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   437

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.

What is Web3j?

Small review of lightweight Java and Android library for integration with Ethereum clients
15 December 2017   836

What is webj3?

web3j is a lightweight, highly modular, reactive, type safe Java and Android library for working with Smart Contracts and integrating with clients (nodes) on the Ethereum network:

web3j architecture
Web3j Architecture

This allows you to work with the Ethereum blockchain, without the additional overhead of having to write your own integration code for the platform.

According to the developers, these are the features:

  • Complete implementation of Ethereum's JSON-RPC client API over HTTP and IPC
  • Ethereum wallet support
  • Auto-generation of Java smart contract wrappers to create, deploy, transact with and call smart contracts from native Java code (Solidity and Truffle definition formats supported)
  • Reactive-functional API for working with filters
  • Ethereum Name Service (ENS) support
  • Support for Parity's Personal, and Geth's Personal client APIs
  • Support for Infura, so you don't have to run an Ethereum client yourself
  • Comprehensive integration tests demonstrating a number of the above scenarios
  • Command line tools
  • Android compatible
  • Support for JP Morgan's Quorum via web3j-quorum

It has five runtime dependencies:

  • RxJava for its reactive-functional API
  • OKHttp for HTTP connections
  • Jackson Core for fast JSON serialisation/deserialisation
  • Bouncy Castle (Spongy Castle on Android) for crypto
  • Jnr-unixsocket for *nix IPC (not available on Android)

It also uses JavaPoet for generating smart contract wrappers.

Lear more at GitHub.