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<p>With all the money sloshing around looking to find a home, startup funding might be a bit of a sellers market:</p>

<p>Venture capitalists are now relatively less in the business of choosing the best startups in which to invest, and relatively more in the business of getting the best startups to choose them as investors. Money is plentiful and good startups are relatively (relatively!) scarce, and so the startups can be picky. And venture capitalists are increasingly doing public relations to try to become famous, so that the startups that will become famous will choose them as investors. “Some firms are realizing, ‘Huh, maybe awareness doesn’t just magically grow on trees,’” says the founder of a public relations firm.</p>

<p>And once startups are public, investors get little control:</p>

<p>So here too the founders seem to have the power and the people writing the checks don’t. In private markets, investors have to demonstrate their merit to be allowed to invest. In public markets, anyone can invest, but they don’t really get any control over the company. Capital is plentiful, and the people with the companies just don’t have to do that much to cater to the people with the capital. I suppose it makes sense so many unicorns are, in Griffith’s words, “a financial sinkhole”: If you don’t have to be too solicitous of the people with the money, you might as well spend a lot of it.</p>
Startups  VCs  ipo  links  via:Workflow 
12 weeks ago by cote
Elizabeth Holmes and her firm Theranos show why we must stop fetishising entrepreneurs
As well as capturing enduring gender anxieties, the Theranos story is also a reflection of the technological zeitgeist. Gibney believes Holmes was so successful because of Silicon Valley’s “fetishisation of the entrepreneur”. Holmes’s entire persona, after all, seems to have been an exercise in myth-making. She dropped out of college, like Mark Zuckerberg. She borrowed Steve Jobs’s trademark black turtleneck and bizarre eating habits. She faked a deep baritone to make herself more authoritative. If you were to come up with a piece of performance art reflecting our expectations of “tech geniuses”, you could not have done a better job than Holmes. What an incredibly scary thought.
Theranos  startups  scandals  gender  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
Software was important, but civics hacking is the real enabler
Techmeme’s summary is all you need to read:

> Three recent books argue that big tech became powerful not because of "software disruption" but by ducking regulation, squeezing workers, strangling competitors
startups  books  digitaltransformation  politics 
october 2018 by cote
Mesosphere revenue, etc.
“Last year in Q4 we issued news about hitting a $50m+ run rate and this year’s Q2 marks our biggest quarter ever, beating our numbers over the last 14 quarters. In fact, according to a recent report from Inc, we are the third fastest-growing software company in the U.S. with a revenue growth of 7,507 percent.”
startups  platforms  revenue  pr  mesosphere 
september 2018 by cote
New Tech Spotlight: Fintech Investments Reach All-Time High In Q2 2018
“In Q2 of this year, fintech startups raked in a total of $19 billion in funding, pushing the overall category to well north of $100 billion in total funding raised.”
startups  payments  finance  Forrester  funding  fintech 
september 2018 by cote
Lessons from Elad Gil and High Growth Handbook
It’d be useful at some point to compare the “how to be a startup” advice to “how to modernize and suite of enterprise applications.” For example, an enterprise often knows its product/market fit (e.g., selling kidnapping insurance to executives). However, it may not know the best product/technology approach (it needs a mobile app that tracks when the executive leaves the country), or product/design fit (the executive’s assistant does most of the interaction with the software, so you need to add a secondary user).

For enterprises, there’s much to be learned from startup think, but there’s also much that’s different.
startups  books  reviews  cloudnative 
july 2018 by cote
The State Of The Kubernetes Ecosystem
Overview of the (vendor) players.

Also:

- "According to predictions from 451 Research, the market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020."

