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The Digital Transformation Of Retail

Anik Bose, BGV General partner shares his perspective on the Digital Transformation of Retail. The digital transformation of retail is reinventing how retailers engage their customers, utilize their assets, improve worker productivity and drive supply chain visibility. Not only RFID, BLE and IoT sensors but also video cameras equipped with advanced computer vision algorithms are
  • 8 Apr, 2016
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Measuring The Pulse Of The Cyber Security Industry

Eric Benhamou BGV Founder and General Partner shares his impressions of the 2016 RSA conference and trade show This year, I dedicated almost 3 full days to attending the RSA cyber security trade show and conference. I was in good company: over 40,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors. My head is still spinning and my feet
  • 7 Mar, 2016
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The Valuation Pendulum – Growth or Profitability ?

Anik Bose and Yash Hemaraj BGV colleagues share their perspective on the valuation pendulum.  During Bull market cycles, private companies tend to be valued at far higher multiples than public companies. While we do not believe that private valuations should match public valuations (hyper-growth companies in new and exciting markets should deserve a premium) we
  • 27 Feb, 2016
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The Transformation Of Marketing & The Implications For Start Ups

Yashwanth Hemaraj (BGV Principal) shares his perspective on the transformation of marketing and the implications for the skill set required for marketing success in early stage startups today. “Marketing is Everything” – In 1991 Regis McKenna wrote about the transformation of the marketing discipline, driven by the enormous power and ubiquitous adoption of technology. While his
  • 15 Feb, 2016
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Co Investment: A future core competence for technology venture capital firms ?

Eric Buatois, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on co-investments trends. Limited partners (LPs) in venture funds are eager to be offered opportunities to co-invest with their GPs. But in practice, LPs end up co-investing in very few deals in a typical venture portfolio. The LP community remains very suspicious of co-investment opportunities based on
  • 13 Jan, 2016
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Cyber Security – Why it’s Hot AND Why it’s Not ?

Anik Bose, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on the state of the cyber security sector.  “It was the best of times and it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” I believe that these lines from Charles Dickens Tale of Two Cities are an
  • 4 Jan, 2016
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Global Technology Innovation & Early Stage Cross-border Investing

Anik Bose, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on global technology innovation and the implications for early stage cross-border venture investing. Silicon Valley remains the center of the technology universe with an established major technology ecosystem with companies such as Google, Intel, Cisco, Salesforce, Facebook, Oracle and Palo Alto Networks anchored in the area. While
  • 29 Nov, 2015
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The Fallacy Of Unicorn Hunting

Eric Benhamou BGV Founder and General Partner shares his perspective on the fallacy of Unicorn hunting. These days, it is hard to escape the Unicorn fetish phenomenon in the world of Venture Capital. No self respecting VC blog would be complete without a few postings on the subject. This one captures the perspective shared by
  • 18 Aug, 2015
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Venture Capitalists Innovate Business Model

Eric Benhamou Founder and General Partner of BGV shares his perspective.  In her recent HBR post “Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money”, Diane Mulcahy offers a stinging indictment of the VC industry. In not so many words, she charges venture capitalists with the cardinal sins of gluttony by gulping fat fixed fees for
  • 5 Aug, 2015
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Corporate Ventures – Partnering With VC Firms

Anik Bose, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on the challenges faced by corporate development teams within large firms and the potential for partnering with VC firms. Corporate Venture groups have deployed more capital to US based startups in 2014 than any year since 2000 – $5.4Bn across 775 deals (Source: MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 22 Jul, 2015
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