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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…

Jebbit Raises $12 Million in Series B Financing to Increase Data Performance and Transparency in the Marketplace

The New Investment Round Was Led by K1, Bringing the Company’s Total Funding to over $20 Million Jebbit, the world’s leading Declared Data Platform, announced the closing of a $12 million Series B financing round. The financing round was led by K1 Investment Management (“K1”), with additional participation from Manifest and Yard Ventures. The new funding will support Jebbit’s growing personnel needs and product investment efforts. The company expects to hire additional talent to support operations at its Boston headquarters…

New Media Company Clozette Raises US$10 Million in Series C Funding from Cool Japan Fund

 Award-Winning Social Content Marketing Company to Accelerate Product Innovation, Drive International Expansion, and Develop an Interactive Cool Japan Ecosystem That Brings Japanese Culture to a New Generation of Consumers Clozette, a transformative new media company that inspires and engages contemporary women with award-winning content centered on beauty, fashion, travel and wellness, announced an investment of US$10 million in Series C funding from Cool Japan Fund, a public-private fund under the Ministry of Economy,…

Klaviyo Closes $150 Million Investment from Summit Partners to Help Businesses Grow Faster Through Owned Marketing

Market Leader Announces First Major Equity Transaction and Plans to Build a Technology Powerhouse in Boston Klaviyo, the SaaS company that obsesses about helping its customers grow, announced a $150 million investment from global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The funding will be used to hire hundreds of engineers, build the corporate development team and expand in other areas, predominantly in the company’s Boston headquarters. Klaviyo announced closing a $150 Million investment from Summit Partners focused on…

Bitglass Raises $70 Million to Monitor and Secure Employee Devices

Bitglass, a Campbell, California-based startup developing a cloud service that helps to protect corporate data, announced that it’s raised $70 million in series D funding from new investor Quadrille Capital and existing investors FutureFund, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest, and Singtel Innov8, bringing its total venture capital raised to around $150 million. It follows on the heels of a $25 million series B in 2014 and a $45 million funding round in January 2017, as well as a $10 million series A in 2013, shortly after…

Red Points Continues Rapid Growth with $38 Million in New Funding to Expand its Market Leadership in Brand and IP Protection

New Financing Solidifies Company's Growth Plan and Vision to Protect Brands and Consumers from Online IP Infringements Red Points, a global leader in online IP infringement detection and removal, announced that it has closed $38 million in funding, bringing the company's total capital raised to $64 million and cementing its global footprint in the online brand protection space. The round was led by Summit Partners, with additional participation from existing investors Northzone, Mangrove, Eight Roads Ventures and Banco…

Squelch Secures $12 Million in Funding to Extend Reach of Flagship Customer Experience Optimization Solution Converting Siloed Data Into…

Tenaya Capital Joins Existing Investors Shasta Ventures and Correlation Ventures in Fueling Squelch Sales and Marketing Development Squelch, Inc., provider of a customer experience optimization solution that empowers customer support and success professionals with the knowledge and resources to delight customers, announced an additional $12 million in funding from current backers Shasta Ventures and Correlation Ventures, alongside new investor Tenaya Capital. The additional capital will help accelerate the growth of…

Segment Raises $175 Million Series D to Liberate Customer Data from CRM and Usher in a New Era of Customer Relationships

Funding Will Be Used to Introduce Customer Data Infrastructure (CDI) to New Markets and Deliver Customer Experiences That Respect Preferences and Privacy Segment, the customer data infrastructure company, announced a $175 million round of new funding. The Series D round was co-led by existing investors Accel, GV, and new investor Meritech Capital. Thrive Capital, Y Combinator Continuity, and eVentures also participated in the round, as well as new investor Sapphire Ventures. For years, companies have relied on Customer…