November 2023 Newsletter

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As our team looks forward to spending time with friends and family this week, we hope this message finds you well! We haven’t slowed down since our annual meeting, and we wanted to share some news and updates regarding our team and portfolio.

State of the Venture Market – 2023

Enjoy catching up on Peter’s review of the current state of the venture market in his blog, ‘17,000 Credits,’ where he shares trends and insights from the past 12 months, as well as a look ahead to 2024.
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IN THE NEWS

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Astronomer Announces Collaboration with Microsoft, Offering Fully Managed Apache Airflow for Microsoft Azure Customers

Astronomer, a provider of modern data orchestration, today announced that its Astro platform is now available as Apache Airflow™ on Astro – an Azure Native ISV Service. Astro enables companies to place Airflow at the core of their data operations, providing ease of use, scalability, and enterprise-grade security, to ensure the reliable delivery of mission-critical data pipelines. As a first-class managed service in the Azure Portal, developers can create an Airflow instance with just a few clicks, access an extensive library of pre-built integrations, and easily coordinate all data operations from Astro’s unified data platform.

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Torch Research Demonstrates Coaching’s Impact Spreads Beyond the Individual to Teams and Organizations

New research has found empirical evidence that coaching creates positive behavior change benefiting not only the individuals who experience it directly, but their wider teams and organizations.
Researchers at Torch, the people development company, call this the “coaching ripple effect.” It establishes how coaching drives skill development and ROI indicators like retention, performance, and promotions.

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New Name, New Product Launch

Portal26, the Silicon Valley-based tech start-up formerly known as Titaniam, today announced the general availability of its breakthrough Generative AI (GenAI) Visibility and AI TRiSM (Artificial Intelligence (AI) Trust, Risk, and Security Management) SaaS Platform and debuted its rebrand.

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TealBook Selected in Spend Matters’ 2023 ’50 Providers to Know’ List

TORONTO, ON – October 17, 2023 – TealBook, the leading Supplier Data Platform (SDP) provider, is proud to announce its recognition in the Spend Matters’ 2023 ’50 Providers to Know’ list. This achievement further solidifies TealBook’s standing as an industry trailblazer, dedicated to being the trusted source for supplier data.

Across The Community

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It’s been an active Fall within our X15 Community as we kicked off our LaunchPad events with the University of Cincinnati, and hosted our inaugural Boomerang meet up in November. More Boomerang communities will be launching across San Francisco, D.C., Columbus, and Cleveland over the coming months. Here are a few highlights!

If you would like to get involved or know who may be a good fit, please reach out and we’ll share more info.

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