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Emergence Capital’s Gordon Ritter talks focus and customer intimacy on the eve of his firm’s $335M fourth fund

Investors regularly tell entrepreneurs to focus on being world class at one thing. Yet, it’s advice they rarely follow themselves, with most firms investing across disparate categories like consumer internet, mobile, enterprise, healthcare, hardware, and even cleantech. Emergence Capital Partners, has been a model of focus, calling earlier than most the cloud revolution that would [...]

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Box does something radical: It gives businesses control over their own data

Box has announced a new service meant to convince large businesses it’s safe to move their data to the cloud. It’s called Enterprise Key Management, and it uses a public key program which encrypts the sensitive information and keeps track of who has requested access to it. The service could also provide the added benefit of making [...]

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Gainsight grows revenue 357% as customer success becomes a key focus across the enterprise

With SaaS adoption exploding across the enterprise, it’s little surprise that the tools and platforms that support these businesses are seeing similar success. This is very much the case for Gainsight, the customer success company, which today announced that it grew revenue an astonishing 357 percent in 2014, while increasing its customer base to 150, [...]

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After a long, long road to IPO, Box’s shares pop 60 percent in early trading

After more than a year of fits and stops along the road to IPO, shares of enterprise storage company Box began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange. The company completed the sale 12.5 million shares to investors at a price of $14 per share yesterday, exceeding its pre-IPO estimated range of $11 [...]

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IPO of last resort: Box has no choice but to go public, despite its ugly numbers

Why is Box, a cloud storage company in an increasingly commoditized category that continues to bleed cash, planning its IPO? The short answer is that it has no other choice. As we reported late in July, after a less than enthusiastic Wall Street response to its early 2014 IPO attempt, Box was forced into raising [...]

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Anti-burn: How bootstrapped Zoho survived two tech bubbles and became a massive success

Silicon Valley has been up in arms of late over burn rates. With private companies raising larger rounds at higher valuations than ever before and chasing broader market opportunities than possible in the past, it’s no surprise that entrepreneurs are spending at an unprecedented rate to grow as fast as they can. But, despite these understandable circumstances, [...]

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