COMEUP 2020 Day 3 ends successfully; Special sessions, startup pitches, festivals uplift the event – koreatechdesk

COMEUP 2020 Day 3 ends successfully; Special sessions, startup pitches, festivals uplift the event  koreatechdesk
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Early bird savings ends this Friday for TC Sessions Space 2020

Could there be a tech sector more thrilling and daunting than space? We think not. If that’s your orbit, don’t miss TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17. It’s where you’ll find the industry’s greatest thinkers, makers, shakers and investors.

More on that in a minute. Right now, a reminder that the $ 125 admission price remains in play for just five more days. Buy your early-bird ticket — and keep $ 100 in your wallet — before November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

We have an impressive slate of presenters ready to talk about the current state of space tech, what the future holds, investment strategies and what it takes to build successful cosmic startups.

Here are just some of the luminaries you’ll hear from and engage with during main stage interviews, panel discussions, breakout sessions and interactive Q&As.

  • Lockheed Martin VP, Lisa Callahan
  • Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck
  • Lt. General John F. Thompson, U.S. Space Force
  • Will Roper, assistant secretary, U.S. Air Force
  • Relativity Space CEO, Tim Ellis

Check out some of the topics and find more in the event agenda.

Building Up a Business Looking Down at Earth: Earth observation is one of the real moneymakers in the space category. See what’s ahead for the industry.

Bridging Today and Tomorrow’s Tech: Corporate VC funds are a key source of investment for space startups, in part because they often involve partnerships that help generate revenue, and because they understand the timelines involved. We’ll discuss how they fit with more standard ventures to power the ecosystem.

We offer discount ticket options for students ($ 50) and for government, military and nonprofits ($ 95). Buy yours before November 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Bonus: Extra Crunch subscribers receive a 20% discount on passes.

Strut your right stuff: Want to increase your exposure to event attendees around the world? Buy a Startup Exhibitor Package. The $ 360 package includes three tickets, digital exhibition space and ability to generate leads. Bonus: exhibiting founders get five minutes to pitch their company — live — to thousands of attendees.

TC Sessions: Space 2020 takes place on December 16-17. Whether you’re a founder, investor, engineer, student or an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s where you’ll find the space industry’s most important people across public, private and defense sectors. Buy your pass before November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) and save $ 100.Could that be any more exciting?

Is your company interested in sponsoring TC Sessions: Space 2020? Click here to talk with us about available opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Startups – TechCrunch

Danish BaaS startup Keepit ends 20-year-long bootstrapping streak; secures €25M

As the market for cloud solutions continues to grow, so does the requirement for cloud-based data protection and backup solutions. While the cloud providers offer uptime and data protection against intruders, they do not offer a built-in backup solution of the SaaS data. 

This makes Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) a massive market as every end customer utilising a cloud solution needs third-party backup. Creating a backup of cloud data can be a tedious task, but Keepit offers a solution with its Backup-as-a-Service software.

Raised €25M

Based out of Copenhagen, Keepit specialises is one such startup that specialises in cloud-to-cloud backup services for enterprises. After 20 years of bootstrapping, the Danish Backup-as-a-Service provider announces $ 30M (approx €25M) from growth investor One Peak. 

“We are thrilled to partner with the One Peak team. The cloud backup market is a market with a few, but large, global players, and we need to build awareness and trust for our future customers, which is now possible with the support of One Peak,” says Frederik Schouboe, CEO and Co-founder of Keepit.

Doubling headcount, satellite offices around world

The company intends to use this funding to double the numbers of employees in its offices in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Lviv, Ukraine, as well as their satellite offices around the world, including the US

David KleinManaging Partner at One Peak, says, “We are incredibly excited to back Keepit and its founders as we share their view that there is a huge global opportunity in data protection and recovery, driven by the accelerating move to the cloud. Keepit has a unique technology stack, a strong infrastructure footprint, and is led by two world-class repeat entrepreneurs – Morten and Frederik – who have multiple successful exits on their CV and a proven ability to execute.”

Banking on Backups

Founded by Frederik Schouboe, and Morten Felsvang, Keepit is a Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, specialising in protecting data from SaaS solutions such as Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Dynamics 365, and G Suite. According to the company, BaaS is a massive greenfield market worth $ 12B (nearly €10.1B) per year which is expected to continue growing at a 30% CAGR over the next five years.

Schouboe,, says, “We believe that we have the most secure, most agile and scalable solution in the market when it comes to data protection of cloud data. With the support of One Peak, we can continue our amazing growth journey in Europe and in the US where we just signed our biggest client yet, protecting its more than 30,000 employees.”

Main image credits: Keepit

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Startups – Silicon Canals

Space startup Astra’s first attempt to launch a rocket into orbit ends with a violent collision – Tech Gaming Report

Space startup Astra’s first attempt to launch a rocket into orbit ends with a violent collision  Tech Gaming Report
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Rocket startup Astra’s first orbital launch attempt ends early due to first-stage burn failure – TechCrunch – Best gaming pro

Rocket startup Astra’s first orbital launch attempt ends early due to first-stage burn failure – TechCrunch  Best gaming pro
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