Carrum Health Names Bryan Chen as Senior Vice President, User Growth

Luke Wallace to start as Chief Marketing Officer at GreenFig

LeaseLock Releases Major Innovation Leveraging AI to Completely Eliminate Security Deposits

HealthTap Expands Patient Referral Capabilities by Leveraging Health Gorilla's National Health Information Network

The Ongoing Evolution of Software-as-a-Service: Where Next?

2022 Best Tech Startups in Raleigh

LAFD Officially Adopts What3words

Dispense with the Chasm? No way!

LeaseLock Announces $1 Billion in Leases Insured as Deposits Become Extinct

LeaseLock Raises $52M as Insurtech Platform for Real Estate Drives Security Deposits Extinct

Connecting Employer Healthcare Plans to Surgical Centers of Excellence Nets Carrum Health $40 Million

Clover Health Rings the Opening Bell in Celebration of its IPO

Billionaire Tom Siebel Does It Again: Shares of C3.ai Soar 140% in First-Day Trading AT IPO

Downturn Success Stories: Part 1

Data Liquidity in the Healthcare Industry

Bryan Stolle Guest on Kizzi’s Friday Game Changers Podcast

Aligning Traction with Power

Digital Oil and Trapped Value in Practice (Part 2 of 2)

The End of Capitalism?

Gregorys Coffee Partners with Mobile Pickup App, Ritual

Vlocity nabs $60M Series C investment on $1B valuation

Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives

Olono Brings Real-Time Guided Selling to Oracle Engagement Cloud Customers

The Great Lie – Learning to Code Isn’t Going to Save the American Workforce

The 3 Talk Tracks Every Early Stage Startup Must Have

Obo launches with $8.2 million to help companies get products right the first time

The customer is not always right: Obo survey shows the need for market data during the product journey

Obo invents product decision system that delivers better product plans in 60 minutes or less

ROCO Real Estate Partners with LeaseLock

what3words Breaks the World Down into Phrases

2019 Predictions And Trends

CCCE and San Mateo County Community College District Join Forces with GreenFig to Prepare Diverse Workforce with Skills to Succeed in Digital Economy

Olono Named 'High Performer' by G2 Crowd in A.I. Sales Assistant and Sales Analytics Categories

How the Chief People Officer is the CMO of the Employee Experience

The F-35 Is About to Get A Lot Smarter

Aceable Secures $47M Series B to Fuel Nationwide Expansion of Course Catalog in Existing and New Verticals

Why We Invested in LeaseLock

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads

SaaS Myths: #1 - Successful SaaS Companies Don't Have Service Revenues (Part 3 of 3)

Growing number of employers offering student loan repayment assistance

Restaurant Reservations Tech Space Consolidates as Resy Buys Competitor Reserve

SaaS Myths (#1) -- Great SaaS Companies Don't Have Professional Services (Part 2 of 3)

Carrum Health Expands into New England and New York Tri-State with Two New East Coast Centers of Excellence

Aceable Announces Georgia Expansion

Shell Picks a Digital Platform to Build Its AI Future Upon

Zebit Secures Up To $75 Million In Debt Financing From Route 66 Ventures

Amplero Named a Cool Vendor in AI for Marketing by Gartner

LeaseLock Integrates with Yardi to Accelerate Nationwide Rollout with Top Multifamily Clients

Daring, lion, race: How one startup is trying to simplify location

Vlocity Named to Forbes Cloud 100 List for Second Consecutive Year

Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks

This Startup Slices the World Into 57 Trillion Squares

Clover Health Announces Major Expansion with Plans to Enter Six New Markets in 2019

C3 IoT inks Google Cloud Platform pact, now has big three cloud providers

How Trulia, ZipRecruiter, Salesforce, and Amplero use AI to power product recommendations

What3words changed how we map the world. And it didn't stop there

The Tech Legend Who Pays Staff To Upskill

Why No Amount of Money Can Guarantee Success

Lonely Planet adopts What3words

Olono Selected for Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem

Carrum Health Expands Bundled Payment Offerings

Vlocity Launches New Program

Olono Named ‘Hot Vendor’ in Sales Engagement

Student loan benefits poised to take off

Ritual picks up $70M to rethink the social office lunch break

Clover Health Wins 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award

TomTom Partners with what3words

What3words put remote island on the map

C3 IoT Announces Record Fiscal Year 2018 Results

Olono Named a Hot Startup

C3 IoT Named to 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

Olono Introduces Mobile Sales Activity Automation

Clover Health Launches In-Home Primary Care Program

LeaseLock Secures Series A Financing Round

office perk makes Bay Area more affordable

Tom Siebel Is Delighted & Worried about AI

C3 IoT & Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership

Why I joined GreenFig as CEO

tech companies can make money & do good

mobile ordering with a Social element

Future of Retail

Tom Siebel On How His Life And Business

GreenFig is helping Bridge The Skills Gap For Veterans

Baby boomers increasingly interested in tuition benefits

What3Words on The Business Breakfast Podcast

Vlocity Receives Significant Industry Awards

C3 IoT has raised another $100 million

tuition.io named a 2018 startup to watch

What3Words on TWIT BITS

Getting Bundled Payments to Small Employers

Amplero Named to CB Insight's 2018 AI 100

Ritual Social Ordering App Launches Nationwide

Mercedes using What3words geocoding system

Big tech trends are a means to an AI end

Vlocity Named a Winner of the 2017 BIG Awards for Business

What3Words named as one of The Virgin Media Business Disruptor 10

GreenFig Co-Founder, Cari Baldwin, named an influential women in B2B Marketing Technology

