[Column] Richard Shaw: AI-ready cloud - How hyperscalers empower businesses to thrive in the digital age
Cloud computing has undergone evolution.
DBtune has successfully closed €2.4 million seed funding round led by 42Cap
Singapore-based Aethir announced the completion of its Pre-A funding round.
Cloud-native approaches are rapidly redefining the business landscape.
Kenyan businesses are migrating to the cloud en masse.
Through this partnership, DoiT will become one of Tenity's trusted cloud partners, providing Tenity’s incubated startups, both current and alumni, with round-the-clock access to best-in-class cloud technology and services on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.
When looking at cloud economics for enterprises, it is important to determine whether the cloud spend within the organisation is optimal today and will continue to be so tomorrow.
[Column] Marilyn Moodley: Conquering the biggest cloud adoption challenges with an effective strategy
As CIOs turn to the cloud to help streamline performance across key areas of operations, knowing exactly how to conquer the biggest cloud adoption challenges is more important than ever before.
West African businesses are adopting cloud technologies at an unprecedented rate to unlock a range of competitive capabilities through digital transformation.
Google Cloud announced a new partnership with Anthropic, an AI startup focused on safety and research. Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.
Israeli DevOps startup Port raises $7m to build an internal developer portal that fits any engineering organization
Israeli DevOps startup Port announced it had raised $7 million in seed funding for its comprehensive builder-based internal developer portal. The seed round was led by TLV Partners.
3nets.io, a Delaware corporation, announced the conclusion of $11 million seed round at a post-money valuation of $20 million.
Manchester-based consumer insights startup Vypr raises additional £3.4m to scale its product intelligence platform
Fast-growing consumer insights business Vypr has received new investment of £3.4 million, at a significantly increased valuation on its last funding round in January 2021.
Toulouse and Paris-based startup Newboot announced it has completed its first fundraising round with NOVA by Saint-Gobain and several Business Angels.
Netmaker, a cloud networking startup, announced $2.3 million in funding to launch their "superhighway for secure cloud networks." The round was led by Lytical Ventures.
SingleStoreDB empowers businesses to deliver superior real-time experiences by unifying transactions and analytics in the same engine – with fast, cost-efficient and powerful results.
Security and management supplier Verkada raises $205m to build an operating system for the physical world
Verkada, a pioneer in cloud-managed enterprise building security and management, announced a $205 million Series D funding round with new and existing venture partners.
RISC Zero announced a $12 million seed round led by Bain Capital Crypto. Follow-on investors include Geometry, D1 Ventures and Cota Capital among others.
Sympatic, a data collaboration platform that allows users to create and manage safe data sandboxes in their cloud of choice, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of funding led by Saltagen Ventures with participation from ScaleGood Fund.
Ukrainian and Dutch-based startup Cloudprinter.com raises €7m seed funding to grow its global print API platform
Cloudprinter.com, the Ukrainian and Dutch-based global print API platform raised €7 missed in a seed round led by Capital Mills.
The multi-company log-in module allows an individual consultant or company to manage centralized data, which facilitates payroll processing, pay slip, and report generating for different clients, under one account.
Leanspace, the company building the digital infrastructure of the space industry, announced the closing of an oversubscribed seed financing round of €6 million.
ProPlanner (formerly Ipsum), a web-based and collaborative construction technology platform, announced it has raised $2.7 million in funding led by global software investor Insight Partners.
CleverConnect, a cloud-based recruiting solutions company, announced the merger with Talentry, a Munich-based provider of talent relationship management solutions, to counteract the current unprecedented shortage of skilled workers.
SaaS solution startup LucidLink raises $20m Series B to solve remote collaboration challenges for global creative teams
LucidLink, an innovative SaaS solution connecting creative teams around the world, announced it has raised $20 million in funding from investors in its Series B funding round.
GridMatrix announced it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding in a round co-led by 8VC and Cota Capital, with participation from Alumni Ventures Group.
