Cloud Lending Solutions Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Lending Solutions, the industry’s only end-to-end lending solution built natively on, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A venture funding. This funding will be used to support market expansion and further develop the company’s engineering and innovation capabilities. The funding round was led by investor SF Capital Group, with additional investments from Cota Capital and Long Light Capital, along with current seed investors Green Visor and Epic Ventures. Neil Wolfson, president at SF Capital Group, will also join Cloud Lending Solutions’ board of directors.

Solutionreach And Uber Integrate To Improve Patient Accessibility

LEHI, UtahSept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutionreach, the long-standing leader for revolutionary patient relationship management solutions, today announced that they have integrated with Uber, the fast-growing travel company that connects riders to local drivers through a mobile app. 

Sales accelerator InsideSales opens up its crown jewels to become a business prediction platform

Sales acceleration platform InsideSales is today reinventing itself.

The company, which has provided a platform to help salespeople find leads and the best ways to close deals, is announcing that it is opening up its crown jewels as The Predictive Cloud. This is the first time its predictive analytics engine, fueled by its massive collection of sales-related data, is available to outside application developers.

I asked CEO and founder Dave Elkington whether offering his company’s key engine and massive data to any takers was essentially helping his competitors.

Hytrust Wins! Best of VMworld 2015 Awards winners

Legitimate entrants improve data center or cloud security by monitoring and protecting hypervisors, cloud workloads,guest operating systems and virtual networks, and enforce security and compliance best practices.

Winner: HyTrust, HyTrust CloudControl NSX Protection

Judge's comments about the winner: "Enables data sovereignty for companies that have too many cooks in the kitchen."

MagicCube Raises $2.2M in Seed Round from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, and Private Investors

SILICON VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2015-- MagicCube announced today that it raised $2.2M in a seed round of funding from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, as well as Bialla Venture Partners and private investors. MagicCube's groundbreaking software-only technology secures digital transactions on any mobile device, independent of its hardware or operating system, stopping digital transaction fraud where most vulnerabilities can be found today: at the endpoint.

NUVI Releases "Audiences", One of First Tools to Give Marketers Access to Facebook's Complete Anonymized and Aggregated Topic Data

LINDON, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NUVI™ (, a leading solution for real-time social media listening and reporting, today announced the release of "Audiences", one of the first products to provide access to Facebook's complete stream of anonymous and aggregated topic data.

“We moved quickly to develop Audiences because of its importance to the social media industry”

“We moved quickly to develop Audiences because of its importance to the social media industry," said NUVI CEO Keith Nellesen. "As a result, NUVI customers are able to get a first look at the topics their customers are interested in. Audiences by NUVI creates unparalleled opportunities for customer engagement and brand development and rounds out the NUVI offering. While the new product works in parallel with our current social media solutions, it’s capable of standing alone and supporting agencies and brands of all sizes as its own product.”

The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

InsideSales: Overnight Success In A Decade

CEO: David Elkington

While InsideSales has been around for 11 years, the Provo, Utah-based software vendor completed its Series A round only in 2012. In the past year, the company has shot toward the stratosphere after blowing away Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at Dreamforce in October.

PayPoint Selects Moki to Manage Deployment of Next Generation Point-of-Sale Terminals

Moki, a software platform providing cloud-based management, security and analytics for Customer Facing Devices, today announced that PayPoint, the global leader in payment technologies, has selected Moki’s Total Control system to manage the deployment of its next generation Point-of-Sale terminals in the UK and internationally.

PayPoint – who handle over £14 billion from over 800 million transactions annually for more than 5,500 clients and merchants – has chosen Moki to implement and scale a new generation of industry-grade payment platform terminals. The agreement covers deployment of Moki software to those outlets in PayPoint’s 37,000 strong retail network that need stand-alone terminals and also allows for substantial growth, as needed.

Simplus Raises $4.2M in Seed Round Led By EPIC Ventures

Simplus, a Utah-based SaaS consulting and development firm, has raised $4.2M in a seed round led by EPIC Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank, Infinite Investments, Prelude, Service Provider Capital, Workfront CEO Eric Morgan, SteelBrick CEO Godard Abel, and even some Simplus employees also participated in the round.

Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs

Joyent has opened the doors to all comers to try running containerized workloads on its bare metal infrastructure, managed by its Solaris-derived SmartOS operating system. Joyent's Triton Elastic Container service became generally available on Tuesday after the completion of an early access program launched last March 24.