3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals


Even entrepreneurs that already sold on SaaS should stake note of new research from the SalientGroup : SaaS gets funded - Nearly 50% of SaaS-based startups are getting successfully funded—a rate of funding success no other sector can match. This is where SaaS gets sexy.

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Servoy Upgrades SaaS Software


Thousand Oaks-based Servoy , a developer of software for developing software-as-a-service applications, said Monday that it has upgraded its namesake platform. Tags: development saas software servoy According to the company, the upgraded software includes updates such as real-time clustering, drag-and-drop support, and ability to run applications either as software-as-a-service or through on-premise deployment.

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Corent Technologies Finds $3.0M For SaaS Enablement


Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technologies , the developer of software which helps turn corporate applications into software-as-a-service, has raised another $3.0M Corent, which is led by Feyzi Fatehi, develops software used by companies to easily transition their.NET software applications to the software-as-a-service model, short cutting the time it takes for converting legacy and in-house enterprise apps to the web and mobile model. corent saas software enterprise enable microsoft

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Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk


San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. saas international germany development software marketing acquisition merger webtrekk mapp

What SAAS Companies Need to Know About Network Management?

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We’ve even created an acronym for these kinds of services: software as a service (SAAS). The software itself is hosted by a third party, SAAS service provider, which is responsible for maintaining software or hardware associated with the application.

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Corent Boosts Funding For SaaS Tools


Aliso Viejo-based Corent , which develops software tools to more easily port traditional software to the software-as-a-service model, has raised $3.2M Corent CEO Feyzi Fatehi confirmed the round, saying that the firm is seeing lots of traction from firms looking to "SaaS"-ify their software.

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NationBuilder Opens Developer API


Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. voting movement political politics nonprofit software saas developer nationbuilder

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers


In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. hackathon anymeeting webrtc realtime software developer contest saas tokbox influxis

Startup CTO or Developer


What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. But often the result of a Founder hiring a developer or lead developer or even a VP engineering is a gap created between the founders and the developers.

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CallFire Extends Its Leadership in Cloud Telephony With Launch of Next-Gen SaaS Communications Platform

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Built from the ground up using technologies leveraged by Internet giants like Facebook, and the feedback of hundreds of customers over a five-year period, the new CallFire is a cross-datacenter SaaS platform with no single point of failure.

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Above the Cloud with Dave Linthicum | Shifting Perspectives on SaaS and Enterprise IT

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Join us for a special evening with InfoWorld’s Dave Linthicum as he delves into global enterprise software trends with some of LA’s most successful SaaS and cloud computing companies. The opportunities cloud computing and SaaS afford management. Paths to SaaS and cloud computing that will work for your enterprise. Additionally, he has extensive application development, web hosting, and data center build-out and management experience.

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Quest Software Backs Middleware Developer


Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the developer of enterprise software tools, has backed a maker of SOA middleware. According to WSO2 , a Silicon Valley-based developer of middleware software, it raised $6.5M WSO2 develops cloud-enabled middleware software used by enterprises. wso2 quest software venture capital strategic investment middleware service oriented architecture saas paas

Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer


Santa Monica-based Nimble , which develops contact management software-as-a-service, has linked up its tools with call center software developer Talkdesk. integration saas talkdesk software center call nimble According to Nimble, the move will automatically pair information from a customer''s contact history to Nimble''s contact records and customer data. Nimble said the link is aimed at helping companies create virtual, social call centers for their sales teams.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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Tipalti Ties Payments Service To Affiliate Tracking Software Developer


Tipalti , which develops an automated, mass payment platform for affiliate and other marketers, has integrated its service with CAKE , a provider of online campaign and affiliate tracking, the firms have announced. Tipalti develops software-as-a-service to streamline mass payments for affiliate networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites, and others, helping companies pay vendors using a variety of payment methods (direct deposit, ACH, PayPal, checks, prepaid card, etc.)

Mapp Acquires Webtrekk


San Diego-based digital marketing software provider Mapp announced this morning that it is acquiring German software developer Webtrekk , a developer of marketing analytics and customer intelligence software. mapp webtrekk merger acquisition marketing software development germany international saas

Eric Futoran: From Scopely To Embrace.io, The Challenges Of Mobile Development


The world of mobile apps has added serious challenges for software developers, who don't just have to deal with crashes�they have to deal with slow performance, strange hangs, multiple carrier networks, and more. How are developers doing this today? So we thought about what developers, apps, and the ecosystem needed. We also looked at people who had great mobile portfolios, media and content, and Saas, which included Karlin Ventures and Rincon in Los Angeles.

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Lifeyo Acquired By SpotOn


Los Angeles-based Lifeyo , a developer of website development software aimed at small and medium-sized merchants, has been acquired by San Francisco-based SpotOn , SpotOn announced this morning. saas software development website acquisition merger spoton lifeyoFinancial details of the buy were not announced.

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Lifeyo Aquired By SpotOn


Los Angeles-based Lifeyo , a developer of website development software aimed at small and medium-sized merchants, has been acquired by San Francisco-based SpotOn , SpotOn announced this morning. lifeyo spoton merger acquisition website development software saasFinancial details of the buy were not announced.