Run:ai, the company simplifying AI infrastructure orchestration and management, announced details of a completed proof of concept (POC) which enables multi-cloud GPU flexibility for companies using NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud.
Swiss edtech startup Alphacruncher raises €1.45m for global rollout of research cloud workspace product
Swiss edtech startup Alphacruncher has raised €1.45 million funding from Austrian venture capital firm Alpine Equity, NGM, private investors and existing users, to enable the global rollout of its education and research cloud workspace product, Nuvolos.
IronCore Labs, the provider of data security for modern cloud applications, announced the IronCore Labs Startup Program that gives two years of free data security tools to qualified startups.
Cloud-based-AI startup Inspectorio raises $50m to reinvent production chain with AI-powered platform
Inspectorio, the cloud-based AI-powered SaaS solution, announced the company has raised $50 million in a Series B Round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm, Insight Partners.
Rehinged, an AI startup that transforms external market data into actionable intelligence, announced the launch of Carenet AI, its market intelligence platform specifically built for the healthcare industry.
Israeli tech startup Polar Security emerges from stealth with $8.5m seed round to automatically protect cloud data
Polar Security, a cloud-native data security company, announced it has raised a $8.5 million seed financing round and launched out of stealth.
The agreement states that Esker will acquire 50.1% of the shares and voting rights in the company effective Q1 2022 and the remainder of Market Dojo shares after a period of four years.
An Israeli deep tech fund VentureIsrael participated in the investment round alongside Labs/02 and Samurai Incubate. The investment will be used to accelerate R&D and go-to-market activities.
Atmosec, the SaaS security venture, announced its official launch out of stealth as well as the completion of a $6 million seed funding round, led by Glilot Capital Partners and Battery Ventures.
Spa Space announced the closure of a $3 million seed round of funding. The three-sided vertical marketplace for the spa and salon industries solves the therapist shortage with a wide range of on-demand staffing solutions.
Polymer, the cloud native No-Code Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for third party SaaS platforms, today announced the completion of a $4 million Seed round led by Story Ventures.
Fort Ross Ventures, an international venture-capital firm focused on startups in the U.S. and Israel, announced the $100 million first closing of its late-stage fund.
Laminar, a public cloud data protection provider, has emerged from stealth with a $32 million Series A investment, bringing the company’s total funding to $37 million.
Japanese VR startup HIKKY raises $57m Series A funding to expand its services domestically and abroad
Virtual reality (VR) startup and organizers of VR events in the world HIKKY raised 6.5 billion yen ($57 million) in an initial stage of its Series A funding round.
afriQloud and whitesky.cloud have put the foundation in place for a federated EMEA cloud infrastructure
In partnership with the European company whitesky.cloud, afriQloud has designed a completely new architecture for affordable and local cloud services.
Workpay, a Nairobi-based YC graduate, is expanding its operations to Nigeria. The cloud-based workforce management startup will now offer Core HR, Payroll, and employee record services to organizations in the country.
Spiceware, a cloud-based data security company and a member of Born2Global Centre, was selected as the "Joint Winner" at the Global Fintech Competition 2021 hosted by the British Ministry of International Trade (DIT).
London-based AI startup Humanising Autonomy raises $11m Series A funding to change how machines understand people globally
Humanising Autonomy, a behaviour AI company using modular, low-power computer vision technology to ethically understand and predict human behaviour raised an $11 million Series A funding round.
APX Platform, the aesthetic industry's only cloud-based, business intelligence, training, educational and data analytics platform for aesthetic practices, has oversubscribed its seed round investments by 20 percent within 60 days.
Korean startup Aniai, a member of Born2Global Centre, got selected as one of the 10 companies that will participate in Microsoft for Startups. Aniai has developed a labor solution for quick service restaurants by building a robotic kitchen.
