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DocuSign acquires Liveoak Technologies for $38M for online notarization –

Even in the best of times, finding a notary can be a challenge. In the middle of a pandemic, it’s even more difficult. DocuSign announced it has acquired Liveoak Technologies today for approximately. $38 million, giving the company an online notarization option. At the same time, DocuSign announced a new product called DocuSign Notary, which […] → Read More

Zoom announces new Hardware as a Service offering to run on ServiceNow –

Zoom announced a new Hardware as a Service offering today that will run on the ServiceNow platform. At the same time the company announced a deal with ServiceNow to standardize on Zoom and Zoom Phone for its 11,000 employees in another case of SaaS cooperation. For starters, the new Hardware as a Service offering allows […] → Read More

Northflank announces $2.6M seed to create end-to-end DevOps workflow in cloud –

Northflank, a startup from a couple of guys in their 20s, has been working on a full-stack DevOps platform in the cloud since their first year at university in 2016. Today the startup announced a $2.6 million seed investment and the launch of that platform. The round was led by ​Kindred Ventures, ​Stride.VC​ and Amaranthine […] → Read More

OwnBackup lands $50M as backup for Salesforce ecosystem thrives –

OwnBackup has made a name for itself primarily as a backup and disaster recovery system for the Salesforce ecosystem, and today the company announced a $50 million investment. Insight Partners led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures and Vertex Ventures. This chunk of money comes on top of a $23 million round from a […] → Read More

QuestDB nabs $2.3M seed to build open source time series database –

QuestDB, a member of the Y Combinator summer 2020 cohort, is building an open source time series database with speed top of mind. Today the startup announced a $2.3 million seed round. Episode1 Ventures led the round with assistance from Seedcamp, 7percent Ventures, YCombinator, Kima Ventures and several unnamed angel investors. The database was originally […] → Read More

Unpacking how Dell’s debt load and VMware stake could come together –

If we were betting folk, we’d reckon that Dell carves off a piece of its VMware shares to cover some of its debts next year. → Read More

Fauna raises an additional $27M to turn databases into a simple API call –

Databases have always been a complex part of the equation for developers requiring a delicate balance to manage inside the application, but Fauna wants to make adding a database a simple API call, and today it announced $27 million in new funding. The round, which is technically an extension of the company’s 2017 Series A, […] → Read More

Apple device management company Jamf files S-1 as it prepares to go public –

Jamf, the Apple device management company, filed to go public today. Jamf might not be a household name, but the Minnesota company has been around since 2002 helping companies manage their Apple equipment. In the early days, that was Apple computers. Later it expanded to also manage iPhones and iPads. The company launched at a […] → Read More

Fivetran snares $100M Series C on $1.2B valuation for data connectivity solution –

A big problem for companies these days is finding ways to connect to various data sources to their data repositories, and Fivetran is a startup with a solution to solve that very problem. No surprise then that even during a pandemic, the company announced today that it has raised $100 million Series C on a […] → Read More

Upsolver announces $13M Series A to ease management of cloud data lakes –

There’s a lot of complexity around managing data lakes in the cloud that often requires expensive engineering expertise. Upsolver, an early stage startup, wants to simplify all of that, so that a database administrator could handle it. Today the startup announced a $13 million Series A. Vertex Ventures US was lead investor with participation from […] → Read More

Fleetsmith customers unhappy with loss of third-party app support after Apple acquisition –

When Apple confirmed it had acquired Fleetsmith, a mobile device management vendor, on Wednesday, it seemed like a straightforward purchase, but Fleetsmith customers quickly learned a key piece of functionality had stopped working — and many weren’t happy about it. Apple systems administrators began complaining on social media on the morning of the acquisition announcement […] → Read More

Salesforce announces a new mobile collaboration tool for sales called Anywhere –

Even before the pandemic pushed most employees to work from home, sales people often worked outside of the office. Salesforce introduced a new tool today at the Trailheadx Conference called Salesforce Anywhere that’s designed to let teams collaborate and share data wherever they happen to be. Salesforce VP of product, Michael Machado says that the […] → Read More

Dell’s debt hangover from $67B EMC deal could put VMware stock in play –

When Dell bought EMC in 2016 for $67 billion it was one of the biggest acquisitions in tech history, and it brought with it a boatload of debt. Since then Dell has been working on ways to mitigate that debt by selling off various pieces of the corporate empire and going public again, but one […] → Read More

Apple has acquired Fleetsmith, a startup that helps IT manage Apple devices remotely –

At a time where IT has to help employees set up and manage devices remotely, a service that simplifies those processes could certainly come in handy. Apple recognized that, and acquired Fleetsmith today, a startup that helps companies do precisely that with Apple devices. While Apple didn’t publicize the acquisition, it has confirmed the deal […] → Read More

Cape Privacy launches data science collaboration platform with $5.06M seed investment –

Cape Privacy emerged from stealth today after spending two years building a platform for data scientists to privately share encrypted data. The startup also announced $2.95 million in new funding and $2.11 million in funding it got when the business launched in 2018 for a total of $5.06 million raised. Boldstart Ventures and Version One […] → Read More

Ampere announces latest chip with a 128 core processor –

In the chip game, more is usually better and to that end, Ampere announced the next chip on its product roadmap today, the Altra Max, a 128 core processor, the company says is designed specifically to handle cloud native, containerized workloads. What’s more, the company has designed the chip, so that it will fit in […] → Read More

Salesforce introduces several new developer tools including serverless functions –

Salesforce has a bunch of announcements coming out of the virtual Trailheadx conference taking place later this week, starting today with some new developer tools. The goal of these tools is to give developers a more modern way of creating applications on top of the Salesforce platform. Perhaps the most interesting of the three being […] → Read More

ServiceNow to acquire Belgian configuration management startup Sweagle –

With more companies moving workers home, making sure your systems are up and running has become more important than ever. ServiceNow, which includes an IT Help Desk component in its product catalogue recognizes that help desks have been bombarded during the pandemic. To help stop configuration problems before they start, the company acquired Sweagle today, […] → Read More

HashiCorp to offer managed versions of its developer tools starting with Consul –

HashiCorp is well known in the developer community for offering a slew of open source tools to help build and manage modern applications. Today the company announced a new cloud platform and plans to eventually offer managed versions of those tools, starting with Consul a tool for connecting and securing services across platforms. HashiCorp CEO […] → Read More

Intercom announces the promotion of Karen Peacock to CEO –

Three years ago almost to the day, Intercom announced that it was bringing former Intuit exec Karen Peacock on board as COO. Today, she got promoted to CEO, effective July 1st. Current CEO and company co-founder Eoghan McCabe will become Chairman. As it turns out, these moves aren’t a coincidence. McCabe had been actively thinking […] → Read More