Acceleprise Accelerator Aims $3.5M Fund At Early Stage Enterprise Apps

View of woman's legs pressing gas while shifting in a car. Acceleprise Ventures, a San Francisco-based incubator anchored by investor Sean Glass, announced a new $3.5 million fund with a pronounced enterprise app bent. It also announced 10 newly funded companies.
The company works with 8-12 pre-seed B2B companies per round to help them grow from acquiring their first customers “to building scalable and repeatable processes that can fuel… Read More

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Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

One hundred dollar bills sticking out of a shirt pocket. Rocana (formerly ScalingData) announced $15 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with General Catalyst Partners, Toba Capital and Paul Sagan (former chairman at Akamai and current executive in residence at General Catalyst) also contributing. This round brings the total raised to $19.4 million. Rocana aims to simplify and speed up how companies running large data center… Read More

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Airtable Launches Its API And Embedded Databases

airtable Two months after launching its unique organizational tool, Airtable is rolling out two new features that’ll make it easier to share your personal spreadsheet/database hybrids with others in a way they’ll find useful. In addition to sharing direct read or edit access to the relational databases you create in its app, Airtable is today letting you draw from the underlying data using… Read More

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Apple And IBM Team With Japan Post To Address The Needs Of An Aging Population

IBM - Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service Japan Post CEO Taizo Nishimuro was on-stage with Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty this morning to announce a new joint initiative and highlight some of the fruits of the IBM/Apple enterprise partnership. Through that partnership (which was announced last summer), IBM is developing software and support for large businesses, as well as helping to provision Apple hardware to… Read More

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Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

campusjob1 Nearly eight months after launching a platform to connect college students with local job opportunities, Campus Job has raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Box Group, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and others. Read More

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Microsoft Predicts Its Commercial Cloud Revenue Will Reach A $20B Run Rate In Its Fiscal 2018

msft-sun1 Microsoft announced today at its Build developer conference that during its fiscal 2018 — after the middle of 2017 for the rest of us — its commercial cloud revenue will hit a $20 billion run rate. That means that the products Microsoft lumps together as “commercial cloud” — Azure, Office 365 for corporations, etc. — will generate around $5 billion in… Read More

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Jive Chime Wants to Ring Slack’s Bell With New Real-Time Messaging App

Kind of bell you ring for service sitting on a desk. Jive Software announced the general release of Jive Chime today, a real-time messaging app that could well be a buzz across Slack’s bow — and an attempt to modernize an aging platform When Jive announced its business app strategy earlier this year, CTO Matt Tucker said it was about giving customers new ways to interact with Jive services. “We wanted to give more companies a… Read More

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Microsoft’s New Add-In Frameworks Let Developers Access Office’s Data Graph

2I8A9327 At its Build event in San Francisco, Microsoft just showed off its new add-in frameworks for Office that let developers build applications on top of the company’s productivity apps that will run everywhere Office does. Instead of siloing data off within its productivity suite, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Microsoft wants to “move to a semantically rich graph of data… Read More

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