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Startups Uber and Airbnb Court Business Travelers

Date: Jul 29, 2014

New Versions of Apps Are Geared Toward Booking Business Trips By Douglas MacMillian and Craig Karmin, Wall Street Journal. Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. popularized the concept of a “sharing economy,” where regular consumers share things like car rides and apartments. Now they are sprucing up their services to appeal to the buttoned-up business traveler. The fast-growing technology startups this week each announced new versions of their apps geared toward booking business trips. Both companies also struck deals with Concur Technologies Inc., CNQR +1.42%  the expense-reporting software used by more than 20,000 companies. Appealing to corporate clients would give…

InfiniDB Powers Subscription Payment Processing Innovator Vindicia

Date: Jun 03, 2014

InfiniDB announced another silicon-valley-based, innovative company is leveraging the InfiniDB platform for Big Data insights: Vindicia. Vindicia is the leader in enterprise subscription billing solutions and is leveraging the InfiniDB platform to help identify customer acquisition opportunities, maximize system up-time and pinpoint areas that can be rapidly scaled for clients. Related Video: Hadoop Summit – How Are You Getting Value From Big Data?

More money from more users should be music to Spotify’s ears

Date: Sep 26, 2012

Is Spotify missing a trick by not focusing on data analysis to turn higher profits? Vindicia’s Gene Hoffman thinks so. Spotify has changed the way we listen to music yet again and boasts subscriber numbers that most digital businesses would envy. But with many millions of people only ever tuning in for free, is the music-streaming giant missing a trick? The answer may lie in data Spotify already holds. Subscriptions are fast becoming an everyday way for us to purchase products and services as diverse as online games and clothing. Sales and marketing teams are responding with savvy ways to…

Vindicia in Top 100 Lead Response Ranking

Date: Sep 21, 2012

Vindicia ranked #16 with a lead response time of 03:20. Other popular companies in the ranking: Intuit #50 (12:18), Salesforce #59 (14:18), Marketo #84 (22:24). In the interest of full disclosure, my company is, the leading cloud-based provider of sales automation and analytics for inside sales professionals. Dave Elkington, our CEO, and I started the company 8 years ago. I’ve been walking the floor at Dreamforce 2012, the biggest SaaS show of the year, put on by in San Francisco every fall. Today we announced the fifth annual results of the largest research study ever done on the…

Why Innovators Should Still Aim for an IPO, Not An Acquisition

Date: Sep 20, 2012

I was extremely pleased to see Congress pass and the President sign the JOBS Act, which will loosen the IPO process for emerging growth companies. A lot of ink (or is that pixels) was spilled talking about how this bill will help the economy, but I want to dig a bit under the covers to explain why having a robust IPO market is so critical to innovation, even in light of the current indigestion surrounding Groupon, Zynga, and Facebook. To do so, one needs to understand how and why most mergers fail and why growth companies are uniquely positioned to…