What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #84

Salesforce earnings still cranking along with Box; Domo files IPO but burning lots of cash still; Microsoft rumors to buy Github - big sign for software cos going after devs; Ron Conway from SV Angel, one of greatest angels of all time, going back to his roots to write smaller checks alongside lead VCs

Scaling Startups

A Fresh Perspective on Seed Investing – SV Angel – Medium

Ron Conway, one of greatest angel investors of all time, taking a step back from raising new funds and going back to his roots, writing smaller checks alongside lead seed investors

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Enterprise Tech

When 'everything is on fire,' chaos engineers rush to save tech infrastructure | CIO Dive

all about latest dev ops trend, “chaos engineering” - pulling plug and seeing what breaks

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One Year Later: Interoperability & Standardization Shine at Consensus - Hyperledger

there will be many winners in blockchain and great to see large enterprises talking about interoperability

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Has Amex found a data gold mine with its rewards blockchain? | American Banker

one of real uses of blockchain in production, this one on hyperledger - “The credit card issuer has built a distributed ledger through which merchants create their own membership rewards and get access to detailed information on purchases and the success of promotions.”

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Markets

Microsoft - GitHub acquisition talks resume

this would be a huge deal; MSFT super strong with devs but need to reach the new modern dev and github would provide significant reach - Microsoft recently held talks to acquire software developer platform GitHub. The talks have come amid GitHub’s struggle to replace CEO and founder Chris Wanstrath, who stepped down 10 months ago.

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Box acquires Progressly to expand workflow options – TechCrunch

acquihire but clear the automation space is ramping

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Utah Unicorn Domo Files To Go Public, Latest Tech Startup To Cash In On IPO Rush

well said by Alex Konrad - due to slowing growth and less than 6 mos cash on balance sheet - “What type of multiple on its revenue that Domo is able to achieve from Wall Street could serve as a bellwether for other tech companies looking to go public. Valued at a reported $2 billion by private investors, Domo had raised far more money than its Utah unicorn peers.”

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff touts earnings, says economy is 'ripping'

Jim Cramer sits down with Salesforce founder, Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to discuss the company’s earnings results.

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boldstart

10 GitHub Security Best Practices | Snyk

great report from Tom Preston-Werner (cofounder Github) and portfolio co Snyk - Your source code should be one of your prize possessions. You must protect it with security processes and practices to ensure you don’t put your code or users at risk. This cheat sheet covers 10 best practices you should consider implementing in your GitHub repository or organization to enforce security on your projects.

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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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