news / 11.02.18

Introducing the Advisory Board for the Blockstack Token Fund

Crypto token offerings are a relatively new concept, with few best practices and reliable frameworks.

news / 10.29.18

Sunrun Gives Tesla a Fight in the Home Solar Business

“It is all but guaranteed that Sunrun will emerge as the top residential solar installer in the U.S.”

news / 10.19.18

How to B2B a CEO with Frederic Laluyaux

Frederic Laluyaux, President and CEO of Aera Technology and serial entrepreneur, talks to Ashu about how he went from a failed startup built in his garage in France to scaling billion dollar public companies.

news / 10.09.18

CoverWallet Chosen as a CNBC Upstart 100 Company

Congrats to the CoverWallet team for being chosen as a CNBC Upstart 100 Company-- one of the most promising startups in the world!

news / 10.03.18

CloudKnox Scores $10 Million Investment to Prevent Cloud Catastrophes

CloudKnox also launched CloudKnox Cloud Security Platform, which is purpose-built to detect, remediate and prevent risks across hybrid-cloud infrastructure.

news / 10.03.18

Joanne Talks Tech at Geekwire’s Summit 2018

Joanne, along with Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures and Shelia Gulati of Tola Capital, talked about VC and the rising tech scene in Seattle at this year's GeekWire Summit.

news / 09.21.18

Catch Paul Holland on CNBC

Paul Holland, Foundation Capital partner, discuss the technology sector as both Amazon and Apple launch new products

news / 09.20.18

Steve Vassallo on CNBC

Henry Blodget, Business Insider, and Steve Vassallo, Foundation Capital, weigh in on the volatility in cannabis stocks like Tilray.

news / 09.20.18

How to B2B a CEO with Doug Knopper

Doug Knopper, co-founder and former co-CEO of FreeWheel, talks to Ashu about how to hire and develop talent.

a/vnews / 08.11.18

How to B2B a CEO with Nick Mehta

In the recent episode of How to B2B a CEO, Ashu chats = with Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight. They spoke at length about how he was able to develop an entirely new industry category: customer success. He did this through: the power of information advantage

a/vnews / 07.30.18

Podcast: How to B2B a CEO

Dheeraj spoke with Ashu about his journey from India to Silicon Valley and from engineer to CEO.

news / 07.26.18

PitchBook: VCs love funding—and hosting—podcasts

One of the latest venture capitalists to jump aboard the podcast train is Foundation Capital general partner Ashu Garg. He recently launched "How to B2B a CEO,"

news / 07.11.18

Podcast: How to B2B a CEO

The show about how to scale your enterprise startup and how to grow from technical founder to CEO. In this episode: Ashu talks to Jyoti Bansal, founder and CEO of AppDynamics, which was recently sold to Cisco for $3.7 B.

news / 07.04.18

Medium: What does the $250 M Series A for Automation Anywhere mean for Enterprise Start-ups ? –by Ashu Garg

In the last week, my twitter feed has been filled with stories about how Automation Anywhere (AA) has raised a $250 M Series A to “automate mundane jobs”

news / 06.26.18

CoverWallet looks to make it easy for businesses to get commercial insurance

Inaki Berenguer instead hopes they’ll stumble upon CoverWallet in that Google search, which streamlines the process of setting up commercial insurance for a small business.

news / 06.26.18

Top 50 Venture Capital Firms Investing in Blockchain Companies

Foundation Capital is a large venture capital firm based in Menlo Park. Though blockchain investments are a tiny portion of their portfolio, they have become more active investors in the space of late.

news / 06.20.18

Cohesity Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

San Jose, Calif., June 21, 2018 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”.

news / 06.19.18

More Crypto Deals Come With a Twist—Equity

Instead of raising money by issuing crypto tokens, Decent Inc., a blockchain-based health-care startup, chose to start with equity. Investors like Foundation Capital,

news / 06.15.18

TechCrunch Equity Podcast: Scooters go mad, Opendoor wants to buy your house and Meituan’s IPO

