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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 […]

IPOs are generally regarded as the idealized jackpot when it comes to venture-backed exits. That’s because going public, as opposed to being acquired, tends to offer superior growth opportunities and a shot at becoming a market leader as a standalone company rather than a component of another. However, there are other instances when an offer […]

Image courtesy of Gabi Menashe OpenView’s portfolio companies saw tremendous growth in employee headcount in 2014. Perhaps not coincidentally, several companies who did not previously have a formal parental leave policy have now put one in place. Over the course of the year, I received many requests asking what similarly-sized companies provide for their employees’ parental leave. […]

Image courtesy of Markus Spiske Editor’s note: A version of this post was originally published on The board meeting is coming up, and if you’re like most marketing leaders, you’re dreading it. Despite the fact that you’ve got some great marketing results to talk about, you can’t seem to stop playing an endless loop […]

Eloqua and Influitive founder Mark Organ shares his predictions for the rapidly evolving B2B marketing landscape. Where is B2B marketing headed? What trends should companies be taking advantage of today to to achieve rapid growth tomorrow? Entrepreneur and marketing pioneer Mark Organ has built his career on having smart answers to these questions, and those […]