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We’re told to sell the sizzle, not the sausage. That kind of advice tends to grate on us tech folk, because we already find the whole idea of selling a little bit uncomfortable. Selling the sizzle seems to justify our scepticism. But we do need to sell, and so what ...

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In the last decade the cheap computing available through the cloud has revolutionized the way startups do business. Starting with AWS, the cloud has made it infinitely easier and cheaper for small tech startups to build their product. Now, according to leading VC Accel Partners, a new trend is driving ...

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As the amount of data created continues to exponentially expand, companies and other organizations are becomingly increasingly interested in how to make sense of the data they generate. As a result, big data startups have become increasingly popular investments for VCs. A particularly interesting area within big data is ...

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While my previous blog posts have concentrated primarily on the US tech sector and the American startup scene, some recent news out of Russia – yes, Russia! – actually caught my eye. And no, I’m not talking about Vladimir Putin’s latest machinations in Ukraine or Russian cybercriminals; rather, it ...

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Big news in the cloud cybersecurity world. Ciphercloud has just raised a major Series B round of $50 million dollars. Transamerica Ventures led the round, joined by Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. This Series B is on top ...

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Big news out of the enterprise IT startup world. Mirantis, the pure-play cloud open standard OpenStack startup, has just announced $100 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners. This brings the total amount of money raised by Mirantis to $120 million. In its announcement of the acquisition, ...

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As many tech startup founders know, two of the hardest things involved in launching your new venture are raising capital and finding cofounders. Luckily, there is now a one-stop-shop that entrepreneurs can now go to. CoFoundersLab, a startup that connects entrepreneurs together as cofounders for new ventures, has just ...

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One of the big misconceptions in the tech industry is that everything of importance related to startups is centered in Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley is no doubt the most important tech cluster in the US, it is not the only one. One other area that is rapidly making ...

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As revelations about NSA spying and an exponential increase in malicious hacking continue to come out, more and more people are concerned with the security of their online communications, especially e-mail.  One startup taking advantage of the general trend towards people and companies wanting increased privacy is secure e-mail app ...

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In a previous interview, I profiled Washington, DC startup accelerator 1776. They are one of the DC areas top accelerators and have done a great deal to help the DC startup scene gain national visibility. 1776 began operations barely one year ago and their membership has grown so rapidly that ...

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