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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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Introducing RRE Flatiron, Our New Downtown Space Designed for Co-working, Events and Community

Will D. Porteous Oct 16, 2014
  Today we are excited to announce RRE Flatiron, our new downtown space designed for co-working, events and community. For a few years we've been discussing opening a second office space in Manhattan. We find ourselves in the Flatiron neighborhood multiple times a week to visit our portfolio companies and to meet with entrepreneurs. This new space gives our team the flexibility to work Uptown or Downtown, depending on our individual...
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Introducing Breather: Beautiful, Private, On-demand City Spaces

Steve Schlafman Sep 04, 2014
Two years ago I was introduced to Julien Smith, Founder / CEO of Montreal and NYC-based Breather, by my good friend Taylor Davidson. Taylor explained that Breather was building a new type of private cafe that could be accessed via mobile app. I thought the concept sounded crazy and unique at the same time so I agreed to take a meeting with Julien. When I first met Julien and he explained the concept to me, I believed he was absolutely nuts. For those of you who haven’t...
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