OLOID showcases it unique cyber-physical identity convergence solutions at Oktane 2022
OLOID Inc, a Sunnyvale-based technology company that provides retrofit solutions for modernizing workplace identity and access management, will present its facial authentication solutions for modern enterprise at the 10th edition of Oktane, an annual identity event hosted by Okta in the heart of San Francisco city. Oktane is being held at Moscone West from November 8th-10th, 2022 this year.
Theta Lake Delivers Free Patented Technology For Organizations to Better Monitor and Manage Zoom Security Settings
Theta Lake, a leader in modern collaboration compliance and security solutions, today announced Meetings Risk Manager (MRM), its sixth Zoom-certified module in the Zoom App Marketplace, and the only patented solution for Zoom meeting safety, security posture and configuration drift monitoring, alerting, and remediation.
FlowForge nabs $7.2M to help companies integrate IoT using Node-RED
A new company from one of the original creators of the open source Node-RED project is setting out to make it easier for companies to bridge the gap between incompatible IoT ecosystems at scale.
The New Stack
Deep Work: A Better Way to Measure Developer Velocity
Estimating developer work is more art than science. Devs typically use story points or hours for their estimations, or sometimes they’ll use a “planning poker” exercise to determine what they can accomplish in a given sprint.
Theta Lake Report Uncovers Growing Lack of Compliance Visibility into Business Communications in the Hybrid Workplace
Two-thirds of respondents believe their employees are using unmonitored communication channels, increasing the need for compliance and security tools.
Immigrant-Founded Veev Builds Future In America One House At A Time
Immigrant entrepreneurs play a crucial role in innovation and job creation in the United States. “Immigrants have started more than half (319 of 582, or 55%) of America’s startup companies valued at $1 billion or more,” according to a recent report from the National Foundation for American Policy. Veev, a successful housing technology firm, is one of those companies. To learn more about Veev, I interviewed CEO Amit Haller, who responded in writing. Haller, an immigrant from Israel, discussed his experience in America and provided advice to new entrepreneurs.
Mediafly Acquires Aptology, Adds Talent Intelligence to Industry’s Most Comprehensive Revenue Enablement Platform
Mediafly, the leading revenue enablement platform, has acquired Aptology, the talent intelligence platform specializing in assessing and predicting sales rep performance. Aptology is Mediafly’s sixth acquisition and the latest addition to the company’s modular Revenue360 platform, which includes sales enablement, content management, coaching, value selling and revenue intelligence.
How Theta Lake’s Selective Archiving Helps IT Managers make Compliance and Business Users Equally Happy
With Theta Lake’s Selective Archiving, firms can turn on the functionality that staff need to run effective, profitable meetings. Yet compliance leaders can still extract the meeting elements (i.e. chat, polls, and whiteboards) they want to retain and review.
Cigent Achieves FIPS Validated and NIAP Status
The DIGISTOR Citadel C Series Advanced SSD is set to become the first commercial off-the-shelf solid-state drive (SSD) that includes Cigent's advanced firmware level security capabilities to be on the NIAP Compliant list for use by military and government agencies, critical infrastructure, and enterprises requiring the highest data security levels. Cigent focuses on protecting data, not the device or the network.
Prezent announces Zoom Ventures as latest investor to help power presentation productivity for the enterprise
Prezent, the AI-powered presentation productivity platform for enterprise teams, announced today that it has added Zoom Ventures as an investor. This comes after the $20 million raised in a Series A funding round in April 2022 and the $4.3 million raised in seed capital in August 2021.
Enterprise blockchain has been a dud. These two AWS vets think they can make it work.
Vendia, founded by Tim Wagner and Shruthi Rao, wants to help companies build real-time, decentralized data applications. Its product allows enterprises to more easily share code and data across clouds, regions, companies, accounts, and technology stacks.
Fullcast Named as a Cool Vendor in 2022 Gartner Report
Fullcast, the industry's only RevOps platform for GTM planning and execution, today announced that it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in the Sept. 15, 2022, report, entitled, "Cool Vendors™ in RevOps Data Automation," by Dan Gottlieb and Steve Rietberg at Gartner.
MSP, MSSP Partners Fueling Blueshift Cybersecurity Growth, CrowdStrike M&A
Blueshift Cybersecurity, which spun off from Cigent Technology nearly a year ago, is helping MSP and MSSP partners beef up their cybersecurity with its full-service extended detection and response (XDR).
Veev named amongst most promising PropTech startups
Veev uses modular-construction techniques to build prefabricated homes while simultaneously reducing waste in the construction process.
