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Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software

by Jason
Dharmesh Thakker is a general partner at Battery Ventures and a former managing director at Intel Capital. More posts by this contributor: How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses The Money In Open-Source Software Max Schireson is the former CEO of open-source database company MongoDB and is currently an executive-in-residence at Battery Ventures. More posts by this contributor: The Money In Open-Source Software Dan Nguyen-Huu is an associate at Battery Ventures. More posts by this contributor: How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses Many of todays hottest new enterprise technologies are centered around free, open-source technology. As a [...]

Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

by Jason
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When I first met Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly in 2015at the Intel Capital Summit, we were about to go on stage for a fireside chat to discuss among other things Intels massive investment in his company. While on stage, the conversation inevitably turned to when the company might go public. As you might expect, he gave me the standard startup CEO answer. While Cloudera was certainly of sufficient size to IPO, they had just raised over a billion dollars and had plenty of cash. He was willing to wait until, in his words, when we feel its the right time. [...]