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The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

The Cloud computing battle is well underway with tech giants battling to ensure they emerge with dominant market shares. AWS is the leader in the public cloud IaaS market. Playing catchup has been Google Cloud Platform, which includes its IaaS Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

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How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

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These driving forces have caused both new and old companies to adopt and emerge with cloud based technology , one of the newest and most prevalent trends in the small business world over the past few years. How does cloud computing affect you and your business?

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5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups

YoungUpstarts

Cloud telephony services fall into this category. What is cloud telephony? In a nutshell, cloud telephony is all your required voice and SMS services managed in the cloud. Here are 5 ways that cloud telephony can positively impact small businesses.

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Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

The new paradigm, driven by disruptive technologies, cloud-served supercomputing, and the new generation of young adults with global empathy, is partnering and giving something now for a competitive advantage in the future. Find partners who can do what you cannot do alone.

StillSecure Announces Cloud Security Solution and Partnership with SoftLayer

Feld Thoughts

StillSecure fundamentally believes that service providers – telcos, datacenter, cloud providers – will be the channel to market for security solutions and I agree. They have built an amazing set of solutions for colocation and dedicated server environments and have solutions that can apply to some higher-end cloud users. Today they are announcing a new host-based firewall management solution in conjunction with SoftLayer – a leader in the cloud market.

Benchmark’s New General Partner: Scott Belsky

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The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner. It is rare for us to encounter a partner candidate who has so much experience as an operator, investor, and advisor at such a young age. Scott remained at Adobe, managing the deep integration of Behance into the Adobe Creative Cloud and leading Adobe’s innovative mobile product efforts. Adding a new partner is a significant event for Benchmark.

CEO Interview with BlazeMeter, Self-Served Load Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

Israeli startup Blaze Meter , a load testing in the cloud compatible with open source Apache Jmeter, has recently raised an undisclosed round from Yoav Leitersdorf’s YL Ventures. Users can upload existing JMeter scripts and edit them in the cloud.

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How to Choose the Right Cloud Services

Inc Startups

With the rapid proliferation of cloud services, it''s difficult to know which ones are a good fit for your company''s needs. Here''s an explanation of the different types of clouds to help you make the decision. Both SaaS and IaaS can be delivered in a public, private, or hybrid cloud.

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Israeli Startup Zerto Raises $15 million B Round for Disaster Recovery on the Cloud

VC Cafe

Venture Partners (USVP) and joined by existing investors Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners. We are pleased to be able to invest in an experienced team and a solution that enables the next major wave of virtualization and cloud adoption by Fortune 500 companies.”.

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Skill cloud: Why companies should kill the job title

The Next Web

Leif Abraham is a Partner at Prehype, a venture development firm in New York City. His latest e-book “Madison Valley” focuses on building digital products and how Madison Avenue can be more like Silicon Valley. For the first several years of my career I never had a job title.

Amazon Web Services Just Landed Another Multi-Billion Dollar Partner

Inc Startups

Salesforce is now a customer of the e-commerce giant's cloud-computing service, in addition to Netflix and Capital One

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How Netskope is changing the way enterprises adopt the cloud

Lightspeed Venture Partners

We have seen the rise of the cloud, the shift away from PCs to new mobile computing platforms, and the emergence of Big Data and Analytics as a core enabler of business agility. At Lightspeed we have been investing thematically in each of these trends, having led early investments in cloud companies like AppDynamics and Mulesoft , in Big Data Companies like DataStax and MapR Technologies , and in enterprise mobile companies like Rapsphere (acquired by AppSense) and Push Computing.

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5 Reasons Why Your Company Is Safer in the Cloud

Inc Startups

Still reluctant to put your data in the cloud? Events like these create the impression that data--particularly data stored in the cloud--is vulnerable. Despite these fears, a key fact remains: The cloud can offer far better security than you can provide on your own.

