On Crypto Governance

Andreessen Horowitz

Crypto protocols are meant to be governed by a decentralized community of stakeholders.

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. This week, MakerDAO’s MKR token holders will cast a vote to determine the parameters of MakerDAO’s most ambitious upgrade yet.

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The Subscription Economy Comes to Government

Zuora

“Citizens tend to think of government as a kind of vending machine. The post The Subscription Economy Comes to Government appeared first on Zuora. They put in taxes and get out services […]. Subscribed Weekly / Thoughts from Tien Tzuo

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.

Build Trustworthy AI With MLOps

Machine learning operations (MLOps) helps companies deliver machine learning applications in production at scale. Discover the importance of secure MLOps in the four critical areas of model deployment, monitoring, lifecycle management, and governance.

New retailer payment methods; Vertical banking; Fintech x government; QR codes’ big moment?

Andreessen Horowitz

Bank of America got … The post New retailer payment methods; Vertical banking; Fintech x government; QR codes’ big moment? This first appeared in the monthly a16z fintech newsletter. Subscribe to stay on top of the latest fintech news. . Fintech pursues vertical banking.

B2G sales: How tiny startups can sell to government agencies

Close

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. It simply means that a business is selling its products or services to the government. What kinds of companies are selling to the government? There are literally government contracts that are just a few hundred bucks. Why sell to the government?

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? The post Data Governance: Salesforce Objects in a Lead-to-Cash Process appeared first on Sales Hacker. Reliable data is everything…. Without it, your sales team will struggle, the pipeline will dry up, and revenue will plummet.

??How Code for America uses Intercom to bridge the gap between people and government

Inside Intercom

As global unemployment rates continue to grow, people are looking to government for guidance, reassurance, and financial assistance. In the US, individuals who have recently lost their job or whose income has been impacted can apply for government benefits.

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

The Business Value of MLOps

As machine learning models are put into production and used to make critical business decisions, the primary challenge becomes operation and management of multiple models. This report highlights some of the most impactful benefits of MLOps tools.

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. Yes, but welcome to the federal government.). By seeking discounts on all orders, the government can take advantage of flexible and dynamic pricing in the commercial marketplace.

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.

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.” By which they mean: Without stupid rules that assume employees are dumb or evil, without everything taking ten times longer than it should, without wall-to-wall meetings, without resorting to hiring anything less than the top 1% of the talent pool, and so on.

10 Keys to AI Success in 2021

Capitalizing on the incredible potential of AI means having a coherent AI strategy that you can operationalize within your existing processes. Learn how organizations are overcoming hurdles and realizing the enormous rewards that AI can bring to any organization.

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.

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

TechStars

Building on Techstars success running more than 150 accelerator programs around the world with both government entities and Fortune 500 corporations, coupled with Starburst aerospace industry experience and expertise, this new mentorship-driven accelerator has formal sponsorship from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and the U.S. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S.

The Equation that Governs Your Sales Team's Effectiveness

Tomasz Tunguz

Sales velocity is the equation that governs the effectiveness of your SaaS startup’s sales team. Often, sales teams use the word sales velocity to refer to the number of signed contracts in a given month or quarter. But sales velocity classically defined is a different concept. Sales velocity originates from operations research , field of study pioneered by Charles Babbage , one of the fathers of computing, and Georges Doriot , the patriarch of the venture capital industry.

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”. Thanks to network effects, these platforms become more valuable to existing users as each new user joins.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

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

The One Force that Will Govern How We Return to Work

Tomasz Tunguz

This summer, startups will define how they return to work. In talking to founders and executives, I suspect the answer isn’t universal. But the force that will shape the decision is universal. That force is competition. A startup has three main activities: (1) recruit a team to (2) build a product and (3) sell and service the product. Competition influences each of those functions. Recruitment. Most people in Starupland spend more time looking for a parking space than for a job.

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?

5 Easy Steps to Register for a Business License

The Daily Egg

Business licenses and permits are government-led initiatives to protect consumers and keep operations transparent. That’s why business license registration is a prerequisite. The post 5 Easy Steps to Register for a Business License appeared first on The Daily Egg. Startup

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.

How to Get The Attention of Any Decision-Maker to Expand Your Sales Within An Enterprise Account

Predictable Revenue

Troy Angrignon has sold into huge companies in every space imaginable, from IT, to state government, to Fortune 100 oil and gas. Over 25 years he has come up with some indisputable tactics on what exactly you need to do to get a meeting with any decision-maker at a large account.

Why Web3 Matters

Andreessen Horowitz

Web1 (roughly 1990-2005) was about open protocols that were decentralized and community-governed. Most of the value accrued to the edges of the network — users and builders. Web2 (roughly 2005-2020) was about siloed, centralized services run by corporations.

Crypto Fund III

Andreessen Horowitz

We are radically optimistic about crypto’s potential to restore trust and enable new kinds of governance where communities collectively make important decisions about how networks evolve, … The post Crypto Fund III appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

IT World

government: They’re all either delaying office reopenings or shifting to remote or hybrid work. Thanks to the pandemic, working from home no longer languishes as a rare option for a few workers. It’s mainstream business practice. Just ask Google, Facebook, Netflix, or the U.S.

Experts call Apple's CSAM scheme 'a dangerous technology'

IT World

Apple’s decision to postpone introduction of its controversial client-side scanning (CSS) CSAM-detection system looks like an even better idea amid news governments already want to use the controversial tools for other forms of surveillance.

Uncontrolled Spread: Science, Policy, Institutions, Infrastructure

Andreessen Horowitz

Microsoft sets perpetual-license Office 2021 prices, reveals new-feature list

IT World

Last month, Microsoft debuted Office LTSC 2021 , the acronym standing for "Long-Term Support Channel," as the perpetual-license Office for commercial and government customers.

Just who is Windows 11 for, anyway?

IT World

Rather, it was designed for the businesses, governments, schools, and other entities that we interact with. Seriously, who did Microsoft develop Windows 11 for? Only people who like centered taskbars? Only people who don’t mind “unlearning” how to get into task manager?

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. Success Stories

Bio Eats World: The Fundamental Principles of Reality

Andreessen Horowitz

What are the fundamental principles that govern the physical world around us, and how did we get to them? In this episode of Bio Eats World, hosts … The post Bio Eats World: The Fundamental Principles of Reality appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. bio history space

Microsoft releases new perpetual Office for enterprise

IT World

Microsoft last week announced the availability of the next edition of perpetual-license Office for commercial and government customers.

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

Journal Club: Restoring a Reflex

Andreessen Horowitz

In a healthy person, your body automatically adjusts blood pressure constantly, and this adjustment is governed by what’s called the baroreflex. However, a spinal cord injury can … The post Journal Club: Restoring a Reflex appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

a16z Podcast: COVID Relief and Fraud

Andreessen Horowitz

On March 27th, the government enacted a $2.2 This episode examines the potential for misuse and fraud among those applying for coronavirus relief—and how fintech and software provide overlooked tools to stop it.