Category Archives: Companies In The News

Carrum Health Names Bryan Chen as Senior Vice President, User Growth

Written on December 19, 2021 at 11:52 am, by

Former Vida Health Executive Leads in New Cross Functional Role to Expand Utilization of Centers of Excellence Program SAN FRANCISCO – December 16, 2021 – Carrum Health, the first digital health company connecting employers and employees to Centers of Excellence (COEs) through a technology-powered platform, today announced that Bryan Chen has been named as senior vice  Continue Reading »

Luke Wallace to start as Chief Marketing Officer at GreenFig

Written on December 5, 2021 at 10:44 pm, by

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be starting a new role as the Chief Marketing Officer of GreenFig. GreenFig helps aspiring professionals from diverse backgrounds reinvent their careers and earning potential. Millions of professional jobs lay vacant and 54% of our workforce needs new skills. And while the focus of this opportunity centers around  Continue Reading »

LeaseLock Releases Major Innovation Leveraging AI to Completely Eliminate Security Deposits

Written on November 1, 2021 at 3:39 pm, by

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LeaseLock, the world’s leading insurtech platform for real estate, today announced a significant product advancement for the multifamily industry, which now deploys AI to customize coverage by asset and expedite claims payments for property owners. The lease insurance upgrade includes simplified coverage plans of all sizes and a claims process streamlined to function  Continue Reading »

HealthTap Expands Patient Referral Capabilities by Leveraging Health Gorilla’s National Health Information Network

Written on October 25, 2021 at 8:07 am, by

PALO ALTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Health Gorilla, the leading Health Information Network in the United States and HealthTap, a virtual health care provider of Urgent and Primary Care, have announced a partnership to expand HealthTap’s providers’ access to complete medical records of their patients and streamline the exchange of clinical data within their physician referral network. HealthTap enables  Continue Reading »

The Ongoing Evolution of Software-as-a-Service: Where Next?

Written on October 20, 2021 at 6:06 pm, by

Software-as-a-service introduced a new business model, a new operating model, and a new infrastructure model, all wrapped up in one offering. The success of this innovation is as extraordinary as any technological marvel, yet we sometimes take it for granted. This is a mistake not only from looking back at our past, but also for looking ahead  Continue Reading »

Google Cloud and C3 AI Partnering on Enterprise AI Solutions

Written on October 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm, by

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Google Cloud and the artificial intelligence (AI) software maker C3 AI are working together to deliver industry-specific AI solutions to enterprises. Google Cloud and C3 AI will provide AI solutions to “address real-world challenges” in multiple industries: health care, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services, and logistics and supply chain, according to  Continue Reading »

2022 Best Tech Startups in Raleigh

Written on October 13, 2021 at 3:28 pm, by

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Raleigh, North Carolina. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one  Continue Reading »

LAFD OFFICALLY ADOPTS WHAT3WORDS

Written on July 23, 2021 at 3:25 pm, by

The Los Angeles City Fire Department is officially adopting what3words as a tool to help locate callers faster in an emergency. Being able to locate a caller during an emergency is essential and the faster the location is confirmed, the faster help can be dispatched. what3words enables callers and dispatchers to communicate precise locations with just three  Continue Reading »

Dispense with the Chasm? No way!

Written on June 24, 2021 at 10:40 am, by

Jeff Bussgang, a Co-Founder and General Partner at Flybridge Capital, published a piece for TechCrunch recently that argued — when it comes to the technology adoption life cycle and the chasm — it is time for a refresh. His argument went as follows: VCs in recent years have drastically underestimated the size of SAMs (Serviceable Addressable Markets) for  Continue Reading »

LeaseLock Announces $1 Billion in Leases Insured as Deposits Become Extinct

Written on March 22, 2021 at 9:34 am, by

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LeaseLock, the world’s leading insurtech platform for real estate, today announced the acceleration of its rapid growth, surpassing the $1 billion milestone in insured lease value for residential apartment homes. LeaseLock offers the only fully integrated solution in online leasing checkout systems that automatically ejects security deposits from multifamily operating infrastructure.  Continue Reading »

LeaseLock Raises $52M as Insurtech Platform for Real Estate Drives Security Deposits Extinct

Written on February 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm, by

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LeaseLock, the world’s leading insurtech platform for real estate, today announced the closing of a $52 million Series B financing that will expand its industry-leading lease insurance product into the first AI-powered financial technology platform for enterprise real estate. LeaseLock has insured $1 billion in leases to-date, across the nation’s largest  Continue Reading »

Connecting employer healthcare plans to surgical centers of excellence nets Carrum Health $40 million

Written on January 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm, by

Six years after launching its service linking employer-sponsored insurance plans with surgical centers of excellence, Carrum Health has raised $40 million in a new round of financing to capitalize on tailwinds propelling its business forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes cracks in the U.S. healthcare system, one of the ways that employers have tried to manage the  Continue Reading »

Clover Health Rings the Opening Bell in Celebration of its IPO

Written on January 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm, by

Clover Health (Nasdaq: CLOV), a healthcare technology company with a deeply-rooted mission of helping its members live their healthiest lives, is now a publicly-traded company on the Nasdaq exchange. Clover’s software platform, the Clover Assistant supports doctors by providing up to date information and insights into patients’ care history to improve health outcomes. Learn about it here: https://youtu.be/TX4S8oDou4k See the  Continue Reading »

Billionaire Tom Siebel Does It Again: Shares of C3.ai Soar 140% in First-Day Trading

Written on December 15, 2020 at 10:12 am, by

In June, Tom Siebel predicted another recession, this one trigged by the spread of Covid-19. Now as his software business C3.ai goes public on the New York Stock Exchange, the billionaire entrepreneur is glad he was wrong. C3.ai priced at $42 on Tuesday night, selling 15.5 million shares and raising $651 million in new funding. Shares of  Continue Reading »

