Ed Sim - Issue #4

Scaling startups

You Can't Growth Hack Your Way to Success

great deck on marketing/creating sustainable growth

It’s important to build a marketing strategy around a foundation instead of stringing together small “growth hacking” experiments. It’s about PEOPLE, PERSONAS,…


Infrastructure and Dev

Cybersecurity Market Snapshot

great overview of financing rounds, M&A, market from Momentum Partners


Google’s Chrome Hackers Are About to Upend Your Idea of Web Security | WIRED

bravo - much needed - security becoming mainstream through browser



Outlook gets its own lightweight CRM, Outlook Customer Manager | TechCrunch

great move - like StreakCRM inside of google apps, lightweight email-based CRM

Microsoft today is rolling out a new tool for business owners using Office 365 and Outlook called Customer Service Manager, a lightweight CRM for companies..


Trends in Early Stage SaaS Fundraising Market of 2016

surprised by this - thought marketing SaaS oversaturated - marketing SaaS cos have raised most so far in 2016 and horizontal SaaS over vertical in $


boldstart Portfolio News

Why WorkRails?

excited about launch - disrupting how SaaS cos deliver professional services to customers


Snyk - Automatically Scan and Fix Ruby and Nodejs Vulnerabilities

founder of github on Snyk’s launch - securing open source for Node.js and now Ruby


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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