Abhas Gupta speaks at MATTER Insights

SAP is acquiring Altiscale

Bridging the Traction Gap

Podcast with Elizabeth Burstein

Understanding the Traction Gap

Monthly Archives: August 2016

Abhas Gupta speaks at MATTER Insights

Written on August 31, 2016 at 2:58 pm, by

Abhas brings his deep and broad experience to MATTER, where he will discuss his digital health investment thesis: where he thinks the biggest opportunities are, where he’s bearish, and what the changing makeup of the healthcare industry and adoption of value-based care mean for all stakeholders. He’ll discuss why he and his team believe Clover  Continue Reading »

SAP is acquiring big data startup Altiscale for over $125 million

Written on August 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm, by

Enterprise software company SAP is acquiring Altiscale, a startup that offers a cloud-based version of the Hadoop open source software for storing, processing, and analyzing lots of different kinds of data, VentureBeat has learned. News of the deal should be announced in the next few weeks. The deal could be valued above $125 million. The  Continue Reading »

How to bridge the Traction Gap

Written on August 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm, by

As I discussed earlier this month, 2016 has seen a significant drop in Series B financings. In order to successfully secure follow on rounds of funding, startups must understand how to traverse the Traction Gap and what it takes to get from an initial product release to minimum viable traction. Author Geoffrey Moore of “Crossing  Continue Reading »

Podcast with Elizabeth Burstein

Written on August 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm, by

Elizabeth Burstein, Principal at Wildcat Venture Partners and Ex-PM at Linkedin sat down with host of Yours Productly podcast, Ravi Kumar. She discussed the Traction Gap framework, her transition from PM to VC, her product philosophy and how she led one of the biggest overhaul of the Linkedin homepage. Hear the full podcast here.

Retail Ascendant Guest Speaker Katherine Barr

Written on August 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

The Ascendant is an exclusive, nomination-based professional network for the most prominent and progressive senior executives at the forefront of marketing transformation. Along with hard-hitting content, what sets this conference apart is its strong focus on elevating member influence through a series of personal branding resources, one-on-one executive coaching sessions, and high-level networking opportunities. Ascendant’s  Continue Reading »

Understanding the Traction Gap

Written on August 8, 2016 at 6:19 pm, by

Venture capital’s grief might be wider than the industry thought: A Series B crunch may be upon us. And this puts more pressure on entrepreneurs to ensure that their moves into the market go with as few flaws as possible. Here, I want to focus on the Traction Gap, a critical point in the tech  Continue Reading »