Stackstorm Acquired by Brocade

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Stackstorm, a startup company that created devops automation solutions and Sand Hill East client was recently acquired by Brocade, a publicly traded enterprise hardware company. StackStorm started in 2013 and was based in Palo Alto, with 14 employees. StackStorm was in stealth mode until in May 2014 when it announced the release of version 1.0 of its open-source software. As reported by Venture Beat, the Stackstorm team “eventually came to adopt the moniker ‘IFTTT for ops,’ implying that it could take care of certain tasks based on rules that operations people put in place, just like the IFTTT service that integrates…

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The Road to Digital

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On March 16, Sand Hill East hosted a select group of financial and technology executives at the Barclay Innovation Center in NYC for networking and a provacative presentation about the role key megatrends will play in the digital transformation of businesses. At the event, Andy Brown, CEO of Sand Hill East, presented an overview of his take on Technology Megatrends: The Road to Digital. At the core of Andy’s delivery was a sense of urgency for industries and leaders to take note of the reality and relevance of ten key technology trends to businesses of all types. These trends are…

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How Do You Define Startup Success?

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In 2013, Crisantos Hajibrahim launched gUnify, a firm that enables carriers to provide differentiated services by integrating Google Apps with communication services, essentially creating a unified communication platform. For example, gUnify can be used to provide a seamless bridge between a smart phone and Salesforce.com allowing users to see which customers have been called, track activity and flagging users when important contacts are on the line. Like many startups gUnify was a bootstrap effort. Crisantos had launched the firm with his own funds. Everything was out of pocket and given his limited resources there was no ability to accelerate development.…

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Nir Eyal, Best Selling Author, Meets with Sand Hill East Clients

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“How do you create products people use every day?” “What are the secrets of building services customers love?” “How can you create products that ‘hook' users?”   Nir Eyal, bestselling author of HOOKED: How to Build Habit Forming Products, answered these questions and more in a recent interactive workshop hosted by Sand Hill East. In this hands-on seminar, Nir provided Sand Hill East clients with tips on designing better products based on the framework he has constructed, and shared insights from years of research and professional experience. In this hands-on seminar, participants learned: Common design patterns of habit-forming products Stages of habit formation and how to…

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