This week Matthew Lynley and I were joined by David Chao, co-founder and general partner at DCM, and Steve Vassallo, a general partner at Foundation Capital.

news / 06.15.18

ZDNet: Out of stealth: New company brings Street View to the construction industry

OpenSpace, which has secured about $3.5 million in funding from Lux Capital, Foundation Capital, the National Science Foundation, and others, is one of the players in a broader trend occurring in the $10 trillion global construction industry, which has been operating with largely the same technology for the better part of a century.

news / 06.14.18

Saastr Europa 2018: The Big Day. Scaling Faster.

CEO Confidential: What to Do Better Next Time panel featuring Joanne Chen

news / 06.12.18

WSJ: WSJ Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch 2018

Artificial intelligence, blockchain and cybersecurity.. "Those three make a lot of sense." says Charles Moldow, a general partner at Foundation Capital, a venture-capital firm in Palo Alto, Calif. "These are the areas we are most focused on," he says.

news / 06.11.18

AlleyWatch: This NYC Startup Just Raised $2.75M to Fix This Major Customer Service Gap

It’s shocking that it can take over 6 months for retailers to launch a warranty program, but thankfully that is all about to change with the Mulberry Platform. This platform is a plug-and-play solution that enables retailers to offer low-cost product insurance. In less than an hour, e-commerce retailers can have a fully functioning warranty program.

news / 06.09.18

Crypto and venture’s biggest names are backing a new distributed ledger project called Oasis Labs

A team of top security researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT have come together to launch a new cryptographic project that combines secure software and hardware to enable privacy-preserving smart contracts under the banner of Oasis Labs.

news / 06.07.18

Artificial intelligence is awakening the chip industry’s animal spirits

SUPERCOMPUTERS usually fill entire rooms. But the one on the fifth floor of an office building in the centre of Bristol fits in an average-sized drawer.

news / 06.06.18

Paul Holland Creating a Legendary Silicon Valley Life

Paul Holland is a partner at Foundation Capital and an expert in venture capital, taking startups from zero to $110M. He’s also the producer of a critically acclaimed documentary and a champion of living a ‘green’ lifestyle.

a/vnews / 06.04.18

Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series – Featuring Steve Vassallo

Steve stopped by his alma mater to share his journey as an entrepreneur as part of Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders speaker series

news / 05.29.18

SXSW Revisits “Democratizing AI for Individuals & Organizations” – Joanne’s Featured Session at SXSW

SXSW recently revisited Joanne Chen’s panel from the 2018 conference, featuring Dr. Fei-Fei Li and Megan Smith

news / 05.24.18

Rover Raises $155 Million and Expands into Europe

Congratulations to the team at Rover for securing $155 million in funding, as the company expands into Europe! Rover’s network of sitters and walkers has grown more than 100 percent year-over-year, now boasting over 200,000 sitters throughout North America.

news / 05.17.18

Respond Software Named a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor in Security Operations and Vulnerability Management

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Respond Software, a leader in the emerging field of Autonomous Security, announces its selection as one of industry-analyst Gartner’s Cool Vendors in the Cool Vendors in Security Operations and Vulnerability Management report.

news / 05.15.18

Interview: Ashutosh Garg, CEO at Eightfold.ai

I recently caught up with Ashutosh Garg, CEO at Eightfold.ai to discuss how he and his team have deployed AI and machine learning to help with the needs of the talent management industry.

a/vnews / 05.14.18

The Designer Founder’s Manifesto

To listen to the complete audiobook edition of The Way to Design by Steve Vassallo visit TheWaytoDesign.com. Joe Gebbia, cofounder and chief product officer of AirBnB, calls The Way to Design, "the first practical and inspirational guide for designers who want to create positive change in the world."

a/vnews / 05.03.18

Paul Holland on CNBC. Is Musk’s Eccentricity Wearing Thin?

CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Paul Holland Foundation Capital discuss the repercussions of Elon Musk's "bonehead" and "volatility" comments on the Tesla earnings call which may have sparked concern for investors of Tesla stock.

a/vnews / 05.01.18

Democratizing AI for all

Artificial Intelligence has enormous potential for improving the world, but its promise will only be realized if the community that creates it grows and diversifies. Joanne leads a conversation on this topic with Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Director of Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Lab

news / 04.27.18

Why MarTech – AdTech Convergence Matters for you in 2018?

Foundation Capital’s Ashu Garg in Adroll’s The Convergence of ADTech and MARTech Report says “You not only have to be multi-touch; you have to take into account offline activity...

news / 04.20.18

AdRoll: One of the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2018

Congrats to AdRoll for being named one of the best companies to work for in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times!

news / 04.18.18

Basis Raises $133 Million

The company’s big idea: to develop a new token that people will actually use, instead of use to speculate.

news / 04.18.18

CEO of Fortanix Runner-up at Innovation Sandbox 2018

Watch Ambuj Kumar present Runtime Encryption on RSAC2018. Runner-up of Innovation Sandbox 2018.

news / 04.17.18

Derek Steer, CEO at Mode Analytics, Chats with Quora

Soft skills don't just make analysts more efficient — they're the bulk of the job. If anything, technical skills are where you gain speed or efficiency.

news / 04.17.18

Announcing R and Mode Studio: A Free Toolkit for Every Analyst from Mode Analytics

Four years ago, Mode set out to build the best data platform for every analyst in the world. Since then, we’ve seen more and more people doing analysis as a key part of their day-to-day work.

news / 04.17.18

TechCrunch: Two Facebook and Google Geniuses are Combining Search and AI to Transform HR

Founded by chief executive Ashutosh Garg, a former search and personalization expert at Google and IBM research, and chief technology officer Varun Kacholia

news / 04.16.18

Bolt Threads Debuts New ‘Leather’ Made From Mushroom Roots

Materials innovation startup Bolt Threads introduced its second biomaterial today – a leather made from mycelium, the roots of a mushroom.

a/vnews / 04.03.18

Empathy is Killing Your Product

get your questions answered: will the 21st century be the decade of design? why empathy has become a buzzword and what empathy really is? And more!

news / 03.28.18

Fortanix Named One of the 10 Vendors Set to Innovate at the 2018 RSA Conference

Fortanix provides runtime encryption capabilities that complement the Intel Software Guard Extension (SGX). The company's core platform is the Runtime Encryption Platform, which enables applications to be transparently encrypted while in use.

news / 03.27.18

Evolving AdRoll

RollWorks, our newly formed division, will focus on the problems unique to B2B marketers, and AdRoll will continue to focus on the unique needs of the ambitious e-commerce marketer.

news / 03.23.18

Ashu on Reinventing Enterprise Software

These days, people in Silicon Valley throw around the term “artificial intelligence” so wantonly and meaninglessly that they may as well be saying “abracadabra.”

news / 03.22.18

Ashu’s Thoughts on Structuring Exec Bonus Plans

In my recent post, I talked about the right way to put together an annual plan. Now that you’ve planned what to do, it’s time to do what you planned. And in this post, I’ll discuss one powerful lever for driving execution: bonuses.

a/vnews / 03.22.18

Paul Talks Facebook’s Data Scandal on CNBC

Paul Holland, Foundation Capital general partner, discusses the business impact of the data scandal for Facebook and the rest of the tech sector.

news / 03.16.18

Fortanix Selected to Power Equinix SmartKey

Industry's First Hardware Security Module-as-a-Service Leveraging Runtime Encryption and Intel® SGX Uniquely Delivers Key Management for Comprehensive Data Protection

news / 03.16.18

Peerspace Ramping up for a Big Year!