Five Things We Need to do to Close the VC Gender Gap: Take a “small wins” approach versus trying to “boil the ocean” with Jennifer Trzepacz of Wildcat Venture Partners

Written on December 14, 2020 at 11:25 pm, by

Five Things We Need to do to Close the VC Gender Gap:  Take a “small wins” approach versus trying to “boil the ocean” with Jennifer Trzepacz   As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the VC gender gap,” I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Trzepacz (JT).  Continue Reading »

Downturn Success Stories: Part 1

Written on May 2, 2020 at 1:29 am, by

“Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and they will briefly rain gold” –      Warren Buffett, 2016 The COVID-19 epidemic has had a sudden and dramatic impact on financial markets. In the span of a few weeks, US indices plunged into a bear market – erasing more than 3 years of gains and $11.5T  Continue Reading »

Busting at the Seams & Screaming for an Outlet: Data Liquidity in the Healthcare Industry

Written on March 24, 2020 at 10:25 am, by

Busting at the Seams & Screaming for an Outlet: Data Liquidity in the Healthcare Industry By Phyllis Whiteley, Partner, Wildcat Venture Partners, in conversation with Bob Bausmith, Founder, Accelerate Innovation The last few years have seen great strides in the FinTech market fueled by digital transformation and the embrace of new technology. FinTech’s wins—most recently  Continue Reading »

Bryan Stolle Guest on Kizzi’s Friday Game Changers Podcast

Written on February 27, 2020 at 1:19 pm, by

Kizzi’s Friday Game Changers Podcast is the world’s number one business podcast show. A unique radio-style podcast interviewing the world’s most innovative business game changers. Presented by Business Game Changer Magazine publisher, Kizzi Nkwocha, Kizzi’s Friday Game Changers provides you with the practical and valuable tools you need to take your game changing business to  Continue Reading »

Maximizing Value for B2B Startups: Aligning Traction with Power

Written on February 17, 2020 at 7:27 am, by

By Bob Bausmith, Founder, Accelerate Innovation, in conversation with Bryan Stolle of Wildcat Venture Partners “Startups routinely outperform incumbents in disrupted markets. How come? Because they are not conflicted. All their enemies are outside them.” – Geoffrey Moore, Zone to Win [i] B2B startups and established enterprises have always looked to each other for strategic  Continue Reading »

Digital Oil and Trapped Value in Practice (Part 2 of 2)

Written on November 7, 2019 at 11:44 am, by

The signals and signs of trapped value are everywhere. Analysts estimate the spend for digital transformation (DX) will account for ≥10% of revenues for almost 1/3rd of the Global 2000 by 2020, and reach $2T by 2022. “Technology is disrupting almost every industry in every country. And, these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of  Continue Reading »

The End of Capitalism?

Written on October 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm, by

Let’s be clear–capitalism is not going to end any time soon. It is, however, entering a new phase, and the secular changes under way are creating unexpected outcomes in both the financial markets and the job markets, ones that can roil society as a whole. We all need to step back for a moment to weigh  Continue Reading »

Gregorys Coffee Partners with Mobile Pickup App, Ritual

Written on March 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm, by

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today New York-based coffee roaster and retailer, Gregorys Coffee announced a partnership with mobile pickup app, Ritual to offer customers a convenient and cost-effective solution to discover, order and pick up coffee and food orders. “We often hear from coffee establishments that their customers want the convenience of delivery, but have found that  Continue Reading »

Vlocity nabs $60M Series C investment on $1B valuation

Written on March 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm, by

As we wrote last week in How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach, the ability to build extensions, applications and even whole companies on top of the Salesforce platform set the stage and the bar for every SaaS company since. Vlocity certainly recognized that. Targeting five verticals, it built industry-specific CRM solutions  Continue Reading »

Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives

Written on March 20, 2019 at 9:31 am, by

When a vehicle carrying a mother and young child was run off a road in a rural area of South West England, the Avon and Somerset Police department turned to a rather novel means of finding the panic-stricken caller. Rather than dispatching a helicopter or platoon of search vehicles to find the panic-stricken victim —  Continue Reading »

Olono Brings Real-Time Guided Selling to Oracle Engagement Cloud Customers

Written on March 18, 2019 at 10:40 am, by

Olono, the real-time guided selling platform for reps from Opportunity to Close, today announced its early adopter program for Oracle Engagement Cloud sales customers. Olono coaches reps in the moment with sales consumable “Actions,” addressing the two biggest challenges in sales — consistent engagement with targets and sales process adoption. As a result, reps spend less  Continue Reading »

The Great Lie – Learning to Code Isn’t Going to Save the American Workforce

Written on February 17, 2019 at 11:56 am, by

Over the last few years, you would have been hard pressed to have missed the hue and cry claiming digital transformation will require the preponderance of the American workforce to transform. We are told that the digital economy requires people who can code, with deep technical skills, and desire a career in a STEM-related (Science,  Continue Reading »

Why Delivery is Just One Part of Off-Premises Jackpot

Written on February 13, 2019 at 4:14 pm, by

With most of his business coming the way of carry-out orders, it’s little surprise that Chicago Freshii franchisee David Grossman has leaned heavily on new technology to better serve ever-busy consumers. He’s signed up with two third-party delivery services, partnered with the office lunch service Fooda to cater workplace meals, and in early 2016 signed  Continue Reading »

