I am very happy share that Askuity, a company we first invested in in early 2014, has recently been acquired by The Home Depot. Their story is a great example of a startup adapting to change and seizing opportunity.

In our initial investment memo, we wrote the following:

Enabling New Forms of Data Interaction

You can view the API documentation here: http://docs.dhignite.com/

What if, instead of running complex SQL scripts, you could simply ask your database a question? What were my sales yesterday? What were my top selling products in June?

This natural search capability has become more common over the past year as companies such as ThoughtSpot, Salesforce, and Tableau all…

Talk to your data!

You can view the API documentation here: http://docs.dhignite.com/

What if, instead of running complex SQL scripts, you could simply ask your database a question? What were my sales yesterday? What were my top selling products in June?

This natural search capability has become more common over the past year as companies such as ThoughtSpot, Salesforce, and Tableau all…

2018 will be the year of the comeback. Where old trends are new again.

Major trends of 2015, such as Cryptocurrencies, mobile POS solutions, and Grocery eCommerce, have waded through the trough of disillusionment and are primed to make a major impact on the retail landscape. …

Defining a Day 1 Company

In Jeff Bezos’s most recent letter to shareholders he goes into great detail about being a Day 1 company (If you have not read it please take 5 minutes and do so). It quickly becomes clear how import speed of action, or as he calls it “High velocity decision making”…

And building a web app to make it possible

Every morning, Medium kindly sends me an email with dozens of stories for me to read. Realistically I am able to consume 2–4 of these at most per day, and most likely stumble onto a few others throughout the day and before I go to bed at night.

The challenge…

2016 saw an incredible rise in connected home devices, specifically Amazon Echo (8 million devices sold) and Google Home devices. Prior to that, Siri made adding an event to your calendar or quickly looking up the weather as easy as a simple push of a button on your smart phone.

The best retail predictions for 2017 compiled from around the web

Last year we compiled the 24 major tech trends that were disrupting retail. Many of those trends are happening before our eyes and some are at the cusp of changing the way we shop. …

Trust Matters More Than Terms

Which one is the investor?

Yesterday I took part in the Startup Leadership Program’s (SLP) term sheet competition, where SLP Fellows negotiate terms of a hypothetical series A round with VC’s.

For those who are unfamiliar with SLP, it is one of the best founder programs that no one knows about. A hidden jewel with…

7 Step Process for Getting Your Content Published

I have used this process to get myself published in TechCrunch, VentureBeat, CNBC, and a number of other publications over the last two years. I have also helped a number of our portfolio companies deploy this same process, resulting in high impact, , PR for their startup.

As with any…

Kyle Fugere

Head of Ventures & Labs @dunnhumby #retail #tech #innovation #VC #startups

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