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Cloud storage startup Symform raises $11 million

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There’s been a steady stream of venture capital activity in Seattle enterprise software companies in recent weeks, from the $50 million round for Apptio to the $19.5 million round for Opscode. Now, here comes another big deal. Symform, the Seattle cloud storage startup, today is announcing $11 million in new...
Cloud storage startup Symform raises $11 million

Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

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Aaron Levie grew up in Microsoft's backyard. Today, Box's young CEO faces a strange problem with Microsoft. Redmond is Box's biggest competitor AND one its most important partners. Box's mainstay is a secure file-sharing and collaboration product. One of Microsoft's key products is SharePoint, which is, yes, a file-sharing and...
Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

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Cisco has announced it plans to acquire Cloupia for $125 million.  The software company helps customers automate their data centers. Cisco sees Cloupia’s infrastructure management software enhancing its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching portfolio. Cisco expects Cloupia will help better manage the automation of compute, network and storage...
Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

Oracle's Mark Hurd To SAP: Good Luck Stealing Our Customers (ORCL, SAP)

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One of the oldest, most epic rivalries in the tech world is Oracle versus SAP. Execs at both enterprise software companies like to trash talk and otherwise insult each other. SAP cofounder Hasso Plattner once mooned Larry Ellison's boat on the high seas. Ellison once said that SAP execs "must...
Oracle's Mark Hurd To SAP: Good Luck Stealing Our Customers (ORCL, SAP)

Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet

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Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitter, Yelp, and Zendesk. Starting at Accel in his late twenties, the young investor focused his attention...
Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet
Is Your Enterprise Software Company Ready To Sell?

New London Incubator SeedCloud Puts £500,000 into Sentience Technology, Aims At Big Data Startups

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As if there weren’t enough technology startup accelerators already in Europe, yet another launched today with the hope of attracting ‘cloud’ based startups in the areas of Big Data, Machine Learning and other similarly high-end areas. But unlike some, this one will have some pretty heavyweight serial entrepreneurs involved. SeedCloud...
New London Incubator SeedCloud Puts £500,000 into Sentience Technology, Aims At Big Data Startups

Ranking - And Understanding - The World's Top Startup Hubs [Video]

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New research shows Silicon Valley still rules the startup world. Startups based in the region stretching from San Francisco to San Jose raise more funding, make more money and have smarter people than startups in any other place. And in other news, the sun will rise in the east tomorrow....
Ranking - And Understanding - The World's Top Startup Hubs [Video]

Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

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Two Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record in starting and selling enterprise software companies have put their weight behind a new startup called Newvem. The company’s SaaS solution – dubbed KnowYourCloud Analytics – enables Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to analyze and optimize their cloud usage. Today, Newvem is announcing...
Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

Workday IPO Shows Entrepreneurs What Matters: Market Size, Profitability And, Yes, Pricing

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Editor’s Note: Glenn Solomon joined GGV Capital as a Partner in the Menlo Park office in 2006. Glenn led GGV’s investments in Pandora, Focus, SuccessFactors, Isilon and QuinStreet, helping the latter three through the initial public offering process. You can find him on Twitter @glennsolomon. The successful public market debut of...
Workday IPO Shows Entrepreneurs What Matters: Market Size, Profitability And, Yes, Pricing
See those things around your legs, cloud customer? Those are shackles

Shared Task List Maker Asana Gets A New Pose For Big Groups, Adds Premium Workspaces

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Asana has been slowly sleeping across TechCrunch lately, and the low-key but ambitious company revealed last week that it has been doing the same elsewhere  – Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Airbnb are some of the other workplaces it’s been showing up. And today, the shared task-list maker is rolling out the...
Shared Task List Maker Asana Gets A New Pose For Big Groups, Adds Premium Workspaces

Enterprise software companies find a new target: individual employees

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Reston-based Zoomdata debuted software last week that helps companies turn large sets of data into easy-to-understand charts and illustrations, but the upstart firm has adopted an unconventional sales approach: It won't be selling directly to the companies it hopes to count as customers. Read full article >>...
Enterprise software companies find a new target: individual employees

In It to Win It: Asana Raises $28M Series B, Peter Thiel Joins the Board

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Asana is not merely a “Facebook for the enterprise.” But it’s crammed full of Facebook DNA, including its co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein. There’s also board member Adam D’Angelo– Quora co-founder and former Facebook CTO. And previous investors included Benchmark’s Matt Cohler– also one of Facebook’s first hires. And...
In It to Win It: Asana Raises $28M Series B, Peter Thiel Joins the Board

Introducing GeekWire 200: Seattle's Startup Leaderboard

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GeekWire is excited to reintroduce a Seattle tech tradition today: a ranked index of the region’s technology startups, using publicly available data to help identify the companies that are growing quickly, making an impact and grabbing the attention of key online communities. It’s the GeekWire 200, sponsored by Fresh Consulting, a design,...
Introducing GeekWire 200: Seattle's Startup Leaderboard

Okta's Going To Need The $25 Million It Just Raised To Fend Off Oracle And Salesforce.com

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Cloud-security startup Okta just raised another a $25 million. That's good news now that a bunch of big enterprise-software companies want to eat its lunch. Okta offers a service that lets businesses manage employee logins to various Web-based services the company uses. Employee logins have always been a hassle to...
Okta's Going To Need The $25 Million It Just Raised To Fend Off Oracle And Salesforce.com