PHYTunes startup closes $1.5m seed round to develop solution for full 5G inside residential, commercial buildings
PHYTunes, a player in 5G at the Edge and wireless-wireline convergence, announced it has close its seed round of $1.5 million with investors Deutsche Telekom´s hub:raum.
Rendered.ai announced the closing of a $6 million seed round to expand staffing and operations to scale up the Rendered.ai Platform as a Service that supports data scientists, engineers, and business innovators.
Appwrite, the open source Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform for web, mobile and flutter developers, announced it has raised $10 million in a seed round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Flybridge with participation of Ibex Investors and Seedcamp.
Elisity is a USA-based startup that is helping companies redefine security and access in a world transformed by cloud, mobility, and connected devices.
Fuel Me, a cloud-based fuel and energy distributor, was selected from a competition with 100 participating companies, for Plug and Play's "Supply Chain and Logistics Program".
Dialpad for Startups is designed to help early-stage companies grow with best-in-class, unified business communications including voice, messaging, video conferencing and contact center solutions.
John Deere acquires agritech startup Bear Flag Robotics to accelerate autonomous technology on the farm
Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire agritech startup Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million. Founded in 2017, the Silicon Valley-based startup develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines.
tab32, the dental industry cloud-based, full-service technology platform, announced closing a Series B round led by Spark Growth Ventures, a technology VC firm "on a mission to support gritty and exceptional founders."
Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service company, announced a $300 million Series E funding round led by Target Global.
Confluera, the provider of next-generation cloud detection and response, has been named a winner in the "Top 10 Cybersecurity Startups" category of this year's 2021 Black Unicorn Awards, by Cyber Defense Magazine.
Ampere to acquire technology startup OnSpecta to accelerate AI inference on cloud-native applications
Ampere Computing announced it has agreed to acquire AI technology startup OnSpecta, strengthening Ampere Altra performance with AI inference applications.
LearnWorlds, an all-in-one platform for creating and selling online courses, has secured a $32 million minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, has selected GrowFlux and four other startups to participate in the program's ninth cohort.
Food and beverage tech startup Botrista closes $10m Series A to make craft beverages accessible via robotic automation
Botrista Technology, a company revolutionizing the beverage industry with the Botrista DrinkBot, announced it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding.
Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu announced a market entrance into the U.S. operations technology marketplace, offering their unique co-innovative property management software solution to owners and managers across the United States.
Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced a $2.5 million seed round in conjunction with a private beta launch for developers.
Britive, a cloud-native dynamic access management platform announced it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Crosslink Capital with participation from seed round investors Upfront Ventures and One Way Ventures.
Andrew Gilroy joined IGA startup SecurEnds as the Director of Strategic Accounts. He brings over 10 years of startup sales experience and 7 years of Governance & Compliance specific expertise to his new role at SecurEnds.
Blu Venture Investors, a primary source venture capital firm, announced the launch of the BVI Cyber Fund, a $25 million fund targeted at Series A growth companies in cybersecurity.
Five women-led tech startups awarded $10k funding by Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator in Kenya
The Standard Chartered Bank has awarded 5 women-led businesses with KES 1,000,000 each. The businesses were picked from the 4th cohort of the Standard Chartered Bank Women in Tech incubation program.
Cybersecurity startup ActZero announces platform enhancement, alliance with CrowdStrike to accelerate managed detection
ActZero, a cybersecurity startup whose mission is to democratize cybersecurity for small and mid-size businesses, announced a major enhancement of its AI-driven managed detection and response (MDR) platform.
Agnostiq, Inc., the quantum computing SaaS startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to support the continued development of its software platform.
Silicon Valley travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai reinventing travel solutions for today's tech savvy traveler, leveraging AI & Blockchain based innovation that will disrupt status quo and improve the traveler experience.
The Batchery announced its 12th Demo Day featuring eleven early-stage startups from the Berkeley-based incubator's intensive Deep Dive program.
