- This is a list of Monash Advantage members.
- All our vendor clients are Monash Advantage members, unless …
- … we work with them primarily in their capacity as technology users. (A large fraction of our user clients happen to be SaaS vendors.)
- We do not usually disclose our user clients.
- We do not usually disclose our venture capital clients, nor those who invest in publicly-traded securities.
- Excluded from this round of disclosure is one vendor I have never written about.
- Included in this round of disclosure is one client paying for services partly in stock. All our other clients are cash-only.
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
- Sybase, an SAP company
- Yarcdata, a division of Cray
Boston and Cambridge
- Vertica, an HP company
Other Boston area
- Netezza, an IBM company
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:
- Akiban and Cloudant are in the same office complex in the city of Boston. I was surprised to find even one tech startup in the city of Boston proper, but it seems there is a two-building complex packed with them.
- Hadapt moved from Connecticut to the Kendall Square area of Cambridge. Edit: Actually, see the comments below.
- Vertica moved from Burlington to the Alewife area of Cambridge. That’s (evidently deliberately) at the boundary of what might be regarded as the “urban” and “suburban” parts of metro Boston.
The cluster in the city of San Francisco — which also half-includes Cloudera — is relatively new as well.