Take that, Sand Hill Road’s good ol’ boys! Illuminate Ventures just closed a $20 million fund to invest in early-stage enterprise startups.
Alchemist only selects startups that are focused on selling to businesses, rather than consumers
B2B marketing startup Demandbase has raised $15 million in new funding to help it add more sales members and push for growth in U.S. and European enterprises.
Guest Post We are in the early innings of a new wave of business-focused marketplaces that are likely to succeed, thanks to SaaS, which can serve as the system of record, and generate predictable revenue.
The startups that have been selected for the first class are far from sexy — unless a “software-defined infrastructure platform for heterogeneous computing” does it for you — but they’re all generating revenues. What they have in common is that they target their products at businesses, not consumers.
Aaron Levie, Box’s energetic young CEO, today revealed that the company is prepping for an initial public offering in 2014.
Guest Post Investing time, capital, and resources to align the ideal go-to-market B2B strategy can easily burn out the most ambitious and experienced. Here’s how to survive.
With the global economic climate expected to improve, Gartner predicts that the “major retardants to IT growth will lift.”
Customer advocacy platform Influitive closes $7.3M Series A.
Forget about consumer IPOs: The vast majority of companies expected to go to the public markets in 2013 will be business-focused.
FedBid promises to save the government and every mid-size to large company 10-12 percent on almost everything they buy. Here’s how.
Customer intelligence and marketing platform Emailvision raises $30M
It’s really, really hard to sell to Joe Blow.
European business-to-business payment provider Traxpay announced a $4 million in investment from Earlybird Ventures today. Using cloud-based software, the system enables companies to manage their B2B payments online in real time.
In today’s global economy, even small American businesses are often turning to China and India to manufacture their products. But finding a reliable supplier across the world isn’t easy.
Patisco, a new service by Taipei-based Xinosys, aims to make companies more efficient by letting them form private social networks with their clients, associates, suppliers, and anyone else involved in their business.
Guest Post Social networks, search engines and online resources have all created new challenges for business-to-business marketers. Prospects do more research on their own, and it’s not always easy to know how to reach them.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Umberto Milletti is the CEO of InsideView. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Mikkel Svane, CEO of help desk ticketing provider Zendesk, said that his company’s most recent round of funding worth $19 million might be its last.
The seventh annual AliFest featured Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group‘s global ambitions and its complicated relationships with eBay and Yahoo. By far the most intriguing speaker was eBay chief executive John Donahue, whose company was previously vanquished by Alibaba’s Taobao in China.