The 3 Talk Tracks Every Early Stage Startup Must Have

Written on January 30, 2019 at 8:00 am, by

I have had the benefit of working closely — as an operating executive or investor — with some of the top technology B2B early stage startups that subsequently went on to scale and become market leaders. This includes companies such as Oracle, Siebel, Marketo, and others. I was recently asked if there was something each of them had in  Continue Reading »

Obo launches with $8.2 million to help companies get products right the first time

Written on January 25, 2019 at 3:46 pm, by

The “move fast and break things” mantra embodied by Facebook’s rise to world dominance is one many startups try to adopt. The general idea is this: Develop your product quickly, get it out there, and keep on iterating. It’s about taking risks rather than playing it safe, and learning from mistakes after they are made.  Continue Reading »

The customer is not always right: Obo survey shows the need for market data during the product journey

Written on January 24, 2019 at 4:10 pm, by

New State of the Product Journey Report shows product teams, engineers, and sales professionals believe product planning processes are “good enough” despite high product failure rate SAN MATEO, Calif.– January 24, 2019 – Obo, the world’s first product decision system, today released a preview of the findings from its inaugural State of the Product Journey  Continue Reading »

Obo invents product decision system that delivers better product plans in 60 minutes or less

Written on January 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm, by

Emerges from stealth with new platform that prevents product failure and optimizes Feature Funnel™ by aligning tech companies’ product plans with strategic business objectives SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 24, 2019 — Obo today emerged from stealth to introduce the world’s first product decision system, which enables technology companies to consistently put their best product  Continue Reading »

ROCO Real Estate Eliminates Security Deposits

Written on January 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm, by

LeaseLock Zero Deposit™ allows apartment operator to completely eliminate security deposits for more than 22,000 apartment homes MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LeaseLock, the only provider of a nationwide A-rated lease insurance program that replaces security deposits in rental housing, today announced ROCO Real Estate (ROCO) is implementing LeaseLock Zero Deposit™ across its entire  Continue Reading »

what3words Breaks the World Down into Phrases

Written on January 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm, by

If you’re down in ///joins.slides.predict you may want to visit ///history.writing.closets, or if you’ve got a little money to spend, try the Bananas Foster at ///cattle.excuse.luggage. Either way, don’t forget to stop by ///plotting.nest.reshape before you fly out. If things go what3words’ way, that’s how you’ll be sending out addresses in the future. Founded by musician Chris  Continue Reading »

2019 Predictions And Trends: Playing Catch-Up, Checking Out, Ducking For Cover and More…

Written on January 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm, by

For better or worse, it’s popular to ask venture investors what they see happening in the new year. Alas, I am no exception, so I’ve put my predictions (which will be as accurate as entrepreneurs’ five year financial forecasts) here, instead of doing a dozen various interviews. Feel free to rip away, although your own  Continue Reading »

CCCE and San Mateo County Community College District Join Forces with GreenFig to Prepare Diverse Workforce with Skills to Succeed in Digital Economy

Written on December 14, 2018 at 12:52 pm, by

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE), the not-for-credit arm of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD), will soon complete the first semester of an innovative partnership with GreenFig, a San Mateo-based micro education company. CCCE is offering GreenFig’s courses to students, including a diverse set of learners who are the  Continue Reading »

Olono Named ‘High Performer’ by G2 Crowd in A.I. Sales Assistant and Sales Analytics Categories

Written on December 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm, by

AUSTIN, Texas – December 12, 2018 – (Newswire.com) Olono, the A.I. sales assistant for B2B account executives, has been awarded “High Performer” status by G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business platform for software and services. Olono was recognized in multiple reports issued Winter 2019 including A.I. Sales Assistant, Sales Analytics and Sales Engagement categories. With  Continue Reading »

How the Chief People Officer is the CMO of the Employee Experience

Written on December 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm, by

New people I meet always ask me what I do for a living. When I reply “human resources,” they say something along the lines of, “Oh ….” There’s always that pause. When I start working with people, they say, “I don’t understand why you are in HR. You can do so much more!” But the  Continue Reading »

The F-35 Is About to Get A Lot Smarter

Written on December 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm, by

A California company is looking to accelerate the Defense Department’s embrace of artificial intelligence, starting with some of its most important aircraft. War in the 21st century runs on data, a lot of it in the case of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The Mission Data Files that inform F-35 deployments and missions can take up to 18 months to  Continue Reading »

Aceable Secures $47M Series B to Fuel Nationwide Expansion of Course Catalog in Existing and New Verticals

Written on December 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm, by

Led by Sageview Capital, financing was driven by award winning culture, proven student outcomes and explosive growth AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Aceable, the leader in digital high-stakes education, announced a $47 million Series B led by Sageview Capital. The funds will be used to expand the company’s national footprint, grow the team  Continue Reading »

Why We Invested in LeaseLock

Written on November 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm, by

Who Needs a Security Deposit? Too many of us are all too familiar with the burden of signing a new lease and its most dreaded sidekick, the security deposit. Just eleven days after I moved into my new apartment in the Pac Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, we met with LeaseLock, a startup that’s taking a  Continue Reading »

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads

Written on November 19, 2018 at 10:36 am, by

Putting a new spin on the term “digital nomad,” U.K. addressing platform what3words has partnered with Airbnb to list stays with Mongolian nomads. The startup’s simplified addressing system is being applied to help adventurous travelers “home share” with Dukha reindeer herders at their mountain camp where there aren’t any street names to anchor a trip. The partnership  Continue Reading »

SaaS Myths: #1 – Successful SaaS Companies Don’t Have Service Revenues (Part 3 of 3)

Written on November 9, 2018 at 2:47 pm, by

We’ve established in Parts 1 & 2, that professional services are a significant part of many successful SaaS company playbooks, and we have identified the scenarios where it’s important to build out a professional services capability. So, what now? What are the key components of these playbooks, that create a service offering effectively addressing the  Continue Reading »

