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What We Know From A Decade Of SaaS

As the number of unicorns, those private companies valued at a billion dollars or more, has moved from a handful to a herd in Silicon Valley, many are left wondering just how arbitrary valuations have become. For founders in search of...Show More Summary

Dropbox Adds More Features To Attract Enterprise Customers

Dropbox announced several updates today designed to appeal to larger enterprise customers and make them feel more comfortable using Dropbox for Business. Dropbox faces a huge challenge with enterprise customers. Sure, it cites some big...Show More Summary

New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

New Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, unveiled his new executive team in a blog post today, and he’s favoring diversity and youth as he tries to sell Cisco to a new generation of customers. He’s got a challenge. But as he moves in and former...Show More Summary

LogMeIn Buys Zamurai To Add Mobile Whiteboardng To Join.Me

LogMeIn has made one more acquisition to build out the features of its online collaboration and meeting app it has bought Zamurai, a San Francisco-based startup that had built a popular whiteboard app for the iPad. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed but LogMeIn says that the deal actually closed in late 2014. Show More Summary

Alibaba Invests $194M Into China Business News To Build A Financial Data Platform

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant, is currently focused on investing internationally to grow its business, but is also continuing to build out operations at home. In the latest move, it has invested $193.6 million (RMB1.2 billion) into China Business News to create a new financial data and information services company. Show More Summary

Piston Goes To Cisco, Blue Box to IBM As OpenStack Consolidation Accelerates

Cisco announced this morning it has purchased private cloud — and OpenStack — specialist Piston Cloud Computing. The acquisition comes on the heels of its Metacloud purchase last Fall, and the acquisition marks the latest OpenStack startup...Show More Summary

Brazil’s Nubank Raises $30M Led By Tiger To Build Out Its Mobile-Based Credit Card Business

Brazil is one of the world’s fastest growing mobile markets, with 90 million smartphones in circulation among a population of about 200 million, and today a fin-tech company that has focused on catering to that growing group of users has raised a significant round of funding. Show More Summary

New MongoDB Connector Creates Direct Link To Data Visualization Tools

MongoDB, the open source database platform announced several updates today at its MongoDB World user conference in New York City, including integration with Tableau and other data visualization tools. Lots of companies have been building applications using MongoDB because they like its lack of structure and flexibility. Show More Summary

Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation

Change doesn’t come easily to large organizations. Over time they have established a firm set of core business processes to give  them the structure to manage massive workforces, which makes sense, but it also means they lack the agility of smaller companies. Show More Summary

YC Grad Yhat Scores $1.5M In Second Seed Round

When Yhat, the company that has developed solutions to help organize data scientist teams, graduated from the Y Combinator, winter 2015 class, the founders had a goal to raise a million dollars to keep growing the company when they returned to New York. Show More Summary

Microsoft Launches New Project To Help Enterprises Improve Their DevOps Practices

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help developers and IT pros in the enterprise — and even smaller development shops — improve their DevOps practices. The company today launched both a self-assessment tool that gives...Show More Summary

Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

Salesforce Wave, the data analysis platform that released last Fall, was originally conceived to visualize Salesforce data, but the company is always tinkering with its products. Today it announced a series of connectors that link Wave with popular big data tools with the idea of bringing external data sources to the platform. Show More Summary

Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

TechStars London alum and U.K.-based startup Lystable, which has built a cloud-based workflow management platform aimed at simplifying how businesses handle contacts with suppliers and freelancers, has pulled in a $1.5 million seed investment led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Read More

Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. Read More

Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

Investors are throwing some serious money at enterprise backup these days. If you want proof, look at Rubrik, a startup that has developed a hybrid cloud and on-premises backup solution. It landed $40 million in Series B today. The round...Show More Summary

Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

Over the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion about whether women are positioned for success in Silicon Valley. The debate on empowering women in tech ranges from pay equality to increasing the number of women in the boardroom. Show More Summary

The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. Change requires more than inspiration. It takes...Show More Summary

Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. Show More Summary

Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to...Show More Summary

Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

San Francisco-based video conferencing company Fuze is expanding its platform today with the acquisition of an online team collaboration platform, LiveMinutes. With the addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but...Show More Summary

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