- “A Forrester study found that 66% of organizations who adopted containers experienced accelerated developers efficiency, while 75% of companies achieved a moderate to significant increase in application deployment speed.”
kubernetes  marketsizing  451  Forrester  surveys  overviews  startups  cloudnative  profiltes 
june 2018 by cote
Mesosphere’s Investors Bet on Multicloud
“being used in production by more than 125 companies.”
mesos  mesosphere  cloudnative  startups  funding  momentum  investing  platforms 
may 2018 by cote
There is no “technology industry”
‘But today, the major players in what’s called the “tech industry” are enormous conglomerates that regularly encompass everything from semiconductor factories to high-end retail stores to Hollywood-style production studios. The upstarts of the business can work on anything from cleaning your laundry to creating drones. There’s no way to put all these different kinds of products and services into any one coherent bucket now that they encompass the entire world of business.’
startups  technews  techethics 
march 2018 by cote
Docker founder Solomon Hykes leaving company, cites need for enterprise-focused CTO
“To take advantage of this opportunity, we need a CTO by Steve’s side with decades of experience shipping and supporting software for the largest corporations in the world. So I now have a new role: to help find that ideal CTO, provide the occasional bit of advice, and get out of the team’s way as they continue to build a juggernaut of a business.”
execs  docker  startups 
march 2018 by cote
Fintech Has Grown Up
“Fintech has lost its direct-to-consumer ambition. Previous editions of Finovate have seen presentations by now established brands like Fidor Bank, eToro, Kabbage, rPlan, and Scalable Capital. Most of these startups have since shifted their business model from just direct to customers – consumers or businesses – to some form of B2B2C, working with incumbents as their distribution partners. That’s because despite all the claims about incumbents neglecting their customers’ needs, customer acquisition in financial services remains hard and expensive.”
startups  retailbanking  forrester  banking 
march 2018 by cote
The Majority of Top Performing IPOs Were Never Unicorns | Jeff Richards | Pulse | LinkedIn
“Given the data we shared at the beginning of this post – 75% of the top 20 performing IPOs from the last four years went out at valuations below $1 billion – one would think we’d see this trend picking up steam. Recent sub-$1 billion IPOs by companies like SendGrid, Blackline and TradeDesk have all done very well. Our bet, however, is small cap IPOs will continue to be few and far between until a) the late stage private capital market gets more difficult, b) investment banks decide to focus on smaller deals, or c) the regulatory requirements of public companies are reduced. None of these is likely to happen soon.”

The gate keepers want the biggest pound of flesh possible. It’s how percentages work.
startups  finance  ipos 
january 2018 by cote
Derek Collison, the architect behind Cloud Foundry, has left Apcera for a new cloud-messaging startup
“NATS, an open-source project that Collison developed at Apcera, is the technology behind his new five-person venture called Synadia. The company is staying quiet as it works toward closing a Series A funding round next month, but the technology — already in use at large companies like Baidu and Siemens — allows infrastructure components to communicate with each other across multiple clouds, which theoretically avoids the dreaded vendor lock-in enterprise computing scenario.”
execs  messaging  cloud  startups 
january 2018 by cote
Did Lean Startup fail at GE?
"However, when framed through the lens of financial planning, Lean Startup does seem to take on a greater share of the responsibility. Why? Because the market (and hence the CFO) love predictability. They love to know how much profit your company will make next year. They love to know exactly what you’re going to make and how much it’s going to cost. And, most importantly, they love to know what the ROI will be on those products and services. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in anymore and Lean Startup practices make that perfectly clear. The vocabulary alone immediately sends up red flags during budget meetings — assumptions, hypotheses, experiments. None of these things sound like shipped products (or profits). Instead they sound like shipping delays, purchase delays and profit delays."
lean  roi  startups 
january 2018 by cote
Heptio brings its disaster recovery tool Ark to Microsoft's Azure Container Service - SiliconANGLE
“By teaming up with Microsoft, Heptio said, users will be able to backup and restore Kubernetes content in the Azure Container Service. In addition, they’ll be able to use Ark to create regular snapshots that persist in Azure and are encrypted when data is at rest.”
heptio  kubernetes  startups  azure  partnerships 
december 2017 by cote
Spring Framework Creator Rod Johnson Returns to Automate Continuous Deployment
“A typical use case for Atomist would be to run an automatic update across hundreds of repositories. Incrementing a single library version across those hundreds of products could be automated, and once each was done, each branch could be built, and the results of those builds could be reported to a developer. Alternately, successful builds could generate a pull request for the library update to each relevant project. This, said Johnson, keeps developers from running around, updating dozens of projects individually by hand and testing the successes one at a time.”
appdev  cicd  buildpipelines  startups 
december 2017 by cote
Puppet Launches Barrage Of Products To Enable 'New Age' Of Software Automation And DevOps
The three new Puppet products based on Distelli's technology are Puppet Pipelines for Apps, which automates key application development and delivery tasks; Puppet Pipelines for Containers, which enables users to build Docker images from a repository and deploy them to Kubernetes clusters; and Puppet Container Registry, which gives developers a comprehensive view of their Docker images across all repositories.
