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Meet the startup behind UiPath, Confluent, Zoom and Okta’s IPOs

By Joe Williams and Tom Krazit, Welcome to Protocol | Enterprise, your comprehensive roundup of everything you need to know about cloud and enterprise software. This Monday: Clari’s revenue clairvoyance, Intel crumbles, and Russian hackers are on a tear.   The secret sauce A who’s-who list of enterprise tech success stories, including UiPath, Confluent, Zoom, Okta, Couchbase, Medallia[…]

Everything You Need To Know About The SenseTime IPO

By Zeyi Yang, SenseTime, a company that represents China’s ambitions to pull ahead of the United States in the global artificial intelligence race, filed to go public in Hong Kong last Friday. Valued at $12 billion according to the Financial Times, SenseTime wants to prove to investors that it can turn cutting-edge AI research capacity into[…]

Rivian’s IPO defies VC gravity

By Biz Carson, Defying VC gravity 2021 was the year price discipline went out the window for VCs. Valuations have been up and up but it’s been easy to justify: Just look at the public markets! COVID-19 increased digital adoption by a bajillion! But there are signs that investor jitters are starting to creep in. Late-stage valuations[…]