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Profitable Australian DevOps startup Buildkite explains how its new $28 million in funding will let it spread the word about being ‘the best-kept secret in the developer tool space’

On Tuesday, the Australian DevOps startup Buildkite announced $US28 million in fresh funding, bringing its valuation to $US200 million. Buildkite builds continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools that help developers release code faster and more often, and it competes with Jenkins, CircleCI, Travis CI, and others. Buildkite CEO and […]
Profitable Australian DevOps startup Buildkite explains how its new $28 million in funding will let it spread the word about being ‘the best-kept secret in the developer tool space’
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Rippling CEO Parker Conrad just raised $145 million for his cloud HR startup which will help it outshine players in a hot market, including Zenefits, the company he cofounded but left amid scandal

Earlier this week, Parker Conrad, CEO and cofounder of hot startup Rippling, announced that the company had raised $US145 million in a Series B round led by Founders Fund. Rippling helps small businesses manage employee benefits and other needs. Notably, Rippling competes with Zenefits – the human resources startup that […]
Rippling CEO Parker Conrad just raised $145 million for his cloud HR startup which will help it outshine players in a hot market, including Zenefits, the company he cofounded but left amid scandal
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A former Google X employee just raised $21 million for his AI startup Streamlit, which is already being used by companies like Uber and Stitch Fix

On Tuesday, the artificial intelligence startup Streamlit announced it raised $US21 million in Series A funding. Streamlit CEO and co-founder Adrien Treuille first saw snags in building AI apps when he worked on projects like self-driving cars and Google Glass at Alphabet research subsidiary Google X, now known as X. […]
A former Google X employee just raised $21 million for his AI startup Streamlit, which is already being used by companies like Uber and Stitch Fix
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Two years ago Microsoft launched a special program to help startups get off the ground and use its cloud, and now it’s giving them access to two of its fastest growing apps

Microsoft for Startups is Microsoft’s program for enterprise startups that gives them access to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud, helps them sell to business customers and gives them access to Microsoft’s customer base. On Thursday, Microsoft for Startups announced it will give startups access to GitHub Enterprise and Microsoft Power Platform. […]
Two years ago Microsoft launched a special program to help startups get off the ground and use its cloud, and now it’s giving them access to two of its fastest growing apps
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New data security startup Open Raven just launched out of stealth to tackle the next big security challenge: helping companies find where their data actually is and preventing the next big data breach

On Tuesday, the data security startup Open Raven launched out of stealth with $US4.1 million in seed funding. Open Raven builds software that helps companies find where data is stored, protects it, and alerts security teams about exposure. Several startups have changed how their software can be used because of […]
New data security startup Open Raven just launched out of stealth to tackle the next big security challenge: helping companies find where their data actually is and preventing the next big data breach
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These Berkeley PhD students and the co-founder of buzzy $6.2 billion Databricks are tackling the next really hard problem for big data programmers

On Tuesday, the startup Anyscale announced it raised $US20.6 million in series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Anyscale was built from the open source project Ray, a distributed computing project that allows people to run large scale applications across many computers. Anyscale was started by University of California,Berkeley graduate […]
These Berkeley PhD students and the co-founder of buzzy $6.2 billion Databricks are tackling the next really hard problem for big data programmers
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These twin sisters graduated Stanford and went straight to Silicon Valley’s hottest startup incubator. Now, they have raised $2.5 million to build software that helps companies hire more diverse teams.

On Thursday, the hiring software startup Searchlight announced it raised a $US2.5 million seed round led by Accel. Searchlight was founded by twin sisters Kerry and Anna Wang, twin sisters who graduated Stanford last year and went to the famed startup incubator Y Combinator this year. They say that employers […]
These twin sisters graduated Stanford and went straight to Silicon Valley’s hottest startup incubator. Now, they have raised $2.5 million to build software that helps companies hire more diverse teams.
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The CEO of Workato explains how a game to teach kids to code inspired his team to go from working out of his house to winning a new $70 million investment

On Monday, the automation startup Workato announced it raised $US70 million in series C funding led by Redpoint Ventures. Workato creates integration software that helps apps “talk” with each other, and automates repetitive tasks. It’s used by customers like Slack and Broadcom. Workato CEO and founder Vijay Tella says that […]
The CEO of Workato explains how a game to teach kids to code inspired his team to go from working out of his house to winning a new $70 million investment
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A quantum computing startup that spun out of a Harvard lab just came out of stealth mode with $2.7 million in seed funding from investors like Samsung

On Wednesday, the quantum computing startup Aliro Technologies announced it raised $US2.7 million in seed funding from investors including Samsung Next. Aliro spun out of a Harvard University lab, creating tools that make it easier for developers to write software to run on quantum computers without worrying about setting up […]
A quantum computing startup that spun out of a Harvard lab just came out of stealth mode with $2.7 million in seed funding from investors like Samsung
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Startup founders who sold their last 3 companies just got $28 million for a fourth, to build a business from a popular project started by Google and Netflix engineers

On Thursday, Armory announced it closed $US28 million in series B funding. Armory builds commercial features for Spinnaker, an open source project started by Netflix and Google engineers that helps engineers test and release software to the cloud faster and more often. Armory CEO Daniel Rubén Odio says many companies […]
Startup founders who sold their last 3 companies just got $28 million for a fourth, to build a business from a popular project started by Google and Netflix engineers