Frederic Lardinois

With $10M in funding, Mabl brings machine learning to software testing

With $10M in funding, Mabl brings machine learning to software testing

 Mabl, a startup that’s coming out of stealth today, uses machine learning to make functional testing for developers as easy as possible. Mabl users don’t have to write extensive (and often brittle) tests by hand. Instead, they show the application the workflow they want to test and the service performs those tests — and even […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Microsoft revamps its startup programs with $500M commitment and new co-selling program

Microsoft revamps its startup programs with $500M commitment and new co-selling program

 Microsoft has launched a number of programs for startups. These programs never quite told a cohesive story about Microsoft’s commitment to startups, though. Now, the company is launching Microsoft for Startups, a program that aims to bring technology and marketing expertise to startups and that includes a co-selling program so startups can piggyback on Microsoft’s […]

 Frederic Lardinois

HackerRank raises $30M to match developers with jobs

HackerRank raises $30M to match developers with jobs

 HackerRank, the skills-based recruiting platform and online coding challenge community, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round led by JMI Equity, a fund that specializes in helping software companies scale. Existing investors Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures, Randstad and Chartline Capital Partners also participated in this round. As HackerRank co-founder and… […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Highfive raises $32M Series C for its video conferencing platform

Highfive raises $32M Series C for its video conferencing platform

 Highfive, a startup that’s building an integrated software and hardware video conferencing solution, today announced that it has raised a $32 million Series C round, which brings the Redwood City-based company’s total funding to $77.4 million. The lead investor for this round was Dimension Data, a major global technology integrator and managed services subsidiary of […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Aperio raises a $4.5M seed round to protect power plants from hackers

Aperio raises a $4.5M seed round to protect power plants from hackers

 Protecting critical infrastructure like power plants and other industrial plants is just as important as it’s challenging. It’s one thing to take over a remote machine to mine some Bitcoin, but you’ve got a totally different problem when those hackers try to manipulate the physical infrastructure of your power plant with the goal of causing […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Mixmax raises $10.35M to improve email

Mixmax raises $10.35M to improve email

 Hundred of startups have tried to kill it, but email is still alive and well. That doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon, though. Mixmax, a startup that aims to make email more useful for businesses, today announced that it has raised a $10.35 million from Creandum’s Carl Fritjofsson and SaaStr’s Jason Lemkin. Previous investors Michael Dearing, Harrison […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Juniper Square raises $6M for its real estate investment platform

Juniper Square raises $6M for its real estate investment platform

 The real estate industry was relatively slow to adapt technology, but it’s now quickly catching up. That means that virtually every part of the industry is seeing a lot of startup activity. Juniper Square, which today announced it has raised a $6M Series A round, is tackling the real estate investment side by helping investment […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Heptio launches its Kubernetes ‘un-distribution’

Heptio launches its Kubernetes ‘un-distribution’

 Heptio holds a special place in the Kubernetes startup ecosystem. Its co-founders are, after all, two of the co-founders of the Kubernetes project. Heptio has raised millions, but it was never clear what their business plan looked like beyond offering training and professional services. It’s becoming clearer now, as the company today announced the launch […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Andrew Ng officially launches his $175M AI Fund

Andrew Ng officially launches his $175M AI Fund

 As the founder of the Google Brain deep learning project and co-founder of Coursera, Andrew Ng was one of the most recognizable names in the machine learning community when he became Baidu’s chief scientist in 2014. He left there in early 2017 and launched a number of new AI projects. What he was really working […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Tigera raises $10M to help enterprises secure their cloud native applications

Tigera raises $10M to help enterprises secure their cloud native applications

 Tigera, a San Francisco-based startup that helps businesses connect and secure their container-based applications, today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million in a funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from New England Associates (NEA) and Wing Venture Capital. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

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