Greylock Deepens Enterprise Experience, Adds Former BladeLogic CEO And BMC President As Venture Partner

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Greylock Partners has been long focused on two distinct areas when it comes to venture investments—consumer and enterprise. The last consumer partner hire the firm made was former CEO of Mozilla, John Lilly. And today, the firm is deepening its experience in its enterprise practice with the addition of Dev...
Greylock Deepens Enterprise Experience, Adds Former BladeLogic CEO And BMC President As Venture Partner

DreamIt Ventures Opens Applications For Next NYC Class With Specialized Tracks For EdTech, Minority-Led, And Israel-Based Companies

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DreamIt Ventures has just opened up the application process for their third annual New York city Accelerator program, which will begin in mid-May and run to mid-August. The program offers $25,000 in seed funding, as well as collaborative work space, mentoring, exclusive speaking engagements with industry leaders, and an opportunity...
DreamIt Ventures Opens Applications For Next NYC Class With Specialized Tracks For EdTech, Minority-Led, And Israel-Based Companies

Enterprise software begins its beautification, where design was once an afterthought

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Beautiful enterprise software is not the oxymoron it once seemed. While tools such as SharePoint hold market share despite being clunky and obtuse, a startling shift has occurred in the last two years. We are beginning to see the rise of truly usable—and increasingly, beautiful—enterprise software. Nascent startups see a...
Enterprise software begins its beautification, where design was once an afterthought
SAP buys Ariba and its online marketplace for $4.3B

Here's SAP's Latest Challenge To Marc Benioff (SAP)

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SAP is trying to snag a big, fat portion of the next frontier in enterprise software: tools to manage interactions with employees and customers in social media. In a brash challenge to Salesforce.com, SAP is selling new social tools for salespeople and call-center workers. While Salesforce.com does a lot more,...
Here's SAP's Latest Challenge To Marc Benioff (SAP)

Red Hat acquires FuseSource in bid to boost its enterprise business

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Today it was made public that Red Hat will acquire FuseSource. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction has yet to complete all closing steps, but is being treated as final by both companies. Red Hat, a company best known for its work with Linux, is now a...
Red Hat acquires FuseSource in bid to boost its enterprise business

Oracle seeks social net analytics in Collective Intellect buy

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If there were any doubts that the gulf between consumery social networking sites and the stodgier world of enterprise software is narrowing,  Oracle’s plans to purchase Collective Intellect, should erase them. Oracle said Collective Intellect’s “cloud-based social intelligence solutions enable organizations to monitor, understand and respond to consumers’ conversations on...
Oracle seeks social net analytics in Collective Intellect buy

Wall Street Beat: Software vendors report mixed results amid market tumult

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Against a backdrop of market tumult, enterprise software companies this week reported mixed quarterly results....
Wall Street Beat: Software vendors report mixed results amid market tumult

Tableau Software To Open Trading On The NYSE At $31 Per Share With Market Symbol "DATA"

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Data visualization software company Tableau Software, going by the symbol “DATA,” will start trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange at $31 per share, up from earlier today when the company said it would trade in the $28 to $30 range. Tableau will offer 8.2 million shares of its...
Tableau Software To Open Trading On The NYSE At $31 Per Share With Market Symbol "DATA"

New accelerator 9Mile looks to help jumpstart B2B startups

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There’s no shortage of incubators and accelerators sprouting up around the Seattle area, and yet the creators of 9Mile Partners feel as if there’s still plenty of room to operate. Their hook? The firm is focusing on enterprise software companies, rather than the sexier consumer mobile apps and Internet startups...
New accelerator 9Mile looks to help jumpstart B2B startups

F5 CEO John McAdam joins the board of Apptio

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John McAdam is a man in high demand. The CEO of F5 Networks, the Seattle networking and software powerhouse, joined the board of Tableau Software two months ago. John McAdam, right, interviewed by Ed Lazwoska, at the Tech Alliance luncheon in Seattle Now, he’s aligning himself with another of the...
F5 CEO John McAdam joins the board of Apptio

The Cloud Company: People or Money?

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The cloud-based enterprise software companies are increasingly getting into each other's territory, blurring the once-clear distinctions between products and services, online and offline, or sales and advertising. How this competition ends may say much about the future structure of companies, and that will matter for how we all work....
The Cloud Company: People or Money?

Another Big Enterprise Deal As New Relic Raises $80M And Eyes IPO To Extend App Monitoring Service

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Another big enterprise deal to report as New Relic, an app performance monitoring service, has raised $80 million analyzing and is looking at an IPO. Insight Venture Partners led the financing, which also included T. Rowe Price. Other participants included Dragoneer Investment Group LLC, Passport Ventures LLC, and the company’s...
Another Big Enterprise Deal As New Relic Raises $80M And Eyes IPO To Extend App Monitoring Service

Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Uncertain Landscape Of Enterprise Software [Video]

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Last Wednesday, ReadWrite Editor-in-in-Chief Dan Lyons sat down with 27-year-old Box CEO Aaron Levie to discuss the complex market of enterprise cloud technology in the third ReadWrite Mix event in San Francisco. Lyons and Levie touched on a wide array of subjects, from sly stabs at Microsoft to how Box grew...
Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Uncertain Landscape Of Enterprise Software [Video]
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