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Apr. 23, 2013 SVForum PWC Talking SMAC

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On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Palo Ato at Pillsbury, SVForum presented the PwC Quarterly Venture Breakfast topic “Forecast for 2013 & Beyond: Cloudy with a Chance of…” Stanley Pierson of Pillsbury moderated panelists Arif Janmohamed of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Peter Lee of Bessemer Venture Partners, Rajan Raghavan of The Fabric and Jasmin Young of PwC. They discussed how businesses to will have to create hybrid clouds to keep up with huge amount of data generated by consumers on their mobile devices. They also discussed the confluence of SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud). SMAC is the ability to process who a person is, where they are and what they are doing. Combined with the low cost of cloud computing, this combination will drive growth over the next few years. The opportunities are in helping businesses with integration, security, storage and analytics.

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Apr. 10, 2012 SVForum PWC

On Tuesday April 10, 2012 in Palo Alto at Pillsbury Winthrop, SVForum presented the SVForum Quarterly Venture Breakfast with Pillsbury Winthrop and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The topic was of course “The Cloud.” Stanley Pierson of Pillsbury Winthrop moderated panelists Osman Ahmed of Scale Venture Partners, Steven Bengston of PwC, Aaron Jacobson of NEA and Peter Lee of Bessemer Venture Partners.

After Bengston gave his quarterly report on the growing concentration of venture capital in Silicon Valley, the panel discussed the cloud going mainstream. SAP bought Success Factors, IBM bought DemandTec and Oracle bought Taleo. Amazon continues to expand its cloud services to startups that want to scale quickly. As an example, Facebook paid a billion dollars for Instagram, a photo app company of twelve people that reached 30 million users in about a year. While not all deals will be as lucrative as Instagram, opportunities in the cloud exist in the enterprise, consumer, mobile, security and health sectors.

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