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Aria Systems is Helping Cloud Companies Bill

Posted on Thursday, Jul 6th 2017

According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, the global cloud billing market is expected to be worth $16.59 billion by the year 2021. The cloud billing market was estimated at $5.7 billion last year, thus translating to a 24% annual growth rate over the next five years. San Francisco-based Aria is a leading player in this industry.

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Indian Healthcare Startup Practo On Path To Profitability

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 5th 2017

According to World Bank data, India has just 0.7 physicians per 1,000 people compared to 2.8 and 3.5 in the UK and US, respectively. Access to healthcare is one of the pain points that Bangalore-based healthcare startup Practo tries to address. >>>

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Looker Counts on Big Data Analytics

Posted on Monday, Jul 3rd 2017

According to IDC, global revenues for Big Data and business analytics are estimated to grow 12% annually to $203 billion by the year 2020 from $130.1 billion in 2016. Santa Cruz-based Looker is a potential Billion Dollar Unicorn club member in the industry. >>>

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Taboola and Outbrain Exploring a Merger

Posted on Friday, Jun 30th 2017

According to a research report by PQ Media, the global content marketing market size is estimated to grow to $313 billion by 2019 from $200 billion in 2016. Within the space, there are two key players who dominate the market – Taboola and Outbrain. Once potential members of the Billion Dollar Unicorn club, the two companies are now looking to merge.

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BlackLine Continues to Soar Driven by Strong Leadership

Posted on Thursday, Jun 29th 2017

If there is one company that has made the process of a successful listing on the stock exchange look easy, it is Los Angeles-based BlackLine (Nasdaq: BL). BlackLine went public last October despite the weak IPO market and has sailed smoothly ever since. It shows how the market still values a good business model coupled with good finance governance. BlackLine was recently awarded the IPO of the Year Award by ACG LA.

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Indian Food Delivery Startup Swiggy Enters the Overfunded Club

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 28th 2017

According to Inc42, of the 105 foodtech startups launched in India, only 58 were active in 2016. Once considered attractive by investors, the market is overcrowded, overfunded, and plagued by price wars as well as weak logistics and delivery infrastructure. Swiggy is a recent entry to this overfunded club. >>>

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Toutiao Snags a Big Round, But Growth and Revenues Remain Tricky

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 27th 2017

Earlier this quarter, Chinese news aggregating site Toutiao raised a whopping $1 billion for its expansion. The round valued the company at nearly twenty times the valuation that it had secured two years ago – making its position secure in the Billion Dollar Unicorn club.

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Oracle Soaring on Cloud

Posted on Monday, Jun 26th 2017

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Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has finally achieved a major milestone in its transition to the cloud. Its cloud business revenue has finally overtaken its new software license revenue, which justifies its move to the cloud. >>>

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