News from Valhalla February 2015 - Volume 46
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SolidFire Holds Second Analyst Day


Valhalla Technology Partner Dan Gordon attended SolidFire's second annual Analyst Day in Boulder, Colorado, on February 25. Some 50 analysts from both the market-research and investment-analyst attended the event.

"It's quite a coup for a privately-owned startup to get a crowd like this to Boulder in the middle of the winter," Dan said. "It was pretty clear to me that the crowd thought well of the company's product line and approach. A number of the attendees encouraged the company to share their story with the market, broadly."

The company made a number of product announcements at the event, including the availability of a software-only version of their storage system to run on several industry-standard platforms for what the company called "hyperscale" customers. Perhaps the most newsworthy announcement was, in the words of a Forbes article on the event, "...the promise that its flash products will never become obsolete. The company is so confident that its flash is robust that it is offering an unlimited drive wear guarantee for all systems under current support plans."

Kudos to CEO Dave Wright and his Marketing team - James Whitemore, Jay Prassl, Nancy Hurley, and others - for putting on a great event, and a great source of buzz, and goodwill, for the company.

February News Stories

SolidFire Introduces the SF9605 Node and Flashforward Program

New Node Delivers SolidFire's Highest Density and Lowest $/Gb

Videology Appoints Robin Kingerlee to New Position of EMEA Media Director

Kingerlee to Spearhead Business Development in Europe

SolidFire Reshapes Storage Market With New Element X Program

New Program Delivers Software-Only Options for Hyper-Scale Customers

How Big Data Technologies Are Revolutionizing Restaurant Marketing

Fishbowl CEO Dev Ganesan Talks Big Data in FSR Magazine

BlueStripe Software Announces Support for Docker

Discovery, Visibility, and Monitoring for Applications Using Containers

SolidFire Increases Enterprise Bookings 570 Percent in 2014

Continues to Strengthen Its Leadership Position Among Large-Scale Enterprise & Service Provider Customers

Could All of Your Digital Media Dollars Be Spent on One Platform?

Valhalla Company Adaptly in the News

Canlan Ice Sports, Exchange Solutions and Hockey Canada Team Up

New Loyalty Program Allows Players to Earn Hockey Canada's PUCK BUCKS

5 Best Wearables for Women

Column by Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO at Shareablee

Coca-Cola Offers Restaurant Customers New Digital Marketing Solutions Powered by Fishbowl

Coca-Cola partners with Fishbowl to develop & execute digital strategies

Qumulo Selected by AlwaysOn as a 2015 OnCloud Company to Watch

Stealth-Mode Enterprise Data Storage Startup Recognized for Creating New Opportunities in Cloud Technology

Videology Analysis: Marketers Rapidly Adopting Cross-Screen, Advanced Targeting Tactics

Cross-screen Campaigns in the U.S. Increase to Over 50% in Q4

Sports Properties Dominate Shareablee Top 25 Social U.S. Brands Rankings

Shareablee releases Top 25 Social U.S. Brands in 2014; NBA, NFL, MLS, WWE holding 4 of the top 6 spots

Publishers Vs. Technology: Where Should The Burden Of Standardization Fall?

Column by Nikhil Sethi, co-founder and CEO at Adaptly

Seattle-based Qumulo Raises $40M for Modern Data Storage

Qumulo will use this investment to expand product development and scale marketing & sales

PlaceIQ Overhauls Analytics Hub, Gives Agencies Direct Access

PlaceIQ rolls out a new analytics dashboard for agencies & media buyers

The Future of Advertising As We Know It

Column by Lon Otremba, CEO at Bidtellect

The Valhalla Team

Investment Staff

Harry D'Andrea, Managing General Partner
Dan Gordon, Technology Partner
Kiran Hebbar, General Partner
Randy Jacops, Venture Partner
Hooks Johnston, General Partner
Art Marks, Managing General Partner

Administrative Staff

Claudia Bartz, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Sara Endicott, Executive Assistant
Bibiana Speroni, Executive Assistant, Finance and Research

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