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Comcast Ventures Invests in AtScale, a Business Intelligence-Focused Platform

Comcast Ventures, Funding Announcement, Infrastructure  |  May 16, 2016  |  By


Imagine thousands of analysts at a Fortune 500 company running numbers, then trying to synthesize the findings into one place to make key critical decisions.  Sounds tough right?  Now imagine those numbers, viewed in places like Tableau to Excel all from one source, analyzed cohesively to provide real-time analytics critical for key business decisions.  This can be done by Comcast…

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How to avoid becoming the next insider threat victim

Comcast Ventures  |  April 7, 2016  |  By

Five years ago, the term “insider threat” was not commonplace. Today, it’s almost everywhere. As cybersecurity has become a more popular conversation piece, the term “insider threat” has risen in the ranks with it. So what is an insider threat? Insider threats can be broken down into two categories – malicious and non-malicious. Malicious insiders are people, such as employees…

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We’re at SXSW – Streaming Ludacris & Lil Jon via TuneIn

Comcast Ventures  |  March 11, 2016  |  By

This weekend, tens of thousands of eager festivalgoers will head to SXSW, the annual music, film and interactive event that draws performers, tech companies, brands and other talented characters from all around the globe to Austin, Texas. For the third year in a row, Comcast Ventures will be on the ground at The Belmont providing live entertainment and networking opportunities…

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Our Seed Investment in Influencer Discovery Platform, Heleo

Comcast Ventures, Seed  |  January 7, 2016  |  By

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As the nature of content evolves and social platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn increase their focus on content discovery and consumption, influencers or ‘brands of one’ have become a popular way for audiences to learn about a particular area of interest – from happiness and habit hacking to understanding how neuroscience contributes to better business. Driving these ideas are a…

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Comcast Ventures Adds to its Virtual Reality Investments with NextVR

Comcast Ventures, Virtual Reality  |  November 16, 2015  |  By


Imagine watching the Golden State Warriors play from the front row or a taking in a heated Democratic presidential debate with 180-degree view – all from the comfort of your own home. With NextVR, the leader in live-action virtual reality broadcast technology, this is now possible.  As the preeminent company that can transmit live high definition virtual reality over the…

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Comcast Ventures Invests in BitSight

Comcast Ventures, Enterprise  |  July 9, 2015  |  By

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In the last few years, an increasing amount of public and private entities have become victims of data breaches. An alarming number of these breaches are via third-party vendors. In fact, a recent Verizon DBIR report suggests that as much as 70% of incidents are via third parties. Companies have little control over the security of their third-party vendors, leaving…

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Comcast Ventures Invests in Zenefits

Comcast Ventures  |  May 14, 2015  |  By


We’re thrilled about our recent investment in Zenefits – the leading cloud HR automation platform. The SaaS-based solution connects payroll, benefits and other HR systems to one common employee record reducing HR overhead dramatically and improving the employee HR experience. The company recently celebrated its 2-year anniversary and already has over 10,000 customers, around 1,000 employees and substantial recurring revenues. It’s very…

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Comcast Ventures Invests in August Home

Comcast Ventures  |  March 25, 2015  |  By


Over the last two years, the fervor for all things connected home has reached new heights. Comcast Ventures has watched intently as many of Silicon Valley’s best entrepreneurs have entered the fray with a dizzying array of innovative devices and services. August Home, the maker of an exquisite connected door lock, is one such example, and earlier this week, Comcast…

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Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund Adds Lo Toney to the Team

Catalyst Fund, Comcast Ventures, For Entreprenuers  |  February 26, 2015  |  By

Today, Comcast Ventures announced the expansion of its Catalyst Fund to the West Coast with the hire of Laurence “Lo” Toney, former CEO of LearnStreet and general manager at Zynga. Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund focuses on investing in early stage startups led by minority entrepreneurs, who are increasingly starting new companies by creating new categories or disrupting the old. Hear…

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Is it ‘Game Over’ for the Current Set of Disruptions in the Storage Market?

Comcast Ventures  |  June 2, 2014  |  By

Driven by a number of technology disruptions, 2013 was a banner year for venture backed storage company exits.  This is no surprise given that enterprise storage systems comprise a $28 billion market.  The trend towards converged infrastructure, particularly convergingcompute & storage into virtual storage area networks (vSAN), was evidenced by the VMware and EMC acquisitions of Virsto Software and ScaleIO respectively. All the…

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