big news of week was around the stock market and Nasdaq drop of 3.7% for week and whether a minor correction or beginning of a trend, IMO I believe the former, despite that Anaplan IPOed and went up 43% this past week as it’s cloud financial planning software is taking hold in large enterprises, more on product led growth with a market map below and a great story on Mailchimp and how it grew with minimal venture backing
Congrats to portfolio co Rebel on sale to Salesforce! API first dev platform for interactive mail
robotics has been elusive for small pick, pack and ship but sounds like Amazon coming close to deploying their own system - One of Amazon’s research projects involves a robot that can visually identify items coming down a conveyor belt, pick them up with a compressed-air vacuum gripper, and move them off the belt onto a table or shelf, said one of those people, who witnessed the robot in action.
When it works well, the agile method of software development can help E*Trade deliver software faster and with fewer bugs, says Chief Information Officer Lance Braunstein. But scaling it across the company has been an ongoing and often challenging process that requires fundamentally changing the way people think about and do their work.