3 Cloud Services That Make Work Easier

Inc Startups

Bring up the cloud and you're likely to find people who either love it or don't trust it—no matter how secure and reliable you tell them it is. For small businesses, cloud storage is affordable and frees you up from maintaining expensive physical servers that need upkeep.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I believe that this is a major new area of growth & innovation for the Internet as Cloud Services start to form deeper & richer layers. Over the past 5 years the Internet Cloud has started to form into layers and this is a great thing for innovation. Cloud Data Platform.

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[Event][Hong Kong] 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia 2011

YoungUpstarts

Taking place on November 30 to December 1, 2011 at The Mira, Hong Kong, the 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia will feature all of the key players within the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry. The free-to-attend event is perfect for professionals to learn and discuss the future development and integration of cloud and SaaS services and products.

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Google slashes cloud prices

The Equity Kicker

As an example they offer Forward Partners companies, and the companies from many accelerator programmes $10,000 of AWS credits, effectively making it free to get started on their platform.

Dell and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud Solutions

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Microsoft and Dell have been partners every step of the way since Dell’s founding, said Michael Dell. At Dell World, Dell and Microsoft announced new hybrid cloud solutions. It’s a Microsoft Azure-based hybrid cloud called the Cloud Platform […] The post Dell and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud Solutions appeared first on SiliconHills.

HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

Both Sides of the Table

That’s why I’m proud to announce today that HealthDataInsights (founded by Victor Chaltiel), where GRP Partners was a 30% owner, has been acquired for $400 million. At GRP Partners our focus has always been on having a small number of investments in the industries we know well.

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud

mashable.com

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud. The cloud is where it’s at. Unfortunately, the cloud is also the place all that good stuff stays, unused and unloved. Just as the power of crowds has populated the social content repositories of Web 2.0 — YouTube videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and more — the web API enables designers and developers to re-purpose the body of knowledge that is the cloud. Cloud computing. Top From Our Partners. Partners.

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Considerations for Early Stage Startup Opportunities in SaaS and Cloud Computing

UC Berkeley

Corporations of any size are aggressively adopting SaaS applications, and within two to three years, 18% of all enterprise applications will be cloud-based. Today the use of cloud infrastructures and subscription models has become table stakes for any software company.

DealCircle partners with Rocket Lawyer to reduce startups’ US legal costs

The Next Web

Google Ventures-backed Rocket Lawyer is a cloud-based platform that connects users with legal help, as well as document templates required for common situations.

Thoughts on the Salesforce ecosystem

deal architect

Salesforce highlighted for me this report which says “by 2018, Salesforce and its ecosystem of customer and partners will create 1 million jobs and generate $272 billion in GDP impact worldwide.” Cloud Computing, SaaS

New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution

Version One Ventures

A platform that combines collaboration and data-sharing with a massive public repository and cloud-based design, is not only necessary as engineers continue to design more complex physical things, but it’s also inevitable. That’s why we are thrilled to officially announce our investment in Toronto’s Upverter , a cloud-based platform for sharing hardware design. Version One is co-leading this investment with Golden Venture Partners, and joined by several angel investors.

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Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

VC Cafe

As a part of the round Rina Shainski, General Partner of Carmel Ventures joined company’s board. TASE:APOS) Leumi Partners Underwriters Ltd.;Pontifax Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, LP Buyer Funds: 7.97. Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, L.P. Coronis Partners Ltd.;

Roundup of 2017 VC Predictions and Tech Industry Reports

VC Cafe

Norwest Venture Partners – 2017 Enterprise predictions – https://techcrunch.com/gallery/top-predictions-on-tech-in-2017-from-norwest-venture-partners/. 2017 Predictions. Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” Niels Bohr.

8 Mobile Cloud Apps to Streamline Your Workflow

Inc Startups

These apps improve your workflow by storing data in the cloud. Working in the cloud can feel like you''re disconnected from reality. You can set up a central repository and let vendors, partners, and contractors share docs.