JupiterOne, the provider of cyber asset management and governance solutions, announced a $30-million Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures to support the company's rapid growth in revenue, customers, and employees.
InnovoEdge, an AI-powered multi-cloud and edge application orchestration company, announced it has joined the Microsoft for Startups program, which is designed to help business to business (B2B) startups scale with access to technology.
SWARM Engineering, the next generation of cognitive software for the food supply chain, announced it closed funding for a $2.7 million seed round.
OpenBots, the enterprise RPA platform with its innovative zero-cost bot licensing model, announced the raise of $5 million from undisclosed private investors in its capital seed round.
iFoodDS, provider of food safety, traceability, and quality management solutions for the fresh food supply chain, announced the close of a $15 million Series A funding round led by Insight Partners.
Usage AI (usage.ai), a platform that empowers companies to reduce their monthly cloud expenditure, announced the close of its seed round led by Tinder Founder Justin Mateen.
y42 (formerly Datos Intelligence), a no-code business intelligence platform, announced a seed round of $2.9 million, led by La Famiglia VC. Additional investors include the co-founders of Foodspring, Personio and Petlab.
Plug and Play announced a collaboration with Finastra, global financial technology provider, to help expand its FusionFabric.cloud platform for open innovation.
SchooLinks, an Austin, TX startup founded by Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur Katie Fang to democratize access to modern career and college planning resources for the broader student population, raised an $8.3m Series A funding.
Canadian cybersecurity startup Turnstil.Cloud bot analytics & management for cloudflare emerges from stealth
Turnstil.Cloud, a Canadian cybersecurity startup specializing in real-time bot analysis and management, announced it has emerged from stealth with the publication of a SaaS bot management solution for Cloudflare users.
Cube, the next-generation Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) platform for modern Finance teams, announced a Series A round of funding led by Mayfield, with participation from Bonfire Ventures and Operator Collective.
Cloud infrastructure startup Pipe17 raises $8m to help high-growth e-Commerce merchants close demand and operations gap
Pipe17, the connected infrastructure company for e-commerce, announced the closing of an $8 million round of funding led by GLP Capital Partners, the U.S.-based investment arm of GLP.
Lockstep, the world's first connected accounting cloud, announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by Point72 Ventures with participation from Clocktower Ventures and Revel Partners.
Nobl9, the software reliability platform company, secured $21 million in Series B funding and launched its flagship product to define the landscape of the next major innovation in cloud infrastructure operations.
Boston-based data insights startup Resultably helps businesses understand and predict workforce efficiency
Resultably, a data insights platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning launched publicly, integrating with business tools Google, Microsoft, Zoom, Slack, and Zenefits to help companies unlock business insights.
Soda announced it has raised €11.5 milion Series A financing to accelerate the development of its data monitoring platform that streamlines how teams find the data worth fixing.
Tech startup CloudNatix raises $4.5m seed round to transform cloud and on-premise infrastructure operations
CloudNatix, a provider of efficient infrastructure across multiple clouds and on-premise environments, announced the closing of $4.5 million Seed round financing.
Analytics startup Quantifind secures $22m financing to accelerate market for automated financial crime and risk investigation
Quantifind, a provider of solutions that use data science to help automate financial crimes investigations announced a strategic growth funding round of $22 million.
Rescale, the hybrid HPC cloud platform enabling intelligent computing for digital R&D, was named to Y Combinator's Top Companies list, reaffirming its position as a power player among startups.
Wiboot is a French-based startup that combines IOT and AI different stacks in a single integrated platform, allowing professionals to create rapidly their application and maximize their return on investment.
FMO and Cathay AfricInvest Innovation have invested in Aerobotics, a South African AgriTech startup developing intelligent tools to the feed the world.
Scale Venture Partners announced it has closed Scale Venture Partners Fund VII with $600 million in committed capital.
Fylamynt, a cloud automation platform, announced its launch with $6.5 million in seed funding led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused fund, with additional investment from Mango Capital and Point72 Ventures.