Regulatory Crackdown Fuels Growth for Theta Lake
The communications compliance company has seen year-over-year triple-digit percentage growth in annual recurring revenue for the first half of the fiscal year, gaining new customers in North America, Europe, and the UK. Theta Lake has now met the objectives it set out following series B financing it received in March from UC companies, which include Cisco, Zoom, Salesforce, and RingCentral.
Autonomous Vehicle Insurtech Koop Technologies Launches Industry-First Robotics Errors & Omissions Insurance Product
Koop Technologies, an insurance technology company specializing in autonomous vehicles and robotics risks, has launched an industry-first Robotics General Liability and Errors & Omissions insurance product in partnership with CJ Coleman and leading Lloyd's of London syndicates. The new coverage is designed for off-road autonomous vehicles and robotics developers, operators, and service providers across various industries.
DIGISTOR Extends Commercially Priced Self-Encrypting Drive Products With Key Pre-Boot Authentication Feature to Secure Data at Rest (DAR)
DIGISTOR, a CRU Data Security Group (CDSG) brand, has added to its innovative line of secure DIGISTOR Citadel™ self-encrypting drives with pre-boot authentication by introducing PBA to its Citadel C Series lineup. The new drives, powered by Cigent®, add the critical PBA function to their existing DIGISTOR C Series of self-encrypting drives.
On the Scene at GSX: Oloid brings new slant to physical access control
Although the access control market historically has been slow to adapt to larger tech trends that affect other product segments across the security industry, the past decade has ushered in a new era in how end users think about and deploy these solutions. From the proliferation of cloud-based management systems to the use of mobile phones as credentials, how people enter secure facilities has been changed fundamentally by technology evolution.
Google and Solo.io bring Ambient Mesh to Istio
Google and Solo.io today announced the next evolution of the Istio service mesh. Dubbed the “Ambient Mesh,” this new framework does away with Istio’s sidecar-centric architecture and replaces it with a sidecar-less approach that promises to improve the service’s security posture and make it easier for new users to adopt the technology by reducing the resources needed to run it.
Inside Big Data
Can Blockchain Fix The Global Supply Chain?
In this special guest feature, Dr. Tim Wagner, CEO and Co-founder, Vendia, discusses why traditional blockchains are failing businesses and how enterprise companies should be thinking about data sharing solutions instead.
Chips & Salsa – The State of Firmware Security with Alex Matrosov
In this episode of Chips & Salsa, Jerry and CRob talk to industry experts Vincent Zimmer, Sr. Principal Engineer at Intel, and Alex Matrosov, CEO and Founder, Binarly, about the state of firmware security in the industry today and get their thoughts on how the industry needs to improve.
Netskope Acquires Infiot, Will Deliver Fully Integrated, Single-Vendor SASE Platform
Netskope, the leader in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Zero Trust, today announced it has acquired Infiot, a pioneer in enabling secure, reliable access with zero trust security, network and application optimization, and AI-driven operations.
Cigent is focused on data security – when it is on the endpoint, in the cloud or shared with other people
The best way to stop ransomware from occurring in your company is to protect the data. Tom Ricoy, VP Sales, Public Sector and Alliances with Cigent discussed with Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a TR publication, how Cigent makes the data invisible.
Theta Lake, Movius partner to improve communication monitoring in messaging services
Theta Lake, a communication compliance and security solution developer, has teamed up with fellow communication security solution Movius to help companies improve compliance with collaboration tools.
Binarly Executives to Present on Firmware Security at Black Hat Briefings 2022
Binarly executives, CEO Alex Matrosov and CTO Claudiu Teodorescu, will present research at the Black Hat 2022 conference to discuss expanding attack surfaces in the modern system firmware boot process and major gaps in the way SIEMs and EDRs monitor endpoints for signs of attacks.
Uplevel Secures $20M Funding to Drive Engineering Team Efficiency And Hires Nimrod Vered as CTO
Uplevel, the leading engineering insights solution, today announced it has received $20 million in new funding.
Firmware Security Startup Binarly Raises $3.6M in Seed Funding
Firmware security company Binarly on Wednesday announced that it has raised $3.6 million in a seed funding round led by Westwave Capital and Acrobator Ventures.
Spectro Cloud named a 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor for Edge Computing
Edge computing is a huge and diverse space (a glance at Topio Networks’ latest edge computing landscape map, or a read of LF Edge’s coverage is enough to prove it). As you might expect, every one of us at Spectro Cloud is thrilled and honored to be included in this Gartner report.
Data-sharing platform Vendia raises $30M Series B
Vendia, a blockchain-based platform that makes it easier for businesses to share their code and data with partners across applications, platforms and clouds, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B round.
Blueshift to scale XDR security with $6M funding
Blueshift Cybersecurity has raised a seed round of $6 million from investors WestWave Capital and CyberJunction.
