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Hockey Stick

A collection of insights related to sales and marketing as entrepreneurs strive to post “hockey-stick” growth.

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More on MarTech: Why Do VCs Love #MarTech? It’s Simple –$22B of Global Value Creation and Counting

Last week, Scott Brinker (@chiefmartech), editor of the Chief Marketing Technologist blog, published this Q&A about opportunities in the online-marketing sector.  Thanks Scott for your…

Talking Financial Tech in Tel Aviv

On Oct. 30, Battery General Partner Itzik Parnafes took part in a panel discussion about trends in financial technology at the annual Ernst & Young…

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From Mad Men to Math Men: Battery’s Marketing-Tech Thesis

The following is a re-print of an interview recently conducted between Scott Brinker, founder of the Chief Marketing Technologist blog, and Neeraj Agrawal, a Battery…


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A Modest Proposal: Merge the Yankees and Red Sox (In Tech, That Is)

What is it that makes people so quick to pit New York against Boston—in sports, politics and, lately, technology?

The Crazy 72-Hour Dash To A New Venture Round

Emboldened by the success of our unconventional reverse auction-style approach to raising our third round of venture capital for Coupa Software, there was no question we would…

“Hey” May Not Be the Best Email Subject Line: Find Out What Else Works For Sales Reps

After the 2012 presidential election, former Obama campaigners made headlines when they revealed that their most wildly successful email subject line consisted of a single…

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Photo Gallery: Wayfair Debuts on the NYSE

On Oct. 2, online home-furnishings purveyor Wayfair went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), pricing its shares above the anticipated range. Battery first…

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A New Age of Social, A New Age of Business

We have all seen what happens when people around the world find that they have a voice. They use it. Movements like the Arab Spring…


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