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News Article | February 21, 2017
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PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - Capriza, a leader in enterprise mobility for business applications, today announced its latest release, Jaguar, which introduces a range of new pre-built micro apps developed to rapidly simplify and mobile-enable core organizational processes for Field Services and Employee Self-Service (ESS). The Jaguar release also includes a reimagined personal mobile workspace, WorkSimple, providing users with a unified, proactive way to interact with critical business applications on the go. This latest release builds on Capriza's recent introduction of the industry's first Universal Micro Apps, which uniquely work across widely-varied business applications. According to Gartner, by 2022, 70 percent of software interactions in enterprises will occur on mobile devices.1 Universal Micro Apps were created to address the challenges businesses face in identifying where to apply mobility to achieve the fastest time to value and the knowledge gap most organizations face in creating user-centric mobile experiences. Field Services professionals like delivery personnel, inspectors, technicians, and maintenance crews struggle with paper-laden processes and lack easy access to corporate data, such as customer, work order, and inventory information. The new Field Services micro apps provide these employees at the edge of the enterprise with personal, contextual, and task-based workflows on their mobile devices. Specifically, the release makes it easy for personnel to access real-time inventory information, view customer details, and submit reports while in the field. This improves business agility and customer service, while reducing costs. "Every company needs to have a mobile-first strategy," says Bruce Schinelli, CIO of railcar pooling company, TTX. "We have more than 60 locations where our field teams inspect and repair railcars. With Capriza we're able to mobilize visibility and access to information, which is essential to optimizing efficiencies and reducing costs associated with our supply chain." To address the growing number of millennial employees who admit to being disengaged at their work, 72 percent of business leaders now identify Digital HR as a top priority.2 Traditional corporate portals are based on enterprise applications that were never built for mobility and often require Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for external access. The new ESS micro apps offer immediate mobile access to quickly and easily perform common tasks such as requesting PTO, viewing pay stubs, and searching a corporate directory. This fosters greater employee engagement and productivity, while lowering HR support costs. Although there are more than 2.2 million apps in the Android Play Store and two million apps in the Apple App Store,3 the average American spends 80 percent of their time using only three apps on their phone.4 As enterprises begin to mobile-enable their personnel, in order to maximize adoption and value, the experience they deliver to their users must be unified, simple, and personal. To address this, Capriza has also redesigned the WorkSimple app to simplify how users access business applications on the go. WorkSimple provides a personalized experience that consolidates the micro apps to each individual, and intelligently sends push notifications for new tasks and updates such as awaiting approvals, updated service requests, or overdue timesheets. Inspired by Apple's Widgets and Google Now, WorkSimple also includes a newly organized home page where critical business metrics from each micro app are consolidated and displayed as personalized Live Cards for easy access. This allows users to be more effective and agile with their daily tasks and brings a modern, exciting, consumer mobile experience to complex front-office and back-office applications. "Taking complex enterprise business applications and simply delivering them on a smaller screen is a recipe for failure," said Simon Berman, Vice President, Product Marketing, Capriza. "Today's leading organizations have realized that a successful mobile strategy is centered around how best to enable users to complete everyday tasks. That has been our approach and what's driving our customers' success." Capriza's Jaguar release is generally available today. Visit www.capriza.com/product to learn more. ClickToTweet: Capriza Expands Industry's First Suite of Universal Micro Apps with Jaguar Release http://bit.ly/2lELFMs #enterprisemobility via @capriza 1 Gartner, Predicts 2017: Mobile Apps and Their Development, 1 December 2016 2 Deloitte (2016), Engagement: Always On, 2016 Global Human Capital Trends 3 statista Number of apps available in leading app stores, June 2016 4 comScore 2015 U.S. Mobile App Report, 15 September 2015 Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Capriza Capriza mobile-enables your core applications to make it easy to do business inside and outside your organization. Capriza's enterprise mobility platform empowers IT and business units to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs or integration. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the enterprise mobility journey by extending the capabilities of existing applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom-built solutions in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone or tablet. Founded in 2011 by former executives of Mercury Interactive, Capriza is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners, Allen & Company, Entre Capital and Vintage Investment. For more information, visit www.capriza.com Follow @capriza on Twitter Follow Capriza on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/capriza Follow +Capriza on Google+ Read the Capriza blog at www.capriza.com/blog Become a fan of Capriza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaprizApps/