Docyt raises $11.5M Series A for its AI powered accounting automation service
Docyt, a startup that offers an AI-powered accounting automation platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A funding round led by Lobby Capital.
Spectro Cloud Closes $40 Million Series B Round to accelerate growth
Spectro Cloud, a leading platform provider of a modern Kubernetes (K8s) management platform, today announced the closing of a $40 million Series B funding round, led by New York City-based Stripes, a leading investor in software and consumer products.
Theta Lake raises $50 Million to secure use of collaboration apps
Theta Lake, which offers a security and compliance solution for popular collaboration applications, has closed a $50 million series B funding round as the company seeks to help customers uncover risks across their digital communications.
Spectro Cloud Brings The Power Of Managed Kubernetes Platform To Edge Computing
Spectro Cloud, the Bay Area-based modern infrastructure startup, announced the availability of Palette Edge - a comprehensive platform to deploy and manage Kubernetes at scale across multiple edge computing environments.
Prefab home builder Veev closes $400M Series D
Veev, a real estate developer turned tech-enabled homebuilder, announced today that it has raised $400 million a Series D round that propels the company to “unicorn status.”
Oloid closes $12 Million Series A Funding to scale
Oloid, creator of the world’s first software-based physical access technology, today announced the close of its $12 million Series A funding round, led by Dell Technologies Capital with participation from Honeywell Ventures, Okta Ventures and other previous investors.
Silicon Valley Daily
Prevedere completes $25 Million financing
Prevedere, a company developing Intelligent Forecasting software using AI, has completed $25 million in financing.
Mperativ raises $6 Million for new revenue analytics platform
Today, Mperativ announced it raised $6 million in funding to launch a revenue operations platform.
Mastercard Strengthens Digital Asset Security with Close of CipherTrace Acquisition
Mastercard today announced it has completed its acquisition of CipherTrace, a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company that offers digital asset security and fraud solutions for some of the world’s largest banks, exchanges and other financial institutions.
Solo.io reaches $1B valuation with $135M Series C investment
Solo.io, a Cambridge, Massachusetts service mesh startup, announced a $135 million Series C at a $1 billion valuation. Altimeter Capital led today’s round, with participation from existing investors Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures.
Fullcast Raises $4M in Series A Funding to Accelerate its Growth as the Only End-to-End RevOps Platform
Fullcast announced that it closed $4M in Series A funding. Fullcast was created specifically to bring together all of the moving pieces of a sales Go-To-Market (GTM) by experts who fully understand both the Salesforce product and the need for smoother integration. Fullcast empowers leading SaaS companies to plan, execute, and analyze their GTM strategy.
WIU Alumni Magazine, pg 25
In Search of the Next Challenge (a profile on our partner Bunny Weiss)
A ‘21 Jump Street’ internship experience for Western Illinois University law enforcement alumnus Warren “Bunny” Weiss ’78 paved the way for a job in the 1990s with the granddaddy of the computer world ... the late Steve Jobs.
CloudEntity Appoints Jason Needham as CEO
Cloudentity, a leading provider of modern application authorization and consent solutions, today announced the appointment of Jason Needham as chief executive officer and member of its board of directors. Needham brings over 25 years of leadership experience across application networking, IT automation, cloud security and SaaS solutions to his role at Cloudentity, where he will lead the company during its accelerated growth period.
Spectro Cloud Announces 2021 Annual Kubernetes Adoption Report Findings
Conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Spectro Cloud, the report differs from other Kubernetes studies as it has an executive and production focus — surfacing the massive influx of Kubernetes adoption, and the associated challenges organizations still experience
Venture Candor with Bunny
We get to make two important decisions: one is the market we invest in, and the other is the CEO & founding team. If we get either of these wrong, we aren't going to have a good investment.
OneTrust acquires Tugboat Logic to automate InfoSec assurance and certification
Data privacy, governance, and compliance platform OneTrust has announced plans to acquire Tugboat Logic, a platform that companies use to garner security certifications such as ISO 27001.
Tenable to Buy Accurics for About $160M in Cash
Cyber-exposure company Tenable Inc. has agreed to buy Accurics Inc., which said its platform enables the detection and mitigation of risks in the so-called infrastructure as code, for about $160 million in cash.
Mastercard makes a big bet on crypto, buying blockchain analytics start-up CipherTrace
Mastercard has agreed to acquire blockchain analytics start-up CipherTrace, in the latest sign of how major companies are warming to cryptocurrencies.
Autonomous Vehicle Insurtech Koop Technologies Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round
Koop Technologies, an insurance technology startup specializing in autonomous vehicle and robotics risks, has announced its $2.5M seed funding. Koop will use this capital to bring its data-driven insurance platform to more customers in the autonomous vehicle and robotics industries.
