Tag: Ignition

Congrats to Docusign on recent funding!

I’m several days late to the news about “Docusign’s most recent funding”:http://www.geekwire.com/2012/esignature-company-docusign-raises-475m-names-mary-meeker-board/. Congrats to everyone involved, it is great to see the company continue to move ahead. I’m an increasingly frequent user of the app, the iPad experience is pretty […]

Congrats to Bromium coming out of stealth mode!

“Streetinsider”:http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Bromium+Pioneers+Micro-virtualization+Technology%3B+Secures+%2426.5M+Series+B+Funding/7531426.html … “GigaOM”:http://gigaom.com/cloud/how-bromium-lets-bad-guys-in-and-still-keeps-data-safe/ … “Network Computing”:http://www.networkcomputing.com/end-to-end-apm/240002428

Great progress with Azure across the Ignition portfolio

* “ScaleXtreme Announces Support for Linux/Windows Server on Windows Azure Public Cloud IaaS”:http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2012-06-06/a.cUuxU7fDIw.html * “Apprenda Delivers Hybrid Cloud Solution for .NET”:http://www.prweb.com/releases/privatecloud/apprendaazurerelease/prweb9577961.htm * “AppFog to Develop Interoperability for Windows Azure Application Deployment”:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/appfog-to-develop-interoperability-for-windows-azure-application-deployment-2012-06-06 * “Opscode Announces Interoperability with Windows Azure”:http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2012-06-06/aNn0SfeJ5RnE.html * “Windows […]

Skeptical about voice control

There was a “Sunday NYT article on voice recognition”:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/technology/nuance-communications-wants-a-world-of-voice-recognition.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=dragon%20tv&st=cse and how we are all going to control our TVs and other devices with voice. Building on the Siri wave, there is a popular belief that voice will become a significant […]

Great visit to Tier3 this week

I had the chance to meet “Jared Wray”:http://www.jaredwray.com/ at “Tier3”:http://tier3.com/ (one of our portfolio investments) on Friday and I was incredibly energized by the meeting. Jared is a star and Tier3 has a huge future. I’m not generally an enterprise […]

Ignition news roundup — Symplified, Whiptail

First off, we are surving the 2012 Snowpocalypse. Office traffic is light but folks are here. On the business front, it was “announced that we led a round”:http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/18/ignition-leads-20m-round-in-cloud-security-and-identity-company-symplified/ in “Symplified”:http://www.symplified.com/. Great company building some pretty essential tools to manage employee […]

Korrio’s work on sports and head injuries is a good step

One of the companies in our portfolio, “Korrio”:https://korrio.com/, is bringing out tools to allow “parents to monitor the brain health of their child athletes”:http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2012/01/startup-korrios-focus-on-head-injuries.html. This is a great step, I wish this had been around when we had young student […]

Rand is an amazing guy

Rand details “his recent fund raising experience”:http://randfishkin.com/blog/128/misadventures-venture-capital-funding#more-128. The guy is admirably open, much to learn from this. I’m not sure I have it in me to be that open — partly thru painful experience, partly my bias that information advantages […]

Hey some seattle VCs blog!

Why Seattle VCs don’t blog – TechFlash: Seattle’s Technology News Source — John Cook wonders why we don’t blog. Obviously some of us do — myself, Rich. We do it for personal reasons, not motivated by our business — we’d […]

My first album on Fotopedia

Cougar Mountain photos on Fotopedia – The Photo Encyclopedia — OK this is my first whack at this. I am not certain where Fotopedia will fit in my current suite of photo production and management tools (Canon Digital Photo Pro, […]

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City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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