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Several companies have attempted to aggregate all the venture-back unicorns currently in existence. The results highlight some interesting trends. Recently, Atomico (a growth-stage venture firm based in London) created a really cool interactive analysis of all the billion-dollar venture-backed startups created since 2003. It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already. VentureBeat also published an […]

Knowing when to pivot can be make or break for any startup. Look at Instagram, Fab.com, Pinterest, and Flickr (just to name a few). Mark Organ, Founder of Eloqua and Influitive, recently sat down with OpenView to share the light bulb moment that lead to his own pivot, and set Eloqua on the path to […]

When Rod Favaron was named the CEO of Lombardi Software in 2002 he was relatively young (38), inexperienced as a CEO, and not exactly accustomed to the oscillating highs and lows that come with running a high-growth software company. While Favaron was confident in his ability to lead the business, he also experienced occasional pangs of self-doubt. On […]

We are massive fans of Spredfast for obvious reasons (after all, they’re one of our portfolio companies), but one reason in particular that they deserve some fantastic recognition is that they are the best tool for surfacing and curating real-time social media in the world of events and broadcast television. They were recently awarded a […]

Every year presents new technology and future possibilities that are initially difficult to comprehend, specifically when it comes to consumer behavior. Looking back on it now, 2014 turned out to be the year of mobility, treating the consumer as an individual, sharing economy, and data security. 2015 will be no different. From mobile commerce to natural language […]