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Aaron Levie’s run of bad timing may ultimately cost Box its IPO moment

Poor Aaron Levie. That was my first thought when I started seeing signs over the last few weeks of the softening enterprise tech market on Wall Street after it seemingly peaked in March. Now we have reports in the WSJ that Box will likely delay its long-anticipated IPO until at least June. The Journal further reports […]

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Beyond anti-virus: Sentinel Labs raises $12M to bring predictive intelligence to the enterprise security game

The enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, which means that the challenge of securing this environment has as well. Thanks to the emergence of trends like cloud computing, mobile devices, Internet-of-things, and bring your own device policies, enterprise networks are no-longer sterile, self-contained entities that can hide behind the shield of a […]

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ElasticBox raises $9M Series A to bring “paint by numbers” simplicity to cloud development

The cloud is kind of a big deal. People know its name. Guys want to be the cloud, girls want to be with the cloud – or something like that. But with software development rapidly shifting to virtual infrastructure, there’s a need for tools to develop and manage the millions of new applications created within […]

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Is Aaron Levie building the next Salesforce or just spending too much cash?

Ten years after Salesforce’s IPO brought “on demand” enterprise software to primetime, Box is now filing for its own public offering. In the intervening years, CIOs have become more comfortable with actually moving significant parts of their businesses to the cloud, and the mobile/tablet revolution has modernized cloud apps all over again. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff was […]

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Firm in flux: DFJ raises $325M early stage fund, sets out to prove it’s more than just its name

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), the three-decade-old VC firm that carries the name of one of Silicon Valley’s great investing dynasties – the Drapers – is announcing that it’s closed its eleventh early stage fund, bringing in $325 million in new capital. It’s a respectable sum that comes on the heels of a $350 million tenth fund raised in 2010, and…


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Box is the unicorn that Mark Cuban let get away

Reports yesterday indicate that Box has finally filed paperwork for its long anticipated 2014 IPO. As is customary with marquee exits, that news leads to a question of who stands to see the biggest return. But uniquely, Box’s earliest investor won’t be cashing in once the company enters the public markets. Billionaire angel investor, Dallas Mavericks owner, and…


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Dropbox’s big funding round is further proof that it’s following no one’s timeline but its own

Late last week, a WSJ report claimed that Dropbox would be the latest company to join the exclusive $10 billion valuation club, thanks to an expected $250 million Series C funding round. A later report from ReCode suggested that the round could swell to as large as $400 million. At the high end, this would bring Dropbox’s total…


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