News Article | December 6, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Capriza, a leader in enterprise mobility for business applications, today announced it has appointed industry veteran Neil Thomas as chief sales officer (CSO). The appointment reflects the company’s continued growth and highlights the increasing industry demand for solutions which accelerate the mobilization of high value business processes. Neil Thomas is an enterprise technology veteran and brings with him 20 years’ experience in the industry. He has held roles at leading and innovative brands including Adaptive Insights, Avetta and Cognos, where he helped instill a customer-first culture and implement sales programs which enjoyed sustained growth and success. During his long tenure at Adaptive Insights, Neil served as the SVP of worldwide sales, where he was responsible for global sales and strategy execution as well as driving the growth of the company’s partner and customer base. At Capriza, Neil will be responsible for overseeing the global sales team and driving continued revenue growth by delivering enterprise mobility success at industry-leading companies around the world. “The addition of Neil to our leadership team is yet another example of the success we are seeing in the market and we’re very excited to have him join our company. Capriza has helped over half a million users achieve mobile productivity, and we’re committed to continuing to help companies to realize immediate business value without any business disruption,” said Yuval Scarlat, CEO at Capriza. “Neil brings a wealth of experience to our leadership team, which will prove to be instrumental as Capriza enters our next phase of growth.” “Capriza is addressing a huge challenge that enterprises face today and revolutionizing the way businesses think about digital transformation through mobility,” said Neil. “I’m thrilled to be joining a company that is poised for tremendous growth with innovative technology, a world-class team, and proven track record of customer success.” ClickToTweet: Capriza Bolsters Market Momentum by Naming Neil Thomas as Chief Sales Officer http://bit.ly/2gWo2tA via @capriza About Capriza Capriza mobile-enables your core applications to make it easy to do business inside and outside your organization. Capriza’s enterprise mobility platform empowers IT and business units to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs or integration. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the enterprise mobility journey by extending the capabilities of existing applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom-built solutions in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone or tablet. Founded in 2011 by former executives of Mercury Interactive, Capriza is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners, Allen & Company, Entre Capital and Vintage Investment. For more information, visit http://www.capriza.com Follow @capriza on Twitter Follow Capriza on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/capriza Follow +Capriza on Google+ Read the Capriza blog at http://www.capriza.com/blog Become a fan of Capriza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaprizApps/


IT Industry Influencer Dion Hinchcliffe Presents Survey Results on "What IT Leaders are Doing to be More Agile in 2017" PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - Capriza, a leader in enterprise mobility for business applications, today announced its upcoming complimentary webinar on February 23rd at 1pm ET, on "IT Agility in 2017: A View from top CIOs." The survey, conducted by Dion Hinchcliffe, CIO advisor, IT expert, futurist, and industry Influencer, reveals results from his hand-picked list of the world's leading CIOs on their plans to make IT more agile in 2017. The survey sought to understand how IT leaders are looking at IT agility in the age of digital transformation, what agile IT initiatives they are focusing on, key challenges and solutions they're adopting to be more agile. Respondents span across many industries including: finance, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality. 94 percent cite strong pressure to move quicker than ever before; talent gap is top challenge The majority of these IT leaders reported that they are under "very strong" pressure to move faster with technology this year. Pressure is coming from various parts of the business with most citing C-Level peers. "There has been a perception that IT isn't moving quickly enough," says Hinchcliffe. "IT has felt the impact of this and for the first time, we've quantified the effects on IT, as well as where in the business they see having the biggest impact, and what they are doing about it." The survey finds talent to be the number one challenge with IT agility and delves into strategies and technologies IT leaders are adopting to move more quickly. The survey and webinar are sponsored by Capriza. Hinchcliffe will be unveiling the results and his analysis for the very first time in public, including how leading CIOs plan to accelerating their efforts, in a webinar on February 23rd at 1pm ET. Register today for this exclusive first look at this data and hear Dion's analysis. ClickToTweet: Hear Industry Influencer @dhinchcliffe Reveal Results of CIO Survey. Sign up for the Webinar Today! http://bit.ly/2lhhRVg via @capriza About Capriza Capriza mobile-enables your core applications to make it easy to do business inside and outside your organization. Capriza's enterprise mobility platform empowers IT and business units to mobile-enable critical business workflows in a matter of days without any coding, APIs or integration. Capriza disrupts the speed and economics of the enterprise mobility journey by extending the capabilities of existing applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce as well as custom-built solutions in a simple and useable way, onto any smartphone or tablet. Founded in 2011 by former executives of Mercury Interactive, Capriza is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners, Allen & Company, Entre Capital and Vintage Investment. For more information, visit www.capriza.com Follow @capriza on Twitter Follow Capriza on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/capriza Follow +Capriza on Google+ Read the Capriza blog at www.capriza.com/blog Become a fan of Capriza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaprizApps/


