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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #102

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in infrastructure land a couple interesting events; on one hand Elastic Search goes public and double
 

What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC

October 6 · Issue #102 · View online
Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #Decentralized

in infrastructure land a couple interesting events; on one hand Elastic Search goes public and doubles on first day showing product led and open source cos can scale despite competition from big boys like Google, splunk and 2 leaders in hadoop, Cloudera and Hortonworks merge, showing how the cloud and cos like AWS are commoditizing and eating away at these infrastructure layers, more on product led growth below and the amazing sales efficiency of cos like Atlassian…

Scaling Startups
Ed Sim
My fave slide from the @OpenViewVenture SaaS survey we participated in @Boldstartvc - besides product first growth, what else is interesting here? Half are #devfirst - does not even include Elastic Search, takes time to build but then 🚀 https://t.co/RglDPYx0N2 https://t.co/wvqmk9RQPO
11:52 AM - 29 Sep 2018
Next things we are thinking about at betaworks – Render-from-betaworks
Enterprise Tech
NYC wants to build a cyber army
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg
The bot that loved me, How intelligent automation will improve our jobs + our companies
How to Program Your Job - The Atlantic
Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks | Reuters
Markets
Elastic closed 94% up in first day of trading on NYSE, raised $252M at a $2.5B valuation in its IPO – TechCrunch
Cloudera and Hortonworks announce $5.2 billion merger – TechCrunch
boldstart
Rebel
.@GoRebelMail signs definitive agreement to be acquired by @Salesforce! Learn more here: https://t.co/hKj4xev3zv
4:07 PM - 4 Oct 2018
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