What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #32

if I could sum the week, I can only say ICOs and crypto assets - oh yeah, enterprise move to cloud native and SaaS is still cranking as Box beats its numbers and touting what’s next and AI

Scaling Startups

The Missing Piece in Your Account-Based Marketing Strategy | MarTech Advisor

great post by Dave Hammer from portfolio co Emissary on real “account intelligence” for teh ABM world

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Enterprise Tech

For developers of customer-facing apps, it's cloud-native or bust - SiliconANGLE

we’ve been believers - enterprise move to cloud native is in early stages and gaining momentum….“So-called “cloud-native” architectures will become the new default environment for customer-facing applications within the next four years, according to a new study by Capgemini SE.”

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Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts - The New York Times

employees are weakest link when it comes to security; email phishing and now social spear phising - “While corporations and government agencies around the world are training their staff to think twice before opening anything sent by email, hackers have already moved on to a new kind of attack, targeting social media accounts, where people are more likely to be trusting.”

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Markets

Crypto Tokens: A Breakthrough in Open Network Design

all about cryptotokens and ICOs

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Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017 | VentureBeat | AI | by Reuters

make sure you are solving a real business problem if using AI, hence “applied AI” - days of acquisitions for academics will be dwindling “A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights.”

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Parsing The Maddening Venture Capital Market – Sapphire Ventures Perspectives – Medium

Winter Meade at Sapphire Ventures continues to dive deep into VC market and analyzes enterprise vs consumer VC - “· $109 billion out of $220 billion invested in enterprise tech companies since 2000 has been at later stages. The proportion of late stage capital in enterprise has increased from 2010 to date, accounting for $64 billion of the $121 billion invested.”

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boldstart

Gartner's Cool Vendors in Unified Retail Commerce, 2017 - Robert Hetu

congrats to Hypr on being names cool vendor for biometic authentication - Gartner’s Cool Vendors help retailers deal with customers expecting more, driving retailers to deliver a unified retail commerce journey.

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Shutterstock CEO Says New Business Plan Hinged Upon Total Overhaul of IT - CIO Journal. - WSJ

boldstart CTO advisor Marty Brodbeck profiled on digital transformation and key was infrastructure - “Getting to the point where we can sell any asset, any time, to any customer, under a simplified license was one of the reasons why we have migrated and why we continue to push toward a unified platform,” says Jon Oringer, founder and CEO. “Change is hard. Not everyone was up for it.”

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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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