Helpshift, a company that has built an advanced CRM and support application has raised $3.2 million in a seed round, led by True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. The funding will fuel the launch of its mobile-focused, SaaS solution, which allows developers to capture device info from their users so that they can troubleshoot problems quicker and more effectively.
iJento, a customer intelligence platform focused on customer targeting, has just raised $8 million in funding to further expand their sales efforts in the Unite States.
Tenzing Managed IT Services, hosting solutions provider, announced today the launch of Data Assure, a solution for managing backup and restore processes for e-commerce companies, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors, and System Integrators (SI).
IBM has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a publicly held HR solutions and consulting company. The agreement is for a cash transaction of $46 per share or a net price of approximately $1.3 billion. IBM will use the acquisition to strengthen its leadership in helping clients embrace social business capabilities and leverage the large amount of social data created every day.
Evernote, a popular provider of apps for remembering things, communicating better, and getting things done, announced the upcoming release of Evernote Business in December of this year. Evernote applications were initially made for personal use, but many people, like myself, use Evernote apps for work and desire a business centric offering. Evernote Business will have all the great organizational features currently offered as well as centralized management, which businesses require. The new offering will cost your business $10/month per user.
Recently founded Software-as-a-Service company, BizSlate, announced today the beta release of its supply chain solution. BizSlate ERP cuts order processing time by up to 90 precent and allows wholesale and distribution companies to monitor and quickly diagnose operation issues at a fraction of the cost of conventional Enterprise Resource Planning solutions. BizSlate focuses on the small to medium business market where many SMBs are unsatisfied with enterprise focused companies like Salesforce and NetSuite. BizSlate stands out in its approach to managing core distribution concerns and is a customer service focused company, both of which make it a winner in the SMB ERP space.
Eloqua, revenue performance management solutions provider, announced today the close of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $11.50. The underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,200,000 shares of common stock, bringing the total initial public offering size to 9,200,000 shares.
It's been over 8 years since the idea of the "cloud" was brought to mainstream enterprises by the likes of Salesforce.com. Amazingly enough, there are still a ton of businesses that have yet to make the move to the Cloud. This infographic from Balboa Capital recaps the benefits of moving to the cloud and goes over the differences between SaaS, PaaS, and Iaas.
CliQr Technologies, cloud application management platform, announced that is has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Technology Partner. This Google Cloud Platform allows you to build applications and websites, and store and analyze data on Google's infrastructure. There are two types of partners in the program. Service Partners provide consulting and implementation services, while Technology Partners provide tools which integrate with the platform to extend its reach and functionality or use one of Google's services as a foundation for their products.
Outright, small business finance solution, was acquired by Go Daddy. Go Daddy is the world's largest web hosting provider and sees Outright as a logical addition to its suite of small business products. It is a win-win for both companies with Outright customers gaining access to Go Daddy's small business cloud solutions and well known great customer service.