Growing number of employers offering student loan repayment assistance

Written on November 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm, by

Nearly a third of workers say they’re distracted on the job by financial headaches and, for 44 million Americans, one burden is near the top of the debt heap. Consumers are facing over 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt. That’s a trillion with a ‘T’. Now, more employers are realizing they need to jump  Continue Reading »

Restaurant Reservations Tech Space Consolidates as Resy Buys Competitor Reserve

Written on November 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm, by

The hospitality tech space is contracting as two more startups that have emerged in the last few years are merging. Resy, which offers both restaurant management software and a consumer-facing restaurant reservation platform, announced on Monday that it is acquiring its competitor, Reserve, a dining reservations and recommendations site. The purchase is a considerable expansion  Continue Reading »

SaaS Myths (#1) — Great SaaS Companies Don’t Have Professional Services (Part 2 of 3)

Written on November 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm, by

In the first installment, we showed how professional services are a key component in most successful SaaS company playbooks. Mature SaaS companies derive almost 20% of revenues from professional services and invest almost 14% of total expenses (COGS + OPEX) in same. For early stage SaaS companies, it can be as much as 50% of  Continue Reading »

Carrum Health Expands into New England and New York Tri-State with Two New East Coast Centers of Excellence

Written on October 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm, by

Award-winning Bundled Payment Platform Continues National Expansion to Satisfy Increasing Demand from Self-Insured Employers SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carrum Health, the next-generation Center of Excellence (COE) platform for self-insured employers, today announced that the company has added two esteemed East Coast hospitals as COEs: Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) at Saint Francis Hospital  Continue Reading »

Aceable Announces Georgia Expansion

Written on October 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm, by

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This week, Aceable — the mobile education platform and creators of the first state-approved drivers ed app — announced its expansion into the state of Georgia. Effective today, all driving students in the state of Georgia can fulfill their classroom requirement on a mobile app. The curriculum is designed to  Continue Reading »

Shell Picks a Digital Platform to Build Its AI Future Upon

Written on October 19, 2018 at 2:48 pm, by

Alisa Choong, the chief information officer at Shell, recently told several hundred oil and gas professionals that, “Digitization is about making the right choices.” Speaking on a panel at SPE’s Annual Technology Conference and Exhibition in Dallas last month, Choong shared that Shell has made one of those choices by signing a 3-year deal to  Continue Reading »

Zebit Secures Up To $75 Million In Debt Financing From Route 66 Ventures

Written on October 11, 2018 at 8:09 pm, by

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Zebit, an e-commerce marketplace and custom credit solution that services 175 million underserved consumers who value the proposition of buy now, pay over time at 0% interest without a credit check, today announced a new partnership with Route 66 Ventures, a private investment firm that provides venture capital and  Continue Reading »

Amplero Named a Cool Vendor in AI for Marketing by Gartner

Written on October 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm, by

Leading analyst firm recognizes Amplero for innovation in AI Marketing SEATTLE, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amplero, the AI Marketing Hub that allows marketers to build lasting customer relationships at a scale not humanly possible, today announced that it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor based on the October 1, 2018 report titled, “Cool Vendors  Continue Reading »

LeaseLock Integrates with Yardi to Accelerate Nationwide Rollout with Top Multifamily Clients

Written on October 10, 2018 at 7:31 pm, by

The integration allows properties to instantly replace all security deposits with a low monthly fee MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LeaseLock, the only provider of a nationwide A-rated lease insurance program that replaces security deposits in rental housing, today announced that it has completed the integration of its pure insurance solution  Continue Reading »

Daring, lion, race: How one startup is trying to simplify location

Written on October 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm, by

What3Words has divided the world into 57 trillion squares with a unique three-word address, giving four billion people an address and making sure pizzas can be delivered to even the most remote areas. What do the words ‘daring’, ‘lion’ and ‘race’ have in common? They will lead you to a very particular three metre by  Continue Reading »

Vlocity Named to Forbes Cloud 100 List for Second Consecutive Year

Written on September 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm, by

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For the second year in a row, Vlocity, Inc., a leading industry cloud software company, has been named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. Vlocity’s industry  Continue Reading »

Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks

Written on September 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm, by

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by cofounder and CEO of Clover Health Vivek Garipalli to discuss how he overcame those who underestimated him, the power of taking risks when you’re young, and what he learned from buying a hospital and going into the health care business. Read the full article and listen to the  Continue Reading »

This Startup Slices the World Into 57 Trillion Squares

Written on September 5, 2018 at 11:46 am, by

Many places lack a system for addresses. What3Words’ solution is to give every spot a three-word designation. The 30,000 residents of Tzaneen, South Africa, live in stately homes and compact cottages on the town’s wide boulevards and tidy streets. But in the surrounding area, more than 400,000 others inhabit mud huts, one-room cinder block bungalows, or ramshackle  Continue Reading »

Clover Health Announces Major Expansion with Plans to Enter Six New Markets in 2019

Written on August 29, 2018 at 3:29 pm, by

Innovative Medicare Advantage Program Coming to Camden, Charleston, El Paso, Nashville, Philadelphia and Tucson This Fall Clover Enters Strategic Partnership with International Insurer to Deploy Proprietary Artificial Intelligence Health Platform SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Clover Health, a healthcare company using technology to improve medical outcomes, today announced a significant national expansion by  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT inks Google Cloud Platform pact, now has big three cloud providers

Written on August 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm, by

The partnership with Google means C3 IoT can now run on top of AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. C3 IoT and Google Cloud have partnered on artificial intelligence and Internet of things deployments. With the Google Cloud partnership, C3 IoT can run on the big three infrastructure as a service players. C3 IoT  Continue Reading »

