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CSRA Hosts Event to Showcase Startups’ Emerging Tech to Fed Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 12, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has held an event to showcase the technologies of eight startup companies and connect them to potential customers in the federal government, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MeriTalk reported Wednesday that CSRA selected the companies to participate at the Emerging Technologies Day, which featured …

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CRN: SimpliVity Adds Cisco Vets Gary DePreta, Geoff Fancher to Sales Team

Massachusetts-based hyperconvergence software startup SimpliVity has hired former Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) sales executives Gary DePreta and Geoff Fancher to join the former company’s sales team, CRN reported Monday. Kevin McLaughlin writes DePreta, formerly director of the national security agencies business at Cisco, will serve as head of SimpliVity’s U.S. federal sales. …

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Coracias Pledges $100M to Establish D&A Innovation Hub; V.D. Dhaduk Comments

Startup technology and consulting firm Coracias will invest $100 million to create a network for U.S. and Indian businesses to offer new technologies in the defense market. Coracias seeks to collaborate with the U.S. private sector to meet a growing demand for defense systems in India, the company said Friday. …

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Intel to Market Cloudera’s Big Data Analytics Offering; Jason Waxman Comments

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has invested an undisclosed sum in startup company Cloudera and will market the latter firm’s big data analytics software, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Don Clark and Deborah Gage write that Intel intends for the investment to help Cloudera further its Hadoop offering. “We are making the biggest data-center …

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Microsoft-Backed Startup Gets $10M Funding Boost; Vanessa Gao Comments

A Chinese financial technology startup backed by Microsoft Ventures (NASDAQ: MSFT) has secured $9.8 million in a funding round from several investors, including CBC Capital and Matrix Partners. 91Jinrong is a member of Microsoft Ventures Accelerator and works to match financial products and services to customer needs through an online …

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