March 31, 2012

Our clients, and where they are located

From time to time, I disclose our vendor client lists. Another iteration is below, the first since a little over a year ago. To be clear:

For reasons explained below, I’ll group the clients geographically. Obviously, companies often have multiple locations, but this is approximately how it works from the standpoint of their interactions with me.

City of San Francisco

Other San Francisco area

Boston and Cambridge

Other Boston area

Everywhere else

For most of the companies listed above, you can find coverage here, and specifically a blog category in the list on the right. The exceptions, for now, are:

The main reason I threw in the geographical notes is to support the idea that there’s a real suburb-to-urban shift in the startup tech industry. Mike Arrington made the point recently about the San Francisco area, primarily with respect to the mass/consumer tech areas he focuses on, and of course it’s echoed by the rise of the New York City tech sector. My point is to add that it’s also true for system and enterprise technology, at least in the areas I cover.

In particular, the re-urbanization of the Boston-area software industry is striking:

The cluster in the city of San Francisco — which also half-includes Cloudera — is relatively new as well.

Comments

3 Responses to “Our clients, and where they are located”

  1. Updating our vendor client disclosures : DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on March 31st, 2012 4:37 pm

    [...] Edit: This disclosure has been superseded by a March, 2012 version. [...]

  2. barfo rama on April 2nd, 2012 5:49 pm

    http://www.commnexus.org/about/ you’ll see an example where angel investors are explicitly trying to concentrate startups in San Diego. Yes, it does attract a few scam artists.

  3. Kelly on April 11th, 2012 4:36 pm

    Actually, Hadapt is now located on Central Square in Cambridge as of March 1. For the first time in my career, I can walk/bike to visit customers – there are many young software companies in Cambridge these days. When it comes to recruiting, proximity to MIT, Harvard, and being on the red line of the T are critical. Vertica has recently reloated from the suburbs to Cambridge, near Alewife.

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