Peerspace plans to double its headcount to more than 90 employees by the end of the year as it sees a tripling of bookings for event venues listed on its site.

news / 03.15.18

Steve on The 20 Minute VC Podcast

Why does Steve believe we have seen design move from a styling exercise to the main stage and a foundation of product?

news / 03.13.18

Joanne’s SXSW Panel featured on VentureBeat

Google Cloud chief scientist: ‘AI doesn’t belong to just a few tech giants in Silicon Valley’

news / 03.06.18

Grabr Secures $8M to Connect Travelers with Luggage Space

You might get to actually save money while you’re traveling if you just leave some free space in your bag — or not pay for that travel at all — if Daria Rebenok’s plan plays out.

Blognews / 03.06.18

Five Step Process to Structuring Exec. Bonus Plans for High Growth Start-ups

In my recent post, I talked about the right way to put together an annual plan. Now that you’ve planned what to do, it’s time to do what you planned. And in this post, I’ll discuss one powerful lever for driving execution: bonuses.

news / 03.06.18

Data-in-use Protection using IBM Cloud Data Guard

Cloud computing has made collecting, storing, and processing data easier and affordable than ever, but many risk-conscious organizations struggle on how to control, secure and protect data that is processed in a public cloud platform.

news / 03.06.18

The Startup’s Guide to Demand Generation: From Your First 10 Customers to Your Next 1,000

Talk around what entrepreneurs need in order to succeed usually focuses on lofty abstractions like grit, or hustle, or luck, or a unique and compelling insight. But when you get down to brass tacks, the one thing that no B2B business will make it without … is customers!

news / 12.18.17

Annual Planning Is Invaluable — Here’s How to Do It Right

It’s that time of the year when every CEO is drawing up their annual plan for next year—or should be. Many CEOs complain about the amount of time that planning consumes, for correspondingly little value added.

news / 10.19.17

AI Recruiting Company Mya Systems Announces $18M Series B Funding

AI Recruiting Company Mya Systems Announces $18M Series B Funding, Introduces Industry’s First AI-Based Technology to Automate Sourcing and First Multi-Lingual Support

news / 10.13.17

CoverWallet Raises $18 Million Series B After Insuring Thousands of Businesses

Since launching in 2016, CoverWallet has secured over $30 million in venture capital funding. As part of this recent financing, Charles Moldow, General Partner at Foundation Capital, joins John Buttrick from Union Square Ventures on our board of directors. Rodolfo Gonzalez, Partner at Foundation, joins as board observer.

news / 09.18.17

Itron to Acquire Silver Spring Networks

BERTY LAKE, Wash. and SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 18, 2017 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Itron to acquire all outstanding shares of Silver Spring for $16.25 per share in cash.

news / 09.01.17

Three Reasons Why The Cybersecurity Industry May Never Catch Up To Cybercrime

Answer by Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capital, on Quora:

news / 08.28.17

3 Things Every Investor Wants to Hear in a Pitch

What things can a VC hear in a pitch that might excite them about a company? originally appeared on Quora - Answer by Paul Holland,

news / 08.28.17

From Cottage Industry to Trillions of Dollars: Silicon Valley Venture Capital Then and Now

One of the biggest differences between then and now is just scale. The industry is now orders of magnitude bigger than back then, when it was literally a handful of people.

news / 08.24.17

Paul’s Quora session

At Foundation Capital, we’re listening for three major themes: market, technology/idea, and people. We’re listening for them in that order, because, first, if there isn’t, or isn’t going to be, a large market opportunity, then we don’t have a chance at a really big exit and that’s what our job as venture investors is.

news / 08.10.17

Trufa Awarded Red Dot Award

Huge Congrats to Trufa!Their enterprise performance application received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017!!

news / 08.09.17

When it Comes to Cybersecurity, Companies Need Force Fields, Not Walls

Respond CEO Mike Armistead sounds the alarm about a fatal flaw in every major company's cybersecurity.

