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It’s safe to say wasting time isn’t something Matt Lauzon is familiar with. In 2006, while he was still a student at Babson College, he founded e-commerce jewelry site Gemvara, growing the company to 75 employees and raising $45.2M in funding before stepping away from his role as CEO in 2012. Since then, he’s served […]

Most people think of Mark Organ as a successful serial entrepreneur. Organ, after all, founded marketing automation pioneer Eloqua (acquired by Oracle for $871M) and is now the founder and CEO of Influitive, the company credited with creating advocate marketing. Before those entrepreneurial successes, however, Organ was an academic at Northwestern University with intentions of earning a […]

This week we hosted a two-day event bringing together top industry experts & practitioners to discuss one of the biggest priorities in SaaS.   Attendees included over 30 SaaS companies as well as leading consultants and vendors in the Customer Success space — all eager to share best practices and war stories via a number […]

Starting a software company without a technical founder? Conventional wisdom suggests your first recruit should be a highly skilled software engineer, but ExactTarget’s incredible success might convince you otherwise. Scott Dorsey had heard the advice. And he was well aware that building a software company without a shred of technical expertise sounded ludicrous. But when […]

Up to this point, desktop virtualization has struggled to gain traction, but with new technology and increasing demand, that outlook may be changing. In fact, it could be the next big thing. It’s been a month since I started as an intern here at OpenView. Just one month in, and I’ve already seen and learned […]