27 July

Is Seattle in a Paradigm Shift?

Cloud computing and software development are transforming Seattle. The changes are shocking, but are they unprecedented? A colleague who worked many years in New York finance before returning to Seattle thinks this is a paradigm shift. What separates this from Seattle’s gold rush booms in the 1890s? The population growth is identical, with each era […]

20 July

The Rise of Developer Tools

Software developer tools are becoming a major industry. Last year the venture capital community plowed $640 million into software development tool startups. Recent exits in the space from Rally Software and Crashlytics for valuations of $315M and $100M respectively, and venture capital funding to the industry growing 77% annually, something new is happening. You can’t […]