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RRE Ventures is looking for a Director of Platform

Steve Schlafman Aug 11, 2015
For over twenty years, RRE Ventures has been one of the premier Venture Capital firms in New York. We pride ourselves not only on investing in great entrepreneurs and delivering stellar returns for our investors, but also on being supportive partners to our portfolio companies and active members of our community.   To deepen our engagement both with our companies and our community, we are hiring a Director of Platform responsible for working directly with the partnership to...
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Spaceflight and BlackSky Global

Will D. Porteous Aug 06, 2015
I’m excited to talk about RRE’s investment in Spaceflight and the launch of its BlackSky Global division.   Spaceflight is executing on many of the trends that we see affecting the satellite industry broadly. After decades of isolation, open systems thinking is finally coming to this industry. For those of us who actively invest in enterprise systems businesses (networking, processing, and storage hardware) it is difficult to fathom the monolithic and proprietary...
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Hightower: The System of Record for Commercial Real Estate

Steve Schlafman May 19, 2015
A few years ago, Brandon Weber, CEO and Cofounder of Hightower, and I were catching up over a casual dinner in Brooklyn. We had met ten years earlier when we started our careers at Microsoft and quickly became friends.  A few months before our dinner, Brandon left the commercial real estate (CRE) brokerage powerhouse CBRE, where we was a Vice President, to start Hightower because he saw that the industry was broken. He explained in fine detail the great paradox facing...
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Apple Watch Venture In Residence

Steve Schlafman Apr 09, 2015
In just two weeks from now, the Apple Watch finally comes to market after months of anticipation and speculation. You may recall back in November, Apple released its WatchKit SDK to developers and companies to ensure there would be a large selection of apps when the wearable computer hits the market. In fact, Tim cook wrote in a memo earlier this week that more than a thousand apps have already been submitted to the App Store. Based on intuition and early screenshots, many of the initial...
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Why We Started Abra

James D. Robinson Mar 05, 2015
By Bill Barhydt and Jim Robinson   Yesterday at the Launch Festival in San Francisco we announced Abra.  Abra (A Better Remittance App) is an exciting new iPhone and Android software cash wallet and money transfer application.     We started Abra because we believe that the first generation of digital currency applications are technical marvels but don’t solve real consumer pain.  To make digital currency useful to “cash consumers”...
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