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Top Tips For Recruiting Recent Grads

Helpful Tips For Recruiting Recent Grads

Though most colleges ended the school year in June, many recent grads who don’t go straight into investment banking, consulting or accounting don’t start actively looking for their first role until August or September. Beyond that, about 35-40% of recent college graduates are moving back...

Rise of the Digital Marketing Suite - 2018 Edition Market Update

Rise of the Digital Marketing Suite – 2018 Market Update

In Q2 2014, Bowery Capital came up with a series of articles on the 'Rise of the Digital Marketing Suite'. We divided the digital marketing sector into six key categories, created the market landscape and conducted deep-dives on big players as well as independent companies....

Bridging The Gender Gap In Venture Capital

Bridging The Gender Gap In Venture Capital

In April, we announced our participation in Project #MovingForward, an open-source directory that pools diversity, inclusion, and anti-harassment commitments from VCs. As part of our ongoing interest in the initiative, Bowery Capital releases an annual gender study, designed to measure and track gender diversity (or...

Zero-Rating Opportunities in B2B SaaS

Zero-Rating Opportunities In B2B SaaS

We recently discussed net neutrality's impact on innovation and AT&T’s acquisition of AppNexus. Today we are going to examine zero-rating opportunities in B2B SaaS. Zero-rating allows a user of an app to freely use the content without it counting towards their data cap. For example,...

AT&T's Acquisition of AppNexus: What It Means For Media

AT&T’s Acquisition Of AppNexus: What It Means For Media

While AT&T's recent acquisition of Time Warner was considered the latest blockbuster M&A deal of 2018, the company's expansion into new verticals continues. AT&T's acquisition of AppNexus, a digital advertising exchange, puts the longstanding telecommunications incumbent in competition with the likes of Facebook and Google,...

What To Make Of Increasing Startup Valuations

What To Make Of Increasing Startup Valuations

If you’re deep in the trenches of the startup space like we are, you’ve probably already read - or at least heard about - Fred Wilson’s recent post, The Valuation Obsession, which touches on an important question facing investors and entrepreneurs alike: what do higher...

Proving Content Marketing ROI

Effectively Proving Content Marketing ROI

Proving content marketing ROI (return on investment) has become increasingly important in recent years, especially as it becomes clearer how effective content marketing can be when compared to traditional marketing. It’s been shown that content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing, yet it generates...

Recent Workday Acquisitions

Our Thoughts On The Recent Workday Acquisitions

Chalk another one up for M&A. Early last week Workday, the company that offers HR and other back-office apps for businesses, acquired Adaptive Insights, a provider of business planning and financial modelling tools, to the tune of $1.55B. Adaptive Insights has filed for their IPO on May...

Ideas For Startups Selling To Hospitals

Ideas For Startups Selling To Hospitals

While the enterprise sales process is challenging regardless of industry, these challenges are all the more difficult when it comes to healthcare, which is why we’re outlining a few ideas for startups selling to hospitals. Firstly, why is healthcare particularly challenging to sell into? Perhaps most...

The Unraveling Of Net Neutrality

Unraveling Of Net Neutrality: The Impact On Innovation

You’ve probably heard the term on NPR or read about it on Twitter: net neutrality, the principle that internet services providers (think: Verizon, Comcast, AT&T), or ISPs, should treat access to all content and applications the same despite owner or user. Well, last week marked...

AI Supremacy

Key Takeaways In The Fight For AI Supremacy

The Bowery Capital blog has been filled with discussions that examined the shifting pawns on the chessboard that is the fight for AI supremacy. As a principal investor in the machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystems, we are always keeping a close eye to...

Novel Framework For US AI Policy

Our Novel Framework For US AI Policy

Artificial intelligence has been a prominent feature on the Bowery Capital blog. We have covered the major nations public stance on AI and dove into the US public policy on AI. Rather than provide more highlights of countries' AI plans, we thought it best to provide...

Federal Cannabis Legislation

Federal Cannabis Legislation To Keep An Eye On

In April of 2017, Bowery Capital did a deep dive on cannabis software, in which we analyzed the cannabis software history, market themes, and investors. This post was a piece of a larger topic that focused on opportunities for software in different verticals. Since then there...

India's New AI Strategy

Reflections From India’s New AI Strategy

Press releases on different countries' AI strategies are beginning to feel like a weekly occurrence. This week it is India who has released their "National Strategy for AI".  We have written a collection of blog posts in the past months that cover AI Nationalism, AI...

US Policy within AI Nationalism

US Policy Within AI Nationalism

Fear and competition with the Soviet Union spurred a wave of US investment in science and technology in the 1960's. In recent years the US stance on addressing new technologies has changed. As I have highlighted in my ongoing discussion on AI Nationalism, the US policy...

impacts of AI nationalism on semiconductors

Impacts Of AI Nationalism On Semiconductors

Building off of my ongoing discussion on the implications of AI Nationalism, one important topic is the relationship between AI Nationalism and a new concept which can loosely be defined as semiconductor isolationism or semiconductor nationalism. The impacts of AI nationalism on semiconductors is something...

Discussing Customer Success With Prospective Investors

Discussing Customer Success With Prospective Investors

We talked last week about the importance of truly understanding your marketing activation, channels, and spend very early on in the life of your business. At Bowery Capital, we place a focus through our investment process on truly understanding where a founder is going to spend...

