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Another Look: Why Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Another Example of their Innovation

The following blog article was written by Profitect CEO Guy Yehiav, June 16, 2017, in direct response to the announcement of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods.  Thought Leadership I recently wrote a blog about a month ago that spoke to the rumors swirling around Amazon possibly purchasing BJ’s. Amazon was quick to distance themselves from
  • 19 Jun, 2017
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Computer Vision – Enabling Enterprise Digital Transformation

Anik Bose (BGV General Partner) and Niranjan Venkatesan (BGV intern and Kellogg MBA student) share their perspective on innovation and value creation in computer vision. Computer vision is defined as tasks that include methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing and understanding digital images, and extraction of high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce
  • 20 Apr, 2017
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Cloud Application Delivery Innovation – Webscale

In the last part of a three-part blog, Sonal Puri, CEO of Webscale (a BGV portfolio company) shares the company’s vision, how its cloud application delivery platform is differentiated in the market and their move to the broader mid-market. WEB ONLY, CLOUD FIRST We have a saying at Webscale – “Deliver, no matter what.” It
  • 7 Apr, 2017
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Making The Most Of The New Regulatory Environment

Garrett Gafke, President and CEO of IdentityMind Global, an on-demand online risk management and compliance automation platform. The regulatory focus of the new administration can best be divided into two categories: regulations that address the economy and regulations that address security. In the first bucket are regulations and policies that affect what businesses pay from a tax perspective,
  • 27 Mar, 2017
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The Digital Transformation of Manufacturing – Bridging IT and OT

Anik Bose, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on the digital transformation of manufacturing and the challenges associated with mingling the worlds of information technology and operational technology. The explosive growth in sensors, data and analysis is bringing asset intensive industries into a new era of unprecedented connection and information. This transformation offers these industries
  • 6 Mar, 2017
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The Cloud’s Next Big Disruption – The Application Delivery Controller

In part II of a three part blog on cloud computing Sonal Puri (CEO Webscale Networks) and Anik Bose (BGV General Partner) share their perspective on the next big cloud disruption – the application delivery controller market. (Our first blog on this topic can be viewed at http://benhamouglobalventures.com/2016/11/10/cloud-computing-adoption-and-challenges/) Have business owners wondered why we still
  • 4 Jan, 2017
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Optimal Stopping Algorithms And Venture Investing

Eric Benhamou BGV Founder and General Partner shares his perspective on how “optimal stopping” computer algorithms may inform venture capital investment decisions. What does “optimal stopping” have to do with venture capital investing? More than you may think at first blush. “Optimal stopping” refers to the classical computer science problem of deciding when to stop
  • 12 Dec, 2016
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Cloud Computing Adoption And Challenges

In this first part of a three part blog Anik Bose (BGV General Partner) shares his perspective on cloud computing and the challenges imposed on moving enterprise applications into the cloud. Cloud computing adoption in Enterprises is being driven by the powerful benefits of CAPEX and OPEX reduction. This represents a paradigm shift where IT
  • 10 Nov, 2016
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New Entrants To The Silicon Valley Venture Capital Ecosystem

Eric Buatois, General Partner at BGV shares his perspective on the influx of capital from International Limited Partners to Silicon Valley. The early stage venture capital industry has been enjoying some very healthy returns over the past several years. Limited partners were primarily large financial institutions such as endowment, pension funds, insurance companies in the
  • 7 Nov, 2016
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On the Marriage of IoT and Prescriptive Analytics

Guy Yehiav, CEO of Profitect, leading provider of prescriptive analytics for retailers shares his perspective on Prescriptive analytics software that can help retailers attain some of the unrealized promises that emerged with passive RFID technology. Oct 19, 2016 – For many businesses, data is a precious commodity. Its ability to reveal insights about an organization is unprecedented,
  • 20 Oct, 2016
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