news / 08.07.17

Steve on CNBC

Steve was live from the floor of the NYSE for an interview about his most recent WSJ op-ed, Netflix’s first acquisition, and Uber.

news / 08.07.17

The Design Revolution in Consumer Tech

In his latest for the Wall Street Journal, Steve explains how design has become indispensable to tech now and for the dawning “ambient computing.”

news / 08.01.17

Vetted is Reinventing Pet Healthcare

Congrats to Vetted, reinventing the pet healthcare industry!

news / 07.21.17

Graphcore Raises $30m Series B

Congrats, Graphcore! $30 million Series B to help lay the foundations or the AI future.

news / 07.13.17

Rover Raises $65m for Pet Sitting

“Our walking business is growing phenomenally.” Congrats on another big raise, Rover!

news / 06.26.17

Two Things That Always Get My Attention

Joanne offers some advice for getting the attention of a VC (hint: do your research).

news / 06.26.17

How Technology Will Change Over the Next Decade

What emerging technologies are likely to be mainstream in the next ten years? Joanne weighs in.

news / 06.21.17

What Does Joanne’s Typical Day Look Like?

Joanne offers some insight into a typical day as a VC.

news / 06.21.17

Joanne on Quora

Joanne answered questions on everything from whether AI is overhyped to what she looks for in entrepreneurs to the names of her cats.

news / 06.21.17

It’s Time for Apple to Go Hollywood

The computer giant could energize itself by acquiring Netflix.

news / 05.26.17

Doing the Impossible

Ever since he was a child, Steve Vassallo has thrived on doing the impossible through the process of design.

news / 05.08.17

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.

news / 05.01.17

The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

Until very recently, success in Silicon Valley required focusing almost single-mindedly on an organization’s technical prowess.

news / 04.26.17

The Case Against Empathy

Designers love to tout their ability to empathize with users. But too much empathy can kill a company. Here’s what to do instead.

news / 04.04.17

Cohesity raises $90M+ Series C round for its hyperconverged data platform

Cohesity, a company that helps enterprises to store and manage all of the secondary data they create outside of their production apps...

news / 02.24.17

The 3 M’s of Performance Marketing: What Every CEO Should Know

Performance marketing has become such an essential driver of business success that CEOs who overlook it do so at the detriment of their business.

news / 02.23.17

Women Founders And Funders Fight Back Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Like Perdomo, venture capital partner Joanne Chen has pledged to remain vocal.

news / 01.30.17

Deep Learning Will Radically Change the Ways We Interact with Technology

Even though heat and sound are both forms of energy, when you were a kid, you probably didn’t need to be told not to speak in thermal convection.

news / 01.10.17

Employee retirement savings advisor ForUsAll hits $100 million in AUM

“The paradigm shift from defined pensions to defined contributions happened for a reason and we’re not going back,” Inoue says.

news / 12.21.16

Three Resolutions Every Marketer Should Make This Year

How video can help your brand get personal, scalable, and virtual in 2017

news / 12.21.16

Why Most Great Designers Are Poorly Equipped To Be Founders

I’ve been conducting a massive research project on the role of design in today’s startups and on what designer founders need to do to succeed.

news / 12.20.16

Why Design Can Make Or Break Your Startup

Design is non-negotiable for startups. Businesses, even in the very recent past, weren't doomed to certain failure because of a weak design emphasis.

news / 12.19.16

Top Investors Look For This One Essential Trait in Founders

In my experience, the pitch matters a lot less than the people or the product.

news / 12.15.16

How Much Can Design Make or Break a Startup?

Originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

news / 12.14.16

Silicon Valley Tech Leaders Meet with President-Elect Donald Trump

Venture Capitalist Paul Holland says it makes sense for tech leaders to come to the table.

news / 12.13.16

Quora Session with Steve Vassallo

I’ve been working on a months-long research project on this question &, more broadly, the role of design & of designer founders in the tech ecosystem.

news / 11.30.16

8 tech startup trends to watch in 2017

Artificial intelligence startups will be big next year, along with startups in cybersecurity, chatbots, VR and legalized recreational marijuana, according to experts.

news / 11.21.16

Don’t miss this: Joanne Chen talking drones at Web Summit 2016.

