What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #79

Must read on changing dynamics and gap between first check VC round to Series A; special report on the emerging NYC Enterprise Infrastructure scene (yes, I said infra 😃); big IPO week for enterprises with Docusign and Smartsheets; Google with huge upgrade on gmail - as we’ve always thought email as platform

Scaling startups

New numbers illustrate how fast fundraising has changed for young startups – TechCrunch

Seed is the New Series A - great data on the evolving markets and the gap between first check and Series A, lots driven by fund size dynamics

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Enterprise Tech

Special Report: New York’s enterprise infrastructure ecosystem – TechCrunch

Thanks to Ron Miller and Danny Crichton for an amazing in-depth report on the NYC Enterprise Infrastructure ecosystem - excited to have portfolio cos profiled and a few quotes on what’s ahead

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In the NYC enterprise startup scene, security is job one – TechCrunch

Great piece profiling some of NYC’s top security startups including portfolio cos Security Scorecard and Hypr

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Google’s new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts - The Verge

next battle is all about business productivity apps, mail as a platform - Google going after Microsoft

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Hijack of Amazon’s internet domain service used to reroute web traffic for 2 hours unnoticed

yes folks, imagine if this were more widepsread, esp with banks - could be some systemic risk! - Between 11am until 1pm UTC today, DNS traffic — the phone book of the internet, routing you to your favourite websites — was hijacked by an unknown actor. The attackers used BGP — a key protocol used…

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Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and venture capitalists alike. As with many phrases that cross over…

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Breaking down enterprise barriers to Kubernetes accessibility - SiliconANGLE

Breaking down enterprise barriers to Kubernetes accessibility - SiliconANGLE

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Palantir Knows Everything About You

yes, Big Brother is watching and it’s Palantir

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Markets

DocuSign closes up 38% and Smartsheet 30% in their debuts on Nasdaq and NYSE – TechCrunch

Another big week for enterprise IPOs!!!

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boldstart

Data Sheet: Cyber Saturday Edition

great story on BigID, winner of RSA Conference Most Innovative Startup

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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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