Friday, July 31, 2015
U.S. venture capital investments rose 24% in the second quarter of 2015, reaching dot-com era levels of $19.19 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Worldwide, venture capital investments in the second quarter rose to $32 billion, according to KPMG and CB Insights.
Here are the funding and exits highlights of the second quarter of 2015 in the big data space...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Under The Radar
Startups developing technology for collecting, analyzing and managing big data make up a disproportionate number of the companies on this year's CRN list of emerging vendors. That's not so surprising when you consider that big data is one of the hottest segments of the IT industry right now. Just take a look at recent venture funding announcements from such companies as Interana ($20 million in January), Looker ($30 million in March), Snowflake Computing ($45 million in June) and Domo (an astounding $200 million in April).
Here's a selection of 10 big data/business analytics startups from this...
Saturday, July 18, 2015
It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies.
As we wrote in our original post – many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build big, impactful companies valued at a billion dollars or more. We called these companies “unicorns” because what they had achieved seemed very difficult, rare, and relatively unstudied...
Monday, July 13, 2015
As so-called unicorns — or private companies that boast valuations in excess of $1 billion — become more and more commonplace, today’s IPO market has slowed significantly. If companies can continue to raise gobs of private equity, the thinking goes, then why withstand the scrutiny and liability of going public?
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
With so much attention paid to consumer apps like Uber and Snapchat, it’s easy to forget that there’s another multi-trillion dollar market in enterprise technology — companies that sell technology to other companies.
Companies like Oracle, Salesforce, and Box are worth billions of dollars.
Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the coolest enterprise tech leaders in Silicon Valley...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Earlier this year, data-management startup Domo announced a $200 million Series D round of financing led by BlackRock that brought its total funding up to $450 million. It’s now valued at about $2 billion.
Founder Josh James held Domo in stealth mode for nearly five years to keep the competition at bay while he built a platform for collecting and visualizing business data, making it easy for executives to skim and understand. Though Domo has only 1,000 customers compared to competitor Tableau Software’s 23,000, he said that Domo “makes a higher average revenue per customer than Tableau does”...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We are living in what is known as the “Information Age” where people and corporations, particularly in Western societies, are becoming increasingly reliant on technology.
Recognising this, business management platform Domo has created an incredibly enlightening infographic showing just how much content is created every sixty seconds from some of the world’s most popular websites and apps with 2.4 billion people making up the global internet population as of 2013 (up 14.3% from 2011).
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
There’s no shortage of innovative and impressive startups in Silicon Valley.
But which are the coolest?
Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the coolest startups in Silicon Valley.
All the companies on this list are private tech companies that have raised venture capital funding.
Monday, June 29, 2015
I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.
With that in mind, here's a long list of some of the most inspiring and truthful quotes you can find about the attitudes, challenges, and determination that lead most often to true success...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
After months of research and debate, Business Insider has released the Silicon Valley 100, the who's who of the most prominent, and coolest, people in Silicon Valley.
To compile the list, we looked at who won big in the past year: star executives, industry-changing acquisitions, top VCs, promising companies shifting industries, and more.
We've listed everyone from 1-100 below, as well as some quotes from the most well-known and influential people on the list. You can view the full SV100 in detail here, or click on each name for more information about the coolest people in Silicon Valley...