Receive press releases from The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation: By Email Honda Classic: The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation Volunteers at the 2017 Honda Classic to Support Quantum House of Palm Beach County The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was happy to volunteer for Quantum House at the annual Honda Classic on Saturday February, 25, 2017. The Foundation’s principal, Chauncey Lufkin and his fiancé, Sandra Familet, stopped by the festivities on Sunday, to offer a helping hand. Palm Beach Gardens, FL, March 02, 2017 --( The annual Honda Classic, now 11 years into its tenure at PGA National Resort & Spa, is a well-established fixture in the Palm Beach County community. Won on Sunday by fan favorite Rickie Fowler, the event drew some 203,815 spectators over seven days between the Monday Pro-Am and Sunday's final round. Though top draws Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were sidelined by injuries, the perfect weather over four days accounted for the slight increase in attendance over last year and Fowler is now back into the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking at No. 9. Quantum House of Palm Beach County provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to families facing a medical crisis. A percentage of the proceeds from the concessions tents will go directly to the organization to help support the many families from all around the world that stay at their facilities in West Palm Beach. The Foundation’s principal, Chauncey Lufkin and his fiancé, Sandra Familet, pictured here, stopped by the festivities on Sunday, to offer a helping hand. Organizing the many Quantum House volunteers was Megan Thompson, Manager of Family Programs and Operations for Quantum House. “Our big thanks to Megan for all of her hard work this weekend and throughout the year. She and the rest of the Quantum House staff and the families they support, are always on our minds and in our hearts. It is our great privilege to contribute in any way we can to their great efforts in our community,” said Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation. Also, representing the Foundation, and volunteering on Saturday afternoon, were Foundation Director, Cara Familet and her friend Kathryn Ross, Founder of Kross Strategies, a sales and marketing advisory firm based in Lancaster, PA. Both volunteered at the 8th Green Grill. “Often organizations need physical support beyond financial donations to accomplish their fundraising goals. Quantum House is a worthy cause that made it a pleasure to work with all of the volunteers to make the grill's operations a fundraising success." said Kathryn Ross, Founder of Kross Strategies. Other highlights included an unprecedented two holes in one at the 15th hole. For the first 10 years, the Honda Classic was staged at PGA National, not a single hole-in-one was recorded at the difficult 15th hole. Jhonattan Vegas accomplished the feat Sunday, as did Scott Stallings on Thursday. Both players were rewarded with a Honda CRV. About Quantum House Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. Fueled by the vision, energy and resources of Intracoastal Health Systems, Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Quantum Foundation, Quantum House opened its doors in May 2001 to families going through a most difficult time. The House continues to be where hope has a home® for more than 1,000 family members every year. The House is the only hospital hospitality house serving children and their families this way between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida. Over the years, the House has proudly served families from every state and nearly two dozen countries around the world. About the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. Our foundation’s focus is on fighting poverty through better education and by finding faster cures for the diseases that affect loved ones. Our strategy is to comb the globe for private independent foundations effectively working on these issues, supporting them with financial injections that make a difference. To date the Foundation has lent their support to numerous organizations including The Robin Hood Foundation, The Milken Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Quantum House of Palm Beach County, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Aspen Institute, and BizWorld. Mr. Lufkin has also established The Chauncey Lufkin Endowment for Academic Excellence at Southern Methodist University and is a major contributor to St. Lawrence University. www.cfl3.org Palm Beach Gardens, FL, March 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was happy to volunteer for Quantum House at the Honda Classic on Saturday February, 25, 2017.The annual Honda Classic, now 11 years into its tenure at PGA National Resort & Spa, is a well-established fixture in the Palm Beach County community. Won on Sunday by fan favorite Rickie Fowler, the event drew some 203,815 spectators over seven days between the Monday Pro-Am and Sunday's final round. Though top draws Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were sidelined by injuries, the perfect weather over four days accounted for the slight increase in attendance over last year and Fowler is now back into the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking at No. 9.Quantum House of Palm Beach County provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to families facing a medical crisis. A percentage of the proceeds from the concessions tents will go directly to the organization to help support the many families from all around