Maker Governance: Multi-Collateral Dai

Andreessen Horowitz

MakerDAO’s first stablecoin, which is backed only by Ethereum, will be replaced by Multi-Collateral Dai, which will be collateralized by … The post Maker Governance: Multi-Collateral Dai appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

a16z Podcast: Voting, Security, and Governance in Blockchains

Andreessen Horowitz

It’s the natural human tendency for how to organize decisions, and in distributed systems without centralized middlemen, it’s the only … cryptocurrencies & blockchains online communities security & privacy a16z Podcast on-the-road governance hallway conversationsWhether in corporations, boardrooms, or political elections, voting is something we see in all kinds of social systems… including blockchains.

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Data Governance: Salesforce Objects in a Lead-to-Cash Process

Sales Hacker

Data Governance & Salesforce Objects. In reality, salespeople today are technologically adept and spend up to 30% of their time dealing with the results of inconsistent data governance. Is data governance a priority in your org? Reliable data is everything….

Tenure Voting and Rethinking What’s Fair in Corporate Governance

Andreessen Horowitz

One of the hardest problems in any organization, whether a democratic government or a corporation, is figuring out how to strike a balance between short-term interests and long-term goals. For some companies — especially product-centric tech companies led by founders … policy activist investors/shareholders syndicated pieces

How well do Governments Buy Catalog Items?

Software Platform Consulting

Government Catalog Spend. According to the General Services Administration (GSA) the federal government buys at least $5 billion in commercial catalog items annually (see here ). Think of the GSA as the federal government’s GPO for indirect goods and services.

B2G sales: How tiny startups can sell to government agencies

Close.io

Here's how a tiny company started closing huge deals with federal government agencies—and how you too can get started in B2G (business-to-government) sales. B2G stands to business-to-government. What kinds of companies are selling to the government?

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

SAP has designs on new government business

Network World

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org , cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's performance of its core missions with spending at all levels.

SAP has designs on new government business

Network World

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org , cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's performance of its core missions with spending at all levels.

Techstars and Starburst Announce Space-Focused Accelerator Program With U.S. Government And Corporate Consortium

TechStars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Unite to Disrupt Space Industry. LOS ANGELES and BOULDER, Colo.– Techstars and Starburst announced today their joint effort to help entrepreneurs succeed in aerospace.

Past, Present, Future: From Co-ops to Cryptonetworks

Andreessen Horowitz

Network effects are innocuous at first, but can cause … cryptocurrencies & blockchains online communities open source governance historyToday, some of the most valuable corporations in the world today are “network operators”.

Why a Rapidly Changing World Requires Boards to Innovate and Bring Corporate Governance into the Digital Age

OpenView Labs

You’d be forgiven for thinking this description is perhaps a scene from Mad Men or governance practices of a bygone era. What does this mean for the companies they govern? While any innovation in the board world should be welcomed, the Netflix practices are unlikely to revolutionize corporate governance. Starting with ourselves, those that can embrace a mindset that adaptability to change is the killer app will set the right tone for governance in the digital age.

Shareholders vs. Stakeholders? No: Customers

Andreessen Horowitz

As companies generally — and tech companies specifically — play a greater role in social and economic issues, the fundamental question that many consumers, politicians, and company builders are asking is, Do corporations exist only to maximize shareholder value … … cryptocurrencies & blockchains policy activist investors/shareholders ethics gig economy & sharing economy governance nature of the firm & evolving institutions

a16z Podcast: Cryptonetworks as Emerging Economies (Done Right?)

Andreessen Horowitz

Like not separating currency and capital, which accelerated and spread economic growth through the former… but also … cryptocurrencies & blockchains a16z in NYC roadshow a16z Podcast on-the-road data network effects economics governance hallway conversations historyWhen designing cryptonetworks — really, emerging economies — how do we avoid some of the monetary and fiscal policy failings of “real-world” economies?

Joining the Profisee Board of Directors

Kellblog

Board Data Science Database Master Data Management Private Equity Startups Strategy data governance data quality data stewardshipWe’re announcing today that I’m joining the board of directors of Profisee, a leader in master data management (MDM). I’m doing so for several reasons, mostly reflecting my belief that successful technology companies are about three things: the people, the space, and the product. I like the people at both an investor and management level.

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Q&A with RTVision on Streamlining B2B SaaS Financial Operations

SaaSOptics

Since 1999, RTVision’s SaaS solution has helped local governments and their partners streamline complex operations, inspire public engagement and protect data integrity.

