What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #53

all about corporate earnings this week and AWS and MSFT blowing past estimates on cloud revenue; must read on SaaS company metrics, and thought provoking piece on balance between revenue numbers and scale

Scaling Startups

2017 Private SaaS Company Survey — Part 1 – Matrix Partners Viewpoints

solid benchmarking data from Matrix and Pacific Crest/Keybanc from over 400 cos surveyed


When $100 Million Is Not Enough

so agree; need balance of steady growth and scale as you get bigger, lots of cos stuck at $100mm with no exit potential


Enterprise Tech

UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti not hot on cryptocurrency, but likes blockchain

standard refrain from the big banks, short on cryptocurrency, long blockchain; in UBS case Hyperledger Fabric


U.S. Should Invest More In Global Quantum Race, Researchers Tell Congress Committee

China is cranking on quantum and investing $ billions, we cannot afford to fall behind as a matter of national security


Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent - The New York Times

the ongoing race for AI Talent - will need to train more people to satisfy demand - Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done.


Google Debuts Software to Open Up Quantum Computers for Chemists - Bloomberg

Google unveiled software aimed at making it easier for scientists to use the quantum computers in a move designed to give a boost to the nascent industry.



AWS earnings and revenue Q3 2017

impressive! - Amazon shares soar after massive earnings beat, AWS grew 42 percent in Q3 to $4.58 billion revenue and profit of $1.17 billion


Microsoft earnings Q1 FY18 - Business Insider

Microsoft up big as well as cloud computing division exceeds $20b run rate for year



Top 10 Hot Data Security And Privacy Technologies

congrats to BigID which is citied in multiple categories in Forrester Research’s list of the 10 hottest data security and privacy technologies.


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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