by AlbionVC, with participation from all existing investors including Downing Ventures and Unilever Ventures. It will now enable the provider to continue successfully disrupting…