Cloud security startup Wiz reaches $100M ARR in just 18 months

Sentra raises $30M to provide a security layer for data in the cloud

The move to the cloud, accelerated by the pandemic, continues unabated. By 2025, Gartner estimates that over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, up from 30% in 2021. The motivation is convenience partly — cloud platforms can be accessed from anywhere, ideal for the remote or hybrid workforce. But it’s […]

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Google Cloud gets into web3 act with managed blockchain node service

Google Cloud gets into web3 act with managed blockchain node service

Five years ago the blockchain was blossoming in the enterprise, or so many companies had us believe. Back then, companies like SAP and IBM were trying to build blockchain practices, but while the technology sounded good to solve myriad problems in the enterprise, it never really took off. Fast forward to 2022 and the blockchain […]

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Viam rolls out a free beta of its cloud-based robotics tools

Viam rolls out a free beta of its cloud-based robotics tools

“What a lot of people tell me is ‘hardware is hard,’” Eliot Horowitz explains. “I have a really big problem with that statement.” The Viam Robotics CEO and MongoDB co-founder describes purchasing a Universal Robotics’ UR5 robot arm and programming it to play chess. “I don’t think hardware is hard. I think hardware is not […]

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Nvidia debuts new products for robotics developers, including Jetson Orin Nano

Nvidia debuts new products for robotics developers, including Jetson Orin Nano

Amid the festivities at its fall 2022 GTC conference, Nvidia took the wraps off new robotics-related hardware and services aimed at companies developing and testing machines across industries like manufacturing. Isaac Sim, Nvidia’s robotics simulation platform, will soon be available in the cloud, the company said. And Nvidia’s Jetson lineup of system-on-modules is expanding with […]

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Opus Security emerges from stealth to help tackle cloud security threats

Opus Security emerges from stealth to help tackle cloud security threats

Opus Security, a cloud security orchestration and remediation platform, today emerged from stealth with $10 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures, with participation from Tiger Global and angel investors. CEO Meny Har tells TechCrunch that the proceeds will be put toward launching Opus’ platform in general availability, expanding the startup’s footprint in the […]

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Google launches Advanced API Security to protect APIs from growing threats

Google Cloud announces upcoming regions in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand

Fresh off of an expansion to Mexico, Google today previewed the launch of new Google Cloud regions concentrated in Asia-Pacific (APAC), specifically Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. When they come online, they’ll bring Google’s total number of cloud regions to 34 — short of Azure’s more than 60, but ahead of AWS’ 26. In the […]

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Amazon launches AWS Skill Builder training subscriptions starting at $29 per month

Amazon launches AWS Skill Builder training subscriptions starting at $29 per month

Amazon’s AWS is introducing premium paid subscriptions for individuals and teams looking to bolster their cloud computing skills. Amazon announced a bunch of free cloud skills training products last November, one of which was AWS Skill Builder, an online learning center featuring hundreds of free cloud computing courses. With AWS Skill Builder subscriptions, the tech […]

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Neon nabs $30M to build a scalable cloud service for Postgres databases

Neon nabs $30M to build a scalable cloud service for Postgres databases

Neon, a startup providing developers with a serverless option for Postgres databases, today announced that it raised $30 million in a Series A-1 round led by GGV with participation from Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund and angel investors. In an email interview with TechCrunch, CEO Nikita Shamgunov, who described the tranche as “oversubscribed,” said […]

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Flush with new cash, AssemblyAI looks to grow its AI-as-a-service business

Flush with new cash, AssemblyAI looks to grow its AI-as-a-service business

Large-scale machine learning models are at the heart of headline-grabbing technologies like OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 and Google’s LaMDA. They’re impressive, to be sure, capable of generating images and text convincing enough to pass for a human’s work. But developing the models took an enormous amount of time and compute power — not to mention cash. […]

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HYCU locks down additional funding to grow its cloud data protection business

HYCU locks down additional funding to grow its cloud data protection business

Hybrid Cloud Up Time (HYCU), a self-described “backup-as-a-service” company for customers managing hybrid and multicloud environments, today announced that it raised $53 million in a “majority equity” Series B round led by Acrew Capital with participation from Bain Capital Ventures, Atlassian Ventures and Cisco Investments. In an email interview with TechCrunch, CEO Simon Taylor said […]

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