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Gabriel Lowy's Blog – November 2013 Archive (2)

Improve VC Success Rates

Several steps can be taken to improve VC success rates.  Many technology entrepreneurs/start-ups get overwhelmed and frustrated by inappropriate capital allocations and/or meddling by early-stage investors posturing for an eventual exit.

Much like the steroid-enhanced era in baseball, there is now excessive investment emphasis on prodigious home runs rather than batting averages made up of many singles and doubles.

The first step for any investor is to understand the…


Added by Gabriel Lowy on November 13, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

Hadoop as a Data Management Hub

Forward-looking organizations should consider Hadoop as a data management hub.  New features in Hadoop 2.0 provide greater flexibility and manageability, allowing firms to efficiently move more workloads to Hadoop and build analytics models using a much larger data pool.

In financial services for example, many organizations have been experimenting with Hadoop projects.  These range from securities pricing, risk analysis and setting insurance premiums to monitoring transactions flows…


Added by Gabriel Lowy on November 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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