Share Tweet Email Business Share: Share Tweet Email Photo: Kong/Glassdoor Share: Share Tweet Email Hoodline By San Francisco's software industry is on a roll with investors, with 69 local companies raising money. New funding rounds were recently announced by software ventures Kong, Entangled Group and Proxy, according to company database Crunchbase. Kong topped the city's recent funding headlines by announcing a $43 million Series C round on March 28, led by Index Ventures. According to its Crunchbase profile, "Kong is a provider of application programming interface management for companies. Kong powers API- and microservices-driven organizations with the world's most popular open-source API gateway and industry-leading enterprise solutions, including the software product called Kong." The nine-year-old company has raised four previous funding rounds, including a $18 million Series B round in 2017. … [Read more...] about Kong tops San Francisco’s recent software industry investments
Share Tweet Email Business Share: Share Tweet Email none Photo: Lime/Facebook Share: Share Tweet Email Hoodline By San Mateo's software industry is raking in new investment, with six local companies securing venture capital. New funding rounds were recently announced by software firms Lime, Jobvite, SendBird and Agile Stacks, according to company database Crunchbase. Lime topped the city's recent funding headlines by announcing a $310 million Series D round on Feb. 6, led by Bain Capital Ventures. According to its Crunchbase profile, "Lime aims to provide a sustainable solution to the first and last mile transportation problem by helping people move around their cities in an affordable and convenient way while eliminating their carbon footprint. The company empowers future generations to change their behavior so we can save this planet together. From the electric scooter to the e-assist and pedal bike, … [Read more...] about Lime tops San Mateo’s recent software industry investments
Today, we see more and more job descriptions for developers asking not only for test-driven experience but also behavior-driven design and development experience. Akshita Puram Published 11:30 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images 3 Capabilities the Software Industry Needs, to Solve the Developer Talent Crunch 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The software development world is changing drastically, making more and more new technologies and tools readily available and allowing for faster release cycles. Those faster cycles have come about in response … [Read more...] about 3 Capabilities the Software Industry Needs, to Solve the Developer Talent Crunch
Quang Trung Software City in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s top information and technology hub, reported revenues of VND3.3 trillion ($142 million) in the first half this year for the 155 businesses operating inside. This figure, which was up 25.5 percent year-on-year, included $93.4 million worth of software exports, up 36.5 percent. Revenues of Quang Trung Software City last year were worth over VND8 trillion ($344 million), a 25 percent rise over 2016. These growth rates are common for top software companies, including giant FPT Software, which has been reporting them since 2010. Last year FPT’s exports were worth VND6.2 trillion ($266 million). It plans to increase that number to VND7.7 trillion ($331 million) this year, and to $1 billion by 2020. The high growth rates obviously mean increasing job creation by the sector. Data from VietnamWorks, a leading recruitment company, shows there were 15,000 new jobs in the information technology sector last year, … [Read more...] about Vietnam software industry sees robust growth
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s software firms are developing steadily with stable revenue growth rate of 50 percent per annum. Vietnam's software industry is developing rapidly One of the most important goals set in the Party Politburo’s Directive No 58 released in 2000 was developing IT, especially software, into an important key industry Vietnam’s software firms only began learning ‘how to walk’ two decades ago, when China and India had already become the world’s software export centers. However, they just needed a short time to be added to the list of leading software exporters. In 2000, FPT took the first steps to export software. But in 2014-2017, the largest Vietnamese IT group was recognized by IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) as one of top 100 outsourcing service providers – The Global Outsourcing 100. Gartner, when assessing the IT outsourcing services provided by the countries in Asia Pacific, … [Read more...] about What’s status of Vietnam’s software industry after two decades of development?