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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.

PRENAV Raises $6.M Seed Financing

| August 24, 2016

PRENAV, today, announced that it has raised $6.5 million in seed financing from lead investor Crosslink Capital, along with Haystack, Liquid 2 Ventures, and WI Harper Group. PRENAV is developing an automated system to capture data about the world’s infrastructure using small aerial robots. PRENAV’s drones take photographs from precise locations in close proximity to structures to build accurate 3D reconstructions of industrial assets.  Read the full press release here.

Jive co-founder Matt Tucker is back with his next startup: Koan

| August 19, 2016

“Jive co-founder Matt Tucker is back with his next startup — and it’s going to be built in Portland.

The company is Koan, and it will be developing a software platform aimed at managers within organizations to better handle employee management and workflow. This means better coordination and tracking of weekly status reporting, one-on-ones, goal setting and feedback.”  Read the full article here, and an additional story can be found here.

Reltio Raises $22M to Build on Leadership in Modern Data Management

| July 28, 2016

Reltio, the enterprise data-driven applications and modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS) company, announced today that it has raised $22M in Series B funding. …  The new financing will be used to extend Reltio’s leadership position in modern data management through accelerated hiring of talented individuals across all groups, and continued expansion into global markets.   Read the full press release here.

Transparent salaries can help both employees and companies

| July 8, 2016

“I’m not in the habit of discussing a stranger’s income; however, within 30 minutes of talking to Jason Nazar [co-founder and CEO of comparably] I learn he makes…  Read Amber Nasrulla’s article on Yahoo Finance, here, and find out what Jason makes…

Boon + Gable closes on $2.5 million for its in-home stylist and shopping service

| July 8, 2016

“Online clothes shopping can be a gamble – you never really know if items will fit until you try them on. Meanwhile, shopping at local retailers can be time-consuming. A startup called Boon + Gable aims to solve both those problems with a service that offers a personal stylist who comes to your home with a curated selection of clothes for you to try, then buy on the spot if you like them.”  Read the rest of Sara Perez’s article here.

Verodin Raises $10 Million To Accelerate Instrumented Security Reach

| June 28, 2016

Verodin is defining the emerging concept of Instrumented Security. The company’s revolutionary platform empowers customers to measure and continuously validate the cumulative effectiveness of layered security infrastructures – across technologies and people – revealing true security postures. “Verodin’s unique focus on proving where security measures are truly effective is a disruptive new offering in the cybersecurity space,” said Blackstone Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Jay Leek. “CISOs shouldn’t have to assume. They need to know how their people, processes and technology will perform when attacked, and Verodin’s platform makes that possible.”  Read the full press release here.

DataStax takes another big swing at Oracle with their new graph database release

| June 22, 2016

DataStax has announced the release of the newest version of its enterprise edition database, DataStax Enterprise 5.0.  DSE 5.0 will be available on June 28 and will include DataStax Enterprise Graph, a real-time graph database for cloud applications.  “DataStax chief customer officer and co-founder Matt Pfiel was confident about DataStax’s offering, though, telling El Reg that “DataStax Enterprise Graph is to Neo4j as Cassandra is to MySQL”.” Read the full article here.

DataStax, Postmates and Enigma among the 11 Hottest Companies

| June 9, 2016

According to a recent poll, by Sunil Rajaraman, 25 angel investors and venture capitalists name DataStax, Postmates, and Enigma in the top 11 hottest companies right now.  Read the full list here.  

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