DevToolsDigest: April 8th, 2021
This week's digest includes news and resources from Avo, Okta, Slack, Segment, Plaid, and more.

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The Week in Developer Tools
The Right Track is home for people who are working to build better data cultures. The inaugural episode of the podcast features the Head of Product Research & Education at Amplitude for a discussion on the growing proximity of product teams to customers, managing organizational inertia, and building better data cultures.
The FinOps Foundation is a relatively new open-source foundation, hosted by the Linux Foundation, that launched last year. It aims to bring together companies in the “cloud financial management” space to establish best practices and standards. As the term implies, “cloud financial management” is about the tools and practices that help businesses manage and budget their cloud spend.
Okta announced the new Okta Starter Developer Edition to provide developers tools to embed Okta authentication, authorization, and user management into applications at scale. The new Okta Starter Developer Edition is available now at no cost for up to 15,000 monthly active users. 
Industry Research
Wakefield Research surveyed thousands of users and IT decision makers (ITDMs) who use collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams for work to get a retrospective view on the value of collaboration platforms over the past year and to look at the trends that will define the future of these platforms.
Segment founder Peter Reinhardt told VentureBeat recently that there is much more to the Twilio acquisition than putting two customer data companies together. Particularly with the pandemic reshaping daily life, it’s become more important than ever for companies to have insight into customers and to be able to deliver an engaging digital experience.
Developer Venture News
San Francisco fintech startup Plaid made waves in January 2020 when it announced it was selling to Visa. Now, with a $13 billion-plus valuation after a new funding round, founders Zach Perret and William Hockey will be glad the deal fell through.
In the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion, a 50% increase quarter over quarter and a whopping 94% increase year over year, Crunchbase data shows. Alongside the investment boom, new unicorn startups were created at a rapid pace in the first quarter, with an average of close to two new unicorns per working day.
From The Heavybit Library
As your startup grows, so does your risk. If you’re building an early-stage company, having Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance is important. It helps you protect your investors, board, and leadership team from liability and lawsuits. In this post, we asked Vouch Insurance’s Startup Insurance Advisor Team Lead, David Kaufman to answer the most common questions about D&O business insurance.