The database was originally conceived in 2013 when current CTO Vlad Ilyushchenko was building trading systems for a financial services company and he was frustrated by the performance limitations of the databases available at the time, so he began building a database that could handle large amounts of data and process it extremely fast. He sees open source as a way to build adoption from the bottom up inside organizations, winning the hearts and minds of developers first, then moving deeper in the company when they eventually build a managed cloud version of the product. “We definitely want to have more diverse backgrounds to make sure that we keep having a diverse team and we’re very strongly committed to that.” For the short term, the company wants to continue building its community, working on continuing to improve the open source product, while working on the managed cloud product.
Yesterday Lemonade and Accolade priced above their expected ranges, with Lemonade pricing above its raised range and Accolade selling more shares than expected. Perhaps not — we were wrong before about the IPO market in 2020, so let’s not get too hasty to make more predictions — but it is clear that Q4 2019 wasn’t the only time when unicorns might have been able to attract the prices they wanted. But without cliché, we can state that IPOs are performing very well in recent weeks, with IPO Boutique reporting this morning that 17 of the last 27 IPOs have priced above the range that they first set.
From larger fund investors like Mark Suster and Kara Nortman at Upfront Ventures to Dana Settle at Greycroft Partners; to early-stage investors like Will Hsu at Mucker Capital; TX Zhuo at Fika Ventures, the responses were generally upbeat about the future opportunities for Los Angeles startups. Mark Suster, managing partner, Upfront Ventures Kara Nortman, partner, Upfront Ventures Will Hsu, Mucker Capital Dana Settle, Greycroft Partners Karan Wadhera, Casa Verde Capital Brendan Wallace, Fifth Wall TX Zhuo, Fika Ventures Image Credits: Getty Images/ROBYN BECK/AFP Mark Suster, managing partner, Upfront Ventures How much is Upfront focused on investing in the local LA ecosystem versus less geographically focused?
Hyderabad-based B2B2C edtech startup 3rdFlix’s ‘Practically’ platform used to offer experiential and immersive learning experience to K-12 schools in a physical classroom environment using augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR). Keeping this in mind, 3rdFlix’s Practically learning platform has come up with a unique tool which gives teachers the AI-based insights and real-time data analytics of students attentiveness in the virtual classroom, and helps them to come up with alternative teaching solutions such as a pop-quiz or playing a subject related, simulation videos, thereby making learning fun, interactive and distraction-free. Apart from this, teachers have complete access to world class content that uses real-life applications, 4K+ immersive or 3D content, 1.5K+ simulations or AR videos, 200K questions, various learning models that enables flipped or blended learning models, easy shareable reference material, test-prep with five-level question bank, detailed repor
From a macro-level, we felt this would be a huge opportunity, and there is also the personal element of being potentially being able to impact millions of merchants.” Paper records not only make tracking finances a labor-intensive process, but also means it is harder for merchants to gain access to lines of credit. BukuWarung founders Chinmay Chauhan and Abhinay Peddisetty While preparing to launch BukuWarung, the founders traveled through Indonesia, speaking to almost 400 merchants about their challenges with bookkeeping, credit tracing and accounting. The app we built sends automatic reminders to customers, and this ‘soft message’ really helps merchants not feel shy while at the same time professionally giving customer reminders.” While talking to merchants, BukuWarung’s founders also realized that many were using pay-as-you-go data plans and lower-end smartphones.
Electric vehicles in the fleet segment have already been gaining traction in the market for quite some time now, where players like Lithium Urban Technologies, Ola Electric, Deepika Padukone-backed Blue Smart and Prakriti E-Mobility among others have already been providing electric mobility solutions to customers across India. Electric Vehicles News: Ather Energy, CredR Launches Two-Wheeler Exchange Programme After a month of speculation, Ather Energy in collaboration with Mumbai-based used two-wheeler marketplace CredR has finally launched a two-wheeler exchange programme. Nissan To Launch Hybrid And Electric Vehicles In India By 2023 Japanse auto giant Nissan recently announced that it will be deploying advanced hybrid (e-Power), electric vehicle and connected car technology in India, Africa and Middle East regions.
With the Covid-19 pandemic showing no signs of ebbing, small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India are under pressure to embrace technology and adapt to more innovative ways of operation, a survey jointly published by Google India and research firm Kantar revealed. Moreover, 58% of the businesses were struggling to meet their fixed costs, revealed the survey which was conducted to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown on small and medium businesses in India. SMBs Look At Digital Marketing Solutions During Pandemic The survey showed that while 60% of the respondents are willing to invest in digital marketing solutions, the remaining 40% want to seek help from technology firms for training which could help them stay afloat during the pandemic.
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A day after the ban, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said, “We want to stress that Chinese government always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international and local laws-regulations. The government’s statement on Monday clarified that the ban on the Chinese apps had been placed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009. Chinese state-backed media outlet, The Global Times has said that the loss of Chinese internet company ByteDance (mother company of TikTok) could be as high as $6 Bn after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps.