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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.

How This Cloud-Based Security Tool Protected The Super Bowl From Hackers

| September 22, 2016

ProtectWise says handling security analytics in the cloud lets it store more data and move faster than its competitors. When football fans checked their email and uploaded photos from Super Bowl 50 this year, the Denver-based security software startup ProtectWise was monitoring traffic from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for potential threats.           Read the full article here.

 

Coupa Software Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

| September 9, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif., September 8, 2016Coupa Software Incorporated (“Coupa”) today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Coupa intends to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol “COUP.”  Read the full press release here.

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