the world that stay at their facilities in West Palm Beach.The Foundation’s principal, Chauncey Lufkin and his fiancé, Sandra Familet, pictured here, stopped by the festivities on Sunday, to offer a helping hand.Organizing the many Quantum House volunteers was Megan Thompson, Manager of Family Programs and Operations for Quantum House. “Our big thanks to Megan for all of her hard work this weekend and throughout the year. She and the rest of the Quantum House staff and the families they support, are always on our minds and in our hearts. It is our great privilege to contribute in any way we can to their great efforts in our community,” said Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation.Also, representing the Foundation, and volunteering on Saturday afternoon, were Foundation Director, Cara Familet and her friend Kathryn Ross, Founder of Kross Strategies, a sales and marketing advisory firm based in Lancaster, PA. Both volunteered at the 8th Green Grill.“Often organizations need physical support beyond financial donations to accomplish their fundraising goals. Quantum House is a worthy cause that made it a pleasure to work with all of the volunteers to make the grill's operations a fundraising success." said Kathryn Ross, Founder of Kross Strategies.Other highlights included an unprecedented two holes in one at the 15th hole. For the first 10 years, the Honda Classic was staged at PGA National, not a single hole-in-one was recorded at the difficult 15th hole.Jhonattan Vegas accomplished the feat Sunday, as did Scott Stallings on Thursday. Both players were rewarded with a Honda CRV.About Quantum HouseQuantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. Fueled by the vision, energy and resources of Intracoastal Health Systems, Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Quantum Foundation, Quantum House opened its doors in May 2001 to families going through a most difficult time. The House continues to be where hope has a home® for more than 1,000 family members every year. The House is the only hospital hospitality house serving children and their families this way between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida. Over the years, the House has proudly served families from every state and nearly two dozen countries around the world.About the Chauncey F. Lufkin III FoundationThe Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. Our foundation’s focus is on fighting poverty through better education and by finding faster cures for the diseases that affect loved ones. Our strategy is to comb the globe for private independent foundations effectively working on these issues, supporting them with financial injections that make a difference. To date the Foundation has lent their support to numerous organizations including The Robin Hood Foundation, The Milken Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Quantum House of Palm Beach County, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Aspen Institute, and BizWorld. Mr. Lufkin has also established The Chauncey Lufkin Endowment for Academic Excellence at Southern Methodist University and is a major contributor to St. Lawrence University. www.cfl3.org The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation Cara Familet 917-855-8153 www.cfl3.org Please note our website is currently under construction. Kathryn Ross, Founder of Kross Strategies, Megan Thompson, a Manager for Quantum House, and Cara Familet, Foundation Director of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation Filename: KMC.jpg Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation


News Article | December 5, 2016
Site: techcrunch.com

Accompany, an app that Amy Chang bets will be able to replace the chief-of-staff or personal assistant of an executive, launched just a few months ago. The app had been in the works for a while, and now that it’s finally out the door, it’s time to step on the gas — so it’s launching in the U.K. in a beta. Chang’s bet is that there’s a slot for an app that can replace the chief of staff role, which many executives have in order to manage their complicated schedules and lives. And even in hiring those people, they still may miss out on critical information that might help with those conversations and meetings. It’s an experience Chang has had personally while she was at Google, she said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016. “The first time I walked into a room of 20 Intel executives, and I thought some Google searching would do it, that’s when I got my ass handed to me,” Chang said on stage. “It was bad, they had had a re-org the Monday before and I missed it. I thought to myself, ‘there has got to be a tool to help me not get caught flat-footed.’ If they just had a very bad quarter, I want to know that too. We looked everywhere for it, it just didn’t exist, and we literally tried everything.” Chang also said on stage that the company raised an additional $20 million in financing led by Ignition Partners with previous investor CRV also participating. Accompany launched in beta in the United States in August after Chang and her team had worked on the service since 2013. “If you want terms on your terms, then raise long before you raise,” Chang said. “Invest the time to get to know people.” Accompany looks to create a more complete download of all that information by pulling a ton of information from unstructured sources — whether that information is public or simply notes you’ve left yourselves about that person — in order to create a sort of dossier for those meetings and conversations. That information even drills down into the financial performance of the company an executive runs that you’re meeting. That’s also good for smaller companies which might not necessarily have the resources to bring on a chief-of-staff or assistant role, but still need to have all that relevant information. When trying to build a relationship, even that small idle chat at the start of a conversation is important to build rapport with a