When a hurricane or tornado hits, what are the trees most likely to survive? The ones with the deeper roots naturally. And so too is the case when it comes to an entrepreneur’s relationship with his/her VC. Entrepreneur-turned-VC Mark Suster details the critical value that broadening one’s relationship with a VC firm can have for [...]
The Ann Magazine wrote a feature article covering Ann Arbor’s thriving entrepreneurial landscape. Among the entrepreneurs and startups featured were Jen Baird of Accio Energy, Dug Song of Duo Security and DeepField, all of whom are members of Resonant’s portfolio. To read the full article, click here.
The University of Michigan has been granted $1.5mm from the National Science Foundation to administer an entrepreneurial training program called I-Corps, which is launching this spring. The goal of the program is to put Michigan tech startups on a fast-track path and the initial class will include 25 teams of three members each. To read [...]
Duo Security, one of Resonant’s portfolio company and also founded by two University of Michigan alumni, continues to make waves within the mobile two-factor authentication space. The Ann Arbor-based startup recently announced hardware-level security as well as 400% increase in revenue and was featured on the UM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s department webpage. To [...]
‘Big data’, one of the most overhyped and poorly understood terms since the phrase ‘cloud computing’, is dead. The phrase has lost all meaning from hype and overuse. That said, there are 6 up-and-coming industries within data that John De Goes, CEO of Precog, believes everyone should know. To read more about the death of ‘Big [...]
During 2012, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained roughly 890 points, or 7.26%. Duo Security, on the other hand, saw record growth in its revenue–increasing by 400% during 2012 alone. This is, in part, due to Duo’s mission to “democratize” two-factor authentication by bringing the technology to non-traditional buyers. To read more about Duo’s growth, [...]
Although home of the TechStars program, Boulder, Colorado is one of the more underrated entrepreneurial communities within the U.S. Among Boulder’s brightest up-and-coming startups is Precog, Resonant’s portfolio company that aims to simplify big data, which was recently featured among Boulder’s 10 most exciting startups. To read more about Precog and its fellow Boulderites, click here.
Since 2010, Resonant has been interested in the B2B Cloud space and have amassed a portfolio full of B2B cloud companies. However, not all other VCs have been so fortunate to recognize this huge advantages B2B has over B2C, including outperformance, investment opportunity and B2C’s reliance on B2B. To read the analysis in more depth, [...]
Today the total number of incubators (broadly defined to include incubators, accelerators, and “seed starter funds”) is probably in the hundreds, versus a few years ago with only a handful in the space. While this is unlikely to change the standard 90% failure rate of startups, America will still likely gain from this new influx [...]