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Recent articles by Ron:

Smartphone sales down 6% as chip shortages begin to impact market –

Canalys reported this morning that global smartphone sales are off 6% this quarter, and it’s not because of lack of demand. It’s due to the worldwide chip shortage. The pandemic has had a negative impact across supply chains, and chips have been particularly hard hit. Canalys principal analyst Ben Stanton says that manufacturers are trying to […] → Read More

Nexla nabs $12M Series A as it builds cash flow positive data operations biz –

Nexla, a company that participated in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in New York City in 2017, has been building its data operations startup the old fashioned way. After launching in beta and securing a $3.5 million seed at Battlefield, it has proceeded to build a cash flow positive business. Today with a firm financial foundation […] → Read More

How Mixpanel got its startup groove back by focusing on its core product –

The startup myth goes something like this: You launch a startup in your dorm room, get into Y Combinator, find product-market fit, experience hockey-stick growth, raise some funding and expand the platform. → Read More

EngFlow raises $3.7M seed to speed up compiling of large code projects –

Over the years, applications have gotten bigger and bigger. Even a small company could be dealing with large libraries of open source code, making it time-consuming to pull the various pieces of a project together, package them up and compile them into a single program. This often creates a bottleneck for developers. EngFlow, an early […] → Read More

Google goes all in on hybrid cloud with new portfolio of edge and managed on-prem solutions –

Today at Google Cloud Next, the company’s annual customer conference, Google announced a broad portfolio of hybrid cloud services designed to deliver computing at the edge of Google’s network of data centers, in a partner facility or in a customer’s private data center — all managed by Anthos, the company’s cloud native management console. There’s […] → Read More

Microsoft acquires, OKR startup that raised $76 million –

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired, a software service that helps companies measure their progress against OKRs (objectives and key results), a common way the management measures both individual and company progress. The two firms did not share the purchase price. Microsoft plans to incorporate Ally into its Viva family of employee experience […] → Read More

After a proxy fight victory, it’s time for Box to make some bold moves –

Throughout its history as a public company, Box has had a bumpy ride. The company was founded back in 2005 as a consumer file sharing service, but shifted a few years later to focus on enterprise. → Read More

BrightHire scores $20.5M Series B for Zoom-based job interview app –

BrightHire, a startup that wants to transform the way people are hired inside organizations, announced a $20.5 million Series B investment today led by 01 Advisors with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom Apps Fund. The fact that Zoom Apps Fund is involved is not a coincidence, as the company is based on taking information […] → Read More reaches $1B valuation with $135M Series C investment –

When you think about service meshes, a somewhat esoteric cloud native tool designed to stitch different microservices together, you might not think it’s the most lucrative side of the Kubernetes led cloud native market, but you would be wrong. Today,, a Cambridge, Massachusetts service mesh startup, announced a $135 million Series C at a […] → Read More

Announcing the final agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS 2021 –

TechCrunch Sessions is back! On October 27, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of software as a service (SaaS), and we’re thrilled to announce our final packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the industry. And you’re in luck, because $75 early-bird tickets are still on sale — […] → Read More

On heels of IBM partnership, Celonis announces one with ServiceNow –

Celonis, the late stage processing mining startup with a gaudy $11 billion valuation, announced a new partnership today, this one with ServiceNow. Celonis co-founder and CEO Alexander Rinke says that he and ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott go back a long way together, and that working together should provide big benefits for the two companies.”With ServiceNow, […] → Read More

As Logicworks approaches $100M in revenue, it announces new cloud migration platform –

Logicworks might not be a household name, but since 2012 it has been working with customers to help them move to the cloud and manage their workloads once they get there. By following that approach, the late stage startup is closing in on $100 million in revenue. Today, it announced a new Cloud Reliability Platform […] → Read More

Streamlit reaches 1.0 milestone for open source data app building tool –

For the past couple of years, Streamlit, a startup founded by machine learning veterans, has been working on an open source project to help data scientists build web apps to explore the data in machine learning models. Today the company announced the project has reached version 1.0. “Two years ago we came out [with the […] → Read More

Hotglue nabs $1.5M seed to help developers connect to biz apps –

Hotglue, an early stage startup that wants to make it easier for developers to connect to business applications like Salesforce, announced a $1.5 million seed today led by Uncommon Capital and a group of angels. The company is the brainchild of a couple of 20 year old founders, CEO Hassan Syyid and CRO David Molot, […] → Read More

Jared Spataro will talk about building Microsoft’s SaaS business at TC Sessions: SaaS –

Jared Spataro has been with Microsoft for more than 15 years now, and he has been part of the transition from an on-prem software company to a SaaS business. Today his official title is corporate vp in charge of the company’s biggest SaaS product, Office 365. Spataro is going to join us on October 27th […] → Read More

YC grad Wasp land $1.5M seed to help developers build web apps faster –

It seems that a lot of startups are trying to help developers reduce the complexity involved in coding an app. Last week we covered the seed round for RunX, a company that helps developers code back-end cloud resources more quickly. Today, Y Combinator Winter 2021 graduate Wasp announced a $1.5 million seed round to help […] → Read More

The first win: Getting early customers to take a chance with you –

The purpose of your company is to sell your solution and generate revenue, but to do that you require customers. So how do you convince someone to bet on you? → Read More

CodeSee launches OSS Port open source project to help developers visualize code base –

The larger a coding project gets, and the more people become involved, the harder it becomes to get a big picture view of how the entire project fits together, and this is especially true for distributed teams. Today, CodeSee, an early stage startup that wants to help development teams understand the entire code base, released […] → Read More raises $35M Series B to help engineers create synthetic data sets –

When engineers are building software, they often run into issues around testing it without using actual customer data. Creating a meaningful test set can be time-consuming and challenging., a startup that helps engineers create synthetic data sets is trying to fix that, and today the company announced a $35 million Series B. Insight Partners […] → Read More

RunX announces $4.1M seed to simplify cloud infrastructure deployment for developers –

RunX, an early stage startup that wants to make it easier for developers to deploy cloud infrastructure, announced a $4.1 million seed investment led by Unusual Ventures and a group of individual angel investors. Company co-founder and CEO Ankur Dahiya says that as organizations deploy modern applications built on microservices and Kubernetes, the complexity in […] → Read More