Posted on Sunday, Apr 8th 2018
This report from Gartner says that two-thirds of organizations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives. It forecasts that IT technical specialist hires will be less than over 5% by 2019. Moreover, 40% of IT staff will hold multiple roles by 2021, most of which will be business-related rather than technology-related. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.
How will Docker Handle Competition?
Death By Overfunding: What Led to the Sinking of Shyp?
How Will the Investors of Upwork Get Their Exit?
Billion Dollar Unicorns: How Will Ellie Mae Handle Looming Mortgage Worries?
What Else will Red Hat Acquire?
Competing with Blackline: FloQast CEO Mike Whitmire
When Mike started FloQast, no one knew about Blackline or the account reconciliation opportunity. Although Blackline was already a sizable company, it was little-known, bootstrapped, and away from the public eye. Read how FloQast went for the same market, although with a different positioning, and achieved success.
Investor Podcast Interviews
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Ho Nam of Altos Ventures
Ho Nam, Managing Director at Altos Ventures, makes a clear distinction between capital efficient company building and the “grow at costs in all sorts of unsustainable ways” philosophy. These are two distinctly different ways of building businesses.
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Mark Achler of MATH Venture Partners
Mark Achler, Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners, discusses their investment strategy and the industry trends.
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Julien Nguyen of IT Farm
Julien Nguyen is General Partner at IT Farm, a seed-stage fund focused on Digital Health. We explore trends in the industry, as well as what IT Farm’s sixth fund likes to invest in.
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Gus Tai of Trinity Ventures
Gus Tai, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, discusses their investment thesis around e-commerce over the years – from BlueNile in 1999, to Zulily, Dot, and Bo, and Callisto Media more recently, and what he anticipates for the future.
Upcoming 1M/1M Roundtables
As part of the 1M/1M initiative, Sramana Mitra offers free online strategy roundtables for entrepreneurs looking to discuss positioning, financing, and other aspects of a startup venture. Only the first five who register to pitch will be able to present their business ideas. These roundtables are public forums and recordings of all sessions are available here. Entrepreneurs who pitch at the roundtables will receive media exposure through the 1M/1M roundtable recap column which is posted on Sramana’s blog and elsewhere. All attendees are able to join in on the conversations via a live chat.
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT, Register Here.
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This segment is a part in the series : Catching Up On Readings
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