Enterprise 2.0 News

26.01.2023
Berlin-based startup Kittl has raised €10.8M Series A for its design platform that it claims allows people to “easily turn ideas into graphic products.” Kittl allows users to create professional-grade designs fast and easily by removing the barrier of a tough learning curve. Its features are designed to make complex design processes simple and accessible with a few clicks. Kittl's competitors either focus on basic tools that only allow a small range of creative freedom, or they take a lot of training and practice to get good at. Notably, given that AI is probably going to replace a lot of these tools fairly soon, Kittl plans to double down on existing AI and machine learning efforts.
25.01.2023
Wafeq, a startup that provides accounting and e-invoicing SaaS solution focused on clients in UAE and Saudi Arabia, has raises $3M. Wafeq is a ratified provider in Saudi Arabia, and the UAE (e-invoicing is not mandatory there yet). The startup is in the process of seeking approval from the Egyptian Tax Authority too. Alameddine said the North African country offers massive opportunities for the startup as it is home to millions of small medium businesses.
19.01.2023
Scrintal, a visual note-taking and collaboration tool, has raises $1M. The Sweden-based company’s product combines visual canvases with documentation to help professionals and teams go from idea to presentable work on the same screen — think Miro meets Notion meets a slew of other tools companies use to keep their knowledge in one place and their projects pointed more or less in the right direction. Scrintal provides a place to quickly put any-and-every-thing, then, easily find & make sense of it later. It makes mundane parts of writing quick & easy, so you can focus more on being creative and clear.
17.01.2023
CloseFactor, a platform that aims to harvest actionable information about companies from disparate sources has raises $15.2M. Built to harness the vast potential in automating manual research by employing machine learning techniques at scale, CloseFactor helps business-to-business sales and marketing teams identify the right target accounts to go after — including the right people at those accounts — so go-to-market teams have the blueprint to execute their strategy and hit their goals. CloseFactor identifies different accounts by analyzing attributes across closed won deals (deals in the final stage of the sales cycle), sales strategies and CloseFactor’s own data to identify an ideal customer profile and how many accounts fit that definition. On top of that, CloseFactor segments accounts by those readiest to buy by curating insights, including hiring trends and new projects or initiatives a target business is undergoing.
20.12.2022
Twitter launched “Blue for Business” last week alongside relaunching Twitter Blue. With Blue for Business, Twitter is also providing an additional badge, that helps organizations identify brands and people associated with it. Those with Blue for Business will also get a small badge next to their profile display name, establishing to others that they work with the said organization. Brands, media houses and others now have a square profile picture, instead of the round one, making another clearer distinction. But it’s not clear if the square profile picture is a part of the Blue for Business package.
19.12.2022
Mangomint, the SaaS tool that strives to streamline the booking experience for the beauty industry, which includes everything from spas and massage parlors to piercing and tattoo studios, has raised $13 million Series A. Mangomint recently surpassed 200,000 monthly appointments across more than 1,000 locations in Canada and the U.S., spurred by user growth during the pandemic. Mangomint is an OS for salons and spas that automates booking, point-of-sale, employee payroll and customer relationship management. After the customer call, its software automatically sends a text message to the customers, who will then click on a booking link to submit their credit card information — which can be auto-filled if they have it stored on their phones.
16.12.2022
Apple has announced its so-called Figma Whiteboard competitor called Freeform. While Figma is for people who might already have some design experience, Apple’s Freefrom app caters to all kinds of users who just want to dump their ideas with multiple media formats on a board. On the face of it, Freeform is just a large board with a grid that lets you put different things like text, images, videos, notes, objects, documents and more. Apple wants to provide users with an infinite board and basic tools that hardly requires onboarding. Most folks would have used some of these editing tools like Apple’s own apps like Photos and Notes. Freeform is not just a whiteboard for yourself, but it allows you to collaborate with your teammates too — as long as they are in the Apple ecosystem. You can share the link to your board with others through email, Slack or any other messaging app.
16.12.2022
New service TLDraw offers users a collaborative canvas without any login. TLDraw is pretty simple to use from the get-go. It’s a blank infinite canvas that lets you draw lines or objects, write text and insert media like images, videos or GIFs. What’s more, you can easily share this collaborative board with your colleagues through a link. If you don’t want anyone to change the board, you can also share a read-only link. This is like Google Docs, which lets you share the document both with multiple contributors and in a read-only mode. While TLDraw is available for all to use for free, the company also offers developer tools to integrate its canvas. Think of it as “Whiteboard-as-a-service.” Originally TLDraw was launched as an open source project by Steve Ruiz in 2021.

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