What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #82

Blockchain insanity this week as Coindesk held the Consensus conference in NYC with 90 minute waiting times to get in the door; lots of announcements in blockchain; industry discussion on Kubernetes and whether it’s too complex,

Enterprise Tech

Consensus 2018: Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Snoop Dogg Close Bitcoin Conference

While Consensus 2018 failed to deliver the Bitcoin price bump many had been waiting for, there was still plenty of news coming out of the world’s biggest Bitcoin conference…


Has Kubernetes Already Become Too Unnecessarily Complex for Enterprise IT? - The New Stack

great thread on the benefits and problems with k8s


IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today' | ZDNet

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets – a viable scenario within just a few years.


Ex-JPMorgan Chase Blockchain Duo Unveil New Startup Clovyr | Fortune

After leaving JPMorgan Chase’s blockchain team, Amber Baldet and Patrick Mylund Nielsen have founded a new startup called Clovyr.


Blockchain Adoption Now Hinges on Standards and Rules, Hyperledger Chief Says - CIO Journal. - WSJ

Blockchain technology is enterprise-ready, says Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project. Governance has a way to go, however. “Getting multiple parties to agree on anything – like a time of day for a meeting, let alone a common application – will end up being a bigger challenge,” he says.



Private-Equity Tech Titans Face Off With New Funds - WSJ

one of the biggest acquirer of private tech companies in recent years has been tech focused buyout shops - “two of the largest technology-focused private-equity firms are competing to raise money for what would be their biggest funds, ratcheting up an already heated race for buyouts in the industry.”


IPO Slowdown Leads Silicon Valley Venture Giant NEA to Sell $1 Billion Worth of Startup Stakes - WSJ

brilliant move by NEA, put many of their older cos in a new secondary firm so they can close those funds down and move on; “New Enterprise Associates, one of Silicon Valley’s largest venture-capital firms, plans to sell off a big chunk of its startup investments in response to a dearth of initial public offerings.”



Snyk Named a 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in Application and Data Security | Snyk

congrats to boldstart portfolio co Snyk! - We’re extremely humbled and honored to have Gartner name Snyk as a May 2018 Cool Vendor in Application and Data Security!


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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