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Congratulations to Tony Fadell, Matt Rogers and the world class team at Nest!  Today Nest announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Google.   As investors in the company since the early days, we here at Lightspeed have been …

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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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Yesterday our portfolio company Zest Finance rolled out Hilbert, its newest generation of underwriting algorithm, and it got great coverage from both tech and finance oulets.

American Banker leads off with:

Merrill describes Hilbert as ‘ridiculously stunning.’ ‘What I want

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Baseball, more so than other sports, is known for its massive data collection, complex statistics and informed managerial decisions. So it should be no surprise that, just as corporate enterprises are going through a big data revolution, so will baseball. …

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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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