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Challenging job search and HR giants, Comparably raises $7.25M

| February 2, 2017

Jason Nazar, the Los Angeles-based co-founder and chief executive of Comparably is aiming to unseat some of the web’s most successful tech companies in human resources and job search world.

Nazar, who previously launched Docstoc, is looking to crack the market for business intelligence dominated by Glassdoor and break the chain LinkedIn has wrapped around the job-hunting process for human resources professionals.

Armed with a fresh $7.25 million in financing, Nazar is looking to bring what he bills as a mobile-first solution to the issue of transparency and equity in the workplace. Read the rest of the article here.

Ford Credit and AutoFi Debut Platform for Faster, Smoother, Simpler Digital Vehicle Buying and Financing

| January 23, 2017

There’s a new way for customers to purchase or finance a new Ford vehicle in minutes – right from a dealership website from anywhere, on any device – through a new platform from Ford Motor Credit Company and financial technology company AutoFi.  “AutoFi’s platform will help cut the time people spend arranging financing and improve the experience dealerships can deliver for their customers, no matter where they are in the car-buying journey,” said Kevin Singerman, CEO of San Francisco-based AutoFi. “We think this will be a game changer for both consumers and dealers, and we are thrilled to work with Ford Credit to make this happen.”  Read the full press release here.

GE Digital purchases ServiceMax to Extend their Platform

| November 15, 2016

We are pleased to report that GE Digital Systems (GE) has announced the acquisition of ServiceMax for approximately $945 million in cash consideration.  Our partner, David Silverman, led Crosslink’s first investment in ServiceMax in November 2012, and he has served on its Board of Directors since that time.  Crosslink invested a total of $19 million in the Company.

CEO, David Yarnold, has done an outstanding job building significant value for his customers, employees and his investors.   Thank you to the ServiceMax team for all of their efforts.  We wish them continued success in their next chapter of growth on the GE Digital Systems platform.

Read the full press release here.

DataStax Scores First in Two of Four Use Cases in Gartner’s 2016 Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems Report.

| October 18, 2016

DataStax is pleased to announce our recognition in Gartner’s 2016 Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems report. In a pool of 21 vendors in the space, we believe scoring first in two out of four use cases in Gartner’s report is further validation that DataStax Enterprise is the platform of choice for data-driven applications that need a distributed, responsive and intelligent platform.  Download report here.

Scott Chasin Builds Enterprise Security Company ProtectWise With Hollywood-Like Visualization Tools

| October 18, 2016

ProtectWise is my fourth business, so I look at it as an evolution of everything that I’ve done in my career,” says  serial entrepreneur Scott Chasin of his latest endeavor into network security. Cofounded in 2013 by Chasin and CTO Gene Stevens, the Denver, Colorado-based security firm is growing fast through a combination of security savvy and moxie unique to the security field.  Protectwise positions itself as a cloud-based enterprise platform that provides enhanced threat visibility and accelerated incident response.  Read the full article here.

Coupa Surges After Shares in IPO Price at Top of Increased Range

| October 7, 2016

October 6, 2016 | Bloomberg

Coupa Software Inc. more than doubled in its trading debut, after the company priced the shares in its initial public offering at the high end of an increased range. Read the full article here.

Inverse Boosts Readership 700%, Raises $6 Million Series A to Bring Quality Content to Thinking GenY Men

| September 26, 2016

Inverse, a next generation digital media startup focused on the future of innovation, science, entertainment, and culture and geared towards millennial men, today announced its Series A, a $6 millionround led by Crosslink Capital with contributions from Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), and other investors including Social Starts, Bialla Venture Partners, and Vast Ventures. This brings the total investment in Inverse to nearly $8 million. Omar el-Ayat, Vice President at Crosslink Capital, will be joining Inverse’s board as part of the investment.  Read more here.

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