Salvador DALL.E, the Whiteboard Wars, Grafana raises $240M, and more...
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Into the Twitterverse 🐦🌌
ClickUp enters the whiteboard wars ⚔️
Salvador DALL.E 🎨
Just when we thought OpenAI had nothing more to give, we get AI-generated Pandas riding on BikesOther times I just want to ride in the desert with my panda motorcycle crew. If you see a bunch of pandas wearing red bandanas, that's us! Say hello :) Generated with DALL-E 2. #dalle #openai
Here’s OpenAI’s latest natural language → realistic art generation engine
The end of cross time zone scheduling nightmares
“tomorow 4pm in london“
Starting yesterday, that’s all it takes to schedule a meeting across time zones in Superhuman ⏱ NLP FTW
🔎 The PLG hunt
Rethinking Data Science and the Modern Data Stack 📚
“10 years into this modern data thing, we're looking at results_notebook_v3_final.pdf and wondering where the hell did this come from?”
Meet Hex - a workspace for collaborative analytics and data science. It enables organizations and teams to accumulate true knowledge, so they can make better decisions.💸 We raised a Series B to hire more amazing people, ship even more great features, and help data teams go from analyzing data to ✨creating knowledge✨. Read more about where we're going and why on the blog: hex.tech/blog/series-bhex.techData, Knowledge, and our Series B - Hex Blog | Hex TechnologiesData teams are still struggling to have impact. We raised some money to help.
Which hot and upcoming PLG company are you most excited about? 👇🏻
Growth Stories 🚀
What are “Growth” teams and what the hell do they do?
You might know them as the people chasing answers to:
"How is our product growing?"
"How are we acquiring users?"
"How can we retain them?"
"How can we get them to pay us more?"
This is how they do it.
Fundraising, Venture Capital, and Exits 🤑
Grafana raised their Series D just seven months after their last round 🚀
Grafana’s adoption has increased 25x in the past 6 years with more than 900,000 active installations and 10 million global users on the platform today📣 Grafana Labs has raised $240 million in Series D funding! This latest round of funding will reinforce our commitment to the continual release of impactful open source software and bringing new capabilities to market. Learn more on the blog: grafana.com/blog/2022/04/0…grafana.comGrafana Labs announces $240 million Series D round led by GIC and welcomes new investor J.P. MorganWe’re grateful to our investors, our team of Grafanistas, and our community of users and customers.
Unified DevEx platform Trunk raises $25M 💸
The round was led by Initialized Capital with participation from existing investors a16z, Haystack Ventures, and Garage CapitalProud to announce the Feb 2022 closing of our $25m Series A led by @Initialized. We started a year ago to bring big-tech caliber dev experience to everyone. With this expanded investment team and @a16z at our backs - we’re taking Trunk to the next level.blog.trunk.ioTrunk raises $25M to build a unified DevEx PlatformOur founding team started Trunk last year to bring world-class developer experience to everyone. We started Trunk because DevEx (developer…
Launches, events, and releases
Meet Tandem’s “Spaces” - where remote meets in-office 🤝tcrn.chTandem sketches out a remote-friendly hybrid work future – TechCrunchTandem, a startup building corporate communications tools, has released a new product called Spaces, hoping to blend remote and in-office work so that all staff feels properly connected to their co-workers. The release of Spaces comes as many companies are digesting a return to offices and the ques…
Here’s a list of every new feature announced during Supabase’s Launch Week 👇Last week was our 4th ever Launch Week, where we ship a major features every single day. In case you missed it, heres' a wrap-up of everything we launched: 🧵1 / 13 #supalaunchweek supabase.com/blog/2022/03/2…supabase.comSupabase Launch Week IVLaunch Week 4: One new feature every day for an entire week. Starting Monday 28th March.
Realtime Multiplayer is now live on ProductHunt.
Supabase developers can now use WebSockets to build multiplayer games, collaborative apps & more.
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Nerding out on PLG 🤓📚
Harry Stebbings in conversation with Brian Hale (VP, Consumer Product & Growth at Doordash) 🎙
Dive deep into the “Growth” team, when, how and who to hire, onboarding, integration & more. 👇
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