What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #102

in infrastructure land a couple interesting events; on one hand Elastic Search goes public and doubles on first day showing product led and open source cos can scale despite competition from big boys like Google, splunk and 2 leaders in hadoop, Cloudera and Hortonworks merge, showing how the cloud and cos like AWS are commoditizing and eating away at these infrastructure layers, more on product led growth below and the amazing sales efficiency of cos like Atlassian…

Scaling Startups

Ed Sim


My fave slide from the @OpenViewVenture SaaS survey we participated in @Boldstartvc - besides product first growth, what else is interesting here? Half are #devfirst - does not even include Elastic Search, takes time to build but then 🚀 https://t.co/RglDPYx0N2 https://t.co/wvqmk9RQPO

11:52 AM - 29 Sep 2018

Next things we are thinking about at betaworks – Render-from-betaworks

even though consumer, always great to hear what John Borthwick is up to at betaworks and how he is thinking about emerging tech for the future


Enterprise Tech

NYC wants to build a cyber army

Super exciting for #NYC and #cybersecurity, lots of great talent and customers for startups - we have 3 fast growing ones in NYC who have gone from seed and collectively raised over $100mm since seed round @security_score @bigidsecure @HyprCorp


The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg

just the beginning - The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.


The bot that loved me, How intelligent automation will improve our jobs + our companies

key thought, using ML to determine what to automate and provide incremental improvements as well


How to Program Your Job - The Atlantic

When workers automate their own duties, who should reap the benefits?


Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks | Reuters

not surprising - cyber warfare and nation state attacks IMO remain our greatest threat to our democracy - Britain accused Russian military intelligence on Thursday of directing a host of cyber attacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from sport to transport and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.



Elastic closed 94% up in first day of trading on NYSE, raised $252M at a $2.5B valuation in its IPO – TechCrunch

Elastic IPO shows interest in open source and that companies can be built anywhere and also survive and thrive against the Googles, etc of the world - product led growth is the way to go


Cloudera and Hortonworks announce $5.2 billion merger – TechCrunch

hadoop was all the rage and now 2 leaders are merging as cloud has been eating away at market for independent cos - lesson in commoditization from AWS





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4:07 PM - 4 Oct 2018

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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