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10 Cool Tech Companies That Raised Funding In February

Rick Whiting

Time series database developer InfluxData, data observability startup Acceldata and hyperscale networking software company Arrcus are among the companies that raised new financing in February, a list led by cloud security tech provider Wiz.


Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

CEO: Ahmed Reza

Funding: $2.3 million in seed funding

Investors: Investors included HRC2139 Investments and IRA Capital, along with angel investors Charles Annenberg Weingarten, vice president and director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of; Keith Donald, co-founder of SpringSource; Jason Young, partner at Totally Human; and other angel investors.

What the company does: Yobi develops an AI-powered customer communications “super application” for small businesses.

CEO Quote: “The vision of Yobi is of an AI-augmented business app that utilizes advanced technology to replicate and supplement human intelligence and decision-making abilities, helping to improve sales, customer service and revenue for businesses. We developed Yobi to automate communications and create personalized customer experiences at scale.”

Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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