Learning IoT in Emerging Markets
What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the
unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the
constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights?
In her session at @ThingsExpo, Carmen Feliciano, a Principal at AMDG, will
answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and
frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business.
Carmen Feliciano is a Principal at AMDG. She is a venture advisor and
investor focused on connecting US and emerging markets and start-up
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in its own FB stock. The leak is speculated (by the FT?) to be a negotiation
tactic by Twitter to get "other bidders to the table". Ah deal-drama, my
From FB's point of view it makes a lot of sense to get twitter in their
social network. Far more people use FB than use Twitter. And as a side note
FB does monetize its viewers. For the younger generation FB offers pictures
of you and your friends. For the older generation a way to stay in touch.
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Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop company, announced that it has secured a
Series B venture capital funding round led by Greylock Partners, bringing its
total funding to date to more than $11 million. Aneel Bhusri, Partner at
Greylock, has joined Cloudera's Board of Directors. Existing investor Accel
Partners, which led the Series A round, also participated in the round.
With proven investments such as Red Hat and WorkDay, Greylock Partners brings
deep expertise and operational experience in enterprise software,
particularly in data management.
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Box.net, the cloud-based content management company that's seen $29.5 million
in VC funding since it was started in a dorm room in 2005 by a couple of
soon-to-be college dropouts - well, $14.5 million if you don't count Mark
Cuban's angel capital - has gotten another $38 million in equity financing
plus $10 million in debt financing.
The handsome D round came from Meritech Capital Partner, new investors
Andreessen Horowitz and Emergence Capital Partners and existing ones Draper
Fisher Jurvetson, Scale Venture Partners and US Venture Partners. The debt
financing is coming from He... (more)
Cloud9 IDE, Inc., a cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for
web and mobile apps, has announced that it has raised $5.5 million in a
series A funding from Accel Partners and Atlassian Software. The company will
employ the funds to consolidate its leadership in the emerging cloud-based
Development as a Service (DaaS) segment of the $8B application development
Cloud9 has already met several important milestones through self-funding and
previous angel investments. The new funds will accelerate support for
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London start-up Six Degrees Group kicked off Monday with nearly $94 million
in its pocket, a staff of close to 100 people, claims of over 1,200 business
customers and designs on some of Amazon and Apple's business.
The 60 million quid comes from private equity firm Penta Capital, which
scored a 70% return in 12 months on Six Degrees CEO Alastair Mills' last
start-up SpiriTel and evidently expects lightning to strike twice.
The managed data services house, targeted at the mid-market, says it's
developed a cloud-based voice business continuity and disaster recovery
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