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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #152

No, the sky is not falling! Well, maybe just for companies that think they are tech companies but in
What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #152
By Ed Sim • Issue #152 • View online
No, the sky is not falling! Well, maybe just for companies that think they are tech companies but in reality aren’t - you know which companies I’m talking about…We…Bikes. That being said, enterprise software companies selling real products with solid subscription growth like Zoom and Crowdstrike are still doing well and the magic ingredient on the ones worth over $10b is net retention - all over 145%. Some great reads on branding for enterprise startups, for their customers and also to hire engineering. Also super excited about the launch of Dark (a portfolio co), a new programming language for seamlessly deploying code into production, and a great listen on the Secure Developer on how large enterprises need to think about security in our agile world.

Scaling Startups
Aaron Levie
Almost everything I've learned about startups:

* Aim to get to cash flow positive early
* Don't overly optimize for private market valuations
* Build a great team and culture
* Make sure the business model *works*
* Focus, focus, focus. Dilution of effort will crush you
11:19 PM - 24 Sep 2019
Enterprise Tech
Markets
post from Tomasz Tunguz at Redpoint from last week showing that enterprise tech is also undergoing a correction, about 18% on average, but prices are still at historical highs
Fun stuff
Facebook Horizon coming early 2020, ReadyPlayerOne!
Facebook Horizon coming early 2020, ReadyPlayerOne!
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Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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