A Personal Shopper at Your Fingertips: How Reflektion is Tapping Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize E-Commerce

Sean Moran

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.

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Ragy Thomas on Making Customers Happy, Focusing on Culture and Taking a Contrarian Sales Stance

So you’re a software-as-a-service (SaaS) CEO who’s already developed a disruptive product with growing sales. This means you’re ready for the next stage of the SaaS entrepreneurial journey: Keeping customers satisfied, refining your sales model and building a robust culture to sustain revenue growth and, ultimately, build a category-defining enterprise. Read More


The Money In Open-Source Software

*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.

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Fast Data Will Revolutionize Cybersecurity in 2016

*This post originally appeared in Forbes


How could ordering a pizza take down a bank?

It’s frighteningly easy—and illustrates the need for faster, more-sophisticated technology to block the even more-pernicious cyber-security threats targeting big companies today.

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A Mantra for SaaS Success: “Triple, Triple, Double, Double, Double” (The SaaS Revolution Podcast)

What does success really look like when building a disruptive SaaS business? This is a question Neeraj Agrawal, a general partner at Battery Ventures, receives a lot.

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The Cyberheist – The Dangers of Losing Valuable IP, Not Just Personal Data, to Hackers

Today most people equate a data breach with the theft of personal identification, health or financial data—credit card numbers, banking details, social security numbers and more. No doubt this has been a profitable and common focus for cybercriminals. Such data are easily monetized, and a sizable dark market exists for selling them.

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Battery SaaS Success Database–Q4 2015 Update

Updated SaaS Success (002)

It’s time again to update our SaaS Success Database, our proprietary Battery list of private, public and acquired SaaS-company standouts.

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May the Marketing Force be With You, Says Battery to Vidyard

Yes—that is really Battery Ventures General Partner Michael Brown wearing a Jedi robe.

Brown donned the Star Wars-themed garb to play a role in a video released today by video-marketing company Vidyard* to mark its just-announced, $35 million Series C funding round led by Battery. The video depicts Brown as a Jedi knight who extends 35 million “galactic credits” to rebel Vidyardians intent on disrupting traditional sales and marketing techniques with new video tools and analytics.

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Why You Don’t Need Five Refrigerators: JFrog’s One-Stop Shop for Developers To Store Software “Packages” and Quickly Churn Out Software

Jfrog CEO

JFrog*, which makes widely used tools for software-development management and distribution, recently announced it had raised $50 million from investors including Battery Ventures. Here, Powered by Battery chats with Co-Founder and CEO Shlomi Ben Haim about the company’s technology, its role in the broader DevOps market and opportunities for growth.

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