A l’occasion de l’ouverture de la conférence annuelle France Digitale Day, Emmanuel Macron a rappelé mardi soir ses ambitions pour la tech tricolore. Le chef de l’Etat a ainsi annoncé la mobilisation d’investisseurs à hauteur de cinq milliards dans les trois prochaines années pour accompagner le développement des startups françaises.
Plum, a software-as-a-service company that provides enterprise organizations with the data they need to quantify the potential of their workforce, announced today that it has raised $4.2M in seed funding. In combination with their previous Angel round, Plum has raised a total of $6.1M to date.
The $4.2M round was led by Real Ventures, a Venture Capitalist firm dedicated to future-focused startups that create new categories. “Over the next decade, people will need to be assigned and trained for new jobs on a scale that has never been seen,” said Janet Bannister, Partner at Real Ventures. “McKinsey claims that 400 to 800 million jobs will disappear due to automation in the next 15 years. At the same time, 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 do not exist today.”
Bannister went on to say, “Plum is the only provider of scientifically-validated, predictive data that can scale to get every person in the right job for the future of work – which is why we believe that Plum is posed to not only be a huge company, but also make a significant, positive impact on millions of lives.”
Other investors include SAP.iO and BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund. Plum’s app integrates with SAP® SuccessFactors® Recruiting, which is a part of the human capital management suite.
“An employee’s success in a role depends not only on an employee’s hard skills but also their intangible characteristics,” said Dr. Ram Jambunathan, SVP & Managing Director of SAP.iO. “But today, businesses still rely on traditional measures and assessments that are often prone to subjective biases. The SAP.iO Fund invested in Plum so our customers could build the full picture of their employee’s capabilities. Through Plum’s integration with SAP® SuccessFactors®, businesses can now drive the complete talent management experience that employees want and need for long-term success.”
BigID, the leader in data-centric personal data privacy and protection, today announced the BigID Momentum Value Added Reseller (VAR) Program. The program enables resellers to easily add BigID’s data discovery, intelligence and privacy automation products to their portfolio to capture new revenue streams as companies comply with global privacy regulations like California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The BigID VAR program will enhance the company’s market presence globally, accelerating sales growth in critical territories like Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
Inaugural VAR partners include Optiv, SHI, Navilogic, NextID, GDM Sweden, Optimitri Mexico and Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig.
BigID will support VARs with a full enablement kit, facilitated by a dedicated portal. VARs will gain immediate access to deal registration program, training, sales management tools, and joint marketing program support for webinars, events, and related activities and collateral.
We are excited to welcome these entrepreneurs to the SAP.iO family and help them accelerate their business with SAP,” said Alexa Gorman, head of SAP.iO Foundries EMEA (Europe, Mideast, and Africa). “We recognize that Israel has a dynamic high-tech ecosystem and our Tel Aviv Foundry reflects our commitment to the Israeli ecosystem.” The selected startups will have SAP’s support and access to its technological expertise, the multinational said in a statement.
“We believe in their ability to offer a variety of advanced solutions for SAP’s customers,” said Orna Kleinmann, managing director at SAP Labs Israel and SVP Technology & Innovation Cloud Experience, of the Israeli startups.
The seven selected startups for the 12-week program are:
- ARpalus, a Caesaria-based AR and predictive analytics retail technology startup founded just this year. ARpalus is building a platform for the automatic collection and deep analysis of shoppers’ behavioral data.
- EasySend, a Tel Aviv startup founded in 2016 that helps financial enterprises improve customer experience and increase operational efficiency through a platform that enables businesses to present customers with digital forms in a simple interface.
- GrowthSpace, a startup developing a tailored online coaching platform for enterprise employees.
- Outgage, a SaaS “marketing first” direct mail platform for email marketing and analytics.
- Silverback, a Tel Aviv startup founded in 2014 that built a sales intelligence platform for online marketplaces.
- Supersmart, a Rosh Ha’ayin-based retail tech startup founded in 2014 that provides a “Scan&Go” solution with advanced loss prevention capabilities, enabling consumers to instantly check out their fully- loaded cart or basket.
- YOUTILIGENT, a Petah Tikva startup founded in 2016 that developed a connected consumer solution for connected appliances using machine learning and IoT tech.
סאפ השיקה היום (ג’) בתל אביב את האקסלרטור שלה, SAP.io Foundry, שמיועד לסטארט-אפים שמפתחים פתרונות לארגונים על בסיס של תוכנה כשירות (SaaS), ושהטכנולוגיה שלהם יכולה להתממשק עם הפתרונות של החברה הגרמנית. התכנית הראשונה של המיזם החלה בחודש זה ותסתיים בדצמבר, ובכוונת החברה לקיים שני מחזורים בכל שנה. בסאפ כבר עובדים על המחזורים שיתקיימו בשנה הבאה, ומחפשים חברות. כל מחזור מיועד לחברות מתחום אחר, כשהפעם משתתפים בו סטארט-אפים בתחום הדיפ טק.
SAP.iO, the early-stage venture arm of multinational enterprise software company SAP SE, unveiled on Tuesday the seven startups chosen to participate in the first cohort of its new Tel Aviv-based accelerator program, SAP.iO Foundry. As part of the 12-week program, the startups will receive mentorship and access to SAP’s data, technology, and customer base. SAP already operates its foundry program in Paris, Berlin, Munich, New York City, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
The companies are retail analytics startup ARpalus Ltd.; EasySend Ltd., a startup providing customer service technology for financial institutions; online coaching company Growth Space Ltd.; marketing startup Outgage Inc.; online marketplace analytics startup Silverback Associates Ltd.; instant checkout company Supersmart Ltd.; and smart appliances startup YOUTILIGENT smart solutions Ltd.
