At XSeed Capital, we invest in seed-stage startups that are often still searching for the right product-market fit. As they start to see the tantalizing evidence of something compelling, they need to decide what to include in the product, and, justRead More
XSeed Capital is very excited to announce our recent investment in Chatous, an online and mobile service that enables people to have conversations with others around the world in a safe, private and protected manner. The company, which began as a project in one of Jure Leskovec‘s classes at Stanford University, matches individuals with others basedRead More
LinkedIn and other companies draw hundreds of millions of users every day in large part thanks to their ability to acquire, transform and leverage many types of data. The use of a data roadmap, which is a disciplined way toRead More
One of the biggest challenges of technology businesses is maintaining a consistent focus on the critical activities that will help grow a company as quickly and sustainably as possible.
When aRead More
Oh, you lucky dog! When you started the process of raising money you hoped it would go well, but you didn’t really know for sure. The first few fundraising pitches were a little rough, and you had some doubtsRead More
In venture capital, investors strive to find entrepreneurs that are “authentic” to a market and who are also addressing a large problem. XSeed is excited to announce our recent investment in CirroSecure, a firm where we have found both great entrepreneurs and also a big opportunity that is not being adequately solved with existing solutions.
When we first met VikrantRead More
Lights-out operations of data centers has long been a vision pursued by many IT organizations. In the last 15 years, companies such as Opsware (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Opalis (acquired by Microsoft) and DynamicOps (acquired by VMware) have led the first two waves of automation that delivered increasing levels of productivity to data center operations teams, from bare-metal servers toRead More
As I recently re-read the opening of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” I realized just how prescient he was about modern Silicon Valley.
For the last several years, conventional wisdom has been that enterprise software is the exciting area in which venture capitalists should invest.
A large number of celebrated exits have occurred with firms such as WorkdayRead More