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Codota raises $2M from Khosla as autocomplete for developers

In recent years, GitHub has fundamentally changed developer workflows. By centralizing code on an easily accessible platform, the company was able to rapidly change the way people code. Following in these footsteps, Israeli startup Codota wants to further optimize workflows for the often neglected …

Qwilr, which turns boring business documents into attractive websites, raises $1.5M

Qwilr, an Australian startup that helps companies turn boring PDFs and other static sales documents into attractive websites, has grabbed $1.5 million to develop its product and expand its global reach.<p>Sydney-based Qwilr raised $500,000 from Sydney Seed Fund and Macdoch Ventures in 2015, but its …

A new, affordable naming startup for startups

A few years ago, I launched a daily email newsletter, and I was ecstatic to be striking out on my own for the first time. Alas, just a few weeks after filing to secure a trademark, an officious-sounding note appeared in my inbox, and soon after, I found myself shelling out $10,000 in lawyer’s fees …

SD Squared launches platform to help startups get cloud billing under control

SD Squared released a new cloud management platform today it’s calling CloudOps.ai; it’s designed to help startups, especially in emerging markets, control and manage cloud costs on AWS.<p>Company co-founder Sachin Dev Duggal says SD Squared has put together these services over the years, and decided …

Reflect drops public beta to power developer-first data visualization

Data visualization has been done — there are publicly traded, interactive, real-time and, heck, even artificially intelligent companies promising data visualization. But despite all the noise, Portland-based Reflect is making a go of it in the space, opening up its public beta today. By putting …

Greenlight is a debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones

Greenlight, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based startup, is trying to solve a problem that any parent of an elementary or junior high school student can well understand: how to give kids money without worrying that they’ll lose it or spend it on something they shouldn’t.<p>It isn’t the first …

Propulse employs deep learning to power product recommendations for retailers

Propulse Analytics is launching today with $1.4 million in seed financing to equip retailers with deep learning for product recommendations. Backed by Wobemail Online Services LLP and Stradigi Ventures, the Canadian startup is leveraging the features of product images to better grasp customers’ …

Idea Drop helps organisations generate and capture new ideas

In spite of my aversion to the word “ideation,” I can’t argue against software designed to help an organisation solicit ideas from its people. The best ideas can — and often do — come from anyone, regardless of job title or hierarchy. Enter Idea Drop, a London-headquartered startup that offers what …

Idea Management Software

The old way<p>The new way<p>The brightest ideas from, everywhere. Running across web, iOS and Android.<p>Share your problems. Discover ideas. Find solutions …

Software

Scandit, which replaces barcode scanners with phones, closes $7.5M from Atomico

For some reason Swiss startups have gained a good reputation in enterprise, SAAS, fintech and logistics — and nowhere is this better represented than in Scandit which emerged from Zurich a few years ago. Their idea was simple enough. Use a smartphone camera to capture barcodes instead of an …

This magic wand will render your tape measure totally obsolete

There's possibly nothing more annoying than getting confused at Ikea when you're trying to furnish your new place. Tape measures break, you forget …

CTOs

Marc Andreessen joins board of Dialpad, the desk phone killer

Silicon Valley’s most talkative investor will bring his enterprise experience and connections to the makers of UberConference. Office cloud communications startup Dialpad today announced that Marc Andreessen is joining its board of directors. “The company’s hit its stride” Andreessen tells …

Clarifai raises $30M to give developers visual search capabilities

Matt Zeiler grew up in a Canadian farming community — but fast forward a few decades and he’s now running a startup that’s looking to bring the same kinds of visual search tools that Pinterest and Google have to other companies and developers.<p>That company is Clarifai, a New York-based startup that …

Duet Display adds pressure-sensitive input for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro

Duet Display is one of the most useful apps to come along in a while, letting users turn their iPad into a second screen for their Mac with virtually no latency via wired Lightning cable connection. Now, the app is getting an update and a Pro mode that lets it act as a fully pressure sensitive …

Red Points bags $2.2M to help brands fight counterfeiting and piracy

Spanish startup Red Points has closed a €2 million (~$2.2M) funding round to grow usage of its piracy detection and removal SaaS by expanding from Europe into new markets, including North America. It’s also intending to broaden its customer focus.<p>Its system is also designed to detect counterfeit …

