Case Study Discussion Questions for Case Studies in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance Professor Edward H. Chow Spring 2013 1. (2/20) Introduction and get acquainted: Entrepreneurship and finance Lecture and discussion: A perspective on Entrepreneurship, Howard H. Stevenson, 1988 (9-384-131) How is finance related to corporate objectives? Note on the financial perspective: What should entrepreneurs know? William A. Sahlman, Harvard Business Publishing (9-293-045) In your view, what
Date: April 4th 2013 To: Michael Goldberg Subject: Case Write-up #2: Endeca (A) Executive Summary Endeca Technologies is a software company that established by Steve Papa on September 4th 2001. In the case, the company is currently looking for a Series C round funding to reduce the expected pre-money valuation multiple times because of the NASDAQ had fallen. In the end, the company got a rough pre-money valuation of $25M. At this time, there are two different term sheets that each of them
When there have been multiple rounds of investment, it is common for the latest-round investors to get their money back first. So the Series A preferred is getting the first dollar from any liquidation first. In this case, the investor owns the Series A preferred stocks, so in case of merger, reorganization or transfer of control of edocs, Guerster first get paid. The security is Participating Convertible Preferred (PCP) because in the liquidation term, it is mentioned that Participating goes away
offer query governance and auditing capabilities to ensure that queries perform well. * 2