Iron Pillar, a venture growth investor backing companies built from India, has announced a $4 million investment in CoreStack, a cloud governance and compliance SaaS startup based in Seattle with development in Chennai.
Early-stage venture capital firm, MGV Capital Group, announced it has held an initial closing of its new fund, MGV Capital Fund, to invest in early stage software technology companies.
StradVision has joined NVIDIA Inception, a virtual accelerator program designed to nurture companies that are revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.
Dextcloud, an API “Low Code Application Platform” (LCAP) startup based in the UK, has received a strategic investment from Citi.
Snowflake, creator of the Data Cloud, has announced its first-ever global Startup Challenge.
Nigeria’s HR startup SeamlessHR has closed a seven-figure deal as it seeks to expand across other African markets.
Cado Security, a provider of the world’s first cloud-native cyber forensics and response platform Cado Response, has announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round led by Ten Eleven Ventures.
As part of its drive to revolutionize Motion Intelligence, DeepMotion has officially launched their 3D animation cloud service Animate 3D.
Tech startup KēlaHealth raises $12.9m to deliver AI-powered, clinician-centered solutions to improve surgical care
KēlaHealth, announced the closing of a $2.9 million Seed financing and milestone-based $10 million Series A financing led by Santé Ventures and Intuitive Ventures.
kathy ireland Worldwide expands health advocacy through partnership with tech startup mymedicalimages.com
Medical imaging technology startup mymedicalimages.com has partnered with kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW) for a new, cutting-edge patient-centric medical image sharing platform.
Madison-based AI startup DataChat closes $4m seed round to accelerate democratization of data analytics
DataChat, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinout with a sophisticated yet intuitive data analytics platform announced the closing of a $4 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firms WRVI Capital and Nepenthe Capital.
Ezra, healthtech startup transforming early cancer screening using MRI, announced it has received FDA 510(k) premarket authorization for its Artificial Intelligence, designed to decrease the cost of MRI-based cancer screening.
Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota's early-stage venture capital fund, announced its investment in YPC Technologies, a robotic kitchen startup based in Montreal, Canada.
Phunware, Inc. , a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide has launched its Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) Customer Data Platform.
Seattle biotech startup Genemod raises $1.7m in oversubscribed seed round to drive next generation medicine
Genemod, a software solution for life scientists that uses data automation to streamline and accelerate research announced a $1.7 million seed funding round led by Defy.vc.
Yotascale ,US startup involved in next-generation cloud cost management software, has secured $13 million for its Series B round, bringing its total capital raised to $25 million.
Openbravo, the global cloud-based omnichannel platform vendor for agile and innovative commerce, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Caroll International, the French fashion retailer.
MessageBird, the world’s omnichannel cloud communications platform, has announced the closing of a new $200M Series C round led by Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital at a $3 billion valuation.
ECI Software Solutions, a company involved in cloud-based business management solutions has announced that it has acquired BOLT Software, a cloud-based construction business management solution.
German tech startup CloudRadar is launching its cloud-based IT-monitoring service in South Africa, ahead of further global expansion, to help ensure IT stability for regional businesses in the face of rapid, pandemic-fuelled digitisation.
Swiss healthtech startup Mobile Health AG selects Infosys for its commercial launch of Consilium Care
Infosys, next-generation digital services and consulting company has been selected by Mobile Health AG to enhance the go-to-market (GTM) strategy for its electronically patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) platform, Consilium Care™.
Edge computing startup Macrometa closes $7m Seed financing round to accelerate product rollout and sales
Macrometa Corporation, first-of-its-kind edge computing company enabling web and cloud native developers to build and run applications across a network of global clouds and data centers, announced the close of a $7 million Seed financing.
Israel technology training startup Strigo has announced that it has tripled its customer base since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and closed an $8 million Series A financing round.
