The week in cloud: Oracle and Microsoft put the finishing touches on a surprise alliance announced in June. What brought these two rivals together? A common adversary.
Interesting (powerful) move by MS and Oracle in their fight against AWS.
Microsoft and Oracle solidify cloud coexistence as Amazon’s cloud turns 8
These companies have everyone — Silicon Valley and Wall Street alike — excited for their initial public offerings.
Gotta love enterprise software.
The 11 Hottest Pre-IPO Enterprise Startups
San Francisco-based MuleSoft announced today that it has raised a $50 million round that was led by existing investors New Enterprise Associates and Lightspeed Venture Partners as well as new inves…
More money headed towards the enterprise space. Lots of focus lately on integration (SkyGiraffe, Zappier, etc.) as companies see the need to bring order to the chaos which is their (typically) complex IT environments (cloud or on-prem).
MuleSoft raises $50 mln
I saw this short article on AlleyWatch today, “4 Reasons Why the Subscription Economy Kicks Ass”, that back-linked to an article from September entitled “Zuora’s whopping round shows the subscription economy is here to stay”.
- Predictable cashflow.
- Easier for the consumer to buy.
- Can be very profitable.
- Can save and change certain industries.
One of my favorite parts of working on Office 365 in my last few years at Microsoft was helping to make Office “subscription-able”; not an easy task when you’re talking about products like Outlook that have 100 million+ lines of code and are 12 years old. Now, working at Contactive, it’s exciting to think about how we take our products and platform and make them SaaS-backed from the start, ensuring that our customers will have an easy way to understand how and what to buy from us.
Origami Logic, a startup that has created a way for marketers to analyse, visualise and glean insights from the disparate and often impenetrable big data..
“All the same, it’s the early customer wins that have helped with securing this new investment.”
Especially with enterprise-focused products, securing early wins is crucial to proving unique value to investors and being able to demonstrate ROI to new customers.
Still In Stealth, Origami Logic Raises $15M More To Help Marketers Tap The Big Data Mother Lode | TechCrunch
Ziv Eliraz is the Founder and CEO of Zao, social employee referral management platform. Connect with Ziv and Zao on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. BYOD: A workplace phenomenon …
A short but good summary from Ziv on how the relationship with potential candidates is changing because of BYOD.
Has BYOD changed the way you hire? Here are some things to consider
Make way for another startup in the area of cybersecurity: Aorato, which has developed a behavior-monitoring firewall for the Microsoft Active Directory..
A very interesting enterprise startup, using behavioral patterns to improve security and being started by former Israeli cybersecurity experts.
Cybersecurity Startup Aorato Exits Stealth With A ‘Behavior Firewall’, $10M In Funding | TechCrunch
Great article with summary points about developing your first sales flow in a startup.
7 Steps for Building a Successful Sales Process