Google made a series of announcements today at its Google Cloud Platform GCPNext event in San Francisco, and, notably, recently signed up Spotify to run on its platform.
As part of our SaaS Adventure series, focused on successful SaaS founders, we recently sat down with Peter Gassner, the CEO of Veeva. As many of our SaaS-focused readers likely know, Veeva was founded by Peter and Matt Wallach in 2007 to address the lack of purpose-built solutions in the cloud for the pharmaceutical industry.
In early March, top enterprise-technology executives gathered for a panel discussion at the Structure Data conference in San Francisco to discuss how to build thriving communities of open-source developers–and create commercially successful businesses at the same time.
Last week’s massive RSA conference in San Francisco plumbed many of today’s hot-button, cybersecurity issues, from encryption to malware to security threats posed by the newfangled “Internet of Things”. A roomful of executives active in the cybersecurity arena heard a related, but slightly different take on some of these topics last Tuesday at dinner hosted by Battery Ventures. Read More
In early March, Battery Ventures hosted a dinner in Tel Aviv focused on the emerging topic of “deep learning”, a more-complex version of “machine learning” that is more akin to true artificial intelligence. The participants–including executives from big companies and startups, as well as academics–discussed deep learning’s potential in industries as diverse as cybersecurity, agriculture and medicine.
Reflektion*–which delivers innovative “individualized commerce” technology for retailers–recently announced it has raised $18 million in Series B financing led by Battery Ventures. Here, Powered by Battery chats with CEO Sean Moran about the how the company is aiming to transform digital retail, partly by leveraging new types of artificial-intelligence technologies.
*This post originally appeared in TechCrunch
It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014.