What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #27

light week but I encourage you to read article from Andy Dunn about picking a VC partner and shameless plug to read my blog post on the blurring lines in enterprise Saas!

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Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data - BeyondVC

my thoughts on the race to own customer data for a holistic view and workflow - blends marketing, success, support…

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Scaling Startups

Pick the Best Partner, Not the Prettiest Ring – Andy Dunn – Medium

great perspective of what founders should optimize for when raising capital - “Twice I nearly missed adding a great board member by being ego-driven about valuation. What follows is a treatise on why entrepreneurs need to recalibrate away from valuation and towards investor…”

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Enterprise Tech

Microsoft Says UBS Moves Key Platform to Azure Cloud - CIO Journal. - WSJ

as I’ve said before, those all you can eat enterprise licenses make an impact as enterprises evaluate cloud vendors - “UBS is using Microsoft’s Azure to run its risk-management platform, and is “actively partnering with Microsoft for opportunities to move more business applications to the Azure cloud”

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Microsoft's Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce| Reuters

it’s the data! - “Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software.”

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Markets

Manager selection and investment success from MIT Endowment

interesting perspective on how they outperformed most endowments - pick excellent managers and “the defining characteristics of excellent managers are ethics and culture”

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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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