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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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The Next Wave Of IT Innovation – Empowering Broad Based Employee Productivity

Anik Bose and Yashwanth Hemaraj from BGV share their perspective on the next wave of Enterprise IT Innovation. The democratization of knowledge is the acquisition and spread of knowledge amongst all workers, not just a fraction of highly educated workers. The printing press was one of the early steps in that journey. The creation of
  • 12 Jun, 2015
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HP Acquires Israel’s ConteXtream To Liberate Telcos From Hardware

Hewlett Packard is very bullish on Network Functions Virtualization and they acquired the Israeli company to accelerate the “journey” of their clients to the cloud In the past, every time a telecom services provider like a cable company or Internet service provider wanted to upgrade their routers, load balancers or firewalls, they had to purchase
  • 27 May, 2015
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Hyper Scale Data Center Disruption

Eric Buatois, BGV general partner shares his perspective on the hyper scale data center disruption. The hyper scale data center market comprises companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent as well as large CDN service providers and represents 50% of the global server market. These firms aspire to influence a larger portion of the
  • 27 May, 2015
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