Autonomous car insurance drives new opportunities
Koop Technologies, which is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is developing what it calls an “API-powered” insurance platform for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and “machine-centric” risks.
542nd Roundtable Recording with Warren Weiss, WestWave Capital
Podcast discussion with Warren Weiss, founder and partner at WestWave Capital.
Reali Secures $250M For Its Real Estate Fintech Platform
Founded in 2015 by Ami Avrahami and Amit Heller, Reali was created to change the way people experience home buying and selling by prioritizing consumer interests with a team of local licensed real estate agents, an app that enables transactions between property buyers and sellers, and other technology-driven tools.
prezent.ai Raises $4.3 Million to launch Presentation Productivity Platform for Enterprise Teams
prezent.ai, the presentation productivity platform for enterprise teams, today announced it has raised $4.3 million in seed capital. prezent.ai empowers enterprise teams to create hyper-personalized business presentations fast and distribute them instantly. The company is founded by ex-Cisco Senior Vice President Rajat Mishra, who serves as its CEO
OnSpecta announces agreement to be acquired by Ampere Computing
Ampere® Computing today announced it has agreed to acquire AI technology startup OnSpecta, strengthening Ampere® Altra® performance with AI inference applications. The OnSpecta Deep Learning Software (DLS) AI optimization engine can deliver significant performance enhancements over commonly used CPU-based machine learning (ML) frameworks.
Spectro Cloud raises $20M Series A round
Spectro Cloud, a next-gen Kubernetes enterprise management platform that makes it easy for teams to manage the full lifecycle of any combination of new and existing Kubernetes environments on any data center or cloud environment, today announced the completion of its Series A funding round, amounting to $20M, which is led by Stripes, a leading investor in software and consumer products.
Reali Elevates Tyler Baldwin to CEO to Guide Next Phase of Growth
Reali, the real estate and fintech company transforming home buying and selling, today announced that Tyler Baldwin will transition from COO to CEO in anticipation of continued, accelerating growth. Baldwin will assume the role currently held by co-founder and CEO Amit Haller, who will in turn assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board, where he will continue to provide his institutional knowledge and oversee the board’s activities.
Binance Deploys CipherTrace Tool for Travel Rule Compliance
Binance said it is using crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace’s “Traveler” product to help it comply with global “travel rule” regulations.
Accurics Announces Partnership with GitLab
Accurics makes use of GitLab’s connection to give DevSecOps teams a holistic, contextualized view of application and infrastructure vulnerabilities.
TheLoops Secures $8.75M in Seed Funding to Reinvent Support Operations for Modern SaaS Businesses
TheLoops, an intelligent support operations platform, today announced it has closed $8.5 million in a seed funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from Tidal Ventures and Westwave Capital.
Vendia Named a 2021 Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing
Vendia, a multi-party application development platform for sharing code and data in real time, has been recognized as a 2021 Gartner Cool Vendor in the “Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing” report by Arun Chandrasekaran, Sid Nag, and David Wright on May 13, 2021.
Binance Smart Chain Adds CipherTrace for Tracking Illicit Transactions
Decentralized finance (DeFi), or at least Binance’s version of it, is officially being given the blockchain analytics treatment, courtesy of California-based CipherTrace.
Phison and Cigent Partnership Sets New Standard in Cybersecurity with Self-Defending Flash Storage Drives
Phison Electronics Corp. (TPEX:8299), a global leader in NAND flash controllers and a complete line of storage solutions, and Cigent® Technology, Inc., the leader in embedded cybersecurity technology, today unveiled design details behind the partnership that has delivered the industry’s first and only line of self-defending storage devices with cybersecurity built into the firmware itself to protect against ransomware, data theft and malicious insider theft.
Crypto.com Becomes the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Announce Global Travel Rule AML Compliance Using CipherTrace Traveler
Crypto.com has become the first cryptocurrency exchange to announce the use of CipherTrace’s Traveler solution, the first commercial solution to enable compliance with global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) travel rule laws.
Imperva® to Acquire CloudVector, Accelerates Vision for Web Application and API Protection
Imperva, Inc., (@Imperva) the cybersecurity leader whose mission is to protect data and all paths to it, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire CloudVector, a leader in advanced API security. CloudVector enables customers to discover, monitor, and protect all API traffic in any environment from exploits and breaches.
Cigent Technology melds security and storage to protect sensitive data
To protect data on an endpoint, an enterprise has to get everything right. Otherwise, hackers will find a way to slip in and access sensitive data. But Cigent Technology says it has found a new way to protect data by combining methods from security, storage, and data recovery to make an impenetrable system. The company has its roots in a military project it is now turning into a commercial offering, boosted by a new round of funding led by the CIA’s venture capital firm, In-Q-Tel.