It’s been just over a year since I left Netflix and joined Battery Ventures. So it seemed appropriate (if a couple of weeks late) to take a look back at some technology and cloud themes that bubbled up in 2014 and offer a few predictions for the coming year.
Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night wondering exactly how many posts you should be making to Pinterest to get the most engagement, or why you shouldn’t make more than three tweets per day?
“What does it take to build a billion-dollar, SaaS enterprise-software company?” I hear this question a lot in my work as a tech investor, and it’s incredibly tough to answer. I bet mountain climbers feel the same way when they’re asked how they conquered a major summit.
As a technology fellow at Battery Ventures, there are many cool things I get to do as part of my job: These include diving into the technology infrastructures that allow cutting-edge startups to disrupt the enterprise, and working with early adopters of these bleeding-edge technologies—and disruptors in their own right—as they transform their organizations.
If you’re interested in something, you generally Google it–whether it’s a product, a recipe or life advice. So last weekend’s Super Bowl ads are no exception.
I am excited to join the Battery Ventures team this week to double down on our enterprise-infrastructure practice and West Coast presence. More broadly, I believe there could not be a more exciting time to build an enterprise- software company today as three macro trends – mobile apps, cloud services, and big data–converge to potentially disrupt over $150 billion in annual enterprise-IT spend and over $1 trillion in market cap.
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