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Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Qualtrics had 2017 revenue of $289.9M; with the $8B acquisition, Accel and IVP's stakes are each worth $1B+, and the Smith family's stake is ~$2.6B after taxes   —  Utah-founded cloud unicorn Qualtrics was set to have one of tech's most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings this week.
Nov 11, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Envoy, which sells an iPad-based visitor management product, raises $43M Series B led by Menlo Ventures and plans new smart office products by end of year   —  Larry Gadea says he knew his startup Envoy was truly taking off when he found out WD-40 was using its software in multiple offices.
Oct 23, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Qualtrics, a startup offering tools to track customer and employee feedback, files for an IPO, reports 2017 revenues of $290M, up 52% YoY, profits of $2.6M   —  One of Utah and cloud computing's most promising unicorns is looking to graduate out of the herd.
Oct 19, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
VC firm SignalFire says it uses a data-centric approach to beat others to key deals and hires, as 55 candidates were placed via its platform in six months   —  When popular food delivery service Zume was looking for a seasoned executive to manage its operations, CEO Alex Garden did what plenty of startups do …
Oct 16, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Intercom launches Answer Bot, an AI chatbot it claims resolved 29% of customer questions without human intervention and improved response time by 44% in testing   —  In the fall of 2016 - before startups started adding artificial intelligence to every pitch, and before Bitcoin triggered …
Oct 15, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Microsoft says HoloLens apps Remote Assist and Layout generally available on Dynamics 365 along with previews of new AI-infused CRM tools on Oct. 1   —  With its first two business apps built in-house for use with HoloLens, Microsoft is taking off the training wheels to bring its mixed reality headsets …
Sep 18, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Procore, a cloud-based platform for the $1T US construction industry that has raised $200M+ and is thinking about IPO after barely surviving in 2008   —  n a quiet street in Montecito, California, a suburb of Santa Barbara, Procore CEO Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche is considering how best to break into his own house.
Sep 15, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
VC firm Felicis Ventures says it will earmark 1% of every investment for “founder development”, including therapy sessions, leadership coaching, and more   —  Startup culture has long conditioned entrepreneurs to project a public image of “crushing it” at all costs.
Sep 11, 2018, 5:35 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
PagerDuty, a provider of performance monitoring and notification tools for critical applications, raises $90M at a valuation of $1.3B   —  PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada is now running a startup valued at $1.3 billion.  —  Behind the scenes at companies like Capital One, PayPal and Netflix …
Sep 6, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Bumble announces Bumble Fund, a $1M+ fund aimed at startups founded and led by females with investments of $5,000-$250,000   —  Bumble Fund at work: Cleo Capital managing director and fund adviser Sarah Kunst, left, poses with Bumble COO Sarah Jones Simmer, right, and recently-backed entrepreneur Anasofia Gomez.
Aug 15, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context

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