News from Valhalla June 2015 - Volume 49
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Work Design Magazine Panel Features Harry D'Andrea


Valhalla's Managing General Partner Harry D'Andrea recently joined a panel discussion put on by Work Design Magazine on the topic: "What we Can Learn From Billion Dollar Startup Workplaces". The panel was moderated by Bob Fox, a Principal at Fox Architects, a firm based in the DC area. Harry's co-panel members were Jim Allegro, also a principal at Fox, Carl Pierre, Head of DC Operations for We Work, a co-working space start-up and Emily White, Head of Talent and Culture for Optoro, a logistics start-up focused in the retail industry.

The panel explored the most recent trends in work space design, and how those designs best support a culture of collaboration and engagement. Harry provided insight on the factors most likely to drive valuation in early stage companies. He also discussed how work space design could support and encourage those factors thereby enabling valuation growth.

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May & June News Stories

SolidFire CEO Dave Wright Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award

The World's Most Prestigious Business Award for Entrepreneurs Recognizes CEO Dave Wright

SolidFire Furthers Visionary Position in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

Positioned Furthest Along the "Completeness of Vision" Axis for Second Consecutive Year

Videology Hires Mike Mecham to Lead Corporate Strategy and Development

Prior to joining Videology, Mecham spent 10 years at Google and YouTube

VUBIQUITY Signs Agreement with WOW! to Become Preferred Provider of Video on Demand

Deal Increases Access to Quality Content for WOW! Subscribers Across the Midwest and Southeast

New Videology Study Suggests Consumers Are Less Focused on the Seasonality of TV Programming

Videology conducted a video-based online survey of over 3200 consumers

Engagement With Brand Content Soared 52% Last Quarter

Shareablee founder and CEO Tania Yuki shares her thoughts

Pinterest Announces Marketing Developer Partners for Ads

Valhalla company Adaptly is one of them

Fishbowl and Jamba Juice Partner to Present Promotion Redemptions via Google's Android Pay

Demo Presented at Most Recent Google I/O Conference

The Evolution of Display Advertising: Adapt or Die

Valhalla company Adaptly in the News

SolidFire's New Element OS Release Deepens Data Assurance, Accelerates Transition to NextGen Data Center

Eighth-Generation Storage Software Delivers Agile, Scalable, Automated, Predictable Storage Operating System

Microsoft Acquires Application Management Service BlueStripe Software

BlueStripe: "We are thrilled with the opportunity to be part of the next wave of IT innovation."

Vubiquity's Adam Poulter Ranks 18th on the VOD Professionals "Top 50 VOD Professionals List"

Fourth annual list of the 50 most influential people working in the UK's online video sector

SolidFire Named Most Promising Storage Innovation by NetworkWorld Asia

Recognized for Enabling the Transition to the Next Generation Data Center

VUBIQUITY signs TVOD content deal with Warner Bros.

Partnership will substantially extend the new release content of the satellite-based TVOD entertainment service

SolidFire CEO Dave Wright Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2015 Award Finalist

Program recognizes Wright's Leadership Style & Innovative Approach

Ant Farm Handles Peak Render Loads with Qumulo Data-Aware NAS

"Qumulo chosen because of visibility it afforded into how their storage system was functioning at any given time"

Vubiquity and Endemol Shine International Sign Deal for New Content in Emerging Markets

Multi-country licensing deal for new original TV content across South East Europe, Israel, Middle East, Africa

Why Every Startup Should Ignore the Competition

By Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee

Shareablee Named Unilever Foundry Award Winner at I-COM Global Summit 2015

I-COM Honors the Most Innovative Data Start-Ups from Around the World

A Guide to Social Video

Valhalla company Shareablee in the news

Flippa Acquires Domain Holdings Group

Predicts $70 Million in Sales This Year

The Impact of Cloud on the Future of Business

SMACTalk interviews Bob Jewell, Chief Revenue Officer at Exchange Solutions,Inc.

SolidFire, Mirantis Extend Partnership to Power the Most Demanding OpenStack Cloud Deployments

SolidFire achieves Mirantis OpenStack certification through Mirantis Unlocked

FotoKem Chooses Qumulo Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS

Qumulo Core builds real-time data analytics into storage, allowing view of data & storage resources at scale

PlaceIQ's Boss Appointed to MMA's Board of Directors

Duncan McCall, CEO of PlaceIQ, appointed to the Mobile Marketing Association's North American BoD

Videology and White Ops Unveil Partnership

Partnership to Combat Bot Traffic and Non-Human Activity Across Campaigns, Devices

Advertisers Increasingly Embrace Holistic Approach to Video

Mobile Ad Campaigns in the U.S. Increase 81% in Q1

Qumulo Builds 'Data-Aware' Large-Scale NAS Solutions

Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Peter Godman, Qumulo

UConn Health Chooses Qumulo Core Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS

Qumulo's Core chosen for HPC infrastructure to support life sciences research at UConn

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
Bibiana Speroni, Senior Associate, Finance and Marketing

Administrative Staff

Claudia Bartz, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Sara Endicott, Executive Assistant

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