Big Data

Elevator Pitch: Mike Volpi of Index Ventures talks Cisco, Apple and the coming Google-Samsung wars

During much of the previous decade, Mike Volpi was rumored to be CEO-in-waiting at Cisco Systems. But when it became clear John Chambers wasn’t going anywhere, Volpi left the networking giant where he’d spent more than Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Claudia Fan Munce of IBM Venture Capital

Claudia Fan Munce heads IBM’s Venture Capital Group, which she runs from Big Blue’s venerable Almaden Research Center in San Jose. IBM scientists stationed there over the decades have pioneered such technologies as the Read More →

Wiretap: Eric Tilenius is back in the CEO saddle

Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. Eric Tilenius keeps proving him wrong. Tilenius launched his first company in junior high (building software for Radio Shack TRS-80s!), then after Stanford climbed the rungs Read More →

Bill Davidow: We’re being imprisoned by Big Data

Bill Davidow, partner emeritus at Mohr Davidow Ventures, has for years talked about the drawbacks of technology. Among other things, the former engineer and marketing executive at companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard and General Electric wrote a book called "Overconnected: Read More →

Quoted: Porn empire says hello, Big Data

"I shouldn't think anyone would really be interested in that. Who would want to buy data pertaining to whether somebody likes bondage or spanking?" — Peter Acworth, founder of, a San Francisco porn empire, on using Big Data Read More →

Wiretap wrapup: New deals for Tintri, CloudPassage and more

Here's a morning sampler of funding deals from around Silicon Valley. First, the big bucks: Mountain View cloud-storage maker Tintri unveiled a $75 million Series E led by Insight Venture Partners. Also Read More →
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