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In a previous post, I highlighted an innovative Washington, DC area startup called CoFoundersLab, an online matchmaking site for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow tech startups (think of a dating site, but for tech startup founders). Its always nice to see startups with an innovative business model succeed and ...

In a previous post, I noted some data gathered by RedPoint Venture's Tomasz Tunguz on how the sector you startup is in affects your ability to raise a Series A round.  Tomasz has crunched some some additional data on his personal blog, this time looking at how the location of ...

Within the IT industry it sometimes seems as though every day brings a new product announcement of one kind or another. Something that “revolutionizes” cloud computing or data centers or any one of sundry other areas in the industry. While many new products released by IT vendors are interesting, ...

For those interested in cloud computing, you've probably noticed Microsoft has announced a number of new features for its Azure Cloud offering, as the company goes to aggressively seize market share from cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services. Microsoft’s new initiatives include both a serious move into the Government cloud ...

So, you’ve got a great idea and you just raised a seed round to get off the ground and help build your product. What happens next? Well, if you’ve got any traction whatsoever, the next step is to look at a Series A round to really expand and hire ...

VMWare has just purchased mobile device management (MDM) startup AirWatch for $1.5 billion. IT departments use Airwatch to provide comprehensive management of employees’ mobile devices, from monitoring what is done on them, how and when they are updated and what apps and content are on employees’ devices. Perhaps ...

As someone who follows the technology startup and VC-scene with interest, I’ve had this sneaking suspicion that startup valuations have been getting a bit frothy lately. When I see companies like Pinterest and Snapchat achieving $4 billion dollar valuations with no discernible profits, it does make me wonder. Just today, ...

If asked to pick major global trends, you could do pretty well simply by naming the rise of China and the move to cloud computing. Well as it turns out, we have seen a series of announcements from major IT vendors about their plans for the Chinese market. First it ...

As those interested in tech startups are no doubt aware, the last several years we have seen a renewal of VC interest in B2B, enterprise startups. With the advent of the BYOD trend, one challenge for IT departments is how to manage all of their employees devices. As the world ...

Those who harbor doubts about the Federal Government’s ability to implement complex projects have surely had these beliefs by the recent failed rollout of the Obamacare website – an epic IT disaster if there ever was one.  Now comes further news that confirms – albeit in a less dramatic ...

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