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“Optimize Everything” Startup SigOpt Raises $2M From A16Z And Data Collective

Y Combinator-incubated SigOpt is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed funding.<p>The company’s aim is to help customers optimize anything, whether it’s an ad campaign or a formula for shaving cream. In fact, co-founder and CEO Scott Clark (pictured above) told me that his newer customers …

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One of the Greatest Mountaineers Ever Talks Meru

Entering his 40s, Jimmy Chin has already checked off some notable to-dos from his lifetime list. One of those things: forget about the list. “I’ve …

Should I Fund a Roth or a Traditional Account?

Which retirement account to fund, a traditional or Roth account, is a difficult decision to make. The tax bill of the present makes a Roth account feel costly. But, as with many financial decisions, such gut feelings deceive us.<p>Regardless of whether the account is an IRA or 401(k), the difference …

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Big data search startup Maana launches with $14.2M

Meet Maana: an enterprise search startup with impressive technical chops that has already gotten business from some big companies. If its founders are right, Maana could wind up becoming a sort of Palantir — selling software that’s easy to set up, for a wide variety of customers.<p>Today Maana is …

Here Are 6 Data-Backed Tricks for Getting Your Sales Emails Opened

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Your prospect’s inbox is a cutthroat place to be.<p>With over 100 billion emails sent every day, it’s getting harder and harder to stand out from the other scores of attention-seeking messages your customer deals with each day. Or better yet, get an actual …

4 Sales Follow Up Email Samples With Templates Ready To Go

The importance of sales follow-up emails goes far beyond just “checking in.”<p>Yesware’s data scientists found that you have a 21% chance of getting a …

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The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan

TURBAT, Pakistan—Something fell out of the sky near Arif Saleem’s home at 5:20 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2013. He scrambled outside to find a 25-foot-wide …

A 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500,000 A Year In College, And He Just Raised $10 Million For A Startup

He launched his first tech startup when he was 12. "I wanted to cheat video games," he laughs. "I did Cheat Neopets, web game cheats. For $25/month you got whatever cheats I found. It did well until Neopets sent me a cease and desist letter."<p>"I was 13. I thought I was screwed," he told us. "I …

Vogogo Raises $8.5 Million To Bring Crypto Payments To The US, EU

Vogogo isn’t a new company. The payments processor has been around for about 13 years and is currently processing $75 million in payments in the last 10 months from their Calgary headquarters. Now they’ve raised $8.5 million to help bring their expertise in payments and cryptocurrency to the …

Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something for both parties and a collaboration …

Druva Lands $25M In Series D Funding To Expand Mobile Data Protection Strategy

Druva, a cloud backup, data protection and governance tool, announced $25M in Series D funding today led by Sequoia Capital with Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital also contributing. The round comes just 10 months after completing their Series C round and brings their total funding to date …

Rapt Media Raises $3.1 Million For Interactive Video Advertising Platform

Rapt Media, a developer of interactive digital video technologies and services, has raised $3.1 million in new financing as it looks to expand its geographical presence.<p>The Boulder, Colo.-based company will use money from the round led by Boulder Ventures to open offices in the media centers of New …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

15 Podcasts Every Guy Should Know

Maybe you have a long commute or are just tired of hearing the same Imagine Dragons song every time you turn on the radio, whatever the case, …

Threadflip Raises $13 Million in Series B, Plans To Grow Workforce by 40%

Threadflip, the online consignment marketplace for women’s clothing, announced $13 million in Series B funding today. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from previous investors Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures. This latest infusion now brings the …