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Quizlet Secures $20M in Series B Funding

Quizlet, the largest user-generated consumer learning platform used by one in two U.S. high school students and one in three U.S. college students, today announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Icon Ventures, with Union Square VenturesCostanoa VenturesOwl Ventures and Altos Ventures participating in follow-on investments. The Series B funding will be used to accelerate the company’s artificial intelligence capabilities, build out its data science team and increase Quizlet’s international footprint. With today’s announcement, Quizlet’s funding now totals $32 million.

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Icon Ventures Raises $265 Million Sixth Fund; Set to Open San Francisco Office

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Kixeye, Maker of ‘War Commander’ Game, Raises $20 Million

04.17.18

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Ionic Delivers Preview Release Of Secure Files Hardened With Intel® Data Guard At RSA Conference

Ionic Security Inc., a pioneer of high-assurance data control and protection, today announced a preview release of Ionic Secure Files™ with Intel® Data Guard. The new solution extends Ionic Secure Files and Folders technology by using the Ionic Platform and Ionic SDK to directly integrate with Intel Data Guard technology and provide hardened crypto functionality using Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) at the endpoint, ensuring that the keys remain protected both at rest and in use.

04.17.18

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Ionic Security and Microsoft collaborate to simplify risk management and accelerate enterprise cloud adoption through Microsoft Azure Information Protection

Ionic Security Inc. today announced it is working with Microsoft to offer enterprises a strategic solution that extends the Microsoft Azure Information Protection (AIP) platform to interoperate with Ionic Security’s best-in-class cross-cloud data trust platform.

 

Through this collaboration, which has been in development for over a year with some of the world’s largest enterprises, Ionic and Microsoft are working together on a first-of-its-kind solution: Ionic Data Trust Services for Microsoft AIP. This technology empowers joint customers – the world’s largest banks, insurance providers, management consulting firms, defense agencies, and technology companies – to bring a common access control, privacy, accountability, and integrity plane to data natively inside Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, across cloud providers, and within custom line-of-business applications.

03.26.18

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Delphix Doubles Down on Partners to Drive Growth, Accelerate Platform Adoption

Delphix, the company that has changed the dynamics of managing and consuming data for the largest companies in the world, today announced the expansion of the Delphix Partner First Program (PFP). The program enables more technology leaders, systems integrators and channel partners to better leverage the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform to implement DataOps strategies that uniquely open up access to secure data to accelerate application development and speed up important digital transformation initiatives.

03.21.18

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Ionic Security Appoints Eric Hinkle As Chief Executive Officer

Ionic Security Inc., a pioneer of high-assurance data trust, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Eric Hinkle as President and Chief Executive Officer.  He will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will also join Ionic’s Board of Directors.  Hinkle, a seasoned technology CEO and operating executive, joins Ionic most recently from Marlin Equity Partners.  Adam Ghetti, Ionic’s founder, has been named Chief Technology Officer and will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

03.13.18

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TrustArc Launches Intelligent GDPR Assessments to Drive Compliance Automation

TrustArc, the leading data privacy management company, today announced the addition of over a dozen privacy assessment solutions to further accelerate the process by which companies meet the impending May 25th GDPR deadline and maintain compliance afterward. Powered by intelligent content, the GDPR Assessments incorporate automated compliance capabilities including risk calculations and regulatory logic to make the assessment and reporting processes faster and easier. Available today as significant additions to the TrustArc Privacy Platform, the library of GDPR Assessments integrate with TrustArc Assessment Manager, Data Flow Manager and Individual Rights Manager to help automate workflow and generate compliance reports.

03.9.18

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Kixeye, Maker of ‘War Commander’ Game, Raises $20 Million

The gaming company behind “War Commander: Rogue Assault” and “Battle Pirates” has fresh venture funding for the first time since 2011.

Kixeye Inc. has raised $20 million in Series D funding, led by Icon Ventures with participation from Ridge Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The nine-year-old company is refueling its war chest as it invests in artificial intelligence and plans to release a new title later this year.

03.7.18

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Zephyr Health Wins Frost & Sullivan Award for Commercial Excellence

When faced with a changing, high-stakes competitive landscape, your only solution is something new.

To respond to the ever-shifting kaleidoscope of emerging technologies, regulations, and business practices, pharmaceutical companies must find ways to better position their products with key market influencers and stakeholders to maximize market performance. They recognize that only the unique and the innovative can bring them commercial success within this competitive frontier.

03.1.18

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RedSeal Recognized as 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

RedSeal, the leader in network modeling and cyber risk scoring, today announced that it has been recognized by Red Herring for its strong financial performance and technology innovation, and has again been named to the publication’s Annual Top 100 Global list. The Top 100 Global list celebrates private companies’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries and has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs.

02.27.18

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Teladoc Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC), the largest and most trusted provider of virtual care delivery services, today announced results for the full-year and fourth-quarter ended December 31, 2017.

“Teladoc demonstrated very strong performance in the fourth quarter, delivering results that were at or above our expectations on all key metrics. We made meaningful progress across all segments of our business, and take excellent momentum into 2018,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer, Teladoc. “Our unique product portfolio and value proposition is being recognized by clients and prospects alike for its breadth and differentiation, as virtual care becomes a core component of the healthcare system of the future.”

02.22.18

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Exabeam Expands Federal Market Focus

Exabeam, the next-gen security information and event management company, today announced the appointment of Bill Aubin as vice president of federal sales, to support market demand for its SIEM, user analytics and security data lake products. In his role, he will deepen the company’s footprint among federal organizations and government agencies.

Cybersecurity is a top priority for the federal government, with President Trump proposing a funding increase of 4 percent across the government, including significant hikes at the Homeland Security Department and Pentagon. The overall increase includes even larger cyber funding spikes at key agencies, including a 23 percent jump at the Energy Department, a 33 percent jump at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a 16 percent hike at the Veterans Affairs Department. Along with these increases comes a jump in the volume of security log data that needs to be stored and analyzed.

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