What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #61

while Cryptomania is pervasive, this week’s newsletter has lots of nuggets of wisdom for scaling startups - fundraising from Kevin Ryan, overcoming failure from Bob Muglia, and the different types of product managers you may need - Happy Holidays!

Scaling Startups

Step-by-Step Fundraising Tactics from the NYC Legend Who Raised $750M | First Round Review

great post on Kevin Ryan’s (fellow coinvestor in Security Scorecard) tactics for raising funds - he’s founder/chairman of Doubleclick, MongoDB, Gilt Groupe, etc


How Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia triumphed over his career crashes - Business Insider

great article on how Bob overcame setbacks to find his groove - “He found his bootstraps and positive attitude and took the lessons he learned — good and bad — to his first CEO role.”


The 6 types of Product Managers. Which one do you need?

Solid post from Catherine Ulrich (FirstMark) on the different types of product managers and who may be best for your company


Playing Your Role – AVC

great post as always from Fred Wilson on how VCs have to serve different roles depending on the company and its needs


Enterprise Tech

Scoop: Amazon in talks to buy cybersecurity startup Sqrrl - Axios

if you are an infrastructure startup don’t bet on selling to Amazon or AWS, it won’t be a great exit for you. if this is true, the trend continues - AWS will not pay up for startups - Scoop: Amazon in talks to buy cybersecurity startup Sqrrl via @axios


Kubernetes Trends at KubeCon 2017 – manifoldco

solid overview of trends on K8s from portfolio co Manifold



Sequoia's reportedly raising a new $6 billion fund - Business Insider

Mega, mega is next step - pressure from Softbank Vision Fund forcing some of larger VCs to respond


Goldman Is Setting Up a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk - Bloomberg

Whoa - crypto going mainstream depsite the massive crash in last 2 days


This pizza stock has outperformed Apple, Amazon, Google and Netflix

Dominos, yes Dominos - went all tech and is crushing it, great example of how every company is a tech company ,more software devs than anyone else in company now



4 Tactical Moves to Elevate Your Business’ Cybersecurity Program | HuffPost

Aleksander Yampolskiy, CEO + Cofounder of SecurityScorecard (portfolio co) riffs on taking your cybersecurity program to the next level


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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