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Numerify announces $8 million in Series A financing to revolutionize business analytics in the cloud. Founded by the pioneers of the business intelligence industry from MicroStrategy, Hyperion and Oracle, the company aims to arm every decision maker with meaningful numbers …

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There has been a lot of conversation recently on the future of the media industry, specifically drawing comparisons between TV and film and the shrinking music industry.  It’s been over 10 years since Napster came on the scene to disrupt …

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The enterprise software stack is undergoing once in a generation refresh largely driven by virtualization, data explosion, infrastructure commoditization, socialization, unlimited connectivity, and online services. With ever growing security parameter and attack vectors, enterprises are looking for ways to secure …

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The big data revolution is in its early innings, and it is about to get even more exciting. This week, I wrote a guest post for GigaOm that discusses the disruptive innovations that are helping make data fast, intuitive and

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At Lightspeed, we’ve been investing in the theme of Big Data over the last four years.  We like to say that at the core of the theme is the simple idea that “data beats math” or put another way that …

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As a part of our Summer Fellowship Program, we bring in influential speakers from around the valley each week to share their insights, lessons learned and tips with our teams.  The program has now been in place for six …

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In the age of “big data”, enterprises will need to contend not only the sheer volume of data they generate (ranging from hundreds to thousands of terabytes), but also to manage the velocity and variety of these new data streams. …

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Over the past two years we’ve seen a lot of disruption in the enterprise storage market with everything from the game-changing performance of flash to next-generation storage architectures required to support the cloud and virtualized data center environments

And notwithstanding …

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We’ve posted before about how to estimate lifetime value (“LTV”) for an ecommerce business and for a subscription business, and have provided a sample cohort analysis for each (ecommerce and subscription).  This is one of the most …

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“Customer loyalty is the single most important driver of growth and profitability. – Harvard Business Review

Today, we are excited to announce our investment in FiveStars.  Founded by Victor Ho and Matt Doka, FiveStars makes it easy, and affordable, …

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