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ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS #40

Welcome to this 40th post on the Enterprise Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around enterprise technology.

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This weeks funding related news

MemSQL raises $36M Series C round for its in-memory database platform

Chameleon raises $1.9M for smarter product tutorials

Sirin Labs blasts into the secure smartphone space with a $72 million seed round

This weeks acquisitions related news 

Verizon’s AOL’s Huffington Post acquires virtual reality studio RYOT for $10 to $15 million

This weeks Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments news

Intel fires 12000 employees

Rocket Internet’s Zalora loses co-founder and MD amid

Qualtrics adds former Google and Apple exec Kim Scott

 

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17  

INDIA STARTUP ANNOUNCEMENTS #51

Welcome to this 51st post on the Startup Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around startups in India.

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Some notable funding announcements:

Druva receives strategic investment from NTT Finance

Loyalty And Marketing Platform M.Paani Raises Funding From Blume Ventures

Online drug marketplace 1mg raises $15M from Maverick Capital, others

Some notable Acquisition announcements: 

Indus Net Technologies acquires digital marketing company Techsu

Amicus gets acquired by emerging cloud infrastructure integrator, IndiQus Technologies

Some departures/joining/firing/closer:

Hyperlocal grocery delivery app PepperTap shuts shop

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17

Interesting Reads #75

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The sugar conspiracy

One of the brilliant post on Sugar & its side effects I have read so far in recent times.

Unicorn Bubble or Boom: Bloomberg West [Video]

Founders/Investors behind Unicorns in Silicon Valley talking about investment/expanses & profitability.

Why do we work so hard?

The Economists nails it, the idea of us working so hard. All the factors fuels to it.

The Munger Operating System: How to Live a Life That Really Works

Its a long read and totally advised for everyone to read it.

Losing Money

Fred Wilson, seasoned investor talks about his thoughts on losing money to investments, learning lessons & some solid advice.

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ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS #39

Welcome to this 39th post on the Enterprise Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around enterprise technology.

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This weeks funding related news

Datera Announces $40 Million in Funding

DigitalOcean gets $130 million funding

ContainerShip raises $2.41M seed round for its cloud automation platform

This weeks acquisitions related news 

Mitel buys Polycom for $1.96B in enterprise communications consolidation play

This weeks Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments news

GoDadddy CTO and cloud VP heads to Google

Theranos: How to Blow $9 Billion in 6 Months

Amazon Names Retail and Cloud Computing Heads as CEOs

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17  

INDIA STARTUP ANNOUNCEMENTS #50

Welcome to this 50th post on the Startup Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around startups in India.

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Some notable funding announcements:

Tapchief Raises 150K From Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Nestaway Raises $30 Mn From Tiger Global And Others

Some notable Acquisition announcements: 

Freshdesk  acquires Airwoot

Some departures/joining/firing:

Inmobi Lays Off 10% Of Its Staff

Hiree Lays Off 80% Of The Workforce

Flipkart’s chief product officer Punit Soni, quits

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17

Interesting Reads #74

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The 5 things we’re missing in the discussion about sugar.

Sugar is very harmful for you, read the post it talks in details.

Hail the maintainers

Capitalism and its side effect, great post.

Do You Regret Failed Investments?

Successful VC Brad Feld shares his thoughts on failed investment as an investor.

The Science of Hunger: How to Control It and Fight Cravings

We all love eating but these is a science associated with hunger, nice/well written piece on same subject.

The Struggle To Love Ourselves

We are so busy with the word & keeping everyone around happy that we have totally forgotten about ourselves. The post nicely covers about the same.

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INTERESTING READS #73 #STARTUPS #TECHNOLOGY #LIFE

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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You An Expert At Anything

The title of the post says it all.

Has rampant capitalism hijacked the promise of the digital age?

We are living in an age where money is what defines our success. This rise of digital age has added more billionaires & getting most of our task done with ease of an app, but it has come with some burden as well.

The viral publishing game is over and we all lost 

As footprint of social media platform grew they started controlling & turned into walled garden. Now a days to get your content published across your followers you need to pay to them.

This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time

Researches got new tool to make us more productive.

RECONSIDER 

Founder/CTO of Basecamp talks about how they built the company without less of hype/marketing and sailing through successfully so far.  This post is for everyone who is in startup ecosystem.

ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS #38

Welcome to this 38th post on the Enterprise Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around enterprise technology.

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This weeks funding related news

Anchore raises $2.5 million in seed for secure software around container technology.

X.ai raises $23m more for Amy, a bot that arranges appointments

Customer communication startup Intercom raises $50M

This weeks acquisitions related news 

Japan’s NTT to Buy Dell Systems for $3.055 Billion

Brocade buys data center automation startup StackStorm

This weeks Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments news

Yik Yak’s CTO leaves

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17 

INDIA STARTUP ANNOUNCEMENTS #49

Welcome to this 49th post on the Startup Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around startups in India.

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Some notable funding announcements:

Fintech Startup Veritas Finance Raises $4.5 Mn From Sarva Capital And Others

Some notable Acquisition announcements: 

Flipkart acquires UPI-based payments start-up PhonePe

Health tech startup Portea Medical acquires Health Mantra

Some departures/joining/firing:

LocalOye Lays Off Most Of Its Employees; On The Verge Of Shutdown?

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17

INTERESTING READS #72 #STARTUPS #TECHNOLOGY #LIFE

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Embrace the Discomfort

Kara, in this post shares great advice to entrepreneurs. In her words if you are starting up, you have to do every single part/task which builds your company.

Counting calories is self-abuse

Title of the post says it all, do read it because we are all turning into diet freak.

How Gut Bacteria Are Shaking Up Cancer Research

Gut Bacteria are key to a prosperous health & now this research indicates they have powers to cure cancer as well.

Dear Startups:  Here’s How to Stay Alive

Great piece of advice by a venture capitalist to all the young blood working hard to make startup life/passion/career a success.

How to be a Programmer: Community Version 

Great collection with list of posts & materials.

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