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CXO Advice for Tech Startups – Q2 2020

Startups selling to technology leaders are being required to shift their go-to-market strategy based on the current environment and new priorities. During our CXO Advisory Board call on the “The Road Ahead”, CXOs from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Procter & Gamble, PwC, and Medidata advised startups to consider the following when revising their strategy:  Customer-Centric Outcomes …

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Starting a Company in a Recession

Sierra Ventures Managing Partner Mark Fernandes participated on a panel at Collision’s Annual Conference with Renata Quintini from Renegade Partners, Ravi Viswanathan from NewView Capital, and moderated by Kimberly Weisul from Inc. magazine to discuss starting a technology company in an economic downturn. Key Takeaways   “Technology waits for no one… if you’re starting a …

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We Will Do Better

Fast forward more than 56 years since the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington and emotions today range from sadness to outrage at what we have not accomplished in over a generation, and now amplified to crisis proportions by the police killing of George Floyd. So, what can a 15-person venture capital firm do better? …

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EverestLabs – Why Sierra Ventures Invested

We’re excited to announce Sierra Ventures’ investment in EverestLabs’ oversubscribed Seed Round. EverestLabs deploys computer vision and robotics solutions to pick valuable recyclables from conveyor belts at material recovery facilities (recycling plants). Humans are increasingly producing more waste, while waste management companies face a severe labor shortage, high labor costs, and old infrastructure. Over 300,000 …

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QuillBot – Why Sierra Ventures Invested

We’re excited to announce Sierra Ventures’ investment in QuillBot’s $4.25M Series Seed. QuillBot is a platform that’s helping over a million students and professionals improve their writing skills. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP), the software can rewrite full paragraphs based on the user’s requirements of style, tone, creativity, and more. The …

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