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.”

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

sample metrics that helped startups raise capital

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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”

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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.”

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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

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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

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Markets

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..

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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.”

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boldstart

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.”

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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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