Speaking in Tech #200 – The Big 4 Year Anniversary Show
Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are joined by a few our our favorite guests to celebrate four years and 200 episodes as we discuss the startup bubble, Cisco gets hyper and EMC’s Quantum leap. Our special guests this week are Chad Sakac, President of VCE, Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla) of EMC and Amy Lewis of NetApp and Geek Whisperers.
(1:00) Big 200th episode
(4:33) VC’s are wising up to the bubble
(10:32) How to value a startup
(13:40) Startup death spiral: Fighting gravity
(19:22) Signs that your startup is about to die
(23:24) Sources: Cisco and Springpath jump into hyper-converged (since confirmed)
(29:40) Is Cisco serious about storage?
(34:32) EMC’s “Quantum Leap”
(41:44) Chad’s big leap to VCE
(50:46) Episode 200: Self indulgent reflections