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Optanix today announced it has appointed Mike Crest as chief executive officer. Optanix is a leader in IT service predictability and stability solutions and is based in New York. Prior to joining Optanix, Crest served as CEO at Arcserve, a leading provider of data protection and availability solutions. Before Arcserve,

Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) announced today the addition of Guerrino De Luca as a member of the company’s board of directors. De Luca currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for Logitech International S.A., a global provider of accessories for video, music, gaming and personal computing devices. De

Zefr, a technology company that provides contextual targeting solutions for brands advertising on YouTube, today announced that it has appointed Toby Byrne as president. In his new role, Byrne will lead Zefr's marketing and sales organization as the company shapes how advertisers can leverage their solution. As the company's president,

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Astronaut is a cryptocurrencies product that allows users to put cryptocurrency and ICO investing on autopilot. It is an ICO management platform backed by Picolo Research and relies upon its independent research and analysis for potential placement in upcoming token sales. Astronaut investors receive the benefit of quarterly performance distributions,

Cohort is a productivity product that helps users find people through their existing networks. It conducts network analysis, detecting areas of interest and potential expertise, by looking at publicly available data, which is packaged up neatly in an easy-to-use mobile app. The major update to Cohort’s 2.0 product is that

Léon & George makes it easy to buy and own beautiful indoor plants. Users simply order online and plants arrive directly at their homes or offices at scheduled dates and times. All plants include pots, care instructions and unlimited access to Léon & George’s plant care experts. The ecommerce company

Stitcht is an iPhone app that allows users to create videos with friends by stitching video clips together. Friends can upload their clips, and Stitcht will combine all them into a single video memory. Opportunities for using Stitcht range from festivals and weddings to birthday messages or just goofy videos

Jaunt is a social travel app. Unlike other travel apps, Jaunt actively encourages users to collaborate in every stage of their travels. The app allows users to connect with top travel influencers and see exactly the trips they recommend, providing travelers with endless inspiration. Jaunt is fully integrated with top

Envision is an iPhone photography app that allows users to envision the world through their own eyes. It allows people to apply artistic filters to their photos and videos in real time from renowned artists like Archan Nair and Chad Knight. Users are able to create one-of-a-kind photos and videos

Index - Organize Everything is an Android and iPhone app that provides an elegant dashboard for ideas and digital content. The app allows users effortlessly to organize all of their notes, links, images, and files on all multiple devices. It is built as a layer above storage and traditional note

Travel startup Le Collectionist announced the close of $10 million in financing. Three investors participated in the round: Partech Ventures, Red River West, and XAnge Private Equity. Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand that offers a selection of high-end holiday rentals around the world with hotel-like services. All of its

WEVO announced the close of $1.6 million in seed financing. WEVO lets users test and improve website conversions before going live. It is a platform to help digital marketers achieve higher conversion faster. The company’s artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing technology predicts testing outcomes, provides audience insight and results in better websites.

Software startup InCorta closed $15 million in financing led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from GV. Incorta aggregates complex business data in real-time. With the industry’s first direct data mapping architecture, Incorta accelerates the time required to roll out new analytic applications to days from months, reducing query

Security startup Cygilant closed $7 million in financing. The round was led by Arrowroot Capital. Cygilant, a pioneer in hybrid security-as-a-service, aims to provide continuous security operations based on best-of-breed technology at a fraction of the cost of alternate solutions. It is a trusted advisor to organizations that need to improve

LogRocket Live is a developer tool that helps with user problems. When users report bugs or ask for help, it can be tricky to figure out what actually happened. LogRocket Live lets developers see live video of what the user did, along with console logs, network requests and metadata, helping

Security startup Evident completed $8.8 million in Series A financing led by New Enterprise Associates. BLH Venture Partners also participated. Evident simplifies the way personal data is shared and stored by providing a simple, secure solution for businesses and individuals to share verified personal information. For businesses, Evident reduces the

Elevio is a user experience design web app that allows users to embed in-app help components anywhere on websites. These components include search bars, auto suggestions and full articles, which can be directly embedded via HTML or point and click. Elevio aims to help businesses increase their customer engagement and

Kayako Messenger offers effortless real-time messaging to boost team collaboration and customer care. It is a live chat software, helping users to provide live support and convert visitors into customers in real-time. Users can easily seek support across websites, apps, email, and social. Kayako Messenger was developed by cofounder Amie

Metaform announced the completion of a seed round from an undisclosed investor. Metaform is an invention studio that provides intellectual property and expertise to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, government agencies and partners. It creates ambient computing technologies, which bridge physical and digital environments to increase efficiency in people’s

