More Philanthropists Should Think Like Venture Capitalists
Forbes--In the private sector, no one thinks that great investments are easy to find. A 2010 study found that the median private equity or venture capital fund requires more than three investment team members reviewing 80 companies for a year to close a single transaction.
Talend IPO tests market’s appetite for Bay Area tech
The San Francisco Chronicle--For the Bay Area’s technology sector, initial public offerings are more than a financial event. They’re a rite of passage for young companies, a vote of confidence in the bets placed by Sand Hill Road’s venture capitalists, and a payday for employees and investors that feeds the economy.
New diversity report highlights progress in VC industry
The Mercury News--While women and minority venture capitalists are still few and far between, the industry is making some progress -- particularly by admitting that diversity is an issue -- according to the National Venture Capital Association's first report on the subject.
Silicon Valley Security Exec Named in WikiLeaks Post on DNC Hack
NBC--The hacking of Democratic National Committee emails, which were then sent out to the world via WikiLeaks, is embarrassing for the party - and potentially dangerous, according to one Silicon Valley data security expert who was actually named in the Wikileaks post.
Why ‘innovation tourism’ is killing big companies
VentureBeat--Big companies can too easily become victims of what I call “innovation tourism”: They partner with startups and VCs in an effort to innovate, but they wind up merely sampling new technologies and practices and failing to drive innovation and change throughout their organizations.
Dataloop raises $5M to make IT monitoring less of a pain
SiliconANGLE--Infrastructure monitoring tools have grown immensely sophisticated over recent years, but they can still be difficult to deploy and manage on a large scale. The issue is driving organizations towards providers with a more user-friendly approach like Dataloop Software Inc., which raised $5 million today from Battery Ventures and Finald’s Open Ocean to fuel its momentum.