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Is Druva Ready for an IPO?

Posted on Monday, Mar 4th 2019

According to a MarketsAndMarkets report, the cloud backup market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26.1% from $1.30 billion in 2017 to $4.13 billion by 2022. A leading player in the space is data protection solutions provider Druva that recently made its first acquisition. >>>

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Cloud Stocks: Open Platform Strategy Stands Intuit in Good Stead

Posted on Friday, Mar 1st 2019

It is tax season and initial reports suggest that there may be a slowdown in the e-filings. According to the IRS data through February 8th, the total e-filed returns fell 7.1% and assisted e-files fell 12.5% over the year. The new tax legislation and the extended partial government shutdown is expected to have impacted consumer behavior. But the slowdown has not stopped Intuit’s (NASDAQ: INTU) stock from soaring to a record high post its second quarter results announcement.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: HubSpot Acquired 9 Smaller Start-ups

Posted on Thursday, Feb 28th 2019

According to a research report by WARC and Moore Stephens, the global MarTech budgets have grown 44% last year to $99.9 billion with about 23% of marketing budgets now spent on MarTech in the UK and North America. Billion Dollar Unicorn HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) continues to see rapid adoption of its services as well.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will Ping Identity List or Be Acquired?

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27th 2019

According to a Market Research Engine report, the global Identity and Access Management Market is expected to grow 12% over the next few years to $14.5 billion by 2021. Denver, Colorado-based Ping Identity is a leading player in the segment that has had an interesting run so far.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Xero Grows Through International Acquisitions

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 26th 2019

According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the global accounting software market is estimated to grow from $5.7 billion in 2017 at nearly 9% annually over the next few years to $11.8 billion by 2026. Xero (ASX:XRO) is a leading player from New Zealand, which is making its presence felt in the industry.

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Indian Logistics Firm Rivigo in Top Gear

Posted on Monday, Feb 25th 2019

According to ASSOCHAM, India spends around 14.4% of its GDP on logistics and transportation as compared to less than 8% spent by the other developing countries. The Indian logistics sector is set to reach $307 billion by 2020. In India, road freight accounts for around 63% of the total freight movement across the country. Gurugram-based Rivigo is a logistics startup that utilizes data and technology to make logistics human, faster, safer, and cost-effective. >>>

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Qualys Acquires 1Mby1M Company Adya

Posted on Friday, Feb 22nd 2019

According to a Research and Markets report, the global security and vulnerability management market is expected to grow 9.3% over the next few years to $13.7 billion by 2026. Earlier this week, cloud-based security player Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS) reported its upbeat fourth quarter results. Qualys also recently announced the acquisition of a 1Mby1M company Adya.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: SurveyMonkey Should Do A Platform Strategy

Posted on Thursday, Feb 21st 2019

According to a recent report, the global online survey software market is estimated to have grown 12% annually over the period 2014 to 2018 to $2.8 billion in 2018. The industry is estimated to grow to $5.7 billion by the year 2020. Billion Dollar Unicorn SurveyMonkey (Nasdaq: SVMK) recently reported its fourth quarter results that failed to impress the market.

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