Verizon Ventures: Building a Platform for Drones to Take-Off

By Dave Famolari, Director, Verizon Ventures Forty years ago, a small group of researchers at Stanford Research Institute laid down the foundational principles that underpin what is now the Internet. In agreeing to build a modular, robust, and highly extensible end-to-end network, this team could not have appreciated the enormous economic engine they were about… Read More Verizon Ventures: Building a Platform for Drones to Take-Off

Welcome to the December 2016 Issue: The Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Welcome to the final issue of the NVCA Connection for 2016!  The theme for this issue of The Connection is cybersecurity and we have a host of very interesting articles covering many aspects of the cybersecurity ecosystem.  As we all know, security concerns continue to grow as we hear about hacking attacks and other misdeeds… Read More Welcome to the December 2016 Issue: The Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Accelerating Cybercrime Drives Cybersecurity Venture Investment

By Sean L. Cunningham Cyber attacks are growing worldwide and targeting: F-100’s, SMBs and consumers, while disrupting business functions, stealing sensitive data and intellectual property. Juniper research recently predicted that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches globally to $2.1 trillion by 2019 increasing to almost four… Read More Accelerating Cybercrime Drives Cybersecurity Venture Investment

Ecosystem converges at Impact Venture Capital

By Jack Crawford, General Partner, Impact Venture Capital On November 14th, newly launched Impact Venture Capital hosted the first ever Impact Global Venture Summit at the brand new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.  The event drew over eight hundred investors, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, students, researchers, and policy makers. The goal of the summit was… Read More Ecosystem converges at Impact Venture Capital