What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #48

MongoDB files for IPO - revs growing but so are losses, great report by PWC on Applied AI and lots of news on blockchain as Vitalik says will match Visa scale in transactions

Scaling Startups

How Much Should A SaaS Startup Invest in Sales & Marketing?

great post by Tom on Sales & Mkt metrics for SaaS cos


Enterprise Tech

Scourge of Outdated Software Creates Massive Cyber Risk,WSJ

lots of issues here including terrible architecture but patching open source is a must have (see portfolio co Snyk.io which does this for devs)


PwC’s Global Artificial Intelligence Study: Sizing the prize

great market overview from PWC on AI


Pandit Says 30% of Bank Jobs May Disappear in Next 5 Years

wow, that’s a big number driven by automation and AI



Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public | TechCrunch

go MongoDB - NYC infrastructure co files to go public - growing revs but still burning cash


Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder | TechCrunch

bullish on blockchain - still needs work to get to scalability

“The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called "brain virus” is..“



Manifold Connect Developers with Services Across Any Cloud

about time - (full disclosure a boldstart investment) - freeing developers to find, buy and manage their favorite services independent of cloud


Blockchain History? IBM Ventures Is Close to Making Its First Industry Investment, CoinDesk

nice mention of boldstart as IBM making big push into enterprise blockchain, looking to put venture $$$ to work


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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