U.S. cloud-based solution startup Axis Security raises $32m to meet enterprise demand for 'Work from Anywhere'
Axis Security, leader in Zero Trust Access announced $32 million in Series B funding led by Canaan Partners, with participation from existing investors Ten Eleven Ventures and Cyberstarts.
Hetz Ventures, a leading venture capital fund for early-stage investments, announced the close of its second flagship fund, oversubscribed at $77 million.
Cybersecurity Validation company, Pcysys, announced it has completed a $25 million Series B funding round led by US-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.
Software development startup Zymr expands footprint in India, opens new development center in Bengaluru
Zymr, a full-stack cloud-native software development company headquartered in California announced the establishment of a third development center in Bengaluru, India, to respond to an increasing customer demand despite COVID slowdown.
Pricing Platform, an InsureTech startup that integrates Property & Casualty underwriting, pricing, and portfolio analytics in a cloud-based platform announced Fielding "Fid" Norton has joined as founding advisor and Chair of the advisory board.
LimaCharlie receives $500K seed funding to accelerate growth of security infrastructure as a Service
LimaCharlie, the market leader for delivering Information Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS), has secured seed $500K funding from Lytical Ventures to accelerate growth and support its continued success.
Turing.com, an automated platform that lets companies cut the time it takes to hire software engineers from months to days announced a $14 million seed funding round.
Exo, a pioneering health information and devices company, has closed a $40 million Series B+ funding round that will fund research and product development on a revolutionary handheld medical device and cloud-based workflow software platform.
Chili Piper, the leader in Inbound Revenue Acceleration, announced it has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Base10 Partners with participation from Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund, and Flashpoint Venture Capital.
Blumira, an emerging cybersecurity startup based in US, recently raised $2.6 million in funding. This investment will allow the company to continue innovating on the latest threat detection and response technology.
Lithuania based AdTech startup RedTrack has received $500 000 in Seed funding from Genesis Investments and Iron Wolf Capital to make ads spend more efficiently.
Amdocs a provider of software and services to communications and media companies has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Openet, a global provider of 5G charging, policy and cloud technologies.
Ponicode, a French start-up specialising in Artificial Intelligence and data sciences has announced a €3 million fundraising led by founder-friendly European VC, Breega, alongside Kima and Plug & Play Ventures.
Atlanta-based privacy, security, data governance, and compliance technology company OneTrust announced its Integris Software acquisition.
Israel-based tech startup Hunters has raised $15 million in Series A funding to scale its autonomous threat hunting solution to defend enterprises from intruders and missed attacks across cloud.
LIVE FR8™ is a South African startup that offers cargo suppliers and transporters improved and cheaper logistics services through cloud technology. Cargo suppliers and transporters connect directly.
Belgium based crowdsourced cybersecurity firm Intigriti has raised €4.14 million in their Series A round, led by European based venture capital firm ETF partners.
CirrusHQ announces £400,000 investment, appointment of Alastair Mills as new Chairman to drive business growth in the UK
CirrusHQ, a leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Solution Provider partner, announced it has secured a £400,000 growth capital investment plus the appointment of Alastair Mills as the company’s new Chairman.
French tech startup Aircall has raised $65 million in Series C funding as it looks to bolster its cloud-based voice platform and fund its expansion.
Netherlands' carrier neutral datacenter operator Dataplace, has opened a sixth Tier III datacenter in Hoofddorp.
Intel Capital, the global investment arm of tech giant Intel has invested $132 million in 11 technology startups.
American Venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group has invested $8.5 million in cloud-based workforce management systems startup VNDLY.
Rapid7, Inc., a provider of security analytics and automation, has entered into an agreement to acquire DivvyCloud Corporation, a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) company.
Pan-African cloud computing and ecommerce solutions provider Addicnet is redefining cloud computing landscape in the continent through its unique offerings. Addicnet is a Pan-African Cloud computing and ecommerce solutions provider aiding African companies