Jun
15
2017
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Slack is reportedly raising another huge $500M round of funding

 Slack is in the midst of raising another $500 million in financing at what could be a $5 billion valuation — money it will likely critically need as it goes after major corporate clients and construct a functional business — according to a report by Recode. Slack also got some interest with a $9 billion price tag from Amazon, according to a report from Bloomberg last night. All… Read More

Jun
06
2017
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Cloud security broker Netskope raises $100m more led by Lightspeed and Accel

Digital security key concept background with binary data code As enterprises continue to move more of their computing to the cloud, and across an ever-expanding range of devices from computers to phones and tablets and more, hackers continue to find ways to break into those systems — resulting an unprecedented number of breaches globally. Now, one of the more prominent security startups fighting this has raised a significant round of funding to… Read More

May
31
2017
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Box looks to woo Wall Street with its positive cash flow story

 Like Box’s last quarterly check-in, the company once again touted that it had free cash flow in the first quarter this year as part of its Q1 earnings report today — a signal that Wall Street may be looking for as a barometer of its future health as a company. Read More

May
31
2017
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The best Meeker 2017 Internet Trends slides and what they mean

 Here are the must-read stats about what’s happening with internet adoption, smartphones, ads, e-commerce, entertainment, gaming, enterprise healthcare, China, India and startups. We’ve picked the most important slides from legendary Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s massive 355-page 2017 Internet Trends report, deciphered the complex data and explained why… Read More

May
31
2017
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The best Meeker 2017 Internet Trends slides and what they mean

 Here are the must-read stats about what’s happening with internet adoption, smartphones, ads, e-commerce, entertainment, gaming, enterprise healthcare, China, India and startups. We’ve picked the most important slides from legendary Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s massive 355-page 2017 Internet Trends report, deciphered the complex data and explained why… Read More

May
31
2017
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Read Mary Meeker’s essential 2017 Internet Trends report

 This is the best way to get up to speed on everything going on in tech. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry. The widely anticipated slide deck compiles the most informative research on what’s getting funded, how Internet adoption is progressing, which interfaces are resonating,… Read More

May
31
2017
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Lob tries to maximize snail mail efficiency with another $20M

 You probably still get plenty of snail mail at your home — wedding invitations, bills, ads for new credit cards. But despite all the efforts to kill that snail mail and get it sent directly to an inbox, there really doesn’t yet seem to be a replacement to that experience of getting home and stepping over those letters from businesses. That’s a business Lob wants to lock up. Read More

May
25
2017
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App maker Appian soars 25% on first day as a public company

 It was off to the races for Appian, which debuted on the Nasdaq on Thursday, soaring 25 percent on its first day on the stock market. After pricing shares at $12, the company closed the day above $15, valuing the company at about $900 million. Read More

May
24
2017
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Appian prices application software IPO at $12

 After a long journey as a private company formed in the dot-com boom of 1999, Virginia-based Appian is finally braving the public markets. Appian announced Wednesday they priced their IPO at $12 per share, raising $75 million for the company. Appian provides app development software for its business and government customers. Read More

May
16
2017
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Slack adds screen sharing two years after acquiring Screenhero

 For when a screen shot just won’t cut it, Slack’s paid users can now share live video of their screens during video calls. The addition of the feature comes a slow two years after Slack bought Screenhero, a startup that offered enterprise screenshare, in a cash-and-stock deal for its tech and six employees. The feature will roll out on Slack’s latest Mac and Windows apps over… Read More

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