8fit announced it has raised $10 million in Series A financing led by Creandum and Eight Roads. 8fit plans to make healthy living fun and simple by providing guidance and support – including tailored workouts and meal plans – in one easy to use app. The company provides wholesome, nutritious meal

Capsule8 announced it has secured $6 million in Series A financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Capsule8 is pioneering a real-time threat protection platform designed proactively to protect legacy and next-generation Linux infrastructure from both known and unknown attacks. Founded in 2016 by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, Capsule8 aims

IoT startup Cloudleaf announced it has raised $13 million in Series A financing. Five investors participated in the round, among them Bold Capital Partners, Tandem Capital, Mahindra Partners, and IndusAge Partners. Cloudleaf provides an end-to-end cloud enterprise IoT solution for monitoring, managing and optimizing complex distributed-asset ecosystems. Cloudleaf’s flagship edge-to-cloud solution,

Security startup Threat Stack announced the completion of $45 million in Series C financing led by F-Prime Capital and Eight Roads. Scale Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Accomplice also participated in the funding. Threat Stack provides continuous security monitoring for public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures, protecting servers and the

Packback announced it has secured $1.5 million in financing. University Ventures and ICG Ventures participated in the round. Packback creates AI-powered learning communities that aim to cultivate curiosity and improve critical thinking among college students. The Packback AI coaches students how to ask better questions while they type, identifies the

TigerGraph announced it has secured $31 million in Series A financing. Seven investors participated in the round: Qiming Ventures, Ant Financial, AME Cloud Ventures, Morado Venture Partners, Danhua Capital and Data Collective. TigerGraph is developing “native parallel graph technology,” a complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in

Aqua Security completed $25 million in Series B financing led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Microsoft Ventures and TLV Partners also participated. Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure virtual container environments from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between devops and IT security. The company’s container security

Flexera Software announced that it has acquired enterprise IT startup BDNA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BDNAs transform enterprise asset data by enriching it with market context to simplify integrations, accelerate business transformation and improve decision-making. Leveraging Technopedia, a comprehensive hardware and software asset information source, BDNA

Shortlist announced it has secured $1 million in seed financing led by BMW i Ventures, with participation from Walden Venture Capital. Shortlist works in India and East Africa to help growing enterprises hire employees based on skills and potential rather than pedigree. The company’s platform screens candidates using predictive chat-based

Hydrant is a health and fitness hydration mix designed to combat the dehydration people experience through modern fitness routines. It uses minimal ingredients to create maximum function and flavor, with no artificial colors or flavors and no diet sweeteners. It's based on oral rehydration solution products, which are frequently used

Fretello Stage is an iPhone music education product that allows users to jam, record and share music in the blink of an eye. The app provides more than 7,000 high-quality backing tracks from pop, rock, blues and metal, and it lets users record jam sessions with studio-like quality using their

Zipped is an iPhone and iPad product that aims to work as a “Swiss army knife” for zip files on iOS. Maker Eytan Schulman, an Apple developer, built Zipped to end people's frustration with handling ZIP files on iOS. In addition to allowing people to “unzip” files, Zipped lets users

IGdm is a productivity messaging app that offers Instagram direct messaging on laptops. As a mobile-native app, Instagram currently only supports messaging and texting features on smartphones. But IGdm allows users to move their chats from phones to computers and continue them. Users can search for their contacts and start

Cloud storage startup Minio announced it has raised $20 million in Series A financing, led by Dell Technologies Capital. General Catalyst Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, and AME Cloud Ventures also participated in the offering. Minio is a distributed object storage server, written in Go and open sourced under

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Astronaut is a cryptocurrencies product that allows users to put cryptocurrency and ICO investing on autopilot. It is an ICO management platform backed by Picolo Research and relies upon its independent research and analysis for potential placement in upcoming token sales. Astronaut investors receive the benefit of quarterly performance distributions,

Cohort is a productivity product that helps users find people through their existing networks. It conducts network analysis, detecting areas of interest and potential expertise, by looking at publicly available data, which is packaged up neatly in an easy-to-use mobile app. The major update to Cohort’s 2.0 product is that

Léon & George makes it easy to buy and own beautiful indoor plants. Users simply order online and plants arrive directly at their homes or offices at scheduled dates and times. All plants include pots, care instructions and unlimited access to Léon & George’s plant care experts. The ecommerce company

Stitcht is an iPhone app that allows users to create videos with friends by stitching video clips together. Friends can upload their clips, and Stitcht will combine all them into a single video memory. Opportunities for using Stitcht range from festivals and weddings to birthday messages or just goofy videos

Jaunt is a social travel app. Unlike other travel apps, Jaunt actively encourages users to collaborate in every stage of their travels. The app allows users to connect with top travel influencers and see exactly the trips they recommend, providing travelers with endless inspiration. Jaunt is fully integrated with top

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