Mozart Data | April 29, 2022
Mozart Data, the all-in-one modern data platform, announced it raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Craft Ventures with participation from Goldcrest Capital, Spearhead, Apollo Projects, and Valor Equity Partners. Mozart Data provides a Snowflake data warehouse, ETL, transformation, and other no-code tools to consolidate, organize, and clean company data before the analysis stage. Mozart's all-in-one data platform decreases company time and resources spent on building and maintaining data infrastructure. The new funding brings the company's total funds raised to $21M.
"We're empowering customers of all technical levels to build best-in-class data stacks in under an hour, Companies can give teams the power to get the data they need without being blocked by engineering, and instead use their time to focus on the analysis that produces unique insights about their business."
-Peter Fishman, CEO and Co-Founder of Mozart Data.
Since raising its seed round in 2020, Mozart Data has had more than a 500% increase in annual recurring revenue. The new round of funding will help Mozart Data hone in on its current product, while introducing additional offerings such as the ability to support customers with existing Snowflake databases. Now, companies with a Snowflake account will be able to plug their database into Mozart Data's platform, gaining access to a collection of powerful data tools.
Mozart Data helps companies work with data more efficiently, spend less time managing their data pipelines, and empower less technical users with easy-to-use features including:
ETL: Over 300 data connectors available for users to easily extract data from databases, CRMs, ad platforms, payment providers, and other systems without any coding. Push cleaned data into a business intelligence tool or spreadsheet for visualization and reporting.
Data Warehouse: Overcome siloed data by consolidating data from multiple sources in a Snowflake warehouse.
Data Transformation: Automate cleaning and preparing data for analysis, create a single source of truth, and ensure everyone works with the most recent and cleanest data. Automatically capture a record of your data at regular intervals for auditing and history tracking.
Data Cataloging and Observability: Data lineage, version history, and run history provide a look into what's happening in the pipeline so users can quickly identify and debug problems.
Data Reliability: Increase reliability and trust with proactive alerts when an error is detected.
"Mozart Data lowers the barrier to building a modern data stack, By bundling and connecting best-in-class data infrastructure, Mozart empowers teams of any stage to orchestrate their businesses more intelligently."
-Brian Murray, Partner and COO, Craft Ventures
Read more about Mozart Data's modern data platform here.
About Mozart Data
Mozart Data is the all-in-one modern data platform that gives anyone the tools to consolidate, organize, and prepare data for analysis. Mozart Data is on a mission to empower anyone to get the most out of their data without engineering or technical knowledge. Businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, use Mozart Data to power their data infrastructure and free up their teams to focus on the data engineering and analysis that's unique to them. Learn more at https://www.mozartdata.com/.
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QuickNode | May 16, 2022
Today, QuickNode, the leading provider of managed blockchain infrastructure, is excited to announce its first acquisition: icy.tools, the leading NFT analytics platform and NFT API. Since the start of the NFT boom in 2021, icy.tools has provided consumers and investors with NFT analytics and market reporting to facilitate more technical analysis of NFT sales. They allow users to discover the latest trending projects being minted, transaction history and portfolio value, and alerting around the latest mints and wallets.
"We're thrilled about the capabilities that will open up to our customers as a result of this transaction," said Jackie De La Rosa, COO of QuickNode. "This is a natural fit for QuickNode because NFT integrations require sophisticated blockchain infrastructure behind the scenes," she continues.
With their expertise in NFT analytics, icy.tools has developed a powerful GraphQL API for developers to access NFT price data, traits/wallet data, and marketplace data from OpenSea, Genie, and Looks Rare, among others. QuickNode will integrate the icy.tools API directly into the existing QuickNode platform, providing even more capabilities to QuickNode NFT API customers. Together, QuickNode and icy.tools will unlock all the immediate needs of NFT developers including analytics, pricing data, and node infrastructure in a multichain environment including Ethereum, BSC, Solana, Polygon, and more through one seamless integration.
"We were already bullish on the power of QuickNode for developers but the acquisition of icy.tools puts QuickNode at the forefront of NFT development, creating an integrated web3 development and analytics platform." said Alexis Ohanian, founding and managing partner of 776, an early stage QuickNode investor.
As a result of the deal, the icy.tools analytics platform will stay separate while the API will eventually move into the QuickNode developer platform, allowing QuickNode customers immediate access to real-time NFT data on demand. To learn more, check out icy.tools analytics platform and QuickNode's NFT API. With a conviction in making blockchain technology more accessible and under a strong shared vision, icy.tools and Quicknode have officially joined in building the future of blockchain infrastructure, analytics, and developer tooling that will empower the next generation of web3 products and developers.
Founded in 2017, QuickNode, is the web3 infrastructure provider with powerful developer tooling and a seamless suite of APIs for web3 businesses and developers. QuickNode believes the future of the Internet is private, trustless and censorship resistant. QuickNode enables blockchain ecosystems to scale, by providing robust core infrastructure, API and developer tools. In October 2021, QuickNode raised a $35M Series A funding led by Tiger Global with participation from Alexis Ohanian's Seven Seven Six, Soma Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, Crossbeam, and Anthony Pompliano.
Founded in 2021, Icy Tools is a leading NFT analytics platform that indexes and enhances blockchain data to provide in depth market insights and developer tools. Icy Tools believes unlocking accessibility and usability to blockchain data is the key to enabling the next wave of web3 users and developers. As a first mover in the NFT insights and analytics space, Icy Tools is paving the way forward as a realization of that belief.