Romeo Durscher of DJI with Joanne Chen of Foundation Capital at our AutoTech conference at #WebSummit 2016.

news / 11.10.16

After Trump’s Election, Women Are More Worried About Diversity In Tech

Tech has long been dominated by white males. Underrepresented groups hope Trump’s victory won’t make tech’s diversity problem worse.

news / 11.09.16

With Donald Trump’s surprising victory, Silicon Valley is having a meltdown

President-elect Donald Trump. That reality landed Wed. morning to the kind of welcome the tech community usually reserves for an unexpected cyber attack.

news / 11.08.16

Why B2B Marketers Are Ready to Go All in on Programmatic

A just-released survey of B2B marketers and agencies discovered that it's a defining moment for B2B programmatic adoption.

news / 10.24.16

Venture Capitalists Hunt for the Next Big Thing

As they struggle to predict what tech might spark a new boom, investors spread their bets

news / 10.17.16

Fintech Investment Slides as Insurance Tech Gains

The unexpectedly large turnout at last week’s insurance technology conference in Las Vegas speaks to the changes in the fintech landscape.

news / 10.06.16

How to Find the Right Marketing Leader for Your Company

Why are CEOs perennially frustrated with their marketing leads?

news / 10.05.16

Designing The Next Steve Jobs

I remember talking with him when he would come to our offices at Ideo with his most intractable design problems.

news / 09.30.16

Attending a Conference: It’s About More Than a Lanyard

I’ve organized my fair share of industry conferences and attended even more. And on either side, my experience has been a mixed bag — of the branded tote variety.

news / 09.20.16

Foundation Capital Announces Promotions on Leadership Team

We are excited to announce the promotions of these 3 well-deserving leaders who have the expertise to manage Foundation Capitals operational functions

news / 09.09.16

Reflections on a historic few months for online video

This has been my Summer of Video — several months when it became clear to me that we’ve reached an inflection point in the transition from linear TV to online video.

news / 08.26.16

Why Venture Capitalists Are Betting on Marketing Tech Over Ad Tech

The distinction between the two sectors is increasingly blurring, but investors say a predictable revenue model is key.

news / 08.10.16

The Gig Is Up: The Real Value Of Gig Economy Startups Isn’t The Model — It’s The Supply

Recently, the gig economy – aka the “on-demand” or “shared” economy – has drawn as much ire and excitement and cash from venture capital investors.

news / 06.29.16

The Rise of Self-Learning Software

Looking ahead, self-learning software will be the one thing that distinguishes legacy enterprise applications from modern ones.

news / 06.13.16

Should You Catch the Virtual Reality Wave?

It's not yet the age of virtual reality, but more and more marketers are dipping their toes into the technology.

news / 03.28.16

Why The Enemy of Entrepreneurs Is About To Become Their Best Friend

The distinction between the two sectors is increasingly blurring, but investors say a predictable revenue model is key.

news / 12.10.15

5 big martech challenges that marketers will face in 2016

The evolution of marketing technology has come a long way this year.

news / 09.16.15

5 Keys to Unlock the Decade of the CMO

As CMOs gain more power in the boardroom — and over technology spend — it will be critical that they understand the factors that drive success.

news / 07.31.15

Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

The earliest companies in Silicon Valley were created by dreamers. Driven by visions of an improved future, these dreamers built entirely new areas of technology, including semiconductors, computers and networking.

news / 12.23.14

15 is the new 25

Foundation Capital hosted FCT3, an event where more than 20 high school kids got a platform to talk about their vision for the future of technology.

news / 11.29.14

How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way

In the first episode of “Marco Polo,” Netflix’s coming original series, the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan sits on a throne in his gilded palace.