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Disqo Raises $85M in Series B Funding

– Disqo is a consumer insights platform based in Los Angeles, CA.
– Company closed an $85m Series B growth funding.
– The round was led by Sageview Capital with participation from March Capital, Valuestream Ventures, and existing investors Alpha Edison and Bonfire Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling the company’s operations and accelerating its product roadmap.

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Dovetail Raises $5 Million AUD to Empower Organizations to Innovate Faster With All Customer Research Housed in One Central Location

– Dovetail, a software company that enables teams to make better decisions through deep customer understanding, announced that it has raised $5m AUD to further scale the reach of its customer research platform.
– The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with participation from Blackbird Ventures, Grok Ventures and Didier Elzinga, CEO of Culture Amp.
– The company has created a collaborative, easily searchable repository for all of an organization’s customer research to fully inform and expedite product decisions; users can share data-backed insights across the broader business in real time.

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Thrivable Raises $1.7M in Funding

– Thrivable from Cleveland, OH, closed $1.7M in funding.
– The round was led by Allos Ventures, JumpStart, North Coast Ventures, and Early Light Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its global team of full-time employees with a focus on the areas of technology, research, data science, sales, and marketing.

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Software product planning platform Productboard raises $72M

– Productboard, a startup developing a DevOps orchestration system for enterprises, today announced that it raised $72 million in a series C round.
– The company says that the funds will be put toward expanding its team and customer base while supporting product research and development.
– An estimated 19% to 23% of software development projects fail, with that statistic holding steady for the past couple of decades, according to data compiled by Ask Wonder. Standish Group found that “challenged” projects — i.e., those that fail to meet scope, time, or budget expectations — account for about 52% of software projects. Often, a lack of user involvement, executive support, and clear requirements are to blame for missed benchmarks.

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User Interviews, the CRM for qualitative user research, raises $10 million Series A

– User Interviews, a CRM for product research teams to get user feedback, has closed on a $10m Series A round.
– The financing was led by Teamworthy Ventures, with participation from Las Olas, Accomplice, FJ Labs, ERA, Trestle Partners and ValueStream.
– The company was created out of failure, in some ways.
– Originally, the User Interviews team started with a project called Mobile Suites, an amenities logistics platform for hotels.
– It was a dud, and the team — Basel Fakhoury, Dennis Meng and Bob Saris — decided to do more user research before determining their next product.
– In trying to collect that research, they stumbled upon a huge problem.
– It often takes companies weeks, if not months, to conduct a study around user research.

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Sentry raises $60 million to monitor app performance in real time

– Sentry has raised $60m in a series D round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors Benchmark, Index Ventures, and Union Square Ventures.
– The company is now valued at $1bn.
– Application performance monitoring startup Sentry today announced it has secured $60 million in series D financing for a post-money valuation of $1 billion.
– Sentry says the funds will fuel product development and go-to-market functions, as well as hiring across the company’s San Francisco, Toronto, and Vienna offices.

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Veylinx Raises $2M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Veylinx, a behavioral insights platform based in Amsterdam, raised $2m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dutch Founders Fund with participation from Hidde Hoogcarspel, Laurens Groenendijk, Patrick Kerssemakers, Saeed Younesi, Robbert Flipsen, Mitch Barns, Veylinx CEO Anouar El Haji, CCO Hein Willemse, and CTO Adil Naimi.
– The new investment will be used to expand and grow the company’s teams across Europe and the US.

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