About Powered

Powered by Battery is a web site for entrepreneurs searching for ideas, insights and introductions to help them grow their businesses. The site contains content from team members at Battery Ventures as well as our family of companies. For more information or to contribute, contact becky@battery.com.

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Powered by Battery: Your Summer Reading Guide


Welcome to Powered by Battery, a new source of ideas, insights and introductions for entrepreneurs seeking to smartly grow their businesses.

http://www.battery.com/powered/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifAt Battery Ventures, a 31-year old investment firm that backs innovative technology leaders worldwide, we have lots of experience fueling growth. For us, that means growth across diverse business sectors, investment stages and geographies. With Powered, we’ve created a new content hub that addresses growth issues at both a high level and a more-tactical one, focusing on themes that are top-of-mind for entrepreneurs in the market today. Those themes may relate to sales, marketing, or finance; HR and company culture; disruptions in back-end, IT infrastructure; and even the mechanics of fundraising or filing for an IPO.

On Powered right now, we’re offering content that maps back to several of these issues. We’ve got an interview with our own Battery Technology Fellow Adrian Cockcroft, which first ran in Forbes, about how to power true “agility” in enterprise-IT today. Adrian has plenty of thoughts on the topic, including some drawn from his days as Netflix’s top cloud architect. Also on the subject of enterprise-IT, newly minted Battery Partner Alex Benik writes about Battery’s new partnership with GuardiCore, an Israeli startup developing innovative technology to help thwart hackers inside corporate data centers. Finally, on the consumer side, you should check out our write-up about a thought-provoking discussion at the recent GrowthBeat conference in San Francisco. It focused on the “dirty little secret” in the world of mobile—namely, that most customers don’t generate any revenue for mobile companies.

And, we’ve got video! We recently launched our new video-interview series “Smart People on Ice” with Battery Partner Alex Benik. The series features Alex interviewing leading industry technologists and entrepreneurs about their own technology influences and offers musings about current enterprise-IT trends. New on the site this week is Alex’s chat with two former Sun Microsystems technologists: Adam Leventhal, now the CTO of Delphix, and Mike Shapiro, formerly VP of engineering at DSSD, which was recently acquired by EMC.

Finally, the site is sprinkled with Tweets, quotes and other, shorter material meant to keep our community updated about what we’re doing at Battery. We’re excited to share our knowledge, and that of our portfolio companies, with you, and we hope you find the material on the site a powerful engine to fuel your company’s growth. We’ll be updating it regularly.

So thanks for visiting! And please come back any time you need some re-charging.


Rebecca Buckman

Rebecca is Battery's vice president of communications and content.

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  • Adriana Dunn - 4 months ago

    Looks great! Congrats on the launch from the team here at StellaService.