Apr
17
2014
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Get Poached

poached The tech/startup industry is about as incestuous as it gets, and that’s without any clear tools to help people switch from one moonshot to the next. So imagine a world in which there are two!

Allow me to proudly introduce PoachBox, the anonymous employee auction site, and Underdog, the NY-based site for finding your next employer. Read More

Apr
17
2014
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Linode Invests $45M To Switch To SSDs, Double RAM

11189803153_88f2af5302_o Thanks to new entrants like DigitalOcean, the competition in the hosting space has been heating up for the last few months and for the most part, it’s the users who are reaping the benefits of this. In what is surely a reaction to pressure from its competitors, Linode, the established cloud VPS provider, today announced that it has invested $45 million to improve the hardware and networking… Read More

Apr
17
2014
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SpringCM Scores $18M In Funding; Plans To Expand Sales And Marketing

SpringCM logo over several file formats represented by logos, SpringCM, which has been doing hosted content management since 2005, long before we called it The Cloud, announced today it has received $18M in venture funding. CEO Greg Buchholz told me he plans to use most of the money to expand his sales and marketing department. The funding for the Chicago-based company will come from Fort Worth, Texas-based Goff Capital, Square 1 Bank and Foundation Capital,… Read More

Apr
17
2014
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Work4 Raises $7M To Rival Job Sites With Its Social Network-Based Recruitment App

Help-Wanted Work4, an online recruitment startup that uses social networks to advertise and find leads for job vacancies, has picked up another $7 million in funding that it plans to use to expand further into markets outside the U.S., and the scope of its product. The Series B round was led by new investor Serena Capital with participation also from existing investor Matrix Partners. Read More

Apr
16
2014
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UberConference Adds Screen Sharing

UberConference, the popular conference calling service and former TechCrunch Disrupt Battelfield winner, today announced that it has added screen sharing to its service. The company says this was one of the most requested features it has had since launch, and starting today, it’s available for all users, including those who use the free service. Read More

Apr
16
2014
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IBM Looks To The Cloud To Fight Disruption

Beige IBM Selectric Typewriter We are in an age of disruption and this is even more pronounced for a large technology company like IBM, but Big Blue finds itself in the position of having to reinvent itself yet again after surviving and even thriving through earlier technology transformations. Let’s not forget that IBM was once the king of mainframes, which was a great place to be until mainframes were marginalized by mini… Read More

Apr
15
2014
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Finnish Startup HeiaHeia Raises €1.5M To Expand Its Corporate Wellness Platform

screen568x568-10 HeiaHeia, a Finnish startup offering a social and corporate wellness platform that helps employees live a healthier lifestyle — and, presumably, perform better at work — has raised €1.5 million in funding led by Finland’s Wallstreet Financial Services. Read More

Apr
15
2014
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Respondly Launches To Simplify Your Support Team’s Workflow For Emails And Tweets

respondly The founder of Favstar, a tool that surfaces popular Twitter favourites, has launched a new startup with a Twitter focus — bringing a customer support tool called Respondly out of private beta today. Its tagline best sums up what this b2b startup is aiming for: ‘Team inbox for email & Twitter’. Read More

Apr
15
2014
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Microsoft Announces New Tools Bringing The Cloud To The Internet Of Things, Uniting Hadoop And SQL

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 10.28.00 AM This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft announced several new data-focused tools in front of a cadre of customers and partners, not to mention a decent-sized grouping of press. The two new tools worth noting are Azure Intelligent Systems Service and Analytics Platform System. Read More

Apr
15
2014
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The Currency Cloud, An API-Based Money Mover, Raises Another $10M

326974467_fb7ddc6829_b With the news that Facebook has been talking to financial services startups in the UK about launching e-money services, one of the companies that powers payments for those startups has raised a round of funding. The Currency Cloud, which provides an API that end user-facing companies use for cross-currency transfers, has raised a $10 million Series B round of funding from existing… Read More

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