Gary Hoberman spent decades in the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies as a technology leader: CIO at MetLife, MD at Citi and years on Wall Street building technology solutions to business challenges. He kept running into the same barrier. Traditional software development methods – using custom code and accepting all the costs, complexities and delays that come with it – were stifling the business. This led him to found Unqork, the no-code application development platform for building enterprise solutions. Hoberman shares more about the impressive growth in the popularity of no-code platforms, expanding Unqork’s team by 150 in the midst of the pandemic, and the company’s recent $207M funding round from investors that include BlackRock, Eldridge, Fin Venture Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, Sunley House Capital Management, CapitalG, Goldman Sachs, Broadridge Financial Solutions, and Aquiline Technology Growth.
Brendan Hannigan and Sandy Bird are repeat entrepreneurs. They founded Q1 Labs, a company they started, scaled, and sold to IBM for ~$600M. The duo is now building Sonrai Security, an enterprise identity and data governance platform for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes. Hannigan joined AlleyWatch to share more about the company, the process of fundraising, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Menlo Ventures, Polaris Partners, and Ten Eleven Ventures.
The pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for business development professionals who have had to find new ways of meeting prospects outside of conferences, in-person meetings, and other traditional methods. Grata has built the first search engine of small and mid-sized companies for recruiting, banking, and private equity professionals. Unlike a traditional Google search or legacy databases, instantly reveals companies by strategic fit, whether that be by what they do, how they’re positioned, or the markets they target. CEO and Cofounder Andrew Bocskocsky shares more about how Grata is transforming prospecting, the company’s seed round from investors that include Bling Capital. Accomplice, and Alumni Ventures Group, and much much more…
Dataiku is a leading global enterprise AI company that weaves AI into everyday operations at some of the largest companies like BNP Paribas, GE Aviation, Sephora, and more. Now more than ever before, companies need to harness Enterprise AI as a widespread organizational asset instead of siloing it into a specific team or role. VP of Finance Ed Bush shares more on Dataiku’s mission to make AI ubiquitous for enterprise companies, the company’s future plans, and recent funding round from investors that include Stripes, Tiger Global Management, Battery Ventures, CapitalG, Dawn Capital, FirstMark Capital, and ICONIQ.
A recent survey found that most large companies use an average of 129 apps – that’s up nearly 70 percent in four years. As technology and apps get added to the stack, the process of finding information becomes difficult and tedious. Onna is the knowledge sharing and search platform that enables enterprises to access the information they need through its open API that integrates with the most widely-used apps. CEO Salim Elkhou walks us through how Onna is powering knowledge infrastructure, the company’s expansion plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Atomico, Nauta Capital, Slack Fund, and Glynn Capital.
With GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act marking the beginning of a shift in how we view privacy data, there is an increased need for businesses to be compliant as more regulations emerge. Ethyca’s data privacy automation platform provides developers and product teams the ability to ensure consumer data privacy throughout applications and services design. CEO and Cofounder Cillian Kieran walks us through the company’s history, the pain point it is solving, and latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $20M since 2018.
Peter Brodsky was running an engineering team at SoundCloud when he and his cofounders first got the urge to automate some of their job functions. They set out to deliver machine learning to the enterprise, and when looking back at their earliest ambitions, automating data entry really paved the way for Hyperscience, the data automation platform. Peter shares more about the vision for the business, the company’s future plans, and recent $60M Series C round, which was closed in only 6 days in the middle of the pandemic!
Cockroach Labs is taking on the larger cloud incumbents like AWS, Azure, Oracle, and Google Cloud with its geo-distributed SQL database cloud-native service. CEO and Cofounder Spencer Kimball shares some insight on the company’s impressive growth, latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $195M, and much more.
Tropic is a software procurement platform that enables software buyers to make informed purchasing decisions. CEO and Cofounder David Campbell shares some insight into what differentiates Tropic from the rest of the field.
Many companies are focused on addressing intercompany data transfers; however, large enterprises still overwhelmingly rely on emails, phone calls, and EDI’s to transfer important data between two companies. BackboneAI transforms how businesses exchange data through its proprietary technology that increases the efficiency of intercompany data processes by introducing automation. BackboneAI’s platform is layered on top […]