Perspectives and News from Geodesic Capital
Green Transformation: How it’s Leveraging Technology to Address the Impacts of Climate Change
April 5, 2023 – Businesses are adopting a GX framework to tackle environmental issues. Justin Yue from our investment team explores what GX is, its technology opportunities, global implementation, and future prospects.
A Decade in Review — Laying the Foundation for the Next Decade of Venture Investing
January 25, 2023 – Over a series of articles, Arvind explores how a few interconnected themes will play out over the next decade. This first article reflects and assesses the technical evolution over the last decade, so we can look to the future of where we’re going.
Our Investment in Chronosphere: Powering the Future of Observability
January 10, 2023 – We’re thrilled to announce our investment in Chronosphere, a disruptor in the observability space created to serve the next generation of cloud-native companies with the world’s most scalable, reliable, and customizable cloud monitoring solution.
Collaborating with Startups from a Corporate Viewpoint
December 15, 2022 – As innovation accelerates and technology continues to permeate every aspect of how we live, work, and play, it’s more important than ever for corporations to establish and maintain an active strategy of startup engagement. Will Horyn explores the opportunity.
Announcing Our Investment in TRM Labs
November 10, 2022 – TRM Labs joins the Geodesic portfolio as our first bet on a Web3 future. TRM Labs makes Web3 safer for individuals and institutions to transact and easier for investigators to identify, prevent, and bring justice to financial crimes. We believe they will play a critical role in intuitional digital asset adoption through their virtuous flywheel of accuracy, transparency, and collaboration.
Succeeding in Japan: Japan Entry GTM
October 4, 2022 – In this installment of the “Succeeding in Japan” series, Marcus finally dives into the details of building a Japan entry GTM strategy. While this is by no means a comprehensive document, it’s meant to function as a useful guide for companies embarking on their Japan journey.
Geodesic Portfolio Companies on the 2022 Cloud 100
August 18, 2022 – We’re excited to announce that Forbes released the 2022 list, naming 10 of our portfolio companies.
The Future of the Town Square: A Return to Privacy
June 27, 2022 – With data privacy rules and regulations dominating headlines globally and big data continuing to grow, there is a natural tension that is hard to ignore. Brent explores how we arrived at our current state, and highlights the challenge created by the Privacy Paradox — consumers’ expectation of a personalized experience without the use of their personal data.
Our Investment in Edge Delta
May 3, 2022 – We’re thrilled to welcome Edge Delta into the Geodesic family. We believe Edge Delta represents the future of observability, and a large portion of that confidence comes from the stellar team at the helm.
Security Vendors, The Time for Japan is Now
March 16, 2022 – Now is the time when security founders should press on the gas in Japan and take advantage of the opportunity at hand. Our latest article dives into: 1) Recent trends / why the time is now for security vendors in Japan; 2) Japan cyber market overview; and 3) Potential challenges for security founders to navigate in Japan.
Defining ESG & The Spectrum of Responsible Investing (Part 2)
February 24, 2022 – SRI and Impact investing are often used interchangeably with ESG — but they’re distinctly different frameworks. This article outlines the differences between the three to encourage fruitful conversations about financial sustainability.
ESG: Speaking the Same Language (Part 1)
December 16, 2021 – ESG rapidly gained mindshare and it is critical that we understand both its origin and purpose to have meaningful conversations about investing for long-term sustainable growth. In part 1, Nick looks at the history and relevance of ESG as a framework.
Succeeding in Japan: Demystifying the Cultural Divide
October 19, 2021 – This article begins our discussion regarding “how” to succeed in Japan, starting with cultural and structural issues that will help inform your entry strategy.
By the Numbers: Geodesic Portfolio Companies on the 2021 Cloud 100
September 8, 2021 – We’re excited to announce that Forbes released the 2021 list, naming 12 of our portfolio companies.
Netskope — The Next Global Security Company
July 9, 2021 – Netskope announced a new funding round at a $7.5 billion valuation that Geodesic is proud to be a part of.
When to Expand to the Japanese Market
June 2, 2021 – “When should we go to Japan?” We address key questions entrepreneurs need to consider when evaluating this important milestone— from company benchmarks to staying competitive.
Looking Forward: Culture Transformation
Feb 24, 2021 – Founders and senior leadership must now forge forward and recognize transforming company culture in the remote work era is as essential as their digital transformation initiatives.
MX: The Future of Intelligent Personalized Banking
Jan 13, 2021 – MX is one of the support pillars to modern financial experiences so banks can better relate to their increasingly mobile-first consumers.
The API Flywheel and the Golden Age of Software
Dec 8, 2020 – While APIs have been around for years, innovative integration of API-based services and the emerging flywheel effect on the software ecosystem that ensue have brought us to the golden age of software development.
Mobility Amid COVID: Transportation Solutions for a New Era
Oct 14, 2020 – Explore the intersection between mobility, climate change, and technology as a follow-up to the prior article ‘Mobility During COVID-19 and the Corresponding Environmental Impact’.
Fintech entrepreneurs and investors, focus on the “Forgotten” Generation!
Jul 22, 2020 – There’s a customer base out there that’s an untapped opportunity for Fintech entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions alike: Gen X.
Unlocking Value From Your Venture Capital Partnerships
Jun 25, 2020 – The LP base of a fund is a hidden asset, and if leveraged correctly, can play a critical role in driving value for a founder.
After COVID-19, Japan Will Be a Greenfield Opportunity For Technology Companies
May 27, 2020 – Investing in the Japanese market is a ripe opportunity that will not disappoint if you’re willing to make the commitment.
COVID-19 is Igniting Digital Transformation
May 12, 2020 – Enterprise SaaS has benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic as companies are forced to transition to the cloud in response.
Mobility During COVID-19 and the Corresponding Environmental Impact
Apr 22, 2020 – As governments and companies alike begin to think about plans to re-open the economy, we are all wondering what the world will look like.
Why Managing Burn is So Important
Apr 15, 2020 – You need to be reexamining how the economy grinding to a halt will impact your business.
Key Lessons for Entering the Japanese Market
Apr 2, 2020 – We’ve compiled some of these basics that apply to every company looking to enter the Japanese market.
Going Global Powers Growth in Post IPO Companies
Jan 15, 2020 – International Revenue Powers Late Stage Company Growth
Winning In Japan
Jun 7, 2017 – Your company is firmly on the path to success in the U.S. Customers love your products and sales are brisk.
Japan: a Good Fit for IIoT
Apr 5, 2017 – Geodesic Capital’s mission is to introduce transformative U.S.-based technology companies to a broader global audience.
In the War for Machine Learning Talent, Who’s Investing to Win?
May 9, 2017 – Most business leaders would agree that extracting insight from corporate data is a strategic imperative.
The Startups’ Map To Global Expansion
Aug 24, 2016 – tl;dr: Planning on taking your startup global? Before you book tickets to London, read this.
Japan’s Triple Disaster: Helping an Ally in Need With Admiral Robert Willard and Ambassador John Roos
The IPEF Is an Important Start but Has a Long Way More to Go, Says Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan