Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

 Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million…

Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group

big data visualization Mattermark, the business intelligence site that pivoted out of YC-backed curation site Referly, is today announcing that it has raised a round of $6.5 million, funding that the startup will use the funding to build out its ambition to be a “B2B Google.” Read More

Profitable SaaS Startup Buffer Breaks Down How It Spends Its Revenue

 Buffer, a startup that provides social media management tools, today posted a breakdown of how its spends its revenue on salaries, servers and other expenses. The post is sufficiently detailed and worth examining, as it includes a number of data …

Gillmor Gang: Enterprise Edition

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Bruce Richardson, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 12, 2014 in Menlo Park, California at the Salesforce Analyst Summit 2014. Analysts and Salesforce executives discussed the Summit’s theme of Continuous Transformation for 2020. Read More

‘WhatsApp For the Workplace’ Cotap Adds Universal Chat Feature Accessible Via URLs

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 17.38.30 Cotap, the enterprise messaging app founded by ex-Yammer execs that bills itself as a ‘WhatsApp for the workplace’, has launched a new feature to expand the circle of people who use the app: it now lets others send messages to those users via a URL on, without having to download the app itself. It comes on the heels of a desktop app launch for the product in October that… Read More

Apple And IBM Launching First Apps From Their Partnership Today

apple-ibm Apple and IBM’s enterprise partnership is resulting in its first outward-facing software today, with new apps in IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS making their way to iPhones and iPads at partner enterprises. These include apps built for Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte, and they allow for various functions covering flight planning, financial advice, customer retention, government… Read More

Startup Opportunities Abound In The Age Of Infinite, Resilient, Immutable Infrastructure

 As we wind down 2014, a wave of innovation is sweeping infrastructure software and providing outsize opportunities for start-ups.
From the introduction of Amazon Web Services in 2006 and the beginning of infrastructure-as-a-service, to the unveil…

HashiCorp Announces New DevOps Management Tool And $10M In Funding

Two guys wearing DevOps Tshirts On the heels of closing a $10 million Series A funding, previously stealthy open source DevOps toolkit provider, HashiCorp, unveiled its new commercial offering that connects all of their open source products. Called Atlas, the new service provides a single place for developing, building, deploying and monitoring distributed applications. The funding was led by Mayfield with participation… Read More