What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #33

enterprise tech continues to be on fire; okta beating earnings and every company becoming a tech company as evidenced by JP Morgan article; also huge congrats to portfolio co yhat which sold to Alteryx this week!

Scaling Startups

Dear PMs, It's Time to Rethink Agile at Enterprise Startups | First Round Review

Great article on balancing agile and maintaining process - “Flatiron Health’s CMO and SVP Product Strategy Ogi Kavazovic explains how traditional PM practices break down at B2B companies, and what they can do instead.”


The key business metrics from 8 SaaS startup pitch decks - Klipfolio

sample metrics that helped startups raise capital


Enterprise Tech

JPMorgan’s Moonshot Man Wants to Help Wall Street Fire Its Traders - Bloomberg

Every company is a tech company - JPMorgan shaking things up, solid read - “meet David Hudson, tasked with building innovation inside the bank to protect it from outside threats. His title might as well be chief disruption officer”


Cognizant on blockchain - Business Insider

I still think blockchain on Wall Street is in super early days; lots of pilots but not much in production - “Wall Street is convinced that blockchain is set to radically transform the world of finance.”


Some things about HPE Software summit 2017. Number three will shock you. – James Governor's Monkchips

the new HPE building a product to compete with Splunk, also focus on hybrid cloud deployments and software


Workday CEO reveals how his company is taking share from SAP, Oracle

Workday for all intents and purposes is a large enterprise software company selling huge deals and just happens to be a SaaS delivery



Okta soars 5% after first earnings report | TechCrunch

enterprise cos still killing it, nailing the first two quarters of earnings out of gate super important - “Okta reported its first quarterly results since going public in April. The company managed to surpass investors’ expectations and went up 5 percent in initial..


Symantec and the changing of the guard in cybersecurity | CIO Dive

security market continuing to grow yet larger cos struggling to keep up - “Long-established security vendors, which were born and thrived under a much different cybersecurity landscape than today’s climate are struggling to modernize and add online protection services to their traditional products.”



Alteryx expands product set, makes data science acquisition | ZDNet

Alteryx acquires boldstart portfolio co, yhat! - congrats to the team and sounds like a winning combination - “Alteryx is also announcing its acquisition of Yhat, a startup specializing in data science development, management, and deployment.”


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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