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  • Embracing the Future of Mobile Data

    Over the past decade, the proliferation of mobile has transformed the way people across the world live, work, and play. We’ve seen mobile expand beyond cellphones into all intelligent devices from IoT, to point-of-sale, to AR, and more. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has hastened this mobile eventuality, with corporations accelerating digitalization by seven years according to McKinsey. Mobile is now at the forefront of every strategic conversation with billions of dollars riding on…

  • Our Investment in Datafold—the Data Observability Platform

    One of the biggest shifts we’re seeing in the data ecosystem is the rise of the analytics engineer. These are data practitioners who are used to working with SQL and BI platforms. Increasingly however, they own the model creation, data extraction, transformation, and flow, and they are building systems around their practice to have good CI, version control, and documentation. The craft of analytics is progressing and becoming more like software development, and we’re excited to invest in…

  • GRID: The New Face of Spreadsheets

    “Hey, can you show me how our 2021 forecast would change if we increased the marketing budget?” You quickly get to work, rustling through 4-5 applications (Slack, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook…) for an hour to prepare the results...Whew!“Oh, sorry, did I say 2021 performance? I meant 2022. And what if we were able to decrease our travel expenses as well?” ...Back to the drawing board. The above scenario is all too familiar to the large population of global workers who interface with…

  • The Next Chapter in Data Analytics

    Data-driven decision making is fundamental for all modern businesses. Companies that haven’t figured out how to use data to their advantage must evolve or risk being outcompeted. It’s been no secret to any VC over the past six to seven years that big data is an interesting and attractive investment area. You may be tempted to think that the area has run its course and all the “unicorn” ideas have been funded—but believe it or not, there are still opportunities to build billion-dollar businesses…

  • Digital Transformation Requires Leadership

    *Originally published on August 6th, 2018 on LinkedIn. The internet has had a massive impact on consumer and enterprise markets. However, it has had little effect on industrial businesses or healthcare. In fact, most IT investments on platforms such as ERP, CRM or EMR led to improved communications or compliance but not substantial enhancements in productivity, quality or growth. That could change, but success is not assured. The next wave of tools is transformative: data, analytics, digital…