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By Ben Kepes on November 28, 2012
CloudBeat is all about customer case studies and not about vendor announcements, that said I am aware of a couple of announcements coming up today in the PaaS space.
By Mark Suster on August 27, 2012
By now you probably know that David Sacks, co-founder of PayPal and founder of both Geni & Yammer made some observations on Facebook that Silicon Valley “as we know it” was coming to an end. He says “In order to create a successful new company, you have to find an idea that (1) has escaped [...]
By Paul Miller on August 14, 2012
Right at the end of November, we’ll once again be doing what we can to assemble a stellar cast of cloud companies and their customers at the Sofitel in Redwood City, just south of San Francisco.
By Ben Kepes on May 24, 2012
Exciting news this morning from Cloud content management and collaboration company Huddle. The UK founded but now US/UK headquartered company is this morning announcing a Series C funding round to the tune of $24M. The round takes Huddle’s funding to $40 million in the five or so years since it was launched. Huddle is an [...]
By Ben Kepes on February 2, 2012
Living on the other side of the world from the bay area, it’s sometimes little frustrating just how inward looking Silicon Valley can be. Sometimes it feels like some technology vendors discount the 5 billion or so people who don’t live in that tiny West Coast sliver. Apart from being an arrogant attitude it’s also [...]
By Dan Morrill on November 15, 2011
It has been over a two years since I went to my last startup weekend here in Seattle, and the sad part is that it really did not leave an impression. You would think that something like this would, but two years ago, it did not. This year however, I was able to go [...]
By Chirag Mehta on November 1, 2011
I spent a few days in Bangalore this month. This place amazes me every single time I visit it. Many people ask me whether I think Bangalore has potential to be the next Silicon Valley. I believe, it’s a wrong question. There’s some seriously awesome talent in India, especially in Bangalore. Don’t copy the Silicon Valley. [...]
By Mark Suster on October 22, 2011
Today’s post courtesy of the Dave McClure school of vocabulary. About a month ago I was meeting with a seasoned entrepreneur. After 10 minutes I felt like we were old buddies because we had both been through the trenches of startup tech land and had had similar experiences. He was recounting one of his higher [...]
By Bob Warfield on August 4, 2011
Fortune magazine has an article running that Techmemed about some advice Barrack Obama is getting about jobs from Silicon Valley Heavyweights like Kleiner VC John Doerr and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. They’re all about Education and Immigration Visa Reform as the path to creating jobs, along with plugs along the way for their own ventures. Here [...]
By Maksim Ovsyannikov on May 17, 2011
We have to admit it – the modern world loves profiles. Every major service that “sticks” has a profile component that is meant to describe us. HR technology isn’t an exception. Every major vendor has made at least some attempts to position their profile components as truly central elements of their suite. So why is [...]
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged employment, google apps, HCM, hr, Human resources, management, performance, Performance appraisal, Performance Management, profile, silicon valley
By Mark Suster on April 25, 2011
There’s a line of thinking in Silicon Valley that you should build product businesses rather than services businesses. This thinking is largely driven by the venture capital industry (and subsequently Wall Street) who are in search of high margin, highly scalable businesses. It’s nearly impossible to get a services company financed by VCs. You’re small fish.
By Maksim Ovsyannikov on April 7, 2011
Amazing companies, great founders, powerful investors and driven CEOs – all in one (in my case two) influence maps. Definitely take a close look and draw your own conclusions!
By Chirag Mehta on April 1, 2011
I have been living in the Silicon Valley for a while, and sure enough I haven’t forgotten the dot com days. A few days back, on my way to the San Francisco airport, I saw a billboard by aol advertising that they are cool (again!). I also observed that …
Posted in Entrepreneurship, Featured Posts | Tagged bubble, bubble 2.0, Dot-com bubble, Entrepreneurship, facebook, google, Quora, silicon valley, start ups, startups, talent, twitter, venture capital
By Dan Morrill on March 30, 2011
The recession still blazes on, and people are still losing their jobs right and left. A friend of mine was recently fired and as we sat drinking coffee in our other office, the question was “how do I handle this?” Handling being fired is not easy, it is not meant to be easy; it is [...]
By Mark Suster on March 6, 2011
I was hanging out the other day with my buddy Jody Sherman, founder & CEO of EcoMom. I was an angel investor in his company, made a bunch of calls on his behalf and then I personally sent it out on AngelList. Through this process he raised $2 million. When I described to people [...]