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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #91
This week it’s all about automation, security and cloud plus a few solid reads on what makes great leaders and why B2B (i never liked that word - let’s use enterprise) startups rock
this is been getting lots of buzz in twittersphere - and yes I agree with all of this
food for thought, your view of an introvert is likely wrong and turns out they make great leaders
RPA and automation is hot, UIPath is on fire - The company has grown 238 percent in the first half of the year, crossing $100 million in annual recurring revenue. More than 1,500 customers are now using UiPath’s Enterprise RPA platform.
“Scary scenario is non-state actors getting hold of these capabilities, and attacking the air traffic control system and the energy system.”
if you are thinking about open source business models, must read on evolution from services to open core
not a surprise move as Amazon is arch enemy; however what’s interesting is the bundling of all products - Cortana for chatbots etc which looks like the “one throat to choke” model coming back and less room for startups at these larger cos
third party vendor security is a must have as we get more and more connected (shameless plug for portfolio co Security Scorecard) - A small contractor’s unguarded server accidentally revealed a trove of corporate documents from Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and other manufacturers.
big idea - self learning and dexterity - “The software giant’s BrickBot project shows how robots can learn to autonomously do complex tasks. For now it’s with Legos. The next step is in factories.”
just how much data are health orgs gathering on us and what are the implications?
Brad Feld at Foundry has thoughtful advice on pricing of seed rounds and how things could end badly
Tenable looking to go out this week, cyber security continues to be hot, looking to raise over $150mm
By Ed Sim
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