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Posts written by Mark Fernandes:


We are all fascinated with data. And in recent years, overwhelmed by the volume of it. But wait there’s more… data comes in different sizes, shapes and speeds, it’s processed across various... More


When investing in early-stage technology companies, we look at three things: the entrepreneur, the company, and how their idea may impact change. We are looking for three types of transformations: industries (ex.... More


We are excited to participate in Clip’s recent Series A $8M funding round. The company’s vision is to create the most secure and flexible way to accept payments in Latin America. The company is... More


The Sierra Ventures’ team would like to congratulate Gerri Martin-Flickinger on becoming Starbucks’ Chief Technology Officer. Gerri has been successful leading large-scale global IT organizations for companies experiencing explosive growth through acquisition, global... More


A little over three and a half years ago, over a cup of coffee at a cafe in the Flatiron Building in New York, my co-founder posed a powerfully simple question- “How... More


Let’s start with Wikipedia’s definition of “Cat and Mouse”… “Cat and mouse, often expressed as cat-and-mouse game, is an English-language idiom dating back to 1675 that means a contrived action involving constant... More


I’m sure most of us visit a dentist, vet, optometrist or chiropractor a few times a year. But as a VC, I had not given much thought about the hundreds of thousands... More


  Next up in our CIO series for B2B entrepreneurs is Joe Simon. He is the CTO of Condé Nast, one of the largest media companies globally with over 95 million consumers... More


This post continues our conversation with Clark Golestani, the CIO of Merck, #58 on the 2012 Fortune 500 list. His IT organization is over 10,000 people and operates in over 140 countries.... More


For the B2Bold Entrepreneur: Selling to CIOs can be intimidating, just ask any B2B entrepreneur. But very often, it is the key to a company’s success. And the earlier you crack the... More