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On this episode, Ashu is joined by Burton Goldfield, CEO of TriNet. Burton revisits his long and storied career in enterprise software, including his first time out as CEO. He also shares with Ashu his insights on hiring the right people for a company’s current lifecycle and on building a culture focussed on impact.
SoftBank Group Corp. has made a $1 billion investment in Rappi Inc., a South American on-demand delivery company, one of several investments that it has made in the category.
Eightfold seeks to address those hiring challenges with AI and machine learning, and it’s raising venture capital to gear up for growth.
Steve Vassallo, Foundation Capital general partner, and CNBC's Bob Pisani join "Squawk Alley" to discuss the wave of IPOs that are expected in 2019.
Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests at Marriott. Two-thirds of those victims—330 million people, in other words, the size of the total US population—likely had their addresses, phone numbers, and passport details stolen.
“We’ve seen a big change in the way people travel for business. They want the same experience they have as consumers,” said 2nd Address CEO Chung-Man Tam.
The best tech company to work for in 2019, according to Glassdoor's annual Employees’ Choice Awards, is Zoom, which offers video communications to businesses. On this episode, Ashu speaks with Zoom’s CEO and founder, Eric Yuan, about how he built a company that people are so happy to work for.
As one of the very few investors at a larger VC firm hailing from LatAm, my goal is to provide a frank roadmap to navigating Silicon Valley...
I want to extend our congratulations to our friends at Lennar, and to Max and his newly enlarged States Title team!
There will soon be more software engineers outside the US than in it. Deploying their talent effectively will change the startup landscape.
Ashu Garg - the man, the maniac.
Wireless Fund portfolio manager Paul Meeks and Foundation Capital general partner Paul Holland discuss Microsoft overtaking Apple as America's most valuable company.
Crypto token offerings are a relatively new concept, with few best practices and reliable frameworks.
“It is all but guaranteed that Sunrun will emerge as the top residential solar installer in the U.S.”
The vision of both companies is fundamentally the same: that a crowd-sourced, social networking-driven recruiting solution is a better, more precise way to find talent.
CloudKnox also launched CloudKnox Cloud Security Platform, which is purpose-built to detect, remediate and prevent risks across hybrid-cloud infrastructure.
In my most recent conversation with Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, we spoke at length about how he was able to develop an entirely new industry category: customer success.
"Business is about people more than technology. Technology is a means to an end, but how do you get people to come together and work together?"
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
I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve recently added two young investors to the team, Morgan Lai and Sid Trivedi. Both Morgan and Sid will be working alongside myself and the rest of th
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”
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve stopped by his alma mater to share his journey as an entrepreneur as part of Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders speaker series
SXSW recently revisited Joanne Chen’s panel from the 2018 conference, featuring Dr. Fei-Fei Li and Megan Smith
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.
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.
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."
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.
At this year's South by Southwest Conference & Festival, Steve Vassallo, Foundation Capital general partner and author of "The Way to Design," spoke about how designers and entrepreneurs can effect meaningful change. In conversation with Moxxly co-founders Cara Delzer and Gabrielle Guthrie, they discussed why designer founders like themselves are best equipped to tackle today's hardest and most important problems.
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
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...
Congrats to AdRoll for being named one of the best companies to work for in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times!
Watch Ambuj Kumar present Runtime Encryption on RSAC2018. Runner-up of Innovation Sandbox 2018.
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.
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.
Founded by chief executive Ashutosh Garg, a former search and personalization expert at Google and IBM research, and chief technology officer Varun Kacholia
Materials innovation startup Bolt Threads introduced its second biomaterial today – a leather made from mycelium, the roots of a mushroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
20VC: Why the current crop of VC does not understand design, why product marketing fit is a liquid not a solid & how graduates can optimize their career for personal development with Steve Vassallo, General Partner @ Foundation Capital.
I’ve learned throughout the years that it’s all about the people. When Meg Sloan and Paul Holland invited me to become an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Foundation, I knew this was the right next step and the right group of people
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.
Mike Hoefflinger, author of Becoming Facebook, shares lessons for enterprise marketers from the social network's rapid-growth days.
Moreover, as our track record shows, I think we’ve gotten pretty good at identifying which startups have the “secret sauce” to become a great fintech company. Which is why we’re excited to have led the Series B for CoverWallet, an online insurance broker for small businesses which is upending the industry.
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
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.
QuanticMind works with sophisticated digital marketers to help them build a unified view of their customer data, and then applies AI to optimize key elements of the customer journey including search, shopping channels, and social.
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.
Answer by Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capital, on Quora:
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.
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.
Respond CEO Mike Armistead sounds the alarm about a fatal flaw in every major company's cybersecurity.
It’s in the company of women such as these that I feel the most optimistic. Institutional sexism can’t and won’t be fought with just words.
Foundation is proud of what Skycure has accomplished, gratified that we were able to help, & excited for what comes next. Congratulations & upwards!
For the past year, Ambuj and Anand have incubated Fortanix at Foundation Capital, building a solution to a critical security problem: encryption during runtime.
Congratulations to Tubi on completing their Series C! Joining us in this round are Jump Capital, Danhua Capital, and Cota Capital LLC.
Until very recently, success in Silicon Valley required focusing almost single-mindedly on an organization’s technical prowess.
Super excited about Cohesity and congrats to the team on raising their Series C! We are thrilled to be part of it.
Cohesity, a company that helps enterprises to store and manage all of the secondary data they create outside of their production apps...
I’m thrilled and honored to be joining Foundation Capital as an Entrepreneur in Residence, working closely with Steve Vassallo.
Let’s start with the big news: Pocket is being acquired by Mozilla, and will continue on as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary.
Performance marketing has become such an essential driver of business success that CEOs who overlook it do so at the detriment of their business.
Like Perdomo, venture capital partner Joanne Chen has pledged to remain vocal.
At Foundation Capital, we rely on our network of industry leaders to help us assess where the greatest needs for innovation are.
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.
What follows is a conversation between myself and DreamBox’s President and CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson.
“The paradigm shift from defined pensions to defined contributions happened for a reason and we’re not going back,” Inoue says.
How video can help your brand get personal, scalable, and virtual in 2017
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.
In my experience, the pitch matters a lot less than the people or the product.
Venture Capitalist Paul Holland says it makes sense for tech leaders to come to the table.
Ann Sarnoff, President of BBC Worldwide North America breaks down the radical consumer shifts TV viewing and marketing.
Romeo Durscher of DJI with Joanne Chen of Foundation Capital at our AutoTech conference at #WebSummit 2016.