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The Automotive Industry Renaissance Is Just Beginning

Ford gets it, and many from Detroit, Nagoya, and Stuttgart will attempt to follow. Apple, gets it, and others from Silicon Valley will follow. There will be much arm waving by those who follow on both sides that say they get it, but few yet understand the enormity of the it that is this renaissance… Continue Reading »

Cox Automotive to buy Xtime for $325M, enters service software business

Cox Automotive has agreed to pay $325 million in cash to buy Xtime, a leading provider of service scheduling and workflow software to dealerships, the companies announced today. The deal is expected to be completed in the next few days, said Keith Jezek, software division president at Cox Automotive. With the acquisition, Cox Automotive will… Continue Reading »

Connected Car: The Convergence of Mobile, Auto, and the Internet of Things

Press releases and conferences come and go in the tech world and many pass by without notice. For years if it was linked to the auto industry, Silicon Valley really didn’t notice. However, in the last few months, the rules have changed, and it’s because of one idea: The Connected Car. The reason is simple,… Continue Reading »

The Rise of the Engineer Entrepreneur and This Golden Age of Entrepreneurship

Those that know me can attest to the fact that I’ve been running one kind of experiment or another since I went to Geek High– where we were required to design and run our own experiments.  Through college (glowing pickles and bi-axial loaded plastics) and into my early years in the dot-com world (credit card security… Continue Reading »

ArborMetrix Raises $7M Series B for Health-Care Analytics Software

Brian Gormley | July 16, 2013 (c) 2013 Dow Jones & Company, Inc ArborMetrix Inc. has raised $7 million in Series B financing after showing that many hospitals want to use its software designed to reduce complications by helping clinicians make better decisions. ArborMetrix, formed in 2011, has signed on more than 140 hospitals. Its software… Continue Reading »

What Makes RPM Different, or The Real Question to Ask a VC

I’m frequently asked by entrepreneurs and investors, what makes RPM different?  Every Venture Capitalist has some canned answer to this question that generally falls into one of these five categories (from here on “The Five Things”): Our Brand, look at who we are and what we’ve invested in Our Relationships, look at who we know… Continue Reading »