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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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Four Innovative SaaS To Get Excited About

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SaaS – or Software as a Service – platforms are all the rage. Essentially a business model where software is licensed and distributed from a central location, SaaS companies can now be found in telecoms, human resources, and more.

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Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.)

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

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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.

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.”

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.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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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

Passenger Names Business Development Exec

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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.

As Unicorns Multiply, Bootstrapped Tech Businesses Holding Steady

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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.

Medsphere Buys Healthline Solutions

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Carlsbad-based healthcare information technology developer Medsphere Systems Corporation said this morning that it has acquired Texas-based HealthLine Solutions , a developer of applications which are used by hospitals to manage their supply chain inventory. medsphere healthline solutions merger acquisition lifescience software saas supply chain inventory

Corent Technology Debuts New Software

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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

San Diego's Seismic Snags $100M, Joins Unicorns

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San Diego-based Seismic , a developer of sales and marketing software, has raised $100M more in a funding round, which values the company at $1 billion, the company said on Tuesday. The startup, led by CEO Doug Winter, develops software used to enable sales and marketing efforts in the enterprise. cloud saas software marketing sales unicorn capital venture seismic

Central Desktop Gets $5.0M In Credit Line

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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

ServiceTitan Snags Netflix Vet As New CFO

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , the developer of home service business management software, says this morning that it has named David Burt, former NetFlix Vice President of Content Planning & Analysis and Co-Head of Corporate Development as its new Chief Financial Officer--as the appears poised for an IPO. servicetitan david burt executive netflix software saas merger acquisition unicorn

Corent Adds Advisor

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technology , which develops software that makes it easy for companies to convert their legacy applications into software-as-a-service, has added a new advisor, the firm said this week. The firm''s software helps turn any Java, PHP, or.Net application to SaaS.

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IQMS Acquired By Dassault For $425M

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In another big, software acquisition for California's Central Coast, Paso Robles-based IQMS , a developer of ERP software for the engineering and manufacturing industry, has been acquired by French software giant Dassault Systemes. IQMS develops manufacturing ERP software which are used by manufacturers to manage their business processes. iqms dassault systemes merger acquisition manufacturing software saas cloud

Ashton Kutcher, Sound Ventures Back Gigster In $10M Funding

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Ashton Kutcher and his Los Angeles-based venture firm, Sound Ventures , are one of the backers of a new startup which says it can offer up on-demand, software development and design services. saas celebrity kutcher ashton design development software ondemand capital venture gigster

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NationBuilder's Founder, Jim Gilliam, Passes Away

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Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software that helps groups, political campaigns, nonprofits, and others manage their their supporters, donors, and members, reported on Friday that its founder, Jim Gilliam , has passed away. saas software cloud political entrepreneur death gilliam nationbiulder

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Procore Collects $75 Million More, Now Worth $3 Billion

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Carpinteria-based software developer Procore has raised $75M more in a funding round, bringing its valuation to a heady $3 billion, in a round led by Tiger Global Management, the firm said Thursday. According to Procore, the funding will go towards product development, partner platform expansion, plus hiring. procore venture capital unicorn investment software cloud saas

TITAN School Solutions Finds $5.2M

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Irvine-based TITAN School Solutions , a developer of nutrition software and services for K-12 school districts, said on Wednesday that it has raised $5.2M titan school lunch nutrition program software cloud saas government venture capital wavemaker springboardin its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard Ventures, and also included RezVen Partners.

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Bonfire Backed Kittyhawk Finds New Funding

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Kittyhawk , a drone software developer backed by Santa Monica-based Bonfire Ventures, has scored new funding from insurance company Travelers, the company said today. boeing software saas flight vehicle aerial unmanned drone capital venture kittyhawk ventures bonfireThe startup, based in San Francisco, says it has now raised $9.5M in total from such investors as Travelers, Bonfire Ventures, Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Freestyle Ventures and The Flying Object.

Chrome River Wins ExxonMobil

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Los Angeles-based Chrome River , which develops cloud-base expense and invoice automation software, has signed up ExxonMobil as a customer, the company said today. chrome river exxonmobil expense invoice automation software cloud saasAccording to Chrome River, ExxonMobil's 70,000 employees will use the company's software, as ExxonMobil's employee expense management solution. Financial impact of the deal were not announced. Alan Rich is CEO and co-founder of Chrome River.

Parasoft Links With Electric Cloud On Software Testing Support

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Monrovia, California-based Parasoft , which develops software testing tools, said today that it has linked with Electric Cloud , a provider of cloud-based software testing services, to integrate their technologies. The new link allows customers to use Parasoft''s tools in continuous testing efforts--the shift by developers towards a rapid build-test-deploy cycle, often known better as DevOps. parasoft electric cloud saas paas testing software development

Classy: We've Hit $1 Billion In Donations

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San Diego-based online nonprofit fundraising software developer CLassy said this morning that it has just hit $1 billion in total donations through its platform. Classy develops software-as-a-service products aimed at helping nonprofits manage their online fundraising, with a focus on social causes like environmental issues, child trafficking, human rights, and animal rights. classy donations nonprofit saas software cloud growth