Checking the market’s temperature


Originally published on – May 20, 2016. Ajay Agarwal leads the West Coast team for Bain Capital Ventures, which he joined 13 years ago. Because he he has seen some market zigs and zags, we met him for coffee this week to talk about what he’s seeing in the market right now. Our chat has been edited for length. TC: Bain Capital Ventures opened […]

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Managing Your Startup In 2016: New Rules For A New Environment


Note: This post was originally published on TechCrunch on February 6, 2016. It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue again. And old-fashioned business fundamentals will balance out the disruption frenzy of the past five years. Given the new investment climate, what’s an entrepreneur to do? To answer […]

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The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning


Note: This post was originally published on TechCrunch on July 27, 2015. Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is being powered by machine learning. With machine learning, computers can process and mine data in real time to automatically […]

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