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How Pilot convinced Index Ventures to think long-term about margins

On a recently recorded (and soon-to-be published) episode of the Found podcast, an entrepreneur told my co-host and me that he sees a broad swath of the venture capitalists out […]




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What open source-based startups can learn from Confluent’s success story

It’s common these days to launch an enterprise startup based on an open source project, often where one the founders was deeply involved in creating it. The beauty of this […]




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Haven’t switched from CentOS 8 yet? Here are your options

Joao Correia Contributor Joao Correia has a long background in IT system administration, where he learned the intricacies of keeping enterprise stakeholders happy and systems protected. Nobody likes it when […]




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VCs are racing to pay more to get smaller pieces of less profitable companies

It’s data season, with groups like Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), CB Insights, PitchBook and Crunchbase News putting out data sets that we’re having fun exploring. This morning, we’re adding one […]




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The consequences of SaaS sprawl: A real-world study

Mark Settle Contributor More posts by this contributor To guard against data loss and misuse, the cybersecurity conversation must evolve Privacy data management innovations reduce risk, create new revenue channels […]




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Backblaze’s IPO a test for smaller tech concerns

How open is the IPO market for non-unicorns? Alex Wilhelm 7 hours When Backblaze first filed to go public, TechCrunch found it a compelling company. With a central core of […]




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How to root out shadow IT and maximize SaaS investments

Eric Christopher Contributor Eric Christopher is CEO and co-founder of Zylo, a comprehensive SaaS management platform that helps customers control SaaS spend, ensure governance and improve the employee experience. Growing […]




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How Calendly is building a platform by turning scheduling into a center-stage event

The tools you use most often are the ones you think about the least. Calendly, an app that helps people plan, schedule and follow up on meetings, may be a […]




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VCs are betting big on Kubernetes: Here are 5 reasons why

Ben Ofiri Contributor Ben Ofiri is the co-founder and CEO of the Kubernetes troubleshooting platform Komodor. He previously worked at Google, where he served as product lead for the company’s […]




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4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

Prashant Pandey Contributor Prashant Pandey is the head of engineering at Asana, a leading work management platform for teams. Prior to Asana, Prashant started and led the Bay Area team […]