Ed Sim - Issue #22

roundup this week: why prof. services and on-prem still matter in cloud world, how to get your customers to love you, what’s hot in developer land from stack overflow, and much more…


Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filings - BeyondVC

Even for SaaS and cloud vendors - prof svces/on prem matter as u scale


February NY Information Security Meetup: VC Panel: "Cyber Security Investing" - YouTube

was fun participating on this VC Panel: “Cyber Security Investing” Moderator: Robert Hackett from Fortune along with fellow VCs David Aronoff (Flybridge) and Kelly Mak (workbench)


Scaling Startups

How to Build a Product Loved by Millions and Get Acquired by Google: The Firebase Story

great story on focus and learning from users/customers - “Firebase didn’t try to do everything at once. Instead, they focused on a few core problems and executed brilliantly.”


The State of SaaS Pricing [Infographic] | OpenView Labs

interesting survey on pricing - conclusion - companies think too late about pricing, thus leaving money on the table


Enterprise Tech

Strategic Technology: Security, Digital Transformation & Cloud Native – Charting Stacks

move to cloud native - orchestration and scaling is where most of action has been, big belief that security is next to tackle at developer level


How natural language interfaces can solve workflow problems | VentureBeat | Bots | by Amir Shevat, Slack

great overview on how to start automating repeated, simple workflows in Slacks and out of Slack - one of the areas we are spending time on at boldstart


Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017

amazing insights on developers and what tech they use, Serverless rose to #2 this year - hat tip to Eric Windisch at iopipe for sharing



Domino's (DPZ) stock has outperformed Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), and Amazon (AMZN) this decade — Quartz

Domino’s rocking it - better formula for pizza and their mobile app is killing it - shows how tech is helping transform non-tech industries


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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