Puppet  cicd  kubernetes  containers  startups  links  via:Workflow 
october 2017 by cote
StackPointCloud Augments Kubernetes with the Istio Service Mesh
“The service mesh, such as Istio, is essentially a networked set of microservices that can eventually include load balancing, failure recovery, discovery, and, canary releases, rate limiting, access control and end-to-end authentication, along with, of course, metrics and monitoring, which is where most service meshes start.”
kubernetes  microservices  startups  cloudnative 
september 2017 by cote
Notes From The Field: Summarizing Dozens Of Meetings With M
"[That partnering and relationships mattered] was an interesting finding because so much of the startup narrative is to avoid partnering with companies — and while there’s no doubt truth and limits to this, it also can grease the wheels for a better landing down the road."
vcs  bizdev  startups  corpdev  m 
july 2016 by cote
On the Road to Recap: | Above the Crowd
“In Silicon Valley boardrooms, where “growth at all costs” had been the mantra for many years, people began to imagine a world where the cost of capital could rise dramatically, and profits could come back in vogue. Anxiety slowly crept into everyone’s world.”
siliconvally  startups  unicorns  vcs 
april 2016 by cote
Why $2 billion startup GitHub is apparently in crisis, again
"The company has reportedly always been cash-flow positive, and is expected to bring in more than $25 million this quarter, which puts it on track for more than $100 million annual revenue."
scandal  revenue  github  appdev  startups 
february 2016 by cote
Yeti profiles in Inc Magazine
"They founded Yeti in 2006 when they shifted from importing rugged coolers from Thailand to manufacturing their own in the Philippines with the same technique used to create kayaks. Revenue hit nearly $450 million last year"
yeti  Austin  consumergoods  revenue  startups 
january 2016 by cote
35 Startups Providing Infrastructure For The On-Demand Boom
I'm getting the feeling that "on-demand" is the new synonym for "out-sourced," but, like, highly automated with no middlemen and a mobile app.
thirdplatform  ondemand  startups 
july 2015 by cote
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"Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with passion." - April 17, 2015 at 01:15PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  BigCo  startups  culture  DevOps  leadership  management  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
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Beyond OpenStack, Piston positioning itself as a general cloud app installer - April 06, 2015 at 07:28PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  SDT  openstack  piston  startups  cloud  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
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The Coming Zombie Startup Apocalypse - March 31, 2015 at 04:36PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  charts  startups  valuation  cote.tumblr.com 
march 2015 by cote
StackStorm automates and monitors a core DevOps asset: the software delivery pipeline
I’ve been speaking with StackStorm on and off for a few months now. I finally got around to writing up a report on them, available for clients. Here’s the 451 Take: StackStorm fancies itself an automation company, and with experience from Opalis Software, it’s little wonder. What’s interesting about its approach is that it’s automating the DevOps pipeline, including the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process. This may seem like a minor concern, namely, working on developer tools. And ‘developers don’t pay for anything,’ right? However, in cloud native application and DevOps teams, the CI/CD pipeline is the core factory for a company: it’s a mission-critical process that needs as much monitoring and automation as production itself. If your business depends on being able to deploy new code every week – or daily – anything that slows down that pipeline is bad, very bad. Not only that, integrating the pipeline with production monitoring and automation helps realize the full continuous delivery vision. Hence, StackStorm finds itself in an interesting position, vision-wise: we’ll take care of the new mission-critical asset for you, the DevOps pipeline. Few other vendors have that scope of vision, at the moment at least. Check out the full report behind 451’s paywall - apply for a trial if needed, there’s great stuff back there!
