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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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