Esper | April 13, 2022
Esper, the leader in DevOps for Devices, is announcing the launch of Esper Architect, the cloud platform built for scaling mission critical device fleets. With Esper, dedicated device fleets can leverage the agility of DevOps on hardware to roll out at scale, iterate mission critical software quickly, minimize breakage, and focus on innovation. Device infrastructure no longer needs to be a barrier to creating delightful customer experiences.
"Companies of all sizes need to move at the speed of innovation. When you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of devices, you think differently about scale. Automation, controlled rollouts, and trusted infrastructure become non-negotiable."
Yadhu Gopalan, CEO and Co-founder of Esper
Esper brings DevOps principles and processes to dedicated devices, which encompass thousands of different form factors. While DevOps is the established best practice for cloud software, devices have yet to fully realize these benefits. With Esper Architect, organizations of all sizes can enroll devices in bulk in a fraction of the time, deploy and update their applications at will, and quickly and confidently fix issues. This is all made possible by Esper platform features like Pipelines, Blueprints, drift management, and robust telemetry.
The market is ready for DevOps for Devices. There are 29 billion IoT devices and climbing, and 464 million Android edge devices. Device fleet sizes will continue to grow substantially. According to 451 Research, two thirds of organizations surveyed expect to have over 1,000 devices in their fleet within the next three years. And there is significant appetite (75%) to adopt the DevOps/CI/CD approach for developing and managing dedicated device fleet applications. Four out of five organizations want to release new software to these devices weekly, but are hindered by insufficient and frustrating solutions. The expanded Esper platform will enable organizations of all sizes to go-to-market faster, improve their user experience, and lower overall costs, all in a more agile and flexible manner.
"By removing the barriers to innovation and up-leveling our relationship with technology, Esper allows us to think bigger and move faster," said Shridharan Muthu, Head of Engineering, Snackpass. "From touchless provisioning, to drift detection, and real-time monitoring, everything just works. And because we're not focused on keeping things from breaking, we can keep our attention on what matters most — creating great customer experiences."
Since launching in 2017, Esper has raised over $100 million, powers over 3,000 customers, and has received accolades for Best Software, Best Place to Work, and more.
Esper offers a DevOps SaaS platform for dedicated devices. As the industry's leading solution for Android DevOps, Esper is on a mission to let software teams ship without worrying about the hardware. Esper's device infrastructure enables developers, mid-market organizations, and enterprise fleets of 100,000+ devices to deliver their software as a service. Esper has rapidly-growing global customer adoption among some of the world's most innovative major brands in retail, hospitality, logistics, healthcare, education and more.
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Cato | May 02, 2022
We are proud to announce that Cato is a founding member of the Infrastructure Masons Climate Accord (ICA). The ICA has brought together over 70 companies including Cato, AWS, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, T5 Data Centers and dozens of other global companies, to accelerate the digital infrastructure industry's journey to carbon neutrality.
"This incredibly important initiative is uniting the builders of the digital age on carbon reduction, including two of Cato's important partners, Schneider Electric and T5. The most sustainable data center is one that is never built. Cato's M9 software unlocks stranded power capacity in data centers increasing utilization and efficiency slowing the need to build more."
Teri Klug, VP of Business Development at Cato
At Cato, we believe that digital infrastructure is the foundation for an equitable and inclusive world, where every person on the planet participates in the digital economy. But our digital future won't be better unless it's also sustainable. The iMasons' Industry Sustainability Vision, "Every Click Improves the Future", is a powerful motivator for us. We aspire to create a future where digital infrastructure is able to run itself maximizing utilization and efficiency. Cato M9 software makes that autonomy possible by delivering two major sustainability benefits. First, maximizing usage of existing data center power capacity and reducing the need to build more. Secondly, new data centers are built to be highly optimized from day-one decreasing capital investments and associated embodied carbon.
"Cato software allows us to sell more capacity by delivering cloud-like flexibility on-prem to our tenants," said Craig McKesson, Chief Customer Officer at T5. "By enabling elastic power through Cato's M9 software, we help our customers align their workloads to different SLAs, just like cloud. The result is higher utilization, lower costs and lower carbon."
T5 is deploying Cato software across three US markets to enable their customers to safely maximize the use of their power infrastructure and lower their costs. This slows the deployment of additional resources, lowering the carbon emitted for every click across the T5 portfolio.
"Cato's M9 software is enabled by Schneider Electric intelligent hardware," said Joe Reele, Vice President of Solutions Architects at Schneider Electric. "Data center ecosystems thrive when you achieve a harmonious balance between hardware and software to maximize efficiency, resiliency and sustainability. At Schneider Electric, we remain committed to driving data center sustainability through purposeful innovation and industry collaboration."
Cato, Schneider Electric and T5 are partnering to unlock stranded power capacity in data centers across the globe doing their part to deliver on the iMasons Climate Accord to reduce carbon in materials, products and power.
Cato is a software company enabling autonomous digital infrastructure for a better world. By deploying Cato's groundbreaking M9 product, data centers can unlock stranded power capacity increasing revenue and efficiency, deferring capital investments and lowering embodied carbon by safely increasing utilization of existing capacity versus building more. Cato elastic-power offers cloud-like flexibility in on-premise data centers.