AI policy

AI Policy Frameworks We Are Seeing Today

We have talked a bunch on the Bowery Capital blog about AI Nationalism and various elements of AI including ethical challenges, AI country differences, and AI impacts on the B2B ecosystem. Issues concerning AI policy primarily revolve around the analysis of societal decision-making, with important questions...

Common Sales Hire Traits That Are Overvalued

Common Sales Hire Traits That Are Overvalued

What are the most important sales hire traits when adding heads to your sales organization? Many early stage companies tend to over-value qualities that aren’t actually as important as one may think. In fact, many of the skills that early stage companies look for in...

technology isolation within AI Nationalism

Technology Isolation Within AI Nationalism

As the AI arms race heats up between the worlds two largest economies there are reverberating effects in the global technology industry and government technology policy. Relative to our concept on AI Nationalism that I have talked about in prior posts, we have recently seen...

AI ethical challenges

AI Ethical Challenges May Drive Isolationistic AI Bias

AI ethical challenges and isolationistic AI bias are one of the main challenge areas as I continue to think about the impending AI arms race. My theory being that AI policy will likely become one of the most important areas of government policy as rapid progress occurs...

sap.io foundry event

Notes From The NYC SAP.iO Foundry Event

Last night we had the opportunity to spend some time at the new SAP offices in NYC to celebrate the launch of the first SAP.iO Foundry Cohort in New York focusing on women-led enterprise technology startups. As many who read this blog know we announced a...

4 Ways AI Is Revolutionizing Enterprises

4 Ways AI Is Revolutionizing Enterprises

“AI”, or Artificial Intelligence, perhaps the tech buzzword of the decade, has become a household term with significant stigma. The inflated and often misused mention of AI has painted a dystopian vision that industries will soon be dominated by a network of soulless robots. However,...

AE-To-VP Promotion

AE-To-VP Promotion Mapping In SaaS

Last week we discussed SDR-To-AE Promotion Mapping in sales, but what happens once someone is in an AE role? The average tenure for an AE according to the Bridge Group sits at 2.4 years, and one of the main reasons that we see people making these...

Quantum Future

Quantum Future

A quantum future is approaching at a breakneck speed and might play a role in your daily life sooner than you think. Recent estimates by Microsoft predict a commercially relevant quantum computer to be available within five years and given the enormous potential of quantum...

Edge Computing Network

4 Impacts Of The Growth Of Edge Computing

The trending buzzword in the computing ecosystem is edge computing - a set of emerging technologies that can handle computations, applications and user services to devices on the “edge” of the cloud network, rather than at the core. But this concept is not entirely novel;...

b2b unicorns

How You Stack Up Against The B2B Unicorns

Over the past two decades, there has been an influx of mega-successful business-to-business (B2B) companies. Much of this landscape, but not all, can be attributed to the advent of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service based businesses. As the B2B landscape experiences tremendous growth, it is important...

SDR-To-AE Promotion

SDR-To-AE Promotion Mapping In SaaS

We talk a lot on the Bowery Capital blog about general talent related matters that come up in any early stage company. Things like hitting hiring goals, using external recruiters, and best start dates. Something we have not gone deep on is thinking through promotions....

intelligent recruiting

Software Opportunities In Intelligent Recruiting

Intelligent recruiting has become a holy grail in the software world. Hiring is a pain point everyone has experienced personally. Every company in the world has to hire, so the market is enormous. And most existing solutions just don't cut it: terrible legacy UX / UI, cumbersome workflow, and...

industries quantum computing will redefine

5 Industries Quantum Computing Will Redefine

We spend a lot of time here at Bowery Capital thinking about the future. Quantum computers are one of the next technological revolutions, in our opinion, and we believe there are several industries quantum computing will redefine. This new, seemingly mystical, kind of computing promises...

NYC SaaS

Growth Of The NYC SaaS Ecosystem

Over the last decade, Software-as-a-Service companies have been rapidly expanding in the NYC market. In both investment volume and number of rounds, NYC has surpassed all other geographies (including the bay area) in percentage growth of new nationwide SaaS deals. At Bowery Capital, our primary investment focus...

opportunities in blockchain

Beyond Fintech: Startup Opportunities In Blockchain

Everyone continues to spar over the future of blockchain. Investors continue to debate bitcoin’s rise or demise. Banks are focused on the decentralized network underpinning bitcoin. Financial conglomerates pour cash into promising startups: Chain, Digital Asset Holdings, and Coinbase. The myriad of upcoming ICOs all...

Mulesoft Joining Salesforce

Thoughts On Mulesoft Joining The Salesforce Ohana

Unless you were living under a rock in the land of SaaS, yesterday's news about Mulesoft joining Salesforce for an enterprise value of roughly $6.5B was huge for the industry. The deal is the largest by a long shot in the ecosystem as laid out by...

subtle insights from the stack overflow survey

Subtle Insights From The Stack Overflow Survey

Every year since 2011, Stack Overflow has been putting out a wonderful survey on the state of the developer community. The 2018 edition came out recently and it did not disappoint. Over 100,000 developers responded to the survey and a lot of people have done...

overcoming sales objections

Overcoming Common Sales Objections

Overcoming sales objections is tough in early stage companies. You hear the lines over and over again and believe your product is best in market. "We love your platform and see the value, but don't have any budget this year." You know you have what it takes...

Beat the Sunday Scaries

4 Ways To Beat The Sunday Scaries

Friday afternoon rolls around and you’re relieved to finally get out of work and enjoy the weekend. But just like that, you open your eyes Sunday morning and the anxiety of the upcoming work week starts to creep in. That sinking hole-in-your-stomach feeling has been...