The SaaS gold rush will become the ‘Hunger Games’

The SaaS gold rush will become the ‘Hunger Games’

For investors, the next 5 years won’t be as easy as the last 10 Rory O’Driscoll 7 hours Rory O’Driscoll Contributor Enterprise software investor Rory O’Driscoll led Scale Venture Partners’ investments in Box, DocuSign, ExactTarget, and Omniture, and currently invests in AI-powered business applications and automation technologies. More posts by Read more…

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

America has an addiction problem. It’s a problem that serial entrepreneur Josh Bruno has seen first hand. And it’s why he’s launched a new company called Path, which pitches access to specialized substance addiction treatment professionals as an employee health benefit, to do something about it. “I have unfortunately lost Read more…

Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding

Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding

Pensando, an edge computing startup founded by former Cisco engineers, came out of stealth mode today with an announcement that it has raised a $145 million Series C. The company’s software and hardware technology, created to give data centers more of the flexibility of cloud computing servers, is being positioned Read more…

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy

Over the past few years, gig economy companies and the treatment of their labor force has become a hot button issue for public and private sector debate. At our recent annual Disrupt event in San Francisco, we dug into how founders, companies and the broader community can play a positive Read more…

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Contentstack raises $31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform

Contentstack, a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $31.5 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital also participated in this round. The company says that it saw its revenue grow by 4x Read more…

A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls

A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls

A team of security researchers found they could tap into Webex and Zoom video meetings because many weren’t protected with a code. Researchers at Cequence, a startup focused on protecting applications from scraping and account takeovers, programmed a bot to cycle through lists of valid meeting IDs and get access Read more…

Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

Workplace collaboration software business Slack (NYSE: WORK) has added Sheila Jordan, a senior vice president and chief information officer of Symantec, as an independent member of its board of directors. The hiring comes three months after the business completed a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Jordan, responsible Read more…

Apple exec Susan Prescott is coming TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

Apple exec Susan Prescott is coming TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of markets, apps and services, has been at Apple since 2003. She worked with the company’s mythical co-founder Steve Jobs, and has witnessed such milestones as the launch of the iPhone and the iPad. Susan will be coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise in San Francisco Read more…

How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

Shay Hershkovitz Contributor At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he transformation of the American intelligence community must be a revolution rather than an evolution. The community must be innovative and flexible, capable of rapidly Read more…