Styra Raises $40 Million in Series B

The company behind Open Policy Agent, Styra, announced they raised $40 Million in funding today. The software, OPA for short, is capable of controlling access and managing authorization in complex environments. Among others, it comes with integration for Kubernetes environments, and allows to centrally control multiple aspects of access control.

Styra has raised a $40 million Series B funding round to continue driving the reinvention of policy and authorization for cloud-native applications.

Source: Styra Raises $40 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Access, Security and Compliance in Cloud-Native Applications

Pitch now valued $600M

Pitch, the startup founded by Christian Reber of Wunderlist Fame, raised a series B of $80 million. The Berlin based start-up in social presentations is on path to become a new unicorn. The investment demonstrates the believe in market potential for collaborative software in the cloud is still huge. Most of the potential comes from innovation that existing legacy software cannot deliver by being ported to the web. The actual potential comes from new ways to deliver software, enable cooperation and new ways to work, possibly disrupting legacy structures.

Powerpoint may still dominate the landscape for presentations in many people’s minds, but some might say that legacy status also makes Microsoft’s software ripe for disruption. Now, a startup out of Berlin called Pitch has just picked up a substantial Series B of $80 million to take it on with what it believes is a more dynamic approach.

Source: Pitch, a platform for making and sharing presentations, raises $85M on a $600M valuation – TechCrunch

Munich-based Mylivn raises €5.5 million

Munich-based Mylivn raises €5.5 million and launches social network for next-Gen content creators

Mylivn raises €5.5 million
Mylivn raises €5.5 million

Mylivn is a social network aimed at the ‘slash’ generation who have more than one career or passion, e.g. developer / photographer.

Source: Munich-based Mylivn raises €5.5 million and launches social network for next-Gen content creators | EU-Startups

Contentstack raises $31.5 million

ContentStack, which claims to have invented “Headless CMS”, raised $31.5m in a Series A funding.

ContentStack
ContentStack raises $31.5m

Contentstack, the tech startup that powers omnichannel content, digital experiences and personalized customer journeys, has raised $31.5 million in Series A funding to scale sales and marketing to reach more industries and geographies, as well as to build out the partner ecosystem […]

Source: Contentstack raises $31.5 million in Series A funding | Startups News | Tech News

Wunderlist

In 2015, it was big news to the Startup and VC scene, when Microsoft announced it would acquire Wunderlist. Back then, 6Wunderkinder was one of the most promising StartUps in the German Capital. The social media bubble immediately started debating the future of the product and whether Microsoft would spoil it or even shut it down.

The recent past showed all fears held true when Microsoft announced the shutdown of Wunderlist in favour of a “To-Do” app, to the disappointment of it’s entire user base.

Now, another two years later, Christian Reber, CEO and Founder of 6 Wunderkinder, announced his plans to buy back the core application from Microsoft. VentureBeat has more

Leap Motion acquired by Ultrahaptics

The 2010 founded AR and VR company, that was leading in hand tracking devices for VR usage had a few moments that made the tech-headlines. According to many sources, Apple tried to acquire the company twice, with the second attempt as recently as 2018. Past week, the company sold for $30 million.

Today, we’re announcing a strategic deal with Ultrahaptics that combines the two companies and solidifies our collective role as the world’s leading spatial interaction company.

Source: Leap Motion and Ultrahaptics Join Forces – Leap Motion Blog

LinkedIn Snaps Up Drawbridge

Drawbridge, a company that provides Marketing Tooling to understand customers better, is LinkedIn’s second known acquisition in 8 Months. The volume of the deal is unknown.

LinkedIn snaps up Drawbridge

LinkedIn just acquired its 22nd-known company: Drawbridge. The smaller company will integrate with LinkedIn’s marketing services. The move jumps off of LinkedIn’s own growth in providing marketing tooling, according to the company’s blog post. LinkedIn claims that its “Marketing Solutions” business “accelerated” […]

Source: LinkedIn Snaps Up Drawbridge, Its Second Known Acquisition In 8 Months

Seebo Raises $8.5M

Internet of Things is really a thing recently. Another company, Seebo based in Tel Aviv, was able to secure $8.5m funding to enable more connected devices.

Seebo, the Tel Aviv, Israel-founded startup that offers an Internet of Things (IoT) end-to-end platform to help companies launch smart products faster, has closed $8.5 million in Series A funding.…

Quelle: TechCrunch