Software Firms Now 42% Of Venture Capital Invested In 2014

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Cloud Computing SaaS Forecasts Just over $4B was invested in software deals by venture capitalists (VCs) during Q1, 2014, four times as much as biotechnology.

Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter of 2014, with biotechnology receiving 11%.  VCs invested $816M in IT Services or 9% of all dollars, making this the third largest investment category.  Interest in IT Services continues to accelerate, with dollars invested in this category increasing 33% compared to the prior quarter.

These findings are from the latest edition of The MoneyTree Report, a quarterly study of venture capital investment in the United States produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) using Thomson Reuters data.  You can find the full data sets of the study here in Microsoft Excel format.  The MoneyTree Report Q4 2013/ Full-year 2013 is also available in PDF form here and there is no opt-in to download it.

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Roundup Of Analytics, Big Data & Business Intelligence Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2014

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NYC SkylineFrom manufacturers looking to gain greater insights into streamlining production, reducing time-to-market and increasing product quality to financial services firms seeking to upsell clients, analytics is now essential for any business looking to stay competitive.  Marketing is going through its own transformation, away from traditional tactics to analytics- and data-driven strategies that deliver measurable results.

Analytics and the insights they deliver are changing competitive dynamics daily by delivering greater acuity and focus.  The high level of interest and hype surrounding analytics, Big Data and business intelligence (BI) is leading to a proliferation of market projections and forecasts, each providing a different perspective of these markets.

Presented below is a roundup of recent forecasts and market estimates:

  • The Advanced and Predictive Analytics (APA) software market is projected from grow from $2.2B in 2013 to $3.4B in 2018, attaining a 9.9% CAGR in the forecast period.  The top 3 vendors in…

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Google Launches Cloud Dataflow, A Managed Data Processing Service

Google Launches Cloud Dataflow, A Managed Data Processing Service
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Google’s Redesigned Drive Focuses On Speed, Office Compatibility And Security

Google’s Redesigned Drive Focuses On Speed, Office Compatibility And Security
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Google today gave its Drive online storage service a major redesign today and with it, it is also bringing a number of new features to its Docs, Sheet… Read more


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Google’s Redesigned Drive Focuses On Speed, Office Compatibility And Security

Google’s Redesigned Drive Focuses On Speed, Office Compatibility And Security
TECHCRUNCH FOR PULSE | WED, JUN 25
http://pulse.me/s/1us46t

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Google today gave its Drive online storage service a major redesign today and with it, it is also bringing a number of new features to its Docs, Sheet… Read more


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Google I/O Attendees Gifted Brand-New Android Wear Smartwatches

Could this watch be in your near future?

Smart watches are the newest displays that have great mobile functionality. Can you squeeze a pico projector in and that would be equivalent to the kitchen sink. Sound off if smart watches are in your near future.

Google I/O Attendees Gifted Brand-New Android Wear Smartwatches
TECHCRUNCH FOR PULSE | WED, JUN 25
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Get ready to be jealous, Google fans. Google I/O attendees will walk away from this week’s annual developer conference with some brand-new Android Wea… Read more


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Google I/O Attendees Gifted Brand-New Android Wear Smartwatches

Could this watch be in your near future?

Smart watches are the newest displays that have great mobile functionality. Can you squeeze a pico projector in and that would be equivalent to the kitchen sink. Sound off if smart watches are in your near future.

Google I/O Attendees Gifted Brand-New Android Wear Smartwatches
TECHCRUNCH FOR PULSE | WED, JUN 25
http://pulse.me/s/1xuZc4

image?link=http%3A%2F%2Ftctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com%2F2014%2F06%2Fimg_0273.jpg
Get ready to be jealous, Google fans. Google I/O attendees will walk away from this week’s annual developer conference with some brand-new Android Wea… Read more


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RT @satyanadella “” Microsoft CEO is c

RT @satyanadella “” Microsoft CEO is cool at all levels. Make Microsoft cool!

ive been trying this out and it working

ive been trying this out and it working great http://t.co/rb8lgFeYr1 :D

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