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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #98

this week's reads most interesting reads are on scaling startups; listen to SaaStr Podcast I did with

What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC

September 8 · Issue #98 · View online
Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #Decentralized

this week’s reads most interesting reads are on scaling startups; listen to SaaStr Podcast I did with Harry Stebbings on working with your first few enterprises, Howard Morgan on a framework for getting big by relaxing constraints, Mathilde Collin (Front) on when to hire a head of engineering and Doug Leone (Sequoia) on advice for founders; on the infrastructure side another big week as Elastic Search filed its IPO and a great example of bottom up and dev first downloads to enterprise sales and Okta crushed their numbers; finally a read on Quantum being 3 years away

SaaStr Podcast #190: Ed Sim, Founder & GP @ Boldstart Ventures, Why SaaS Founders Should Not Sell Their Products in Early Days | SaaStr
Scaling Startups
The Imperative Practice of Relaxing Constraints | First Round Review
Great advice from Doug Leone from Sequoia for founders…
Doug Leone of Sequoia gives advice to founders
1) Only start a company if you have a burning need
2) Protect your equity like gold
3) Choose your partners and co-founders carefully
4) Raise as little money as you can early on
5) Be true and listen to common sense
1:12 PM - 6 Sep 2018
When to hire a head of engineering and what to look for
All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders – Andreessen Horowitz
Enterprise Tech
Companies worry more about access to software developers than capital
Defense Department pledges billions toward artificial intelligence research - Washington Post
The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away – TechCrunch
Cars and second order consequences — Benedict Evans
9 Things I Learned from Elastic's S-1 (IPO Filing) | SaaStr
Okta Q2 2018 earnings, revenue, analysis
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