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Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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So this has taken… a tremendous amount of technical development and scientific rigor with partners… to really have the technology at a place where it’s really set up to scale.”

Passenger Names Business Development Exec


Los Angeles-based Passenger, which provides software-as-a-service to companies to help connect with their customers, has tapped Samantha Skey as the firm's Senior Vice President of Business Development, and GM of its Eastern Region. According to Passenger, Skey joins the firm from Alloy Media + Marketing, where she was EVP of Strategic marketing. Skey has also served at Walt Disney Corporation, CNET, and Interactive Imaginations. Skey will be based in Passenger's New York office.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


other developers to incorporate into their own apps. firm's CTO, Jamie MacLennan, directed the development of Microsoft's SQL Server Analysis Services, pioneering Microsoft's work in. technology computing algorithm saas software

ServiceTitan Buys CUC Software


Glendale-based ServiceTitan has acquired CUC Software , a developer of business software products aimed at the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry, the company said this week. CUC Software was developed by Jack Vannoy and Carolyn Slayden in 1981. servicetitan software merger acquisition hvac heating conditioning saas billing management

With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

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” There are other tools out there, IBM has OpenPages and ThomsonReuters developed a tool for audit and risk and compliance , but these software services pre-dated Sarbanes-Oxley, and were not made with a modern organization in mind, according to Lee and Kim.

Corent Wins MapR Technologies


Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technologies , which develops cloud migration software, and AI and data analytics software developer MapR Technologies said this morning that MapR Technologies has selected Corent's SurPaaS platform to help customers access MapR's Data Platform for AI. Corent's software makes it easier for software providers to offer up their products via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. corent mapr technologies migration cloud data analytics software saas

Procore Adds 3D Model Support


Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies , which develops construction management software, has added a new, 3D modeling product-- Procore BIM --which lets teams access 3D models at construction job sites. procore modeling construction management software cloud saas mobileAccording to Procore, the new product provides access to Building Information Modeling (BIM) on Apple iOS devices, including iPads and iPhones. Pricing on the new software was not announced.

Procore Expands To Invoice Management


Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies , which develops construction management software, is expanding its offerings into invoice management, with a new product. procore invoice management construction software saas cloudThe fast growing company--which was worth more than $3 billion in its last funding --said it has added a new product, Procore Invoice Management, which is designed to simplify the billing and invoice process for the construction industry.

BlackLine Signs Harper Collins, Postmates, Others


Los Angeles-based financial automation software developer BlackLine is continuing to sign on brand name customers, saying late last week that it has added such new customers as Harper Collins, Lavazza, Nature's Bounty, Postmates and Take-Two Interactive during its Q2. blackline accounting automation software customers saas cloud

Corent Technology Debuts New Software


Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technology , the developer of software which makes it easier for companies to port their software to the software-as-a-service model, said Tuesday that it has released a new product. corent saas software paas development

Central Desktop Gets $5.0M In Credit Line


Pasadena-based Central Desktop , which develops cloud-based collaboration software, has scored a $5.0M line of credit from SaaS Capital, SaaS Capital said Thursday morning. Saas Capital provides alternative financing to SaaS businesses. central desktop saas cloud collaboration software venture capital lending credit

Graduway Gets Investment From Manhattan Beach's K1


Graduway , a developer of software used for alumni engagement and career services management, has scored an investment from Manhattan Beach-based investor K1 Investment Management. graduway investment enterprise software venture capital private equity education alumni network saas cloudSize and terms of the investment were not announced. K1 Investment Management says it invests in high growth, enterprise software companies.

Chrome River Wins Fertilizer Manufacturer


Los Angeles-based Chrome River Technologies , which develops expense and invoice management software, has scored a big win with Nutriend, Ltd., chrome river fertilizer manufacturer expense invoice management saas softwarewhich the company says is the world's second-largest fertilizer manufacturer. Financial impact of the customer win were not announced. Chrome River said it was chosen to upgrade the expense submission and approval process for a workforce of 20,000.

As Unicorns Multiply, Bootstrapped Tech Businesses Holding Steady


Aha makes a program that helps project managers develop new product roadmaps, which are used by others in the customer’s business, from sales. Why do unicorns get all the attention? Brian de Haaff wonders this sometimes, especially as compared to his own tech business, Aha. It’s not a “unicorn”—a business with a valuation of more than $1 billion—and it’s not even close. Instead, Aha is a bootstrapped startup.

CitySourced Merges With Rock Solid Technologies


Los Angeles-based CitySourced , which develops mobile apps to help cities communicate with their constituents, has merged with Rock Solid Technologies , a provider of software to the government. citysourced rock solid technologies merger acquisition mobile government software saas strattamFinancial terms of the merger were not announced. Rock Solid is owned by private equity investor Strattam Capital. CitySourced was founded in 2009, and is led by CEO Jason Kiesel.

Procore Buys Honest Buildings


Carpinteria-based Procore Technologies , the very fast growing developer of construction management software led by Tooey Courtemanche, has acquired Honest Buildings , a developer of project management software for owners and developers, the company said on Tuesday. Honest Buildings develops software which helps manage construction products, and counts such clients as Brookfield, Oxford Properties Group, and EQ Office, Blackstones U.S.

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