potential future business contact. And it also gives people an idea of when is a good idea to reach out to one of their contacts, such as when they are notified that they got promoted or changed jobs. The Accompany service proper works as an app, a Web client and also a Gmail plugin that gives that download in a way that’s palatable and readily accessible. There’s also plenty of reasons to come back beyond just meetings by offering news alerts about a user’s contacts and companies they may follow, as well as large dossiers on companies they can cross-reference as they do research. Chang had been at Google for around seven years, working on the Google Analytics team. She said that it was one of the hardest decisions she could make — with people even telling her how much money she was leaving on the table — but one that in the end she just had to do it. “Less than 20% of my time was spent on user-facing things, and life is just too damn short,” Chang said. Since starting Accompany, Chang said she’s had to unlearn a lot of things she picked up at Google. In particular, she said she’s had to change her management style, as running a company of 40 people hands-on is quite different from managing hundreds of people on the same team at a larger company like Google. That comes down to the hard parts — like firing people — as well. “It makes me physically ill to have to fire someone,” Chang said. “If, again, this person and their performance keep coming into your head over and over as you close your eyes at night, and you find yourself having conversations with team members, you already know the answer. You just don’t want to know the answer. The thing that has been very clear, it’s affecting the team even more than it’s affecting you.” For Accompany, the challenge is going to be staying ahead of the competition. The service was in development for a long time, though it was able to roll out in the United Kingdom pretty quickly following its U.S. launch. There are a lot of plugins for Gmail that handle small slices of what Accompany does, as well as some automated digital assistants like Clara. All of these might not be an entire suite, but they all clearly have the potential to become more robust products that end up accomplishing that suite of tasks.


NBCUniversal and MemSQL See High Performance Guaranteed Service Levels and Infrastructure Consolidation in Container Deployments SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - Diamanti, creators of the first hyper-converged infrastructure appliance purpose-built for containerized applications, today announced general availability of the Diamanti D10, enabling enterprise IT organizations to deploy Docker containers in seconds with guaranteed service levels at a fraction of the cost of traditional data center infrastructure. Diamanti's platform is the first to bring the unparalleled performance and efficiency of bare-metal containers to hyper-converged architecture while eliminating the I/O and other networking and storage challenges posed by traditional infrastructure. The company also announced the close of an $18 million Series B funding round to drive growth across product development, support, sales, and marketing. Enterprise users across media, financial services, and web infrastructure industries have deployed Diamanti and seen performance gains of more than 40% and 6X consolidation while meeting guaranteed application service levels. Altogether, Diamanti's innovations dramatically reduce container infrastructure total cost of ownership. "Maintaining service levels for NBCUniversal's identity application is critical to delivering a crisp user experience," said Ramana Mantravadi, SVP and CTO, NBCUniversal Digital Products and Interactive Media. "Diamanti increased our application performance without code changes and allowed us to consolidate infrastructure while automating application deployment by our development team." "Diamanti delivers operational automation for isolating networks and storage volumes, workload prioritization with guaranteed performance, and rapid simulation of storage and networking scenarios for MemSQL test and development infrastructure," said Carl Sverre, Principal Architect at MemSQL. "Enterprise organizations have great interest in the efficiency and economic advantages of containers, but containers can disrupt network and storage processes for IT operators with complex deployment challenges," said Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst at 451 Research. "These issues are amplified by data-intensive workloads such as databases, key-value stores, and message queues where predictable throughput and performance are essential. Diamanti is targeting operational requirements for containers with an integrated platform offering simplified container networking and persistent storage, while guaranteeing service levels for stateful applications." Diamanti and 451 Research will host a webinar on February 28 where they will present an enterprise perspective on digital transformation, unveil the Diamanti D10, and feature NBCUniversal, MemSQL, and others sharing their experiences on the digital transformation with containers and Diamanti. Register for the webinar at http://get.diamanti.com/D10launch. The close of its $18 million Series B funding round brings the company's total funding to more than $30 million. New investor Northgate Capital led the round, with additional investments from CRV, DFJ, Translink, and GSR Ventures. "We believe Diamanti is the first to deliver real-time service level guarantees to networking and storage infrastructure. IT operators can now run modern Docker container workloads with predictability, which we believe is essential for in-revenue enterprise applications beyond test & dev," said Thorsten Claus, Partner at Northgate Capital. "Until now, we found that IT operators have been forced into complex and expensive 'do-it-yourself' Docker implementations since traditional network and storage technology was built for virtual machines rather than containers." Purpose-Built for Containerized Applications Docker container adoption has exploded in popularity with developers building modern, data-intensive applications, despite challenging operational issues. Diamanti enables enterprise developers and IT operators to overcome these challenges to achieve fast time to market, predictable results, and optimized costs for containerized applications: Accelerate Container Time-To-Market to Seconds - the Diamanti D10 appliance ships pre-integrated with all of the container software, compute, networking and storage resources necessary to optimally deploy and operate high-performance containerized applications at production scale. Diamanti's network and storage API contributions to popular Kubernetes open-source container orchestration software automate the container deployment process across all infrastructure resources, enabling production deployment in seconds versus days and weeks of manual approaches. Guarantee Real-Time Service Levels for Containers - the Diamanti D10 is the first to enforce end-to-end quality-of-service from the CPU through the network to storage, and the only appliance that reduces storage latencies to 100 microseconds -- 10 to 100 times faster than other shared storage approaches. No more overprovisioning. No more do it yourself configuration to achieve deterministic throughput for containers. No more hypervisors. Consolidate Container Infrastructure With 90% Utilization - the Diamanti D10 provides a bare-metal compute environment where workloads get their guaranteed service levels, and where x86 processors, networks, and storage resources run at high utilization. Diamanti's network and storage isolation allows dynamic utilization of resources, and all workloads run multi-tenant on the same shared infrastructure. No more "noisy neighbor" container workload challenges. "Modern enterprise container adopters are targeting data intensive applications," said Jeff Chou, Diamanti CEO and co-founder. "Enterprises are delivering large-scale digital services in private and public clouds built around Docker containers faster than ever. These data-driven applications include real-time data pipelines and analytics that can overwhelm existing infrastructure built for monolithic virtualized applications. Serving this new class of agile digital services requires an operational model that brings predictable network and storage I/O service levels to workloads including Cassandra, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL across multiple environments as customers adopt varying hybrid cloud models." About Diamanti Diamanti solves the most challenging networking and storage requirements that organizations face when moving containerized workloads from development into production. The Diamanti appliance plugs into existing environments and accelerates time-to-market, guarantees real-time service levels, and consolidates containers with 90% utilization. Based in San Jose, California, Diamanti is backed by venture investors CRV, DFJ, GSR Ventures, Northgate Capital, Translink, and Goldman Sachs. For more information visit www.diamanti.com or follow @DiamantiCom. Diamanti, the Diamanti logo, and "Dev Done Fast. Ops Done Right." are trademarks or registered trademarks of Diamanti in the U.S. and other countries.


News Article | December 5, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accompany, the intelligent virtual chief of staff app, today announced that it has raised $20 million in funding. Led by Ignition Partners with participation from CRV, this latest round brings Accompany’s total funding to date to $40.6 million. Accompany, which launched in beta in August, will use the investment for the continued development of its data platform and to expand its teams in Los Altos, California, and Portland, Oregon. “Since launch, we’ve been focused on the data platform and making sure our beta users have the best possible experience,” said Amy Chang, CEO at Accompany. “As we scale and expand, so too must the team, so we’re really excited about the prospect of more talented people joining Accompany.” Available on iOS, web, and as a Gmail extension, Accompany benefits professionals of every level by acting as a chief of staff, curating and intelligently managing their network and relationships. Accompany integrates with the user’s email, contacts, calendars, and social and professional feeds, and scours millions of publicly available sources to provide detailed briefings on meeting participants, real-time news alerts about contacts and companies, and comprehensive company profiles. “Amy and her team are building a service that delivers to me a cheat sheet for my daily work life,” said Nick Sturiale, Managing Partner at Ignition Partners. “Accompany makes me smarter and saves me from countless brain freeze moments, which is simply awesome!” Accompany’s founding team includes Chang, who led Google Analytics to achieve coverage on 70 percent of the entire web and serves on the boards of Cisco and Splunk; CTO Matthias Ruhl, an MIT CS PhD and large-scale systems design expert who helped push the Google Analytics backend beyond 900,000 requests per second; and CFO Ryan McDonough, who served as Marc Andreessen’s CFO at Ning and played an instrumental role in the company’s sale. “The first time I used Accompany I was so energized,” said Hilarie Koplow McAdams, President at New Relic. “I thought, 'Where have you been all my life?' If I couldn't use Accompany tomorrow I would be so upset. It's my go-to application with my first cup of coffee.” Accompany (accompany.com) is a relationship intelligence platform for professionals. With the Accompany mobile app, web-based product, and Gmail extension, professionals enjoy everything they need to know about everyone who is important to them, anytime they need it. Founded in 2013, Accompany is headquartered in Los Altos, California and backed by Charles River Ventures (CRV), Cowboy Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, and Ignition Partners.


