News from Valhalla September 2013 - Volume 32
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Staples Teams Up With Software Company Zonoff To Bring Connected Home To The Mass Market

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Staples, the second-largest online retailer behind Amazon, is teaming up with software company Zonoff to launch Staples Connect, a smart home platform that could finally bring the idea of the connected home to the mass market.

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Valhalla Technology Partner Dan Gordon to discuss "Solution Pitching" at GW Business School


Valhalla Technology Partner Dan Gordon will be the speaker at a Howard Hoffman Distinguished Lecture at The George Washington University School of Business on October 9th.

Dan will talk about "Solution Pitching", a system he has been developing for helping entrepreneurs and other presenters tune in to the real needs and desires of their audience. Dan has been blogging about the topic at, and helping entrepreneurswith pitches at 1776 and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's College Park campus.

"I've learned so much about writing and communicating by bearing my audience in mind as I think of what I'm going to say," said Dan. "When I think of presenters who could benefit from this approach, I'm thinking of entrepreneurs trying to raise money of course, but also of techies who are trying to make a business case for a project within their own company and hardly speak a word of Business. I've gotten some great feedback and support from the blog."

Dan's talk will start at 7 pm on October 9th following a reception at 6 pm, both at the GW Business School's Duques building, room 651.

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September News Stories

9.26.13 SafeNet Announces LicensingLive! 2013 - The Largest Gathering of Software Monetization Experts

Free educational conference offers experts best practices & advice for software delivery in a cloud-connected world

9.25.13 Videology Opens Up New Market Opportunities For Media Sellers To Fully Capitalize On Programmatic Buying

New Revenue Engine Tool on Supply-side Platform Closes Technology Gap Between Media Buying & Selling

9.24.13 Business Executives Look the Other Way When it comes to Data Security in the Cloud, Survey Shows

C-Levels Less Concerned with Security, More Apt to Bend Rules Against Cloud App Usage

9.23.13 BlueStripe to Host WebCast Featuring Speakers from Microsoft and State Auto

The free live event will showcase BlueStripe's FactFinder Transaction Monitoring software

9.17.13 4 Questions To Help You Outsmart Black Box Providers

Column written by Ran Cohen, co-founder & president of Upfront Digital Media

9.17.13 First Point Global Partners with SafeNet to Secure Customers' Virtual and Cloud Computing Environments

Partnership Driven by Customer Demand to Securely Deploy Sensitive Data to VMware-based Clouds

9.16.13 Videology Launches Predictive Targeting Solution For Advertisers And Publishers In Canada

Enhances Advertisers' Ability to Plan Effectively across Television and Video

9.12.13 EnterpriseDB to Promote Growth of Postgres as Lead Sponsor at Postgres Open 2013

For the third year, EDB is a lead sponsor of Postgres Open 2013

9.10.13 TriVu Media Partners with Videology

Partnership allows brands to identify and place ads within specific video content

9.10.13 HBO Expands Content Distribution Relationship With Vubiquity

Vubiquity is now an Approved Authentication Provider for HBO's Streaming Services

9.10.13 EnterpriseDB Partners with Carbonite's Zmanda

New Zmanda backup agent connects Postgres Plus Advanced Server to Symantec NetBackup Server

9.10.13 SafeNet's AppOnChip Technology Brings the Most Secure Software Licensing Solution

Technology Strengthens the Bond between Protected Software and Hardware Keys

9.5.13 Jumptap and comScore Report 14 Percent of Women 25-49 Access Internet Only Through Mobile

New Study Shows Cross-Screen Behavior Varies By Demographic, Content

9.4.13 What Does The Social Media Shakeout Mean for Advertisers?

Adaptly's Global VP - Head of Sales, Paul Turner, weighs in

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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