Boston-based North Bridge and former North Bridge Growth Equity [re-branded GuidePost] actively partner with founders and entrepreneurs providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt and reinvent big markets. The firm funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Cool Planet, Couchbase, Demandware, Mavenir Systems, Proto Labs, Reval and Starent Networks.
The Future of Cloud Computing thought leadership program was launched in 2010 by North Bridge with Gigaom Research as a key partner. 2016 was the 6th and final year for North Bridge’s leadership of this study. Its corollary program, the Future of Open Source program ran for 10 years and was then continued under a new brand, Black Duck 360.
The 2016 study was the largest ever and the program represents the industry’s deepest and broadest examination of the cloud technology revolution. It analyzed the inhibitors and drivers behind cloud adoption, separating the hype surrounding the cloud from genuine industry trends and real world cases across a sample of over 1,350 respondents, 60% of which were users and 20% from companies over 5000 employees. The program was vendor-agnostic and supported by cloud companies large and small. The final Webcast hosted by Silicon Angle (Wikibon) featured Stu Miniman, Holly Maloney McConnell, and Paul Gillin.