Why we Invested In FIGS

What3Words on The Business Breakfast Podcast

Nathaniel Krasnoff to speak at Shape The World Solver Series

Vlocity Receives Significant Industry Awards

1Mby1M Roundtable January 18, 2018 With Bruce Cleveland

C3 IoT has raised another $100 million

Bruce Cleveland to appear on 1Mby1M’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

tuition.io named a 2018 startup to watch

What3Words on TWIT BITS

Getting Bundled Payments to Small Employers

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why We Invested In FIGS — and Why I’m Excited About Its New Investment

Written on January 30, 2018 at 7:50 am, by

One of our portfolio companies, FIGS, announced a great round of financing by Tulco Holdings last week. FIGS, the medical apparel company that is shaking up the world of scrubs — creating high-quality and flattering scrubs in a market that used to completely lack style and utility — was founded by Trina Spear and Heather  Continue Reading »

What3Words on The Business Breakfast Podcast

Written on January 24, 2018 at 2:08 pm, by

Tom Blaksley, Head of Partnerships for Middle East at What3Words, explains why using a new word-based address system can complement mapping technology – and why they’re being included in Mercedes’ new vehicles. The Business Breakfast with Brandy Scott, Malcolm Taylor and Richard Dean

Nathaniel Krasnoff to speak at Shape The World Solver Series

Written on January 23, 2018 at 3:23 pm, by

Kicking off in the Davos during World Economic Forum week, the SOLVER Series brings together thinkers, innovators and cross-sector leaders to share and spark new solutions and partnerships to impact the global goals. Shape the World is one of many independent, exclusive sessions and introduces world-changing projects run by the Global Shapers Community, an initiative  Continue Reading »

Vlocity Receives Significant Industry Awards Recognized by Forbes, GLOTEL, Salesforce and…

Written on January 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm, by

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vlocity, Inc.,a leading industry cloud software company, today announced that in recent months the company and Vlocity customers have received several prestigious global awards for successfully delivering omnichannel, industry-specific applications. Built on Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, Vlocity enables digital transformation, exceptional business agility and enhanced customer  Continue Reading »

1Mby1M Roundtable January 18, 2018: With Bruce Cleveland, Wildcat Venture Partners

Written on January 18, 2018 at 9:46 am, by

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, one of the early employees at Oracle, as well as Siebel Systems. Bruce is working on a book on The Traction Gap framework that his firm uses in its venture capital practice. He discussed the methodology at this  Continue Reading »

C3 IoT, an almost failed startup founded by a colorful billionaire who was trampled by an elephant, has raised another $100 million

Written on January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm, by

C3 IoT has raised $100 million from investors that include U2 singer Bono and movie mogul Jeff Skoll. C3 IoT was founded by billionaire Tom Siebel right before he was attacked by an elephant. As Siebel wheel-chaired himself to meetings, his company nearly died. He pivoted, restructured, and this round of funding is another triumph  Continue Reading »

Bruce Cleveland to appear on 1Mby1M’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

Written on January 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm, by

As part of the 1Mby1M initiative, Sramana Mitra is offering this FREE online 1M/1M strategy roundtable to entrepreneurs interested in discussing positioning, financing, and other aspects of a start-up venture. Using Webex Events, up to five entrepreneurs will be able to pitch their businesses and all other attendees can join in on the conversations via a live  Continue Reading »

tuition.io named a 2018 startup to watch by Built In LA

Written on January 16, 2018 at 9:35 am, by

Built In LA’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018 tuition.io While tech companies all over LA offer a list of impressive perks, it’s becoming more evident that as helpful a 401(k) might be, it’s the student loans that are really dragging millennials down. Headquartered on the Third Street Promenade, Tuition.io has created a platform designed to help companies  Continue Reading »

What3Words on TWIT BITS

Written on January 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm, by

On The New Screen Savers, Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ talk with Chris Sheldrick, Co-founder & CEO of what3words.com. His company mapped the entire planet using three unique word combinations for every three square meter parcel. Find out how this all started and why Mercedes-Benz bought 10% of the company.

Carrum Health is Getting Bundled Payments to Small Employers

Written on January 6, 2018 at 9:05 am, by

Bundled payments may work well for large organizations with bargaining power, but they’re not as easy to put in place for smaller companies. Sach Jain, founder and CEO of Carrum Health, wondered why that was the case. In searching for the answer to that question, he found the underpinning for his company. Carrum Health aggregates  Continue Reading »