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Aldakin Automation distribuirá Sawyer, de Rethink, a través del país BOSTON, 1 de marzo de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink Robotics anunció hoy un acuerdo con el principal proveedor de robótica, Aldakin Automation, para distribuir sus robots inteligentes y colaboradores en todo el mercado de fabricación de España. Tras el lanzamiento de su nuevo software Intera 5 que puede coordinar el trabajo celular desde un solo robot Sawyer, Rethink Robotics ayuda a los fabricantes de todo el mundo a mejora la automatización y tareas de producción. Esta nueva asociación amplía más la red de distribuidores de Rethink Robotics, que cubre además Reino Unido, Alemania, Francia, Australia, China, Corea, Japón, Israel, México y Australia. "Los fabricantes españoles buscan formas de mejorar las iniciativas de fabricación inteligentes y eficacia general en sus fábricas", destacó Francisco López de Alda, consejero delegado de Aldakin Group. "Con robots colaboradores como Sawyer, de Rethink, disponibles en España, podemos ayudar a estos fabricantes a adaptarse mejor a las demandas de la industria y allanar el camino de cara a disponer de una fábrica más conectada". Aldakin Automation ayuda a los clientes a automatizar sus operaciones de producción, ayudando a los fabricantes con el diseño, instalación y mantenimiento. Aldakin ya puede proporcionar el robot inteligente y colaborador Sawyer de Rethink a sus clientes, abriendo nuevas oportunidades para la automatización de tareas que antes no eran posibles. "Al tiempo que la demanda de Sawyer continúa creciendo, está claro que los fabricantes de todo el mundo están poniendo un valor superior en las herramientas de automatización que les pueden ayudar a convertirse en más eficaces en sus fábricas", destacó Scott Eckert, director general y consejero delegado de Rethink Robotics. "España, al igual que mucho países de todo el mundo, está haciendo frente a las carencias laborales, la automatización inflexible y cambios en la demanda de mercado. Aldakin Automation otorga poder a los fabricantes para disponer de estrategias de implementación inteligentes con opciones como Sawyer". Con sede en Alsasua, Aldakin Automation ha liderado el desarrollo de la automatización y robótica para procesos industriales en España desde 2014. Aldakin Automation es parte de Aldakin Group, compañía fundada en 1988. Aldakin Group se centró originalmente en la ingeniería eléctrica, y en los últimos 25 años ha crecido dentro de la automatización y robótica. En 2015, la empresa creó una división separada, Aldakin Automation, centrada en el desarrollo de la automatización y negocios de robótica. Ahora, en el año 2017, Aldakin Automation lanzó Micobot.es para centrar su tecnología inteligente y de colaboración desarrollada por medio de Rethink Robotics. Rethink Robotics está transformando los procesos de fabricación gracias a sus inteligentes y colaboradores robots , capaces de automatizar 90% de las tareas hasta ahora, superando el alcance de la automatización tradicional. Sus robots Baxter™  y Sawyer, potenciados por la plataforma de software Intera, se adaptan a la variabilidad del mundo real, pueden cambiar aplicaciones con rapidez y realizar tareas al igual que las personas. El resultado: los fabricantes de toda forma, talla e industria obtienen la solución de automatización de rápida implantación, versátil y fácil de usar que necesitan para incrementar su flexibilidad, disminuir costes y acelerar la innovación. Con sede en Boston, el conjunto de productos Rethink está disponible en Asia, Europa y Norteamérica. La empresa cuenta con la financiación de Bezos Expeditions, CRV, Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Partners, DFJ, GE Ventures y Goldman Sachs. Si desea más información sobre Rethink Robotics visite www.rethinkrobotics.com y síganos en Twitter @RethinkRobotics.


