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Green will start at the company on April 23.
SalesLoft soars with $50 M Series C (TECHCRUNCH)
SalesLoft, an Atlanta-based startup that helps companies manage the contact phase of the sales process, raised the funding from Insight Venture Partners, with participation from LinkedIn and Emergence Capital.
While not providing details on the upcoming product, Benioff said that he hopes to “have a blockchain and cryptocurrency solution for Salesforce and for all of our customers.”
Founder and CEO Tien Tzuo told TechCrunch that he believes “a bet on us is really a bet on an entire shift to a new business model, to a subscription economy.”
Ryan Poissant named COO of Nudge Rewards (BETAKIT)
While at MaRS, Poissant was an advisor to Nudge Rewards and worked closely with the founding team for over five years.
Checkr raises $100M in Series C funding (FINSMES)
Checkr, which provides a compliant background check platform, raised the funding from T. Rowe Price Associates, with participation from existing investors Accel and Y Combinator.
Carbon Black offers an endpoint security platform that enables organizations to take on cyberattacks and deploy prevention strategies for their businesses.
Fleetsmith, a startup that wants to make it easier for companies to manage their Apple devices, raised the funding from Upfront Ventures, with participation from Index Ventures and Harrison Metal.
Trends like remote work are leading to a rise in SaaS adoption and rampant shadow IT issues, according to a report.
Some of the selected startups include Maple, which enables access to non-emergency healthcare by connecting patients with physicians 24/7, and MapYourProperty, an intelligence platform that provides key real estate and land development information.
TravelPerk, which has built an end-to-end business travel platform, raised the funding from Target Global and London’s Felix Capital.