Netlify, a service for quickly rolling out static websites, raises $2.1M

Mathias Biilmann — a former CTO of a firm that built websites for small businesses — says developers have gotten so used to using Github as a central workflow, they expect the entire rest of the developer experience to work the same way.<p>“The way that a front-end developer would work would be to go …

Dashlane launches a password management tool for the enterprise

Keeping your passwords safe, updated, strong and less vulnerable to hacks is a challenge for everyone – even a few of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s online accounts were hacked over the weekend, for example, likely due to the new dump of LinkedIn account data. That’s where password management …

Built.io wants to challenge Drupal and WordPress with its headless CMS

Built.io offers a number of services for enterprises, including a mobile backend service and an integration platform. In addition, it also offers Contentstack, a headless content management service (CMS) that aims to challenge the likes of WordPress and Drupal in the enterprise.<p>Contentstack is …

Birdly Wants To Help Call Your Customer Data By Talking To A Slack Bot

The bots are coming, and Quang Hoang knows it — so much so that he’s willing to bet his entire company on it. So what once started out as an app like Expensify is now Birdly, a Slack bot that makes it easier to call up customer data directly within Slack from sources like Salesforce and Zendesk.<p>“It …

Chatbots

Cronofy, The Calendar API Helping Businesses Keep Customer And Staff Diaries In Sync, Scores $1.6M

Cronofy, the U.K. startup that offers a calendar API to help businesses and their customers synchronise calendars, has raised a $1.6 million seed round led by Firestartr alongside Amsterdam-based venture capital firm henQ.<p>The investment comes post-pivot after the company dropped its rather …

En Route To IPO, Jitterbit Gets $20M Led By KKR To Grow Its Cloud Integration Platform

Jitterbit, an enterprise software company whose cloud-based app integration platform is used by some 35,000 customers to knit together disparate apps, is today announcing a $20 million round of funding led by KKR. The funding will be used for hiring, to build out Jitterbit’s products for specific …

React Demolishes Engineering Silos So Facebook Can Reuse Code For Web, iOS, And Android

It was supposed to take 18 months. But with React Native, Facebook built its iOS Ads Manager app in 5 months, and then ported it to Android in just 3 more months. That’s because React Native let Facebook’s engineers work faster and reuse the JavaScript backend.<p>Coders have dreamed of a system that …

Apps

Custom Analytics Company Keen IO Goes Open Source With Its Data Explorer

Keen IO announced today that it’s open-sourcing one of its key features.<p>The company allows customers to create their own analytics tools without having to develop the infrastructure from scratch. As you’d probably guess, it’s a fairly developer-centric product. The last time I spoke to co-founder …

Install And Configure Bacula In Ubuntu

About Bacula<p><b>Bacula</b> is an open source network backup solution that permits you to backup and restore the data from a local or a group of remote …

InVision Prototyping Tool Lands $45 Million In Series C Led By Accel

InVision, the prototyping tool that boasts clients like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb, has today announced the close of a $45 million Series C round of funding. The round was led by Accel, alongside participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital and Tiger Global Management.<p>InVision launched in …

AWS Announces New API Gateway Service

Amazon Web Services announced a new product today called Amazon API Gateway, designed to simplify creation and management of APIs.<p>Today, many companies want to give access to back-end services to other applications through an application programming interface (API). It usually requires a tremendous …

With New Budgeting Tools, AWS Makes It Easier For Developers To Manage Costs

Amazon today announced two new tools that make it easier for developers to control their expenses on its AWS cloud computing platform.<p>The first tool, called Budgets, allows AWS users to define a monthly budget for their AWS cost. As the name implies, this means you can now set up a budget for all …

One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by existing investor Idea Bulb Ventures and new investor Arena Ventures. Cornerstone On-Demand also …

Startups

Crushpath’s New CEO Is From Salesforce

Crushpath, a service that helps marketers more easily find leads, has hired Andy MacMillan as its CEO. MacMillan formerly led Data.com at Salesforce, and joined earlier this month.<p>Marketers work with Crushpath to decide where to advertise their products and produce copy that will be attractive to …