So, You Want to Go Cloud-Native? First, Ask Why

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Over the last couple years, the term “cloud-native” has entered the collective consciousness of those designing and building applications and the infrastructure that supports them. At its heart, cloud-native refers to a software architecture paradigm tailored for the cloud. It calls that applications 1) employ containers as the atomic unit for packaging and deployment, 2) … Continue reading

Viva La Revolution!

Yesterday Tastemade announced their latest round of funding of $40M.   What makes them an important company?  Tastemade is not just a digital video network delivering inexpensive, quality content to digital screens across the world.  Of course that describes some of what they do, but they are also much more. Tastemade is delivering the best  quality … Continue reading

WELCOME ROMERO RODRIGUES!

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We are pleased to announce that Romero Rodrigues has joined Redpoint eventures as a new Managing Director. Romero is the “poster child” for the Brazilian Internet entrepreneur as an economic force. He is an inspiration for why we originally co-founded the fund– to discover, nurture and steadily grow alongside Brazil’s best and brightest entrepreneurial startup … Continue reading

Launch of Cubo: A New Hub for Brazilian Startups

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In 2011 Redpoint and eventures created a Sao Paulo-based joint venture known as Redpoint eventures focused on early stage consumer Internet startups in Brazil.  It’s a $130 million fund that is operated independently from Redpoint but draws on the network and expertise from the Redpoint partnership and portfolio.  We recently launched an innovation hub designed … Continue reading

Welcome Evan Doll

We are thrilled to welcome Evan Doll as an EIR to Redpoint. I have known Evan for 7+ years. A mutual friend introduced us when he was at Apple working on the first mail, clock and calendar apps for the first  iPhone.  We hit it off right away. We started throwing around product ideas back and … Continue reading

Is AWS The Most Important Enterprise Company?

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As Amazon wrapped up its 4th annual AWS re:Invent Conference last week, it became clear to me that the company is no longer just a developer platform; but rather a full-fledged enterprise company serving the needs of small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. AWS is dominating the public cloud market, and it is increasingly clear that this market represents … Continue reading

When Investing In Mobile, You Need Both Method and Magic

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  Mobile has become one of the most powerful technology platforms the consumer has ever experienced. These pocket-size super-computers are changing the way we live, work, and play, with always-on broadband Internet access, location, and user-aware context of delivery and predictive services.  But even more notably to me as an investor, mobile has paved the … Continue reading

Caspida: How to Win in Security

Last week, we were thrilled to share the news that our portfolio company, Caspida, was acquired by Splunk. Caspida will help Splunk tackle some of the most fundamental and complex challenges in security around privileged data loss and suspicious user activity and improve Splunk’s ability to detect, respond to and mitigate both advanced persistent threats … Continue reading