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2023: The State of Generative AI in the Enterprise

Menlo Ventures surveyed more than 450 enterprise executives to provide a view into generative AI adoption in the enterprise today.

November 10, 2023Naomi Pilosof Ionita and Derek Xiao
The Empire Strikes SPAC: How SPACs Can Fuel Future Investment Diversity

SPACs were seemingly everywhere—a previously esoteric financial strategy exploded into prominence in 2020 and 2021.

May 4, 2021Steve Sloane
The Secret to Cracking the Minimum Viable Product

Startups fail when they don’t build a simple solution to a problem many people have. Many startups fall into the trap of building toward a “mission” rather than a minimum viable product (MVP).

March 25, 2021Shawn Carolan
Four Big Trends in Digital Health

The pandemic’s pressures compressed trends toward digital and virtual care that might otherwise have taken years into a few months.

October 9, 2020Greg Yap
Is It Better to Invest in Public Stocks or the Private Market During a Downturn?

I recently found myself wondering how venture returns correlate to public market performance during market turbulence.

May 29, 2020Steve Sloane
Can M&A Still Thrive if Our Economy Slows? History Tells Us M&A Slows During a Recession, But This Time May Be Different

Downturns are historically terrible for M&A, but there are reasons to believe that may not be the case during this recession. Markets have shown an unfortunate ability to accelerate deal...

May 28, 2020Steve Sloane
The Power of AI In Customer Service

Think about the last time you hung up the phone and cursed. If you’re like us, it was likely the result of a poor customer service experience.

May 31, 2017Matt Murphy
How Can America Win the Cyber War?

I had the opportunity yesterday to provide testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee on the promises and perils of emerging technologies for cybersecurity.

March 23, 2017Venky Ganesan
Insights from Our Q&A with Ben Horowitz and Matt Murphy

The Usermind team was fortunate to be able to sit down with Ben and Matt for an informal discussion on the current fundraising climate, conquering the competition, and creating a new software category.

March 1, 2017
Brexit’s Impact on Silicon Valley

What is the actual financial impact of Brexit for early-stage technology companies in Silicon Valley? Zip, zilch, nada.

June 25, 2016Venky Ganesan
Instant Gratification and the Power of Right Now

In this post, we will explain why on-demand marketplaces have a distinct advantage in terms of avoiding disintermediation, maintaining pricing power, and boosting acquisition efficiency.

January 26, 2016Steve Sloane
Taking Stock: Ranking the Next Billion-Dollar Cybersecurity Markets

This post originally appeared in the RSA Conference blog. With IT security spending estimated to crest the $75 billion annual mark before the end of 2015, there’s no shortage of emerging security...

October 15, 2015Venky Ganesan
When Unicorns Take Flight

At the start of this year, I was quite optimistic about the M&A environment, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone in the venture community.

July 15, 2015Mark Siegel
Evaluating the Risks and Rewards of Unicorn Capital

This is the best time to raise money for your startup. At least since 1999. But raising money can be a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs.

July 2, 2015Mark Siegel
Bloomberg Brief Q&A With Venky Ganesan

The sharing economy will be great for consumers, but not so great for the income gap, Venky Ganesan told Bloomberg Brief.

June 17, 2015Venky Ganesan
Focus Your Energies to Solve Big Problems

Cloud, data analytics, and mobility are fundamental venture trends that will continue to offer incredible investment opportunities for venture capitalists.

May 15, 2015Venky Ganesan