Trade promotion management startup Cresicor raises $5.6M to keep tabs on customer spend


Cresicor, a consumer packaged goods trade management platform startup, raised $5.6 million in seed funding to further develop its tools for more accurate data and analytics. The company, based remotely, focuses on small to midsize CPG companies, providing them with an automated way to manage their trade promotion, a process co-founder and CEO Alexander Whatley said is done primarily manually using spreadsheets.

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PayEm comes out of stealth with $27M and its answer to the expense report


Itamar Jobani was a software developer working for a medical company and “hated that time of the month” when he had to use the company’s chosen reimbursement tool. “It was full of friction and as part of the company’s wellness team, I felt an urge to take care of the employee experience and find a better tool,” Jobani told TechCrunch. “I looked for something, but didn’t find it, so I tried to build it myself.” What resulted was PayEm.

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Moesif digs into API analytics with $12M raise


API analytics startup Moesif today announced that it raised $12 million in a series A round led by Craft Ventures, with participation from previous investor Merus Capital. The new funding, which brings the San Francisco, California-based startup’s total raise to $15.5 million, will be used to hire across engineering, sales, developer relations, and customer success, according to CEO Derric Gilling.

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Achieving digital transformation through RPA and process mining

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Alp Uguray is an award-winning technologist, adviser and investor with 2x UiPath (MVP) Most Valuable Professional Award and is a globally recognized expert on intelligent automation, AI (artificial intelligence), RPA, process mining and enterprise digital transformation.

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Tiger Global leads $34M investment into Unit21, a no-code fraud prevention platform

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Unit21, a startup that helps businesses monitor fraudulent activities with its no-code software, announced today it has raised $34 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management.

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Checkly secures $10M for continuous API and web app testing


Checkly, an active monitoring platform for APIs and web apps, today announced that it closed a $10 million series A funding round led by CRV with participation from Accel, Mango Capital, and Guillermo Rauch. The capital, which brings the company’s total raised to $12.25 million, will be used to expand Checkly’s engineering team and build out its platform, according to CEO Hannes Lenke.

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Noname Security closes $60M Series B to eliminate API flaws


Enterprise API security startup Noname Security has raised a $60 million Series B funding round, just six months after closing $25 million at Series A. The round was led by Insight Partners with Next47, Forgepoint, and The Syndicate Group (TSG) also participating, and brings Noname’s total funding to $85 million since emerging from stealth in December 2020.

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Goldman Sachs leads $202M investment in project44, doubling its valuation to $1.2B in a matter of months

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Project44 announced it has raised $202 million in a Series E funding round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Emergence Capital. Girteka and Lineage Logistics also participated in the financing, which gives project44 a post-money valuation of $1.2 billion. That doubles the company’s valuation at the time of its Insight Partners-led $100 million Series D in December, and brings its total raised since inception to $442.5 million.

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Making a case for Serverless Machine Learning

The scale and complexity of machine learning make it hard to provide and manage data and resources efficiently. This hinders and decreases productivity. The easiest way to approach the problem is serverless machine learning. It is an excellent solution to the problem of data center resource management. Machine learning users face several daunting challenges that have a significant impact on their productivity and efficiency.

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RapidAPI Raises $60 Million to support Developer growth and Fuel Expansion of leading API Platform

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RapidAPI, a next-generation API platform that enables developers and enterprises to find, connect to, and manage thousands of APIs, announced that it has raised $60M million in its Series C funding round. The financing was led by Green Bay Ventures and includes new investor, Stripes. Existing investors include Andreessen Horowitz, DNS Capital, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), Viola Growth and Grove Ventures, bringing the total amount raised for RapidAPI to $122.5 million.

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AI displays bias and inflexibility in civility detection, study finds

According to a 2019 Pew Center survey, the majority of respondents believe the tone and nature of political debate in the U.S. have become more negative and less respectful. This observation has motivated scientists to study the civility or lack thereof in political discourse, particularly on broadcast television. Given their ability to parse language at scale, one might assume that AI and machine learning systems might be able to aid in these efforts. But researchers at the University of Pennsylvania find that at least one tool, Jigsaw’s Perspective API, clearly isn’t up to the task.

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Build a Go Web API with the new Digital Ocean App Platform: A How-To Guide

Recently, Digital Ocean announced they’re entering the PaaS market with their new application platform. They’ve hosted virtual machines (droplets) and Kubernetes based services for years, but now they’re creating a platform that’s a simple point and click to get an application up and running.

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