Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let's face it: that train is in the station. What's next?
It's tough to be in IT these days. Everyone wants to Bring Their Own Device (or two), get the company to pay for it, and beg the front-line geeks for help when it goes on the fritz.
Tim Danford will be focused on building out the firm's incubation program for exceptionally early-stage startups and exploring new opportunities in the mobile and enterprise security space.
The newest firm on Sand Hill Road is Amplify Partners, which will invest solely in IT infrastructure startups.
Stealth startup Tomfoolery raises $1.7M for mobile enterprise applications that make "work awesome."
As if $125 million were not enough, Box has expanded its gargantuan funding round to $150 million.
Big changes are afoot at VMware as it refocusses its efforts on what it knows best: infrastructure.
"The core reason for the deal is that we have a killer Facebook advertising solution, and they have a killer Facebook analytics solution," Unified VP of corporate communications Dave Donohue said.
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Offerpop is taking a page from Dropbox. Or Salesforce.com. Or, if you want to go old-school, the personal computer itself.
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Herrod will lead the firm's investment focus in "next generation infrastructure technologies."
Formed in 2005, the company provides a suite of IT monitoring and reporting tools to its customers -- primarily large enterprises. Today, it has pulled in an impressive $150 million in funding from Bain Capital Ventures.
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Boston venture capital firm .406 Ventures pools together a $175M fund for early-stage enterprise IT companies.
Business analytics app maker Roambi surveyed its customers recently to find what works and what doesn’t work in business data, analytics … and office life.
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