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Sorry, Dan Primack: Going public doesn’t help the country. Building great companies does

Listen up founders. If your company is still private, Fortune’s Dan Primack has got a bone to pick with you. In Dan’s world – you know, the world where he’s good friends with bankers and hedge funds from Wall St. to Greenwich, and in which he’s never run a company a day in his life – companies are [...]

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Oracle will enter the cloud when Larry’s good and ready. Uh oh, he’s ready

For years, Oracle has slow-played “the cloud,” focusing on selling traditional “on-premise” solutions and failing to deliver forward-looking products in many key categories. This pattern has lead many observers and critics to claim that Larry Ellison simply doesn’t get the cloud or that Oracle’s age of enterprise dominance was coming to a close. How wrong [...]

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Watch the full fireside chat with Box CEO Aaron Levie at Southland

Yesterday we wrapped up our Southland tech/music/culture conference with a series of great interviews, startup demos, and a hell of a rock show. The day kicked off with an entertaining and enlightening fireside chat with Box CEO Aaron Levie, who’s found himself in the news lately thanks to a planned IPO that ran into a bout [...]

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Box’s Aaron Levie: Public market corrections are par for the course

Wall Street and the technology industry have long had what one might describe politely as a rocky relationship. Since the dot-com bust, the Street has seemed intent to never again fall into the same trap of over-exuberance, and is thus wary of anything that even smells like tech. The latest evidence of this theme is [...]

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Box’s Aaron Levie: The NSA not only threatens privacy — It threatens the global economy

The NSA leaks have made for some of Southland’s biggest news, from Al Gore saying he doesn’t think Snowden is a traitor to Aaron Levie today calling on the US to understand how such spying could impact the global economy. Levie and Sarah Lacy chatted about the longer term implications of the “surveillance Internet” and [...]

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Aaron Levie on Mark Cuban: “It was obviously scary that a billionaire was asking for his money back.”

As Pando has tackled before, Box is the unicorn that Mark Cuban let get away. Cuban was the first investor in the cloud storage company, but pulled his $350,000 from the company when it tacked toward a freemium model, offering customers 1GB of free storage space upfront. As Box prepared for its now in question IPO, Cuban’s [...]

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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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