Archive for October, 2014

Alteryx Lands $60M To Boost Data Analytics App-Building Platform

TechCrunch

Alteryx, a company that has been providing a way to build analytical apps from a variety data sources via a workflow interface, got a big boost in funding today, announcing a $60M Series B round.

The round was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investors SAP Ventures and Toba Capital. Their most recent round prior to this was $12M Series in May, 2013. The additional money brings their total funding to date to $78M and suggests that investors have confidence that this market will grow.

And apparently with good reason, Alteryx reports that it currently has 600 customers, a 200 percent year over year increase.

Interestingly enough, Alteryx president and COO George Mathew doesn’t see the company competing with the usual Business Intelligence suspects, whether that’s more modern platforms like Tableau and QlikView or more traditional enterprise players like SAP Business Objects (where Mathew came from), Oracle Hyperion or IBM Cognos…

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ZoomData raises $17M to become the visualization layer for big data

Gigaom

ZoomData is fairly unique in the world of big data startups, headquartered more than 2,500 miles from Silicon Valley in Reston, Virginia. Yet the company has been attracting attention from some big Silicon Valley names, including venture capital firm Accel Partners, which led the $17 million series B investment round that ZoomData announced Monday.

Some folks might remember when [company]ZoomData[/company] launched nearly two years ago, promising to remake data analytics on the iPad with connections to big data stores such as Hadoop and gesture-based visualizations designed to be manipulated. It was focused on streaming data, and the application let users rewind and fast-forward through views of their data as it hit the application, so they could see real-time data, look back at five minutes ago, then walk back up to the current view all with a few swipes.

It was a promising approach, but a limiting one, ZoomData Co-founder and CEO Justin Langseth said…

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What’s the Difference between Your Company Vision and Mission?

So what is the difference between your company’s vision statement and your company’s mission, anyway?

Mission-Vision

I get asked that question a lot, since being clear about your vision and mission is critical to defining effective marketing strategies.

Basically, your company’s vision is what you want your company to be known for, or to become. It’s long-term, and more of an image of how you want your company to be perceived, rather than a specific goal.

Your mission, on the other hand, is more immediate: why are you in business and what is your company doing right now.

Your vision should direct your long-term goals, and your mission should direct your short-term objectives. And hopefully the two point your business in the same general direction!


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