Israeli DevOps startup DBmaestro raises $3m

Israeli startup DBmaestro, which provides DevOps for database solutions, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from venture capital firms including StageOne Ventures, lool Ventures and iAngels. The financing will be used to grow DBmaestro’s global sales and marketing and enhance its status as a database automation solution.

In 2015, DBmaestro tripled its subscription revenue and signed many high-profile brands, including Barclays, Bank of the West, Allianz, and VISA. These achievements were driven by its flagship product, TeamWork, which enables agile development, continuous integration, and delivery for the database.

DBMaestro has offices in Houston, Texas and Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv. The company was founded in 2008 by CEO Yariv Tabac and CTO Yaniv Yehuda.

DBmaestro’s DevOps for Database solution offers a comprehensive approach to the database development life cycle, providing enterprises’ need to deliver changes faster. DBmaestro has been at the forefront of Continuous Delivery for the database, with a solution which brings innovative methods for safe database automation and ultimately reduces costs in development and deployment.

Tabac said, “Our customers are in highly competitive markets and the ability to implement continuous delivery and integration for the database is crucial. We are proud of our achievements and excited to bring on a number of experienced executives to continue to support each of our growing number of clients as they navigate the journey towards complete database automation.”


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TravelersBox Raises $10m Series A

Israel-based TravelersBox, which provides a solution to the pesky foreign currency left in your pocket after a holiday or business trip, announced today that it has closed a US$10 million series A round led by Arbor Ventures. Existing investors including Pitango Venture Capital, IPE Ventures, Pereg Ventures, iAngels, and Global Blue also participated. The startup did not disclose post-money valuation figures.

Through the startup’s kiosks, travelers can deposit their leftover foreign currency and  redeem it for a multitude of things, such as Skype credit, Paypal, Nike gift cards, or charitable donations. In Israel, it’s also possible to process direct bank transfers. There’s no minimum amount necessary.

“There are more than 3 billion international travelers every year, and our mission is to provide an easy way for those travelers to regain the lost value of their unused foreign currency,” said Tomer Zussman, founder and CEO of TravelersBox, in an emailed statement.

TravelersBox kiosks are currently present in Italy, Canada, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, and the Philippines. There’s a range of currencies supported, including US dollar, Euro, British pound, Phillipines peso, Russian ruble, Turkish lira, and Georgian lari.

“What we did in 2015 was a lot of A/B tests,” Dror Blumenthal, chief marketing officer, tellsTech in Asia. “We are finding out about the market from our users. This year will be about applying this understanding and focusing on expansion, with Asia earmarked as a priority.”

TravelersBox is about to open kiosks in Japan, India, and Hong Kong, with Tokyo expected to be live by the end of February. All together the startup plans on deploying 200 new machines globally this year. “We’re pretty excited about 2016, it’s going to be crazy,” adds Dror.


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