German multinational software firm SAP SE is setting up an accelerator program in Israel, seeking new technologies in order to expand the portfolio of technologies and services it can provide to customers.
The Foundry program will be run by SAP.iO, a strategic business unit of SAP set up in 2017 to work closely with startups and tap into their innovations. The unit either invests in early stage startups or runs accelerator programs that provide selected startups with mentorships, a co-working space, and access to its 400,000 customers globally who can work closely with entrepreneurs to make sure their specific needs are met. The program will also make available data and SAP platforms startups may need to develop their technologies.
Seven startups have been selected for the first accelerator cohort:
- ARpalus is an AR and predictive analytics retail technology startup that uses artificial reality (AR) and predictive analytics for the automatic collection and deep analysis of large-scale shoppers’ behavioral data.
- EasySend helps financial enterprises improve customer experience and increase operational efficiency by allowing them to digitize all of their paperwork and “cumbersome” forms.
- GrowthSpace develops tailored online coaching platforms for enterprise employees. Users hold one on one video coaching sessions with specific career objectives.
- Outgage is a Software as a Service (SaaS) direct mail platform that bridges the gap between offline and online campaigns to create personalized brand experiences for effective conversations between enterprises and their customers.
- Silverback is a sales intelligence platform for online marketplaces. It uses cross-marketplace analytics to enable online stores, sellers and brands to see their products’ sales performance across different e-commerce channels to enable them to do better pricing, marketing and promotions.
- Supersmart provides a “Scan&Go” solution that allows consumers to instantly check out their fully loaded cart or basket, enabling a positive customer experience.
- YOUTILIGENT uses machine learning and Internet of Things to enable vendors and service providers to change the way they communicate with their appliances.
German software giant SAP further expanded its significant Israeli operations on Tuesday as the company launched the newest branch of its SAP.iO “Foundry” start-up accelerator in Tel Aviv. The SAP.iO Foundry program is part of SAP’s multi-million dollar global innovation strategy to accelerate early-stage business-to-business (B2B) start-ups and provide hi-tech solutions to more than 400,000 customers.
(SAP SE (NYSE: SAP הכריזה היום, על נבחרת בת שבע חברות סטארטאפ ישראליות הנכללות בסבב הראשון של SAP.iO Foundry TLV. התוכנית המהווה חלק מאסטרטגית החדשנות של SAP, נועדה לספק סיוע ותמיכה לחברות סטארטאפ צעירות (early stage) מתחום ה-B2B בבניית תוכנות אשר יספקו ערך משמעותי עבור לקוחותיה של SAP. לחברות הסטארטאפ תהיה גישה לייעוץ ייעודי, חשיפה לממשקי התכנות של SAP בתחומי התוכנה והטכנולוגיה והזדמנות לשיתופי פעולה עם הלקוחות של חברת SAP.
BigID, an Israeli-American startup helping enterprises with data protection and privacy, announced the closure of a Series C funding round of $50 million led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors SAP.io Fund, Comcast Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and ClearSky, as well as new investor, Salesforce Ventures. BigID is based in New York with offices in Tel Aviv. The company said it will use the funds to meet the growing demand for its technology, expand global sales and introduce new products for data privacy, data governance and protection.
The SAP.iO program is designed to accelerate startups working within healthcare: hospital system providers, employee health and wellness solutions, medical devices and health IT. SAP.iO will provide access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programming interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers to each of the seven early-stage startups chosen for the program.
L’accélérateur de start-ups Le Village by CA fondé par le Crédit Agricole lance un appel à candidatures dédié aux femmes entrepreneures en partenariat avec Microsoft, SAP et Capgemini. Au programme, une intégration de deux ans au sein de l’incubateur parisien et divers contenus d’accompagnement dédiés.
Revuze, the SaaS provider of the first self-service consumer product feedback analytics solution, announced today that the SAP.iO Fund made an investment in the company, as part of a funding round that included existing and new investors. The SAP.iO Fund joins other well-known investors in Revuze, including Nielsen, NPD, TIC Group and Prytek.
The funding comes on the heels of fast international adoption of the Revuze solution across multiple industries and geographies, from China to US and Europe.
Revuze’s artificial intelligence solution is the first in the market to transform how brands consume customer experience (CX) insights. While other solutions are typically requiring experts and manual labor to deliver insights, while being limited to specific feedback channels like Social Media or Surveys, Revuze allows any role in the organization to gain deep insights from any data sources and without any manual labor or experts involved. With Revuze organizations distribute decision making, making better decisions, faster across the board.
Revuze, a startup that offers a product experience management cloud based solution for consumer brands, announced it has received investment from the SAP.iO Fund made an investment in the company, as part of a funding round that included existing and new investors. The total amount of funding was not disclosed. The funding comes on the heels of fast international adoption of the Revuze solution across multiple industries and geographies, from China to US and Europe.
Revuze was founded in 2013 by Eyal Strassburg, Ido Ramati, and Yair Almagor. It’s the first provider of SaaS based self-service consumer product feedback analytics solution. It was founded with a vision of finding the “wisdom of reviews,” aiding e-Commerce sites by providing stellar insights about products and customers, thus increasing their conversion rate and repeat customers.
Dubbed as SAP.iO Foundry the program aims to accelerate Southeast Asian startups, providing them access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.
The first cohort will consist of seven early-stage Intelligent Enterprise startups focused on business-to-business (B2B) technology.