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Research  StackStorm  DevOps  ALM  CDCD  startups  451Reports  link  tumblr:link 
december 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
The single over-arching theme is this idea is that one should not compete, one should try to differentiate really hard. You want to do things that are one of a kind, you want to do something like a monopoly. You don’t want to do things that put you in cut-throat competition, like opening a restaurant.
strategy  thiel  vcs  startups  investors  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
october 2014 by cote
[#500Distro] The Only Metric That Matters
Doesn't look half bad. Of course, once you exit the startup scene the only metric that matters in profit.
metrics  BizDevOps  presentations  startups 
august 2014 by cote
Startup Board Decks: Free Templates from VCs | NextView Venture
What’s instructive here - even if you’re not a startup - is the stark contrast between the two different styles of presentations in the one “deck” here. There’s: "Keynote"/rhetoric presentation first, it’s trying to sell you something and entertain you (look how they add more weights to that bare-bell, how clever!), and, a “board presentation” that is looking to inform and create the context for coming to a decision. These are the ones people make fun of, e.g., "do you have you deck?" and so forth. If you come from “the Internet,” you often know the 1st format (because of the anti-PowerPoint, Zen presentations movement in the mid-2000s - represented well by the 2006 Identity 2.0 presentation) but have to learn the second. I know I did when I worked for two years in corporate at Dell. One day I should finish reading Speaking in PowerPoint, but it sure looks like a good summary of how to do “board presentations.”
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  boards  startups  presentations  decks  boarddecks  templates  dailywrap  link  tumblr:link 
july 2014 by cote
Rackspace and the Cool Kids on the Web-Scale Data Center Scene | Data Center Knowledge
All you’ll need is an idea and some free time. The platform and the infrastructure underneath will not be anything for you to ever worry about. I think this is most people’s view of programming.
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july 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
They’re actually in a garage! From Wired coverage of CoreOS].
CoreOS  garage  startups  cloud  pics  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
july 2014 by cote
Heavybit Industries
The recording for my talk earlier this year on dealing with analysts, narrowed down to startups, is up. It’s fancy! Check it out, and here’s the slides.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  analysts  CoteSpeaking  recordings  HeavyBit  presentations  analystlife  startups  tips  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
Missing link - IFTTT
Fun, pragmatic stuff. Better than the usual “just do awesome stuff.”
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  presentations  startups  tips  howto  marketing  bootstrapping  tumblr:video  video 
june 2014 by cote
Intro to the Austin Startup Scene
Intro to the Austin Startup Scene from Joshua Baer Pretty good, actually. From this piece at CrunchBase covering Austin VC funding of late.
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june 2014 by cote
Concurrent crams venture capitalist cash into its big Hadoop port • The Register
In many ways the turnaround at the company is a reflection of trends in the broader Hadoop community, which spent much of last year dealing with the fallout of hyped tech claims and false promises. This year, by contrast, some businesses seem to be finally squeezing some real value out of the tech, bringing a new round of enthusiasm (and cash) into the startups involved with the tech.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  funding  concurrent  hadoop  startups  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
The single most important lesson we learn from the short history of the consumer internet industry is that winning internet business models are engineered around consumers. In fact, consumer internet businesses must be designed, architecturally, to be more consumer centric than their physical world equivalents. This is because, fundamentally, the internet increases transparency and information availability to reduce friction, and thus shifts market power to users relative to physical world models. Therefore, competitors can and will exploit every opportunity to be more consumer centric, a dynamic fuelled by the quasi absence of barriers to entry into the industry.
strategy  startups  consumertech  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
may 2014 by cote
Slack is a chat app that lets robots speak to humans – Quartz
By way of example, Butterfield said that there are about 2,000 messages a day written by humans in Slack at his company. Another 6,000 more are generated automatically by machines. With such a high volume of information, having it all in one place, ordered, highly searchable, and with human chat layered on top helps make a fragmented and overwhelming amount of communication easier to deal with. Sounds good to me; I wonder if the email zombies will see the light this time.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  slack  productivity  funding  chat  IRC  startups  link  tumblr:link 
may 2014 by cote
Here's a look inside a typical VC's pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs) | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Sean Jacobsohn, Emergence Capital
I like this post on what filling up the deal-flow pipeline for VCs looks like. For example, a good bozo bit heuristic: One of the reasons that a meeting doesn’t go well is that the founding team will say they expect $50 million in revenue in 5 years, but they have difficulty articulating how they’ll get to their first $1million. Having worked on the buy side of the table (when I was in corporate strategy, working on M&A for software and cloud at Dell), there’s a similar story for what the exit looks like. When you’re on the buyer side of the table, you see an equally large number of pitches, but also from investment bankers (i-bankers) with their fancy banker books. They try to reverse engineer what your strategy is (briefly: what your motivations, hopes and dreams are [hopefully revenue!]…your criteria for buying companies) and present a good analysis and story for companies you should buy. Companies themselves visit you a lot and pitch everything from partnerships, to investing in them, to the allusion of being bought. It’s sort of funny, very rarely does a company ever come to you and say: you should buy me! Just as with VCs, because of the high volume of incoming meeting requests, you develop a set of criteria for bozo bitting companies, fair or not. The whole process is an annoying poker like process where each side is trying to bluff about how much it’s bluffing. In theory, the numbers your shown are good and genuine - but that all mostly relies on trust based on relationships and body language, early one, before lawyers and fine print gets involved. Anyhow, one day I hope to write-up more deeply what it’s like being on the buy side of the table: that really doesn’t get addressed enough. There’s lots, and lots of bonkers stories and principals to extract.
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april 2014 by cote
Bowery - Home
Tying to figure out this Docker madness, man.
UnderDev  startups  ALM  Docker 
april 2014 by cote
Codenvy delivers a code- and build-developer experience through the browser
My report on the cloud ALM tool Codenvy is up, for 451 Research clients. You can also sign up for a trial if you want to take a peek behind the paywall. Here’s the 451 take: The idea of a Web-based IDE comes into vogue almost predictably every three to four years, just like all-meat diets. This space is usually plagued with developers scoffing at the idea of coding in a browser, figuring that lag time and other performance problems will ruin their typing. Codenvy is positioning itself as more than just an in-browser IDE, having built its offering as more of an ALM back end that could theoretically be used through any front end. This approach to automating the everyday announcements of a developer’s life, like switching between different projects, standing up different versions of an application to debug, and maintaining the virtual labs needed to run and test the applications being built, makes Codenvy interesting beyond the in-browser IDE du jour play. With 100,000 users and an initial round of funding, Codenvy has a respectable amount of momentum. We’re curious to see how the company expands into ALM and devops services, where there’s much white space to fill out, especially for enterprise customers. CEO Tyler Jewell’s interview on the DevOpsCafe is excellent as well if you want to check out more about Codenvy.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Codenvy  IDEs  cloud  451Reports  coding  programming  startups  451  link  tumblr:link 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
fred-wilson: Ray Kroc started McDonalds when he was my age. Nice.
work  innovation  startups  pics  charts  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
Rainforest QA speeds up continuous integration cycle with blended cyborg model for testing
When I spoke at HeavyBit sometime ago on how to deal with analysts, I meet a several interesting development tool folks. One of them was Rainforest QA. I did a recent write-up of the company, available to 451 subscribers (a free trial is just a lead-gen away!). Here’s my take on the company: As we opined last year, software development has changed dramatically, for the better, in recent years. The rise in demand for mobile and Web applications has been fueled by the broad availability of cheap, fungible infrastructure in the form of the cloud – seeding the ground for the code-slinging set that’s seeking to inject software into the world’s every nook and cranny. The testing, or QA, step in the software development lifecycle has always been a point of contention, often relying on labor-intensive manual testing or developer cycles to continually script automated testing: both are expensive, tiresome options for those wanting to deploy code weekly into production. Rainforest QA has an innovative approach to speeding up testing for Web UIs, and we look forward to seeing whether their method cures QA ills. Read the full report over at 451.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451  451Research  451Reports  QA  HeavyBit  SaaS  b2d  testing  startups  crowdsourcing  link  tumblr:link 
february 2014 by cote
Dealing with industry analysts, for startups
Dealing with industry analysts, for startups from Michael Coté Earlier this week I had the privilege to speak at HeavyBit, a developer centric incubator run by some ex-Heroku (and other!) folks. First of all, the premises of HeavyBit is awesome: for as important as developers are, there’s not enough attention paid to companies that are building developer products and services in the investing and incubation scene…so, let’s do that. If you look at the HeavyBit portfolio, it’s a nice collection of interesting developer-centric tools. Someone even used the phrase “B2D” - Business to Developer - which was certainly, you know, cute. The HeavyBit folks asked me to give some practical tips of talking with industry analysts, dealing with them as it were. I’ve done this talk from time to time over the years, but not really since 2010 formally. It’s a fun topic. The presentation is up, and there’s a recording that HeavyBit will post eventually as well. On that note, do you have any tips you’d give for dealing with analysts?