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[ADV] [Event] [India] Cloud Computing World Forum India

YoungUpstarts

Taking place on October 12, 2011 at JW Marriott in Mumbai, India, the Cloud Computing World Forum India is a free-to-attend event and will feature all of the key players within the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry. This one-day conference will provide the most complete and comprehensive platform for the global Cloud Computing and SaaS industry.

FreshBooks First Venture Round

StartupCFO

The round was led by Oak Investment Partners. We just have grown to love what Jeff and his partners are doing and wanted to work with them. Finally, Canada’s Georgian Partners completes the group.

GrabCAD Partners With Autodesk

ArcticStartup

The partnership integrates into GrabCAD''s Workbench, where designers and engineers can share CAD to non-technical partners or customers by letting them view the model in 3D in their browser, without heavy software or training involved.

Five Crucial Ingredients For Your Closest Business Relationships

YoungUpstarts

by Dr. Henry Cloud, author of “ The Power of the Other “ Every entrepreneur and business leader worries about the strategy and business plan. Dr. Henry Cloud is a leadership and performance consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author.

Megaupload and the Future of Multi-tenant Services

Feld Thoughts

This is a draft post by Dave Jilk, a long time friend, business partner, and CEO of Standing Cloud. Another approach – the one Standing Cloud enables – is to use software that is automatically deployed and managed in the infrastructure cloud, but is separate for each customer; and further, it is backed up on another cloud provider or other location. My Investments backup goverment megaupload PIPA SOPA standing cloud

S/4HANAthe anti R/3

deal architect

I recently heard from the Price Waterhouse partner who was instrumental in our moving to Tampa in 1990. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP It was nice to catch up and it took me down memory lane. In many ways, my group was at the epicenter.

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Austin-based ClearDATA Raises $12 Million in VC Funding

SiliconHills

The company plans to use the funds to expand its healthcare-exclusive, HIPAA-compliant cloud. Investors include Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Excel Venture Management, Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners, and Flare Capital Partners. Austin-based ClearDATA announced Thursday that it has raised $12 million in venture capital funding.

Salesforce: Time to spread wings

deal architect

It was very well done – a nice blend of product, strategy, customer and partner sessions. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS Salesforce hosted an Analyst Summit last week. Add their event to the list of excellent summits I wrote about last year. I have been.

Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

Lightspeed

It’s almost as if you need 100% guidance, hand holding and encouragement from your partners — or, it wont be nearly as successful… Pivoting is arguably the hardest of skills to pull off… but, when you know YOU HAVE TO DO IT — you lose sleep, you lose hair, and you “overquestion&# yourself — in the search for the answer to, “am i doing the right thing, at the right time…?&#

Standing Cloud Closes $3m Financing, Launches Partner Program

Feld Thoughts

Standing Cloud , which makes it easy to deploy and run apps in the cloud, recently closed a $ 3m financing led by Rich Levandov at Avalon Ventures. Rich has spend a lot of time in the clouds lately, including his investment in Cloudkick which was acquired yesterday by Rackspace. He got excited about Standing Cloud and their mission to “reimagine hosting&# in the context of cloud computing. My Investments Foundry Group investments standing cloud

Estonia's Cloutex Raises €441,000 Seed For Cloud Services Integration

ArcticStartup

Estonian cloud startup Cloutex announces it has raised $600,000 (€441,000) in seed funding. The company provides cloud services integrations to synchronize your customers and records across platforms like Pipedrive, Salesforce, FreshBooks, Highrise, and so on.

Turns Out The Future of the Office Isn’t an Office at All

Duct Tape Marketing

As we moved things to the cloud we needed less physical stuff. Duct Tape Marketing coworking Think Big PartnersTurns Out The Future of the Office Isn’t an Office at All written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The emergence of Software-as-a-Service and Cloud computing are major tectonic shifts occurring in the global software ecosystem. The author, Igor Sill , is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Geneva Venture Partners.