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Customer Success Doesn’t Matter

“Customer success doesn’t matter is everything” Back in my role running sales and marketing at Trilogy, I learned one of my first lessons about business: “customer success doesn’t matter.”   While the statement sounds ridiculous, in the world of enterprise software … Continue reading

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Big Data meets Marketing Again – this time in the world of “offline” CPG

Today InfoScout announced the launch of their company and their analytics dashboard for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) marketers. Bain Capital Ventures, along with Founder Collective and Dunnhumby Ventures, led a $5M Series A funding round in the company. We are … Continue reading

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“Magic in a Can” Why we invested in Optimizely

Today Optimizely announced their Series A funding round of $28 million led by new investors Benchmark and Bain Capital Ventures along with several other existing seed investors. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Optimizely founders, Dan and Pete, … Continue reading

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Commerce technology is a massive opportunity (and retail is not dead)

Commerce technology is a massive opportunity (and retail is not dead) (via Pando Daily) By Ajay Agarwal On February 22, 2013There has been recent discussion about whether retail is dead. We couldn’t disagree more. We predict that over the next … Continue reading

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What’s next after SaaS? Big Data Applications

Today one of our portfolio companies, Bloomreach, announced a new funding round led by NEA and their partners Scott Sandell and Ravi Viswanathan.  Bain Capital Ventures and Lightspeed also participated in the round.  We are thrilled to work with NEA … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Kiva Systems

This morning, Amazon’s purchase of Kiva Systems for $775 Million officially closed. Mick Mountz, Kiva’s CEO and Founder, and his team did an amazing job of creating, building, and commercializing a revolutionary technology to transform how ecommerce distribution is done.  … Continue reading

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Marketing – the next multi-billion dollar category of enterprise technology

“By 2017, a CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO” —Gartner Group For the first time in history, businesses can leverage big data for the benefit of driving marketing insights. We are at the very beginning of this … Continue reading

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Only the Best

Only The Best Why Startups Should Recruit Aggressively from College and Why Most of Them Don’t Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, I spent 8 years at Trilogy which was founded by Joe Liemandt, a Stanford dropout and brilliant entrepreneur. … Continue reading

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