-- Costa Rican Vacations (CRV), a travel agency specializing in personalized, boutique vacations to Costa Rica since 1999, polled its expert vacation planners to create a list of helpful tips for travel to Costa Rica in the New Year!--Flights to San Jose can often be cheaper than Liberia -- the popular Guanacaste beach locale.  Costa Rica's capital is the most connected locale in the country, making it easy to connect via domestic flights to all major destinations. San Jose is also a great jumping off point for the most visited site in the country – the Arenal Volcano.  Most importantly if you do see a well-priced airfare - jump on it right away as they don't usually last long.Costa Rica is one of the safest destinations in Central America.  Veer off touristy locales. Authenticity abounds in places like Drake Bay, Orosi Valley and Tortuguero..  Interact with locals!  Costa Ricans, affectionately known as "Ticos," are the warmest, friendliest people on earth!  CNN.com labeled this humble country the "happiest place on earth" for a reason.  Learn a few words in Spanish and you just may forge valuable relationships.#4 --Costa Rica has much to offer – beach, volcanoes, wildlife and more.  Don't limit your first-time visit to just one region!  It is easy to fit in two different, but equally exciting destinations while on a trip to Costa Rica!!  Reading through too much content online can be overwhelming and frustrating.  Costa Rican Vacation travel experts live locally and visit properties every week.  They make it their mission to know everything about the country and can best pick the resorts and experiences that will suit each individual traveler needs.Costa Rican cuisine is a wonderful way to connect with locals and get a true "flavor" for the culture!  Pura Vida Mae -- try the gallo pinto!This is the best way to get insider information that you won't find in a book or online.  Some of the best experiences are found through the locals that live in the area.!  Costa Rica is super family-friendly and there are activities for children of all ages.A travel guide with even more great tips for vacations to Costa Rica, can be found online at http://www.vacationscostarica.com/ travel-guide/ travel-tips/ Costa Rican Vacations (CRV) is a travel company specializing in personalized, boutique vacations to Costa Rica. CRV's staff of globetrotters come from all corners of the world, and have explored every nook and cranny of Costa Rica. They know every destination inside and out, and what is more, they personally vet every experience and only recommend the ones they know will create the best travel experiences. Costa Rican Vacations marries a passion for travel and local expertise, using expert knowledge and insider information to curate true travel experiences.  For more information go to http://www.vacationscostarica.com/


News Article | October 4, 2016
Site: techcrunch.com

In a blog post this morning, Union Square Ventures formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. This marks the first time that the 13-year-old fund has endorsed a candidate in a presidential election. In the brief 375 word statement, the firm addressed both the risks of a Trump presidency and the qualities that would make Clinton ideal for the job. Collectively, USV acknowledged that technological change has had a profoundly positive impact on the world, but that its benefits have not touched everyone evenly. “We are not surprised that many feel the urge to reboot the whole system.” However, USV believes that progress can only be made by embracing diversity and working together on equal footing to address challenges. “There is no wall big enough to protect us from a changing climate or the unintended consequences of new technologies like artificial intelligence or DNA manipulation.” The firm cited Clinton’s “temperament and experience” as two of the key traits that will help her to address a uniquely global problem. USV also took the moment to support Take Off Election Day and to reject the idea of a protest vote, even linking to Clay Shirky’s Medium post on the subject. The post also gave attention to HelloVote, supported by Twilio, and the non-profit VotePlz, backed by Y Combinator’s Sam Altman. Fred Wilson, a partner at USV, Tweeted this morning that the decision to endorse Clinton was unanimous. The prominent New York firm is not the first fund, and certainly not the first investors, to take a stand against the Republican nominee. In late August, CRV, formally known as Charles River Ventures, denounced Trump in a highly visible “Fuck Trump” campaign on the fund’s home page. That campaign was more about protesting Tump’s immigration stance than endorsing Clinton. In a slightly less partisan move, CRV opted to create a program to cover the costs of U.S. visas for CRV company founders in addition to creating a new fellows program to provide office space for immigrant entrepreneurs. High profile investors like Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures and Sam Altman of Y Combinator have Tweeted prolifically throughout the election cycle. Just this week, Suster even encouraged fellow investors who had previously endorsed Trump to jump ship. Peter Thiel remains one of the highest profile investors to have endorsed Trump. The Founders Fund partner and serial entrepreneur endorsed Trump publicly back in July at the RNC. Trump has a narrow foothold in the tech world, but has struggled to raise significant capital from wealthy founders and early-stage investors. While many individual investors have come out against Trump, I speculate most firms have tried to remain non-partisan to avoid alienating founders and limited partners. While USV is the largest and most prominent fund to have endorsed Clinton as a collective to date, we still have another month before the election, which leaves plenty of time for more surprises. We have reached out to interested parties and will update this post with any new information.

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