Extracting data from the web was a major theme at my Money:Tech 2008 conference in New York — the web is the largest and most interesting database of financial information out there — so itwas interesting to see that web scraping company (they say "mashup") Kapow today announced a $11.5-million Series C financing.
Contributing to the enterprise mashup and web intelligence trends, Kapow Technologies is the only company that provides enterprise-class server software that enables the harvesting of mashable public and private web intelligence. As the number one solution in its class for three years running, the Kapow Mashup Server is installed at more than 300 companies worldwide, and routinely delivers strategic business and IT results on budgets and timelines that were once thought impossible.
Fine, call it what you want, but it’s web scraping — and I’m fine with that. Congrats guys.