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Enterprise IT trends for 2017: ‘Fog’ computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon …

VentureBeat--With Snap’s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately.

30 Under 30 Venture Capital: Meet The Top Young Tech Investors For 2017

Forbes--Back the right company as a venture capitalist, and you can find yourself in the boardroom of tech's next big thing, working closely with entrepreneurs as they build the next Facebook, Uber or Airbnb and reaping rewards that have turned a select few into billionaires.

How startups outside the Bay Area can fundraise in a big way

TechCrunch--Raising venture capital is tough for any startup. But it can be a little more difficult when you’re located outside of Silicon Valley. More difficult, but definitely not impossible.

Why the Computing Cloud Will Keep Growing and Growing

The New York Times--Jeff Bezos of Amazon, along with a couple of his rivals, may eventually control much of the $1 trillion global market for business computers and software.

Intuit opens up TurboTax service to developers, starting with online lender Earnest

VentureBeat--Intuit is making another effort to help people save money with a new offering that benefits third-party applications. Today, the financial service provider announced that it has opened up its platform, allowing developers to build connections with its popular TurboTax Online service. The first to partner with Intuit is the online lender Earnest.

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Business Insider--2017 is almost here and it's once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm. Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?

AWS shoots for total cloud domination

TechCrunch--AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference this week — and as it revealed one new service after another, one thing became clear: the company with a marketshare lead that is by Gartner’s estimate 10 times bigger than its 14 closest competitors combined, has no plans to slow down or rest on its laurels.

3D Sensors To Make Your Home Smarter And Safer

Forbes--According to research firm Statista, revenue in the smart home sector accounts for $9.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $20.8 billion in 2020.

Why ‘Boring’ Can Be Beautiful In Tech Investing

Forbes--You’ve seen those Dos Equis beer ads starring “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” That’s not me. In fact, I might be The Most Boring Man in the World.

Press Release: Battery Ventures Acquires Michell Instruments Group, a Global Leader in Industrial-Production-Process Measurement & Analysis Technologies

Marketwired--Battery Ventures has reached an agreement to acquire Michell Instruments Group, a designer and manufacturer of sensors and instrumentation for the precise measurement and analysis of humidity, moisture, and oxygen throughout industrial processes. The company has more than 40 years of experience in the field.  

Venture Capitalists Get Radical and Invest in a…Bank

Wall Street Journal--Startups aiming to disrupt banks have been a decent bet for venture capitalists. But what do some think might be an even better bet? Banks.


NYSE--Battery Ventures has been making venture capital and private equity investments globally in emerging technologies for more than 30 years. General Partner Michael Brown discusses his continuing optimism about Europe after the Brexit vote, the implications of Blockchain, and why mobile workforce technology is part of Battery’s long-term investment strategy.

VIDEO: Cloud biz lifts Microsoft stock

CNBC--Neeraj Agrawal, Battery Ventures general partner, and Keith Weiss, Morgan Stanley analyst, discuss the effect of Microsoft's cloud business on its earnings and stock price.

Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016

Forbes--Startups are the spark that lights the engine of the U.S. economy. The most successful of them, companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat, change the way we live, travel and communicate.

WebPT names health-tech veteran as new CEO

Phoenix Business Journal--Phoenix-based rehab therapy software company WebPT Inc. named a veteran healthcare technology executive as its new CEO today.

The 23 best big cloud companies to work for, according to employees

Business Insider--Cloud computing has taken the IT industry by storm and given rise to a number of public companies. One big investor in the trend is Battery General partner Neeraj Agrawal.

Press Release: Glassdoor, Battery Ventures Reveal the 25 Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work for

Marketwired--Battery Ventures, a global investment firm that backs cloud companies, and Glassdoor*, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, have partnered to reveal the 25 Highest Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies To Work For.

These Are The Top-Rated Public Cloud Companies To Work For According To Glassdoor

Forbes--Which cloud companies have the happiest employees? By one reckoning, the leader is far from Silicon Valley. Just inland of Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find Ultimate Software in Weston, Florida.

New York Property Moguls Get Creative as Big Banks Curb Lending

Bloomberg--It’s tougher out there for New York City’s commercial real estate developers seeking cash for their latest projects.

The Rise of the Super (Smart) Merchandiser

Forbes--Most big technology companies are embracing artificial intelligence these days. Last week, Oracle opened its user conference in San Francisco with a product called “Oracle A.I.”; Salesforce announced an AI initiative earlier the same day.

Travel site GoEuro raises $70 million from Kleiner and Silverlake in bid to be Europe’s next startup star

VentureBeat--Berlin-based GoEuro is proving that a European-focused company can still draw top investors from Silicon Valley.

Nutanix’s Largest Investor Lightspeed Turned An Initial $10 Million Check Into $1 Billion At IPO

Forbes--It’s the type of investment that returns an entire fund and can make a career. When venture capitalist Ravi Mhatre met enterprise cloud company Nutanix in 2011, he felt strongly enough about the category to write founders Dheeraj Pandey and Mohit Aron a $10 million check.

InfluxData closes $16 million Series B led by Battery Ventures to organize IOT data

TechCrunch--Imagine for a moment that you’re riding in one of John Zimmer’s proposed autonomous sleeper cars and you’re fast asleep on a road trip across the state. All of the sensors on the vehicle are collecting data so that standard components like the engine and steering systems don’t kill you.

KeyMe locks down $15M to unlock the future of key duplication

TechCrunch--The last time you had a key cut, you probably experienced a retro service, which included speaking to a real human (ugh!). KeyMe puts the kibosh on the old-fashioned key copying user experience with a series of new kiosks and just landed a $15 million Series C round to fund aggressive expansion.

Oracle and others want to crush this unicorn’s social media empire

CNBC--It's tough when mammoth corporations rush in to copy a disruptor's success formula and grab market share. The entrepreneurial venture can only hope its first-to-market advantage will continue to give it an edge.

What You Should Know About the IPO From This Oracle and SAP Rival

Fortune--Coupa Software, a specialist in software for managing corporate spending on everything from travel to office supplies, has officially filed plans to raise $75 million in an initial public offering.

A startup worth over $1 billion had $83 million in revenue last year — and it just filed to go public

Business Insider--Coupa, a financial software company last valued at over $1 billion, has just filed to go public.

Facebook co-founder fights Amazon culture and wins praise

CNBC--During last year's imbroglio over's hard-charging culture, Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wrote a blog post titled "Work Hard, Live Well," promoting a very different kind of tech environment.

Want to Work for a Cloud Company? Here’s the Cream of the Crop

Fortune--What do Asana, Greenhouse Software, WalkMe, Chef Software, and Sprout Social have in common? They’ve been deemed the very best privately held “cloud” companies to work for, according to new rankings compiled by Glassdoor and venture capital firm Battery Ventures.

Press Release: Glassdoor Partners With Cloud Investor Battery Ventures to Reveal the 50 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For

MarketWired--Battery Ventures, a global investment firm that backs cloud companies, and Glassdoor*, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, have partnered to reveal the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For.