How Trulia, ZipRecruiter, Salesforce, and Amplero use AI to power product recommendations

Written on August 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm, by

Amazon. Netflix. Recommendations are core to some of the web’s most popular platforms, and artificial intelligence helps drive them. And it’s good for more than just queuing up gift ideas and movies. Today at VentureBeat’s Transform 2018 conference, Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology at VentureBeat, spoke with Ryan Eberhard, vice president of product at ZipRecruiter; Armita  Continue Reading »

What3words changed how we map the world. And it didn’t stop there

Written on August 18, 2018 at 4:36 pm, by

UK startup what3words translates addresses into more than 26 languages, so that they sound just as natural in English, Thai or Swahili How do you translate an address into 26 languages so that it sounds perfectly natural in each one? London-based startup what3words has given every location on Earth a three-word English address; now, it’s  Continue Reading »

Tech Legend, C3 IoT CEO Tom Siebel, Pays Staff To Upskill

Written on August 17, 2018 at 4:16 pm, by

Over the past couple of years I’ve covered automation and skills extensively.  For instance, it’s pretty well established now that attempts at digital transformation are being held back by a shortage of digital skills.  This is especially so with AI-based transformation, with many companies desperate to do something with AI, but few, if any, advancing  Continue Reading »

Ritual CEO Shares Why No Amount of Money Can Guarantee Success

Written on August 17, 2018 at 8:31 am, by

There is no set recipe for success. “You can actually have all the money in the world, and it doesn’t guarantee success.” In this video, Ritual co-founder and CEO Ray Reddy tells Entrepreneur Network partner MaRS Discovery District everything you might need to create a great product and a successful business. Reddy says it takes  Continue Reading »

Lonely Planet adopts What3words geocoded addresses to find places using just 3 words

Written on July 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm, by

Armed with nothing more than Google Maps and a trusty old travel guide, navigating as a tourist in 2018 is a fairly painless experience. But what if the place you’re visiting doesn’t have a reliable or consistent address system? This is a problem that London-based startup What3words has been addressing, so to speak, with a  Continue Reading »

Olono Selected for Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem

Written on June 22, 2018 at 9:21 am, by

Sales Activity Automation leader to showcase sales effectiveness solution at Oracle Startup Ecosystem Launch in Austin  AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2018—Olono, a leader in sales activity automation, today announced it has been accepted into the Oracle Scaleup program and will showcase its Sales Activity Automation solution at Oracle’s Startup Ecosystem Grand Launch on Friday, June 22, 2018  Continue Reading »

Carrum Health Expands Bundled Payment Offerings through Partnerships with Leading Centers of Excellence Hoag Orthopedic Institute and Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Written on June 19, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

Health Care Centers of Excellence Platform Now Offering More Procedures and Improved Geographic Access for California Employers SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carrum Health, the next-generation Center of Excellence platform for self-insured employers, today announced the addition of two new Centers of Excellence, Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center in Orange County, and Providence Saint John’s Health Center  Continue Reading »

Vlocity Launches New Program to Enable Partners to Advance Industry Solutions on Salesforce

Written on June 11, 2018 at 10:21 am, by

Industry-Specific Program Enables Accelerated Growth Opportunities Across the Salesforce Ecosystem for Consulting, System Integration and Technology Partners SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vlocity, Inc., a leading industry cloud software company, announced today the official launch of the Vlocity Industry Partner (VIP) program worldwide. The new program provides growth opportunities and industry-specific services to support consulting firms,  Continue Reading »

Olono Named ‘Hot Vendor’ in Sales Engagement by Aragon Research

Written on June 7, 2018 at 11:55 am, by

Vendors selected for the “Hot Vendor” report are noteworthy, visionary, and innovative AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Olono, the leader in sales activity automation, today announced it has been included as a “Hot Vendor” in the “Hot Vendors in Sales Engagement, 2018“1 report by Aragon Research, Inc. Deployed in minutes, Olono helps B2B sales teams immediately  Continue Reading »

Student loan benefits poised to take off

Written on June 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm, by

Saddled with about $30,000 of student loan debt and lower wages than their parents were making at their age, millennials and Gen Z are forgoing traditional saving strategies to tackle existing debt. The changing workforce demographic has created a new protocol for HR departments to follow, which includes updating the benefits package to resonate with younger employees.  Continue Reading »

Order-ahead app Ritual picks up $70M to rethink the social office lunch break

Written on June 6, 2018 at 10:23 am, by

While DoorDash,  Postmates  and other apps are looking to reimagine what the food delivery experience looks like, Ray Reddy says he wants to figure out what the next generation of a food court looks like. Sort of. Reddy’s startup, Ritual, aims to remake the whole process of leaving your office and walking around five minutes to a nearby deli  Continue Reading »

Clover Health Wins 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award

Written on June 6, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market, today announced the results of its 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program, showcasing technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in medical and health related technology solutions across the globe. The MedTech  Continue Reading »

TomTom Partners with what3words to Make Finding an Exact Location Easier

Written on June 6, 2018 at 9:40 am, by

Many people has experienced having a package delivered to the wrong address or an Uber driver dropping you off at the wrong location a few doors away. The problem is that street addresses are often not precise enough, and they don’t exist in parks or other rural areas. In a recent survey of new car  Continue Reading »

Land Rover and What3words put a remote Scottish island on the map, literally

Written on June 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm, by

Giving simple three-word addresses to remote homes will enable emergency response teams to find them much more quickly, should need arise. Living in a deeply rural area can have all kinds of unforeseen challenges, one of which is explaining to emergency services where you live if you need an ambulance. This has been a real  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT Announces Record Fiscal Year 2018 Results

