Day: March 30, 2021

Sources: suspected Russian hackers stole thousands of State Department officials’ emails last year; the classified network doesn’t appear to have been accessed (Politico)

Politico:Sources: suspected Russian hackers stole thousands of State Department officials’ emails last year; the classified network doesn’t appear to have been accessed  —  A previously unreported breach reveals new details of Russian access to U.S. government communications. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210330/p52#a210330p52

Amazon has acquired Perpule, a startup in India that helps offline stores go online; filings show Amazon paid $14.7M to acquire Perpule, plus staff compensation (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:Amazon has acquired Perpule, a startup in India that helps offline stores go online; filings show Amazon paid $14.7M to acquire Perpule, plus staff compensation  —  Amazon has acquired a startup in India that is helping offline stores go online, the e-commerce group’s latest attempt … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210330/p45#a210330p45

Fintech SaaS startup Capitolis raises a16z-led $90M Series C, says run rate increased sixfold in 2020, and plans to expand headcount from 90 to 150 this year (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)

Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:Fintech SaaS startup Capitolis raises a16z-led $90M Series C, says run rate increased sixfold in 2020, and plans to expand headcount from 90 to 150 this year  —  Capitolis, which makes technology for capital markets players such as investment and merchant banks, has closed … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210330/p30#a210330p30

Germany-based Staffbase, which provides a suite of employee engagement tools for companies, raises $145M led by General Atlantic (Dan Taylor/Tech.eu)

Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:Germany-based Staffbase, which provides a suite of employee engagement tools for companies, raises $145M led by General Atlantic  —  Chemnitz-based employee engagement firm Staffbase has received $145 million in a financing round led by growth equity firm General Atlantic. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210330/p2#a210330p2