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 […]
“Awesome article at Forbes re Hipmunk”:http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2012/06/29/why-hipmunk-is-the-worlds-best-travel-site/. Congrats to the Hipmunk team! If you haven’t tried it out, give it a whirl.
“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
* “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 […]
“SPLK on Yahoo Finance”:http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=splk&ql=1
I love Motif and if “you check it out I could win an iPad”:http://motif.extole.com/a/clk/2JwBDQ. OK I will probably have to give the iPad back as we are investors but still I do love Motif, it is worth looking at if […]
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 […]
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 […]
In my first job after grad school, I was giving a client presentation when a junior staffer at the client asked me a question that I felt was dumb. And so during the presentation, in front of his boss and […]
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 […]
Also of note today is “Bluestacks’”:http://bluestacks.com/ winning the CES best software award, and “Splunk’s filing”:http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-12/splunk-files-for-125-million-software-initial-public-offering.html. Congrats to both teams on their progress.
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 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 […]
I’ve fallen out of the habit of talking about Ignition portfolio news up here, but it has been a busy week and I am re-motivated to talk about some of these companies. * “Bromium”:http://vator.tv/news/2011-06-22-bromium-gets-92m-to-make-the-cloud-more-secure has a great team and working […]
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 […]
Had a great father’s day, got some cool photo tools, some books that look great, and a couple of games since I have played Left4Dead and Fallout3 to death. Here’s some stuff I didn’t get and probably for good reason. […]
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, […]
Stuff Rich has posted that I find useful Advertising Opt Out | Tongfamily.com. Done, not sure it will really make a difference Attaching sigs to PDFs. Good stuff. URL shortcuts on iphone — hugely helpful ANd more iphone tips — […]
Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pure Networks: Financial News – Yahoo Finance. Congrats to Pure Networks team, to Pure alums, Pure investors, and Cisco for getting a great asset. Good luck guys!
Greentech Media | Fat Spaniel Launches Open Platform. Congrats guys. One nice example of the platform use here — another here — a bunch of these up on the fat spaniel site