The Future of Cyber Security

Each year I attempt to parse the hundreds of new security vendors I saw and distill from them a handful of themes. The value to me is knowing what questions to ask the major security buyers to forecas...

Mobile Commerce In 2015

Last year represented a tipping point in mobile commerce investment, so as we begin a new year, we wanted to take stock by updating our m-commerce market map and offering our predictions for 2015.

Mastering Education

Education is a top priority in this country. Teachers and administrators are desperate to improve students’ learning in an efficient way, and are looking to technology to help them. So far, the appr...

In Service of Innovation

When I was doing my MBA at Stanford, evaluating possible next steps, I sat down with a partner at a well-known VC and told him I wanted to help startups. Before graduate school I had spent three yea...

Finding Signal in the Noise

There is a lot of noise being made in Silicon Valley today.  The dawn of the mobile era has ushered in a technological renaissance, in which machines held in the palms of our hands are reinventing ev...

Apps are Creating New Jobs

Though data on the size of the app economy for nondevelopers are scarce, venture capitalists say interest in mobile marketplaces is growing. “It’s a great way to make your car payment by renting y...

Where the women are: Online

As the Web grows more social and more mobile, women – entrepreneurs and users – are heeding the call. “In Silicon Valley there is a much, much bigger appreciation of the power of the female cons...

RealPage to Acquire MyNewPlace

RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a leading provider of on demand software and software-enabled services to the rental housing industry, today announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire M...

Taulia Collects $8.5M

Taulia, a San Francisco startup whose Web-based system helps suppliers of goods and service get paid faster by their customers,announced today that it has closed a Series B funding round totaling $...

Venture Capital Deals

BeachMint, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based social commerce company for celebrity–curated direct-to-consumer products , has raised $23.5 million in new VC funding. Scale Venture Partners and Lightbank c...

Is The Web A Woman’s World?

In the last two years, a trio of online services has experienced eye-popping hypergrowth: Groupon, an aggregator of daily deals; Zynga, a producer of social games; and Gilt Groupe, a purveyor of priva...