Written on May 30, 2018 at 12:47 pm, by

May 30, 2018  REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, C3 IoT, the leading AI and IoT software platform for digital transformation, reported record fiscal year results. In the fiscal year that ended April 30, 2018: Revenue increased 60% year over year. Bookings grew 130% year over year. Global workforce doubled. Geographic presence expanded with  Continue Reading »

Olono Named One of the Hottest Startups by Austin Chamber & SXSW

Written on May 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm, by

AUSTIN, Texas – May 25, 2018 – Olono, the leader in sales activity automation, was recognized as one of Austin’s most innovative startups during the 2018 A-List Awards Ceremony, presented by Austin Chamber and South by Southwest Interactive. Now in its eighth year, the A-List highlights Austin’s most promising and cutting-edge innovators and startups to support the addition  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT Named to 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

Written on May 25, 2018 at 9:59 am, by

C3 IoT, the AI and IoT software platform for digital transformation, today announced it was recognized in the sixth annual CNBC Disruptor 50 list, a list of the most ambitious and innovative companies representing breakthrough ideas from all over the world. “This recognition from CNBC is a testament to the C3 IoT team’s unwavering dedication  Continue Reading »

Olono Introduces Mobile Sales Activity Automation for B2B Reps

Written on May 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm, by

AUSTIN, Texas – May 9, 2018 – (Newswire.com) Olono, the leader in sales activity automation, today released Olono Mobile, making it easier than ever for on-the-go field sales reps to take action and move deals forward. Now available on iOS, Olono Mobile automates CRM data entry and allows reps to take action on any deal—including adding and updating contacts, roles, close dates, deal  Continue Reading »

Clover Health Launches New In-Home Primary Care Program Supported by Genomic Testing Capabilities

Written on May 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm, by

Clover partners with YouScript to deliver free gene-informed medication management for in-home primary care members to reduce adverse drug interactions SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Clover Health, a healthcare company using data and technology to fill gaps in care and improve health outcomes, has launched an in-home primary care program equipped with genomic testing integration capabilities  Continue Reading »

LeaseLock Secures $10 Million Series A Financing Round Led By Wildcat Venture Partners

Written on April 30, 2018 at 8:29 am, by

Insurtech product for rental housing seeks to aggressively accelerate enterprise sales, technology integration, and execution of product roadmap LOS ANGELES, CA – April 30th, 2018 – LeaseLock, a new insurance technology product for the rental housing market, announced it has completed a $10 million Series A round of financing. Wildcat Venture Partners led the investment  Continue Reading »

Trendy new office perk seeks to make Bay Area more affordable

Written on April 30, 2018 at 8:16 am, by

Sexy office perks like free food, gym classes and tropical retreats are so last year. These days, a growing number of companies are offering employees a more practical incentive — helping them pay off their student loans. San Mateo-based Coupa Software this year rolled out a new program that contributes $50 a month toward eligible  Continue Reading »

Tom Siebel Is Both Delighted and Worried about AI

Written on April 23, 2018 at 8:06 am, by

“Have you ever ridden in a self-driving car?” Tom Siebel asks me, over a lunch of grilled salmon and tuna Niçoise in midtown Manhattan. Siebel has never ridden in one himself. “I wouldn’t get in one,” he says, shaking his head about the prospect of autonomous vehicles. That is despite the fact that Siebel has based the  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate AI in the Enterprise

Written on April 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm, by

C3 IoT Platform to increase customer value, provide more intelligent business solutions with Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud provider April 10, 2018  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C3 IoT and Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday a strategic partnership to deliver new technology developments and go-to-market initiatives that accelerate enterprise AI and IoT application development. As  Continue Reading »

Why I joined GreenFig as CEO: Skilling learners for the digital economy

Written on April 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm, by

Businesses across the globe are struggling to keep up with the pace of change and customer demands as the digital transformation rewrites the rules on everything from how products are designed, built and distributed to how they’re marketed, sold, and serviced. There has been an explosion in technology – a digital big bang – and  Continue Reading »

What3Words CMO: tech companies can (and should) make money and do good

Written on March 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm, by

One of the biggest running jokes in tech is the ‘we want to change the world for the better’ trope coming from Silicon Valley companies. With Facebook changing its entire mission statement to be about changing the world for the better, it seems like an ideal time to question whether a tech company can truly  Continue Reading »

Ritual is Adding a Social Element to Mobile Ordering

Written on February 20, 2018 at 9:41 am, by

David Grossman has long wanted people to place orders at his store before they arrived, even before the technology existed to enable this to happen. “I created a card that I would put on every order ticket that said ‘skip the line and order online,’ ” said Grossman, who has worked for Freshii, opening stores  Continue Reading »

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It’s Often Overlooked)

Written on February 15, 2018 at 7:43 am, by

CREDIT: Getty Images The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they’d like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar stores. While buyers are happier than ever, traditional retailers are suffering – they’ve lost 25% of operating earnings as a percent of  Continue Reading »

PODCAST: Billionaire Tom Siebel On How A Near-Fatal Elephant Attack Inspired His Life And Business

Written on February 13, 2018 at 8:10 am, by

In 2009 Tom Siebel, the billionaire tech founder and philanthropist, was on safari in the Serengeti with his family when an elephant attacked. Siebel, who started both Siebel Systems and C3 IoT, survived–just barely. Since the 2009 attack, he has undergone nearly 20 surgeries to save his leg (which was just about torn off.) It was a  Continue Reading »

