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Opcity Nabs $27M Series A Round To Become The eHarmony For Real Estate

Opcity, a real estate technology startup improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time, announced its series A financing of $27 million today. The round was led by Silicon Valley-based Icon Ventures, with participation from 8VC, AI-focused Georgian Partners and Texas-based LiveOak Venture Partners. Tom Mawhinney, of Icon Ventures, will join Opcity's Board. The company plans to use the funding to rapidly scale its workforce and establish an award-winning culture to expand its footprint to real estate brokers nationwide.

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Joe Horowitz Of Icon Ventures Joined Board Of Directors At NVCA

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20 Women In Finance You Should Add To Your Company’s Board

05.11.17

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Exabeam and Crowdstrike Partner to Improve Cyber Security

Leaders in Behavioral Analytics and Endpoint Protection Provide Comprehensive Protection

Exabeam, the market leader in User and Entity Behavior Analytics, today announced a new partnership with Crowdstrike, the market leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, to deliver disruptive security solutions.

As organizations move their IT operations to the cloud, the endpoint takes on greater importance for data security. Control points that once operated in the corporate data center, such as email or file system security, are no longer available as platforms for security controls in a cloud-first environment. Crowdstrike Falcon secures the endpoint by unifying next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response, and managed hunting service. Exabeam connects endpoint data from Crowdstrike with user activity data from other systems, both on the corporate network and in the cloud. For example, the combination of Exabeam and Crowdstrike can provide comprehensive intelligence across the endpoint, databases, file servers, physical security, and cloud services such as Salesforce, Github, and Office 365.

05.10.17

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Joe Horowitz Of Icon Ventures Joined Board Of Directors At NVCA

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced that Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will serve as the 2017-2018 Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors. His appointment was made official at the NVCA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

In addition to installing a new chair, NVCA also announced the appointment of nine new directors to its board.

Original NVCA Press Release Here

05.10.17

Forbes

Opcity Nabs $27M Series A Round To Become The eHarmony For Real Estate

Opcity, a real estate technology startup improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time, announced its series A financing of $27 million today. The round was led by Silicon Valley-based Icon Ventures, with participation from 8VC, AI-focused Georgian Partners and Texas-based LiveOak Venture Partners. Tom Mawhinney, of Icon Ventures, will join Opcity’s Board. The company plans to use the funding to rapidly scale its workforce and establish an award-winning culture to expand its footprint to real estate brokers nationwide.

05.10.17

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Delphix Reports 95% Average Customer Satisfaction Rating, Far Exceeding Industry Standards

Delphix, the company that has changed the dynamics of managing and consuming data, today released a report that showed an average of 95% customer satisfaction for its past two fiscal quarters, which is significantly above industry averages for enterprise software companies and competitors in the space. Measuring its customer relationships each month through Check Market; the company scored a near-perfect 98% satisfaction rate for the month of April, driven by one of the most skilled and experienced support teams in the industry.

Delphix was able to achieve these results working with many Fortune 100 companies, having become a proven and trusted technology partner that helps the largest and most complex organizations in the world to accelerate application development, keep up with business demands for data, and support important business transformation initiatives.

05.8.17

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Teladoc Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

First Quarter Revenue of $42.9 million Grew 60% Year-Over-Year
Total Membership of 20.1 million Grew 34% Year-Over-Year
Total Visits of 384,839 Grew 60% Year-Over-Year

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the undisputed leader in telehealth, providing access to care for millions, today announced results for the first-quarter ended March 31, 2017.

“During the first quarter, we achieved strong results across all our key metrics, while seamlessly onboarding over 2.6 million new lives into the Teladoc platform and growing overall utilization,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer of Teladoc. “We continue to benefit from strong demand for both our core and new clinical offerings, resulting in our deeper integration into the virtual healthcare continuum and an enhanced value proposition to our partners. I remain very confident about our market leadership and progress towards our 2017 financial and strategic targets.”

05.5.17

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Kathryn Minshew Wants You To Be In Control Of Your Career

How can you find a career that gives you purpose, meaning and a sense of pride?

There is a time in everyone’s career where their sense of agency dissipates. It could be that you’re overworked, that there’s an obstacle in your way, or even uncertainty about what you want to accomplish. These are questions every successful CEO, young entrepreneur and creative thinker has tackled. So how do you take charge and start navigating your career with vision?

Kathryn Minshew is the CEO and cofounder of The Muse, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to research, explore and apply to great companies. She has spoken at MIT and Harvard, and appeared on the “Today” show and CNN. Her new book is The Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career. I recently interviewed Kathryn to get her advice for those struggling in their careers. (The transcript below has been lightly edited for space and clarity.)

05.3.17

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Origami Logic Pushes Marketing Performance with New AI Tech

Origami Logic today announced the Spring 2017 release of its marketing performance measurement platform. Innovative new capabilities, including the introduction of a mobile app, Origami Stories, Automated Insights Engine and Origami Workbench, change how marketing insights are generated and consumed by analysts and brand teams.

The new mobile app features Origami Stories, notifications that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the generation and delivery of key performance indicators and insights directly to marketers, in real time. In addition, Origami Workbench provides data analysts with a scripting environment to conduct advanced analytics by enriching and transforming their data.

05.1.17

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Synack Named a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner

Synack, the first crowd-sourced security intelligence platform, has been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Business and IT Services for 2017.

What makes Synack cool? According to Gartner, the recognized vendors are cool “because of their use of digital solutions, such as intelligent automation and crowd-based solutions, thus reducing the cost and increasing the speed of delivery for their solutions.”

 

04.19.17

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TRUSTe Expands Industry Leading Data Privacy Management Platform With New Enterprise Application Integration Options

TRUSTe today announced the expansion of its industry leading Data Privacy Management Platform (TRUSTe Platform) with the addition of enterprise application integration options. The new capabilities extend the learning’s from extensive client usage of the TRUSTe Platform to enable businesses to further enhance and streamline privacy program management by efficiently sharing data with other business systems. The integration options now include top BI, GRC, Help Desk, HCM and ITSM applications in both on-premise and cloud formats.

04.19.17

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RedSeal Recognized as 2017 Bay Area Best Place To Work

RedSeal (redseal.net), the leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, has been recognized as a winner of the 2017 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal

Select employers from the Bay Area were named winners of the awards program, held on April 18, 2017. These winning organizations were honored for having created exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly.

Award applicants were evaluated and ranked across five categories according to the number of Bay Area employees.  The ranking found companies in the region whose employees rate them as the highest on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings and other amenities as well as management practices.  The rankings were unveiled on April 18, 2017 at the awards program.

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