Enterprise 2.0 News

20.10.2021
Data is everywhere inside organizations, and employees are increasingly trying to find ways to put it to work to improve business outcomes. Hex, a startup that wants to simplify how data scientists and other employees gather and share data, has announced a $16 million Series A. Most data scientists work with their data in online notebooks like Jupyter, where they can build SQL queries and enter Python code to organize it, chart it and so forth. What Hex is doing is creating this super-charged notebook that lets you pull a data set from Snowflake or Amazon Redshift, work with and format the data in an easy way, then drag and drop components from the notebook page — maybe a chart or a data set — and very quickly build a kind of app that you can share with others.
20.10.2021
Stampli, a SaaS company that streamlines corporate invoice management, has announced the launch of Stampli Card. The idea here is that some corporations sign on with vendors who only accept, or prefer to accept, credit card payments. This can lead to something Stampli refers to as “shadow spend.” When a corporation pays a vendor through ACH or by check or even through a third-party payments service, there are usually pretty strict rules and procedures about how those invoices and payments are handled. When a vendor asks for credit payment, that can get thrown off. It can end up on an employee’s corporate card or something else without the same stringent processes, leading to a breakdown in the system.
20.10.2021
Enterprise engagement company Countable raised $12 million in Series A funding so that brands can more easily engage with customers, even in a way that shows a brand’s values and stance on issues. Here’s how it works: The company works with brands to establish the look of their site, including goals, timelines and feedback processes. After the site launches, brands can manage their audience of employees, consumers and partners. It can promote action items beyond a “like” button and leverage Countable’s “Causes” network of more than 190 million people. The company then provides analytics to the brand on how the community is growing and insights on driving revenue, retention and innovation. On the community side, members can engage with the brand, even record video testimonials and attend events around the cause.
19.10.2021
Zoho Learn is a new all-in-one knowledge and learning management solution to create, manage, and share organizational knowledge, curate training programs, evaluate the understanding of your learners, and analyze their progress with training materials. Using the service you can organize knowledge effectively, share knowledge with your peers, build simple and highly interactive courses with the drag and drop course builder, build quizzes with a wide range of question and answer types and grade your learners, track the performance and completion rates of individual learners to identify their overall involvement in the courses, Allow learners to share their expertise and contribute to a topic with lesson-based discussion boards. The pricing is based on the number of users in your organization and starts at $1/user/month.
19.10.2021
Electric, the maker of IT infrastructure software for SMBs, has raised $90 million Series D financing round. What Electric does for IT infrastructure is similar to what Justworks does for HR. Instead of an SMB hiring out a person or a department to handle the basics of IT, 90% of which is maintenance and compliance, Electric software handles distribution, maintenance and security for an organization. Before Electric, there were two options for SMBs: build out your own IT department, or use a local IT provider. Electric came on the scene and allowed an admin within the company to make sure all devices were up to date, secure and compliant, as well as issue new equipment and revoke permissions.
19.10.2021
SOC Prime, a startup that claims to have built the world’s largest threat detection marketplace, has secured $11 million in Series A funding. SOC Prime describes its Detection as Code platform as like “Spotify for cyber threats.” This curates threat detection content from nearly 400 researchers and allows you to pull it into your existing SIEM and XDR platforms. Currently, the platform is home to more than 130,000 detections aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, a curated knowledge base of known adversary threats, tactics and techniques.
19.10.2021
CoLab Software, which provides a web-based collaboration tool and issue-tracking platform for engineering teams, has raised $17 million in Series A funding. CoLab’s short-term goal is to allow engineers to focus on creating and building by making their work as automated as possible. The company is doing this by investing in real-time abilities that allow design and manufacturing teams to collaborate efficiently. The platform currently has three main features: Drive, Track and Reviews. The Drive feature lets users organize their work independently of their other file systems and share files securely. CoLab’s Track feature offers a bird’s-eye view of what’s happening within a team. Lastly, the Reviews feature lets users collaborate on designs, ranging from formal design reviews to informal peer checks.
19.10.2021
The market for corporate data privacy products is heating up, with Skyflow announcing a $45 million Series B. Skyflow offers an API-delivered service that stores personally identifying information (PII), among other sensitive data for customers. Skyflow, like many API-delivered companies, wants to take a hard problem and abstract it into a single developer hook. Or, more simply, Skyflow wants to handle all the difficult privacy, encryption and data issues of storing PII and other forms of potentially radioactive data for its customers. (Skyflow uses a zero-trust vault built with polymorphic encryption, in case you are curious.)

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