Archives: IPO

Schisms in the #CPQ World, Icertis Scores Apttus’ Product Guy

When Salesforce acquired quote-to-cash vendor Steelbrick last year, many in the technology community were a little aghast. Salesforce was a big investor in Apttus , a company with a similar product focus to Steelbrick, albeit at an arguably broader and higher level.  Read the source article at Computerworld

.@Apttus Looks to the Future with Bots and Virtual Reality

Last year Apttus, which provides pricing, quoting and contract building on the Salesforce platform was growing at a crazy rate. It appeared to be headed to IPO or a Salesforce purchase when it got a punch to the gut. Salesforce bought Steelbrick instead. Read the source article at TechCrunch

Why are software vendors going private?

For a private IT company, an IPO is seen as the ultimate achievement. But another trend is accelerating: public software companies going private. Read the source article at

Enterprise Software: How To Go Mobile-First

My tenure at Salesforce also helped me internalize the philosophy of putting customer success above all else. At, we strive to do 3 things exceptionally well: (1) Deliver an amazing product with a great user experience, (2) Create a mobile-first paradigm that allows our customers to succeed in today’s multi-device, and (3) Provide unparalleled • Read More »

GetFeedback: Helping Brands Succeed In A Mobile-First World

While consumer mobile apps get tons of buzz, there is also a mobile-first megatrend in the enterprise space. And one company that is leading the charge is GetFeedback. It certainly helps that the founders are former executives at Read the source article at

Social media is reinventing how business is done

“At a very basic level, Facebook is the most popular application ever, with a billion people who know how to use it,” said Marc Benioff, chief executive of, whose Chatter social-networking tools are used by 150,000 companies. “The ability to access information is much better because it’s easier to get to it.” Read the source • Read More »

The Road Show Not Taken

Cameras lined the steps to the Sheraton in midtown Manhattan, eager to get a glimpse of the headliner at a packed house for the show about to unfold. A new Broadway star? A young lion of Hollywood? Nope. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook arriving to take part in the… Read the source article at • Read More »

Cramer’s ‘Mad Money’ Recap: Game Plan Before Facebook Friday

Search Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” trading recommendations using our exclusive “Mad Money” Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Next week may be all about the upcoming Facebook IPO, but Jim Cramer showed his “Mad Money” TV show viewers Friday that there are plenty of other stocks worth looking into as he laid out his game • Read More »

Young, Rich and Charitable

Two summers ago Salesforce founder Mark Benioff, 47, donated to a San Francisco children’s hospital and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, 27, donated to Newark’s schools. Each gave $100 million. Individual philanthropy was back. And younger than ever. Read the source article at Business News & Financial News

Appirio Rises As Businesses Gaze Into The Cloud

General Atlantic Operating Partner Gary Reiner says it’s the perfect time to be investing in companies that help enterprises move their computing infrastructures to the cloud. He can tell by the unanimous enthusiasm he sees among tech executives. “Our view is that we’re on the part that starts going up on the S curve–I can’t • Read More »