ProsperWorks raised $87M

Service that offers a set of Google-oriented CRM tools is "#1 funded CRM company in the last decade"
26 September 2017   1007

ProsperWorks, a CRM service, received a $53M capital infusion through our Series C financing, led by Midas List Hall of Fame investor, Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners and GV (formerly Google Ventures).

Existing investors, such as True Ventures, Next World Capital, Storm Ventures and Industry Ventures continued their support. As a result, the total funding is $87M. This makes ProsperWorks the #1 funded CRM company founded in the last 10 years.

Now team is going to double its developers crew to accelerate the creation of solutions.

Helping YOU be more successful is what drives us at ProsperWorks. You told us that you hate your old CRM, that it’s a productivity suck, and that it doesn’t give you the data you need to make the right decisions for your business to prosper. If it’s any comfort, you’re not alone. Forrester found that 47% of CRMs fail because people don’t want to use them. It’s crazy to think that companies waste nearly $20B a year on failed CRM implementations.  And, considering that CRM drives one trillion dollars in sales, it’s a downright travesty for global productivity.
 

Jon Lee
CEO, ProsperWorks

According to the team, ProsperWorks' mission is to make CRM systems convenient and easy to use and to help the companies that use its system to get value out of its service. Main idea - deep integration with Google’s G Suite and to make the service look and feel like a Google product. Creators of ProsperWorks want to make sure that users don't feel the "switch" between different services.

Sonatype to Create Vulnerability Checker Tool

New tool is called DepShield and available in the "Security" section of the GitHub Marketplace
16 August 2018   110

Sonatype has introduced a tool for developers called DepShield, which checks the code on GitHub for vulnerabilities.

The free version of the service is looking for vulnerabilities in the OSS Index database and gives recommendations on how to fix them. In the commercial version, you can configure automatic fixing of problems. Also in DepShield there are:

  • work with the Apache Maven framework;
  • View a list of known vulnerabilities in GitHub's Issue Tracker;
  • determine the range of versions for each vulnerability.

DepShield
DepShield

DepShield is available in the "Security" section of the GitHub Marketplace.

GitHub has introduced two new features that will help improve security and simplify the recovery of accounts. For this, the company recommends setting a strong password and two-factor authentication.