How to perfect sales operations: part 6 of Predictable Revenue’s outbound sales learnings from 2018

Predictable Revenue

We'll also cover the three main principles for governing day to day sales operations and Zendesk's sales stages! We'll discuss how the obsession with perfecting the Marketing Qualified Lead and the inside sales model has led to CQL(Conversation Qualified Leads), and to Drift using bots instead of traditional SDR's. The post How to perfect sales operations: part 6 of Predictable Revenue’s outbound sales learnings from 2018 appeared first on Predictable Revenue. B2B Blog Sales Process

The Economics of Term Sheets

Andreessen Horowitz

a16z Managing Parter Scott Kupor’s new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road , is a guide to engaging with and understanding VC that covers everything from terminology and term sheets to the fundraising process, governance, and more.

a16z Podcast: What to Know about FedRAMP

Andreessen Horowitz

The government wants to get onto the cloud! But how do they assess the levels of risk in adopting specific cloud products, and which “cloud service providers” (aka “CSPs”) to work with? That’s where FedRAMP — the Fed eral R … enterprise & SaaS security & privacy compliance certifications and authorizations

Sprint, T-Mobile & The End of Phones

Zuora

Sprint and T-Mobile got the go-ahead from the government to merge last week. The third and fourth largest cell phone […]. The post Sprint, T-Mobile & The End of Phones appeared first on Zuora. Subscription Economy

It’s All About the Network

TechStars

She values them so highly that her own company, Avisare, is itself a network, connecting small business owners with government contracts, and building diversity and inclusion into the process. Governments need small businesses to work with.

How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

IT World

As blockchain's hype cycle continues to befuddle many about its potential beyond cryptocurrencies, businesses and governments are moving ahead with projects involving everything from digital identities to voting and supply chain tracking. Blockchain has slipped into the "Trough of Disillusionment" (see Gartner Hype Cycle ), because it got ahead of its technical and operational maturity.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

TechStars

Together, Techstars and 43North will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts within the community.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY

TechStars

Techstars and LEAP will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts in the community to collaborate on accelerating the growth of the ecosystem.

Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX

TechStars

We had a tendency to—and this is [common] across the world, not just in the government—see a problem and then to say what we think the solution is, instead of just saying the problem. [H]ere’s Advice for Other Government Innovators.

5 Questions with Todd Deacon

TechStars

Here is a link to a report our government partner LaunchVic recently released to prove it: [link]. Meet Todd : Todd Deacon is the Managing Director of the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator.

Blockchain: Renewing Trust in Charities

TechStars

In addition, charities will no longer need to depend on institutions like banks or various government agencies that may apply shady practices while handling the donated funds. By Matej Michalko, Founder and CEO of DECENT.

IBM preps Watson AI services to run on Kubernetes

IT World

IBM is delivering these local Watson services atop IBM Cloud Private for Data , a combined analytics and data governance platform that can be deployed on Kubernetes. Two of IBM’s Watson-branded collection of machine-intelligence services will be available to run as standalone applications in the public or private cloud of your choice.

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Sherri Hammons on staying humble and staying strong

TechStars

She’s done for-profit, non-profit, and government—and brought technology, strategy, and humane leadership to each role. . As a successful woman CTO, Sherri Hammons is well known for being both humble and strong.

IBM preps Watson AI services to run on Kubernetes

IT World

IBM is delivering these local Watson services atop IBM Cloud Private for Data , a combined analytics and data governance platform that can be deployed on Kubernetes. Two of IBM’s Watson-branded collection of machine-intelligence services will be available to run as standalone applications in the public or private cloud of your choice.

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Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?

SaaStock

It is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government and provides seed investments through its Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and Incubation Programme. Temasek Holdings is an investment company founded by the Singapore government in 1974.

Have you ever had a manager that was threatened by you?

SaaStr

I wasn’t very good at going to meetings I didn’t want to go to, or supporting investments I didn’t believe in, or really going back in time to in essence being a VP and not really being part of governance. Yes, every time after I was a CEO. And that was my fault. The first time was after being acquired. It’s tough. Going from CEO to a VP is a challenge. I didn’t mind having a boss. But, I was deeply passionate about growing the business. I needed my sales team.

Microsoft touts its first managed blockchain service: JPMorgan’s Quorum

IT World

Now, however, Microsoft will handle not only the installation of the Quorum permissioned platform but software patches and updates, a full suite of application development tools as well as a template to govern the ledger, such as who can join a Quorum blockchain. Microsoft today announced its first Azure-based, managed blockchain platform using JPM's Quorum enterprise-class distributed ledger technology.

What are the biggest mistakes first-time startup founders make, and how can they be avoided?

SaaStr

But if you hoped to sell to cool tech companies, and you end up selling to government somehow — embrace it. Here’s my list in SaaS: Being reluctant to go up-market. Not everyone should go up-market.

What The Downturn Will Probably Look Like in SaaS

SaaStr

The Fed’s Repo market had to essentially be bailed out by the government.

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The top SaaS companies ruling the East Coast

SaaStock

Collibra provides a cross-organizational data governance and catalog platform that helps companies maximize the value of their data. Thanks to RoadBotics, governments can plan and repair roads at the right time, while saving taxpayer money.

What does the future hold for the world of personalized marketing?

Net-Results

What does concern me is the potential for the government to use personal data to target “enemies” (whose ideas do not align with theirs).