Edison Ventures Promotes Ryan Ziegler to Partner
Edison Completes its 38th FinTech investment in Chicago-based OptionsCity
Edison Fuels Rapid Growth of Multi-Platform Game Developer, Arkadium
On April 9th, I attended an event hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) entitled, “What Every CFO Must Know About Cyber Threats and Security.” The affair attracted nearly 200 technology CFOs who were there to hear the CEOs of Mandiant and KEYW, as well as a special agent for the FBI’s Washington Field Office Cyber...read more Does SaaS Reduce Sales Cycles? - The Psychology of SaaS Pricing
When corporate software buyers consider software that is acquired via a permanent license, does “permanent license” cause them to think harder about their decision? Do they see it as a career-affecting decision if it goes wrong? Do they take longer to evaluate the software before making the buying decision knowing that it is...read more Cees Louwers' Blog - Office Productivity Manager
After more than 400 migration projects with organizations moving from one office environment to the next version I am still flabbergasted and confused about how easily the lack of productivity gains are accepted. Organizations invest millions of dollars in hard and software infrastructures like SharePoint, Lync or even Word, Excel and PowerPoint...read more Edison Community Blog - D.C.’s IT Economy: Readying for the Seismic Shift
D.C.’s IT Economy: Readying for the Seismic Shift
With the 2011 budget impasse and its automatic cuts to the defense budget looming, the Washington, D.C. area is set to see a major overhaul to its IT company landscape. Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winning business columnist Steve Pearlstein wrote on January 6th, “the government IT...
“I Want to Thank the Academy…”
Entrepreneurial awards events copy Hollywood awards shows with spotlights and video montages. One difference is I more admire the entrepreneurial winners. And I enjoy learning about the success stories, as I know how much has to go right to build a sustainable business. I am always pleased when...
Edison Community Blog - Getting on the Radar
The global Financial Services landscape is undergoing transformative change. It’s hard to turn on the news and not hear about the European debt crisis, Occupy Wall Street and the growing divide between Wall Street and the rest of the country. Banks are letting go thousands of employees in the wake of decreased...
Edison Community Blog - Size doesn't (or shouldn't) matter...
Since our blog at Edison Ventures has a stated goal of “pulling back the covers” on VC, I thought I’d take a moment and give you a view into how an associate can help you get, and stay, on the radar at a VC firm (or at least our firm). I’ll provide an overview of what we do in general, specifically how we function...
I bet the title of our first blog entry wasn’t what you were expecting from me or Edison Ventures. You haven’t stumbled upon the latest edition of Cosmo or Marie Claire . How much money an early stage or private company has raised or how big the latest round was is way overhyped in the VC and growth equity industry. Below I share some thoughts...read more Edison Community Blog - Mistakes to avoid when approaching Investors
I was recently asked to chair a panel at a venture forum targeted at helping entrepreneurs with raising capital to fund their businesses. The panelists included a mix of angel and venture investors as well as investment bankers. Instead of the typical panel format of asking questions of each of the panelists on how entrepreneurs should approach...read more Edison Community Blog - To be or not to be... the CFO.
Being the CFO of a complex venture capital fund organization is easily one of the most challenging, exhilarating, and satisfying endeavors I have ever been involved with in my 30+ year professional career. While each day at Edison is very different from the last, they all seem the same in one way—they all feel like they are about 5 minutes...read more