Lean Product Methodology

How Machine Learning Will Disrupt The Established Cloud Providers image

Advances in Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) technologies and techniques put greater demand on data centers and ML-optimized compute resources and bring a new wave of disruption to cloud providers. This will impact Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and other cloud providers as demand for the SMACK stack (spark, mesos, akka, cassandra, kafka) replaces the LAMP stack for ...

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Developing Products at Silicon Valley Speed image

Velocity Wins “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” We’ve all heard this quote more than once: in seminars, board rooms, even on television. This is in part, I surmise, because it is particularly relevant to the fast-moving, dynamic world of entrepreneurs, ie.. Silicon Valley. We regularly read about several startups with virtually the same idea getting funded within a 3-month ...

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Pre-seed vs. Seed Fundraising image

At SVSG, we regularly talk with early stage companies about a myriad of topics. One topic that comes up most often from first time founders is fundraising -- how much should we raise for our seed round? My answer is always the same: Before the founders can raise a seed round, they need to ensure that they have built the foundation for doing so -- what we call meeting the Five Pillars of Successful Seed Stage Fundraising. If they have not, we recommend that the startup step back and raise a pre-seed round in order to build their minimal viable product (MVP).

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