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Fylamynt raises $6.5M for its cloud workflow automation platform

Fylamynt raises .5M for its cloud workflow automation platform Fylamynt, a new service that helps businesses automate their cloud workflows, today announced both the official launch of its platform as well as a $6.5 million seed round. The funding round was led by Google’s AI-focused Gradient Ventures fund. Mango Capital and Point72 […]

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Cisco acquires PortShift to raise its game in DevOps and Kubernetes security

Cisco acquires PortShift to raise its game in DevOps and Kubernetes security Cisco is making another acquisition to expand its reach in security solutions, this time specifically targeting DevOps and the world of container management. It is acquiring PortShift, an Israeli startup that has built a Kubernetes-native security platform. Terms of the […]

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Box CEO Aaron Levie says thrifty founders have more control

Box CEO Aaron Levie says thrifty founders have more control Once upon a time, Box’s Aaron Levie was just a guy with an idea for a company: 15 years ago as a USC student, he conceived of a way to simply store and share files online. It may be hard to recall, […]

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Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera portfolio even smarter

Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera portfolio even smarter As the Internet of Things, proliferates, security cameras are getting smarter. Today, these devices have machine learning capability that help the camera automatically identify what it’s looking at — for instance an animal or a human intruder? Today, Cisco announced that […]

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If you want to see more people of color in VC, “look to the people at the top,” says Lo Toney

If you want to see more people of color in VC, “look to the people at the top,” says Lo Toney Last week, we suggested that for a truly diverse venture industry, the limited partners who provide investing capital to VCs — institutions like universities and hospital systems — need to start […]

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Cisco to acquire internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes

Cisco to acquire internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes When Cisco bought AppDynamics in 2017 for $3.7 billion just before the IPO, the company sent a clear signal it wanted to move beyond its pure network hardware roots into the software monitoring side of the equation. Yesterday afternoon the company announced it intends to […]

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Looking back at Zoom’s ascent a year after it filed to go public

Looking back at Zoom’s ascent a year after it filed to go public Zoom, a video chat service then popular with corporations, filed to go public on March 22, 2019. Best known in venture and corporate circles, Zoom was far from a household name at the time. However, the groundwork for its […]

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Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership

Smart TV hub Solaborate secures M Series A and a go-to-market partnership When siblings Labinot and Mimoza Bytyqi fled the war in Kosovo in 1999, arriving as refugees on the West Coast of the US, they would have had no idea they’d go on to launch a technology company together. But as […]

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Nigeria is becoming Africa’s unofficial tech capital

Nigeria is becoming Africa’s unofficial tech capital Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing tech markets and Nigeria is becoming its unofficial capital. While the West African nation is commonly associated with negative cliches around corruption and terrorism — which persist as serious problems, and influenced the Trump administration’s recent restrictions […]

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Identifying opportunities in today’s saturated cybersecurity market

Identifying opportunities in today’s saturated cybersecurity market Yoav Leitersdorf is the founder of YL Ventures, a 12-year-old, Mill Valley, California.-based seed-stage venture firm that invests narrowly in Israeli cybersecurity startups and closed its fourth fund with $120 million in capital commitments last summer — a vehicle that brings the capital it now […]

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