Ed Sim - Issue #17

back from a few days at RSA, security industry has board level awareness, lots of other great reads on scaling and market for VC

boldstart

Thoughts from RSA and the Climate for Security Startups - BeyondVC

sharing some of my notes from this year’s security conference - the year ahead in security tech and VC

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Scaling Startups

Numbers that Actually Matter. Finding Your North Star

optimize for user engagement and growth and revenue will follow - great shoutout for boldstart portfolio co, Front!

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12 Key Levers of SaaS Success – Matrix Partners Viewpoints – Medium

some key metrics to evaluate for SaaS scaling

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State of Salaries - Hired

SF engineering salaries…wow!

State of Salaries: 2017 State of Global Tech Salaries

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Enterprise Tech

Microsoft Azure Gaining Traction in Business | Fortune.com

RightScale survey shows Microsoft Azure gaining steam in public cloud adoption, while Amazon Web Services holds steady.

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Here's how Evernote moved 3 petabytes of data to Google's cloud | Network World

why Evernote chose Google; more for Goog’s expertise in unstructured data and Evernote’s strategic approach to do more Machine Learning

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How AI is stopping criminal hacking in real time | CSO Online

hackers are using AI and Machine Learning now and the stakes are higher - great quote from George Avetisov from portfolio co @hypr

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Markets

As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the Universe Are Threatened

fascinating - almost all equity traders replaced with engineers - what’s next on wall street?

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Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

overview of VC landscape from Mark Suster at Upside - lots of money from China and Corporates but the negativity was short lived

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By Ed Sim

Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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