GreenFig is helping Bridge The Skills Gap For Veterans

Written on February 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm, by

Our Student Stories blog series highlights the experiences of GreenFig students currently enrolled in our Digital Marketing Science course.  Here, we’ll introduce you to several current students, find out what drove them to GreenFig, what skills they’re developing right now, and what they aim to achieve with their microdegree from GreenFig. Bridging the skills gap  Continue Reading »

Tuition.io helps Baby boomers increasingly interested in tuition benefits

Written on February 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm, by

Advisers have discovered a surprising new audience for benefits that payoff student loans: Older workers with children still in college. Due to the rising cost of college — where the average person with a four-year undergraduate degree graduates with $70,000 in debt — tuition benefit experts say workers are signing up for tuition payment programs  Continue Reading »

What3Words on The Business Breakfast Podcast

Written on January 24, 2018 at 2:08 pm, by

Tom Blaksley, Head of Partnerships for Middle East at What3Words, explains why using a new word-based address system can complement mapping technology – and why they’re being included in Mercedes’ new vehicles. The Business Breakfast with Brandy Scott, Malcolm Taylor and Richard Dean

Vlocity Receives Significant Industry Awards Recognized by Forbes, GLOTEL, Salesforce and…

Written on January 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm, by

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vlocity, Inc.,a leading industry cloud software company, today announced that in recent months the company and Vlocity customers have received several prestigious global awards for successfully delivering omnichannel, industry-specific applications. Built on Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, Vlocity enables digital transformation, exceptional business agility and enhanced customer  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT, an almost failed startup founded by a colorful billionaire who was trampled by an elephant, has raised another $100 million

Written on January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm, by

C3 IoT has raised $100 million from investors that include U2 singer Bono and movie mogul Jeff Skoll. C3 IoT was founded by billionaire Tom Siebel right before he was attacked by an elephant. As Siebel wheel-chaired himself to meetings, his company nearly died. He pivoted, restructured, and this round of funding is another triumph  Continue Reading »

tuition.io named a 2018 startup to watch by Built In LA

Written on January 16, 2018 at 9:35 am, by

Built In LA’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018 tuition.io While tech companies all over LA offer a list of impressive perks, it’s becoming more evident that as helpful a 401(k) might be, it’s the student loans that are really dragging millennials down. Headquartered on the Third Street Promenade, Tuition.io has created a platform designed to help companies  Continue Reading »

What3Words on TWIT BITS

Written on January 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm, by

On The New Screen Savers, Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ talk with Chris Sheldrick, Co-founder & CEO of what3words.com. His company mapped the entire planet using three unique word combinations for every three square meter parcel. Find out how this all started and why Mercedes-Benz bought 10% of the company.

Carrum Health is Getting Bundled Payments to Small Employers

Written on January 6, 2018 at 9:05 am, by

Bundled payments may work well for large organizations with bargaining power, but they’re not as easy to put in place for smaller companies. Sach Jain, founder and CEO of Carrum Health, wondered why that was the case. In searching for the answer to that question, he found the underpinning for his company. Carrum Health aggregates  Continue Reading »

CB Insights Unveils Second Annual AI 100 Companies at A-ha!

Written on December 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm, by

Amplero Named to the 2018 AI 100, Highlighting Advancements in the Humanization of Brand and Consumer Relationships Through Artificial Intelligence Marketing SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CB Insights today named Amplero to the prestigious AI 100, a select group of promising private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal will reveal the full list  Continue Reading »

Ritual Social Ordering App Launches Nationwide in the United States

Written on December 12, 2017 at 8:39 am, by

Former Google Product Leads Tackle Local Commerce in Metro Markets, Raised $57.5 Million Total in Series A from Greylock Partners and Series B from Insight Ventures San Francisco, CA — December 12, 2017 — Ritual, a social ordering app that connects users to their favorite local eateries, today announced it launched nationally in the U.S.  Continue Reading »

Mercedes-Benz will use What3words geocoding system to help drivers navigate to any point on Earth

Written on December 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm, by

Mercedes-Benz has announced a new navigation feature is coming to its cars next year, one that’s designed to help drivers find their way to very precise points on the planet that are difficult to find through conventional directions. While many of the places you’ll ever want to visit are easy to find through a quick  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT CEO and Industry vet Tom Siebel: Big tech trends are a means to an AI end

Written on December 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm, by

Even digital transformation rookies know that big data is the guiding principal of digital business — or was, at least. Now the big data noise has largely harmonized into a signal: artificial intelligence. If AI is the evolution of big data, do businesses now just follow the AI trail straight to the digital, data-driven promised land? The hype  Continue Reading »

Vlocity Named a Winner of the 2017 BIG Awards for Business

Written on December 5, 2017 at 9:02 am, by

Vlocity Wins Case Study of the Year with TELUS in the Business Intelligence Group Big Awards for Business. This diverse industry awards program offers companies, their products, their people and their solutions a chance to be globally recognized by panels of business veterans and leaders.  The 2017 BIG Awards for Business honor companies of various sizes (start-up, small, large) across all  Continue Reading »

What3Words named as one of The Virgin Media Business Disruptor 10

Written on December 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm, by

Virgin Media Business today revealed the ten most disruptive British companies, in partnership with Fast Track. Published in the 21st annual edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, the ten companies are recognised for having a business model, product or service on the cusp of creating a new market, or transforming existing markets.  Continue Reading »

GreenFig Co-Founder, Cari Baldwin, named 1 of the most influential women in B2B Marketing Technology

Written on November 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm, by

Women are leading the game in almost every walk of life. Irrespective of the industry they work for; women have excelled because of their dedication & multitasking skills. Though men are of equal caliber, yet women in B2B Marketing technology have made their presence felt with their work. You must be thinking why this article  Continue Reading »