What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #44

a big week and all about blockchain, blockchain, blockchain - we just announced the first accelerator on Hyperledger Fabric; Fortune started a new side publication called Ledger and has great overview article, IBM announced Walmart, Kroger and others using blockchain to track food ingredients from source to distribution…

boldstart

Boldstart Ventures Launches Hyperledger Fabric's First Blockchain Accelerator - CoinDesk

we r rolling out first accelerator on Hyperledger Fabric blockchain - lots of corporates using and want to bring more startups to the platform

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Scaling Startups

Post IPO, Cloudera Reflects on Its Two Year ABSD Journey

great article on Cloudera journey - building out the demand gen engine for sales - automating marketing and empowering Sales

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Enterprise Tech

Google Snags Marketo as New Cloud Customer | Fortune.com

huge win for Google Cloud - not just consumer but enterprise SaaS as well

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Microsoft Announces Project Brainwave To Take On Google's AI Hardware Lead

Microsoft entering chip fray with Intel partnership but not purpose built ASIC like Google but more flexible FPGA which can support multiple frameworks for machine learning

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Bitcoin Ethereum: How Blockchain Tech Is Revolutionizing Business | Fortune.com

not just ICOs - i’m a big believer in blockchain for enterprises like supply chain and other use cases

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Walmart, Kroger & Nestle Team with IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Poisoning, CoinDesk

blockchain hitting production in enterprise and nots financial - its supply chain and other industries

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The Truth About Blockchain

despite the enteprise blockchain hype, I do agree on the following: “It will take years to transform business, but the journey begins now.” - need to find the early wins where the creator has control to bring other participants onboard

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Markets

Salesforce reports second-quarter sales, earnings that top estimates

wow - salesforce hits $10b annual revenue run rate!

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Is Social Capital trying to end-run banks by creating IPO 2.0? - Recode

big idea - creating a blank check IPO to roll a company into - its been around for awhile but nice to see some innovation in the tech space

“A filing from the investment firm could allow startups to go public without Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley.”

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Cisco To Acquire Springpath For Hyperconverged Software - Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) | Seeking Alpha

Cisco continuing to move to software only…

Cisco has agreed to acquire Springpath for $320 million in cash

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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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