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Why SineWave invested in Stacklet

SineWave is excited to share our Series B investment in Stacklet. Stacklet is the enterprise managed version of the open-source platform Cloud Custodian, which enables developers to enforce and automate cloud security and governance policy at scale via simple YAML. In addition to ensuring at-scale governance and security, Stacklet enables customers to manage permissions within their cloud...

Data. Data. Data.

It’s widely recognized that data is the fundamental building block of modern artificial intelligence. It’s data that helps AI algorithms learn, adapt, and make predictions. As a result, a popular refrain often uttered in the context of AI is “there’s no data like more data.” The approach that sometimes derives from this statement is to...

What Do Luxury Goods and Tech Have in Common?

Incorporating insights from multiple perspectives has always been a hallmark of SineWave Ventures’ investment decision-making.  At a recent Women’s Leadership Summit at the New York Stock Exchange, organized by Supermomos, I was surprised to find valuable insights from a very unexpected perspective: the world of luxury goods. Pauline Brown (former Chairman of LVMH USA &...

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A Pendulum Shift Recent news coverage of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives suggests that we are in the early stages of a pendulum swing away from such programs.  In 2023, both investors and tech companies significantly reduced ESG funding and programs, and by association, DEI initiatives. Recent public rhetoric is awash with calls that...

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It’s no secret. We’re in the midst of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) boom!   Technical innovations in AI are occurring at a rate we’ve rarely seen. Companies are embracing and rapidly deploying newly developed AI solutions to automate business processes, improve customer experiences, and drive decision-making. Individuals are interacting directly with AI systems in hopes...

The recently released “Political Declaration on Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy” is a sound statement in favor of the use of common sense and good judgment in applying AI to a particularly dangerous military use case. Certainly, no one would argue to the contrary, suggesting that AI be irresponsible, biased, or unmanaged....

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Every good government program manager or acquisition officer knows that every large mission application purchase should be preceded by an analysis of alternatives that includes build vs. buy analysis. Traditionally, this has meant the acquirer had a choice between a purpose-built technology, developed by either in-house or by contract personnel, or a general off-the-shelf commercial...

AI Model Security – How it Can All Go Wrong

One of the root causes of the current meteoric advances in AI has been the free and open disclosure of machine learning (ML) concepts and results through mechanisms such as the arXiv technical paper repository. Another critical but often overlooked driver has been, however, the sharing of machine learning software tools and libraries between AI...

Pat Enterprise Ready

To continue the theme of putting yourself in the customer’s shoes when pursuing enterprise sales, it is useful to consider some (perhaps unexpressed) expectations typical of enterprise buyers that may not be typical of entrepreneurial design practices. To effectively sell a platform as “enterprise ready” startups must understand and address these expectations. Attempts to address...

Build a Solution

Many startups struggle to establish a viable enterprise sales motion. They have built a brilliant technical platform or tool set and they are eager to sell the brilliance of their solution to enterprise customers.  They design excellent pitches describing their technology and why it is special. They speak of its capabilities, all the things it...

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The largest enterprise customer in the world – Washington, DC – continues to evade the Valley, and it’s the Valley’s fault! The public sector is perhaps the most significant buyer of new commercial technology out there, with purchasing power unrivaled by any private entity. Landing the government as a customer provides a significant competitive advantage...

On Friday, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets policy for the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for the upcoming year. At SineWave, we are paying close attention to this legislation because the NDAA traditionally includes provisions intended to advance the Pentagon’s adoption of advanced tech. This often opens doors...

MWC’23 – A Return to (Troubled) Normality

MWC’23 – A Return to (Troubled) Normality In Dickensian fashion, the cellular communications industry – which lies at the heart of this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC’23) trade show in Barcelona – is experiencing both the best and the worst of times. The GSM Association (GSMA), which operates the show, claimed almost 90,000 attendees during...

The Soul of AI Machines (or Lack Thereof)

There is lots of buzz recently about the soul of AI machines. Yet while this discussion elucidates the cleverness of AI applications, it ignores one key aspect of thought: intentionality.  The soulful person’s thought is intentional.  There is some driving impetus behind it, a problem to be solved, an observation that worth exploring, an emotion...

Why SineWave Invested in Selector

Multi-cloud is a buzzword in the networking space today because we now understand that public, private and hybrid clouds must coexist to meet the needs of the modern enterprise. However, multi-cloud infrastructures and managed services have given rise to operational blind spots and resulting outages – disruptions that result in broken workflows as network engineers...

Time to be Less Dramatic About Ransomware

Much of the ransomware rhetoric these days comes from the action movie school of cyber security thinking.  Let’s fight back against attackers, let’s trace them through cyberspace and steal back the ransom, let’s (gasp) levee political sanctions.  While these responses make good stories, they don’t do much to stop any ransomware attack or even to...

Wielding Federal Buying Power to Improve Software Assurance

By Patricia Muoio The recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO) offers the promise of delivering on two important ideas: the substantial buying-power of the federal government is strong enough to influence the products in the marketplace; and we can and should improve the quality of our software. By using its place in...

Venture in the Time of Covid

While the corona virus has caused hardship and sorrow across the country and has presented financial challenges for many companies, it has also given rise to conditions which present a unique opportunity for early stage venture investments.  Revenue numbers that are lower than expected and an increased cautiousness on the part of investors has led...

Here’s How Entrepreneurs Can Ditch Naive, Unrealistic Thinking and Embrace the Real World

Today’s startups have serious problems dealing with their real-world impacts. This is how to stay focused on them. By Yanev Suissa founder and general partner, SineWave Ventures @yanevsuissa You might be tempted to roll your eyes when you hear the words “Silicon Valley” these days. Lots of people are increasingly disillusioned with what was once characterized as the most...