Gigster and the Future of Work

It’s no secret that good engineering talent is hard to find. Diverse industries from retail and transportation to banking and insurance have one thing in common: today they are all tech companies themselves and require highly skilled software teams for mission-critical technical projects. Done well, these projects serve as a competitive advantage, done poorly they … Continue reading

Introducing Astro

When my former Zimbra co-founders told me they were ready to start another company, I knew I had to work with them again. This is a team who knows how to build successful companies. Their pitch of using AI to kill information overload while connecting the dots inside the enterprise sealed the deal. I’ve spent … 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

Launch of Cubo: A New Hub for Brazilian Startups

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

LinkedIn Buys Refresh

Today LinkedIn announced that it is buying Refresh, the mobile app that helps you discover common ground and build stronger relationships by serving up dossiers on the people you meet, just as you need them.  We’re proud to have backed founders Bhavin Shah and Paul Tyma from the company’s early stages and we’re excited to … Continue reading

Data Warehousing for All

At Redpoint, we’re always proud to support our portfolio companies and it’s gratifying when one receives industry recognition for its accomplishments. In case you missed it, last week the O’Reily Strata + Hadoop Conference held its fourth annual Startup Showcase where a panel of judges picked the best data-driven startups.  The first place winner was Snowflake Computing, a … Continue reading

Microsoft buys Acompli

  Redpoint Ventures and I would like to congratulate and thank Javier Soltero, Kevin Henrikson and J. J Zhuang for their amazing insights, entrepreneurship and leadership at Acompli. Today Microsoft announced that they will purchase Acompli. It is bitter sweet for me. While we are thankful for the amazing ROI that they delivered us, I … Continue reading