Ed Sim - Issue #20

big week for enterprise cloud as Pivotal announces over $270mm rev from Cloud Foundry in 1/3 of Fortune 100 along with some great posts on scaling startups


Apps sell infrastructure - BeyondVC

post from my blog - if you are selling infrastructure – stop, sell apps to the heads of business who have a huge sense of urgency to get things done.


Cybersecurity 500 List of Top Cybersecurity CompaniesCybersecurity Ventures

great list including boldstart portfolio cos @securityscorecard @hypr


The Frequency of Known Vulnerabilities in JavaScript Libraries | Snyk

@snyk well positioned to address this issue - 37% of sites surveyed out of 133k had at least 1 javascript library with a vulnerability



Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism - MoneyBeat - WSJ

impact of tech as market leaders continue to gain more market share


The Narrowing of SaaS Valuations

valuation ranges getting tighter


Enterprise Tech

Pivotal Claims Big Revenue Growth For its Software Tools | Fortune.com

awesome sign of cloud and microservices growing in the enteprise - Pivotal says revenue from its Cloud Foundry software development platform grew 130% to $270 million in 2016.


Think cars are dangerous? Connected cars are even worse | The Memo

next fertile ground for hackers…


Scaling Startups

Content Marketing Isn’t Marketing Content – Ross Mayfield – Medium

great post by friend Ross Mayfield on how to use content marketing as part of overall brand narrative - some practicaly how-tos as well


HubSpot’s Playbook for Going From Startup to Scale-up

an oldie but goodie - how hubspot’s decision to focus on the Mary’s (10-1000k employees) vs the Ollies (<10 employees) allowed it to scale


This Man Makes Founders Cry – Backchannel

great post on old friend Jerry Colonna who is an amazing exec coach for founders


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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