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Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair

Safeguard Scientifics, along with Ascent Venture Partners, Edison Partners, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, Grotech Ventures and Osage Venture Partners are excited to host Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair next Friday, December 11th from 2PM – 4PM EST. The overall concept is relatively simple and analogous to an in-person event, except that you can chat one-on-one directly with top investors / capital providers from the comfort of your…

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Cask: Accelerating the development and deployment of production Hadoop applications

Data volumes are multiplying at an astronomical rate, making Hadoop—the industry standard open source software framework for large-scale data applications—an exceptionally fast growing market. Cask Data, Inc. is the open source software company that helps developers deliver enterprise-class Apache® HadoopTM solutions more quickly and effectively. Yesterday, we announced that Safeguard led a $20 million Series B financing for Cask, having deployed…

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Come for a ‘Taste of Philly’. Leave with a new vision for the future of marketing, advertising and ecommerce.

Safeguard Scientifics and digital media partner companies Clutch Holdings, MediaMath, QuanticMind, Spongecell and WebLinc are hosting a ‘Taste of Philly’ event during next week’s Shop.org Digital Summit. This INVITATION-ONLY event will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at U-Bahn, located at 1320 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia, and will bring together retailers and technology leaders to discuss the…

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Blockchain: Turning experiments into mission-critical business applications

Over the past several months, we’ve been researching companies that are leveraging an emerging technology called blockchain, which is the ‘general ledger’ underlying the digital currency Bitcoin. The blockchain’s general ledger technology can enable institutions and individuals to record and transfer assets instantly without intermediaries— virtually eliminating fraud, and instantly verifying ownership of any asset at any moment in time.…

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CloudMine: Fueling the transformation of how people consume and interact with enterprise data

We are excited to welcome CloudMine to the Safeguard family. We believe that Brendan McCorkle, Marc Weil, Jay Hershman and the rest of the team have an opportunity to build the next big enterprise software company right here in Philadelphia. CloudMine has been able to build a market-leading, differentiated platform in a rapidly growing and competitive space due in large…

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