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Introducing Accion Systems: Revolutionary Propulsion for Satellites

Will D. Porteous Jan 07, 2015
We are excited to announce our investment in Accion Systems this morning alongside a syndicate of some of our favorite co-investors. This is our 2nd investment in a New Space company after we led the Series A round for Spire last spring. Accion is commercializing a new ion-based propulsion system for spacecraft. We were introduced to co-founder and CEO, Natalya Brikner by our friends at Undercurrent, who share our passion for new space...
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The Dangerous and Rewarding Path to Building Deep Value Relationships with Investors

Aaron Schildkrout Dec 16, 2014
This post was written by Aaron Schildkrout, Entrepreneur in Residence at RRE Ventures. It originally appeared on Aaron's Medium blog.  I. Here’s a simple, functional topology of entrepreneur-investor relationships:  First — and worst: The Wasteful Relationship. Such a relationship is time-consuming, degrading, and distracting.  Second: The Neutral Relationship. You get capital, and not much else. Third: The Minor Value...
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The Container Wars have Started and We Should be Paying Close Attention

Lenny Pruss Dec 04, 2014
On Monday, the guys at CoreOS announced Rocket, a command-line tool for working with App Container, the company's own container image format, runtime and discovery mechanism. It was the first major competitive blow levied against Docker. The news within the news was that Rocket’s format and runtime promises to be completely open, which is in contrast to the approach Docker has taken, having shown consternation around publishing or agreeing on a spec /standard...
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The Developer-Driven Economy

Lenny Pruss Oct 28, 2014
How the Developer has become the Organization's Most Influential Power Broker [Last Tuesday RRE made public our investment in Bowery, a company that we believe is doing to developer environments what Dropbox did to file storage and sync. When I joined RRE I promised to blog about some themes, trends and companies I’m most excited about, so I figured given last week’s announcement, now would be as good a time as ever to get the first one out, so here...
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The Markets You Can't See

Will D. Porteous Oct 22, 2014
As venture capitalists, we have the privilege of partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs solving exceptional problems. Innovations come in all shapes and sizes and it’s our responsibility to be open to opportunities in whatever form they present themselves. RRE Ventures has invested in over 200 companies over the last 20 years across a broad range of sectors. We typically get excited when we see a combination of a brilliant team, a fast growing market, and novel technology that...
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