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  type:originalcontent  startups  analysts  presentations  developers  HeavyBit  industryanalysts  link  tumblr:link 
january 2014 by cote
Why I’m interested in Bitcoin - Chris Dixon
The technology industry is in the business of creating products and services that either enable new activities or make existing activities less expensive. Venture capitalists are in the business of funding entrepreneurs who run experiments to try to create these new products and services. I believe the only way the technology industry can offer meaningfully improved financial services is by building new services that don’t depend on incumbent companies.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  vcs  startups  platforms  bitcoin  link  tumblr:link 
january 2014 by cote
Datical nabs $3M to simplify database change management
“There are plenty of tools that companies use to write and execute scripts — TOAD, dbMaestro, Red Gate, Embarcadero — but those simply mask the problem and have a top end to efficiency gains,” Datical marketing director Ruth Davidson told VentureBeat.
Datical  funding  startups  DevOps  configurationmanagement  Austin  competition 
december 2013 by cote
Chef Closes $32 Million In Series D Funding | Chef Blog
Chef’s Sales grew 250 percent year-over-year for the third quarter. The number of new Chef Software customers grew by 350 percent for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2013, with Fortune 1000 companies accounting for nearly 60 percent of Chef’s sales.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  momentum  opscode  chef  growth  funding  numbera  automation  cloud  startups  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
Latest Round of Funding Values Palantir, the CIA's Favorite Startup, at $9 Billion - Businessweek
Palantir got its start building software that helps tie disparate databases together to make it easier to search and analyze information. The technology proved to be a big hit among police agencies and intelligence services that wanted to illuminate patterns of behavior among individuals and manage large volumes of data more efficiently. Wall Street firms have since emerged as Palantir’s biggest customers, using the company’s software to detect fraud and evaluate loans, among other things.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  palantir  bigdata  fundings  numbers  startups  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
CotéIndustries.com • You are being watched over by twentysomething...
You are being watched over by twentysomething computer handlers who can be bought with foosball, free sodas and easily approved car loans.
bigdata  privacy  startups  palinter  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
december 2013 by cote
Rod Johnson: “I just find the whole startup experience way more satisfying”
[T]he marvelous thing about a little company or a startup is, with few exceptions, everybody there is working very hard to do the best for the technology and for the company. You don’t tend to get a lot of individual agendas. If you get an individual agenda from someone in a startup, that’s the exception. Whereas in a big company, yeah, you get a pretty good chance of sitting in a meeting with people of whom two have an agenda that is very much around themselves and their group, rather than the company at a whole. I mean, the other thing is - in big companies, it’s frankly more difficult to get things done. You have this strange contradiction between having a lot of resources and finding it incredibly hard to get things done due to politics. [laughs]
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  bigco  startups  quotes  RodJohnson  work  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
8 players to watch in the emerging cloud single sign on market | ITworld
Brief overviews of OneLogin, Okta, Ping, Centrify, Symplified, Bitium, Salesforce, and Azure AD from Nancy Gohring.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  idm  startups  identity  cloudidentity  cloud  link  tumblr:link 
october 2013 by cote
What I learnt from bootstrapping my startup from Thailand in six months
I calculated all this saved me at least 6 hours daily. That’s one-third of a waking day! Ah, youth…
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  work  thailand  startups  arbitrage  timearbitrage  link  tumblr:link 
october 2013 by cote
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