This feature from VentureBeat presents the highlights of the keynote for TwitchCon 2017, which a convention held in Long Beach, CA last week for the live streaming video platform Twitch.tv devoted to Twitch and the culture of video game streaming. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. >>>
Todd Belfer, Managing Partner of Canal Partners, talks about financing early-stage niche B-to-B SaaS opportunities.
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Fred Luddy, Founder of ServiceNow – ServiceNow is one of the most successful companies in the history of enterprise software. Founded in 2003, ServiceNow is valued at over $12 billion in the public market. This is a truly wonderful discussion, marked with Fred’s warmth, humility and wit: “We hire people with a lot of experience. We ask them to bring their knowledge, and leave their baggage!”
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According to a BI Intelligence, US consumers spent $385 billion online in 2016 and are expected to spend $632 billion online in 2020. The number of online shoppers in the US grew by nearly 20 million in 2016 to 224 million shoppers. >>>
Sramana Mitra: There’s definitely the identity data that we have a big fiasco around at the moment. More broadly, Facebook is sitting on top of huge amounts of data. Google is sitting on top of huge amounts of data. They’re basically using that data without the consumers having any say in the matter on how that data gets used.
Hakan Nordfjell: Exactly. End consumers don’t have a clue. In some sense, they should have the option to know better about it. As you said, we are building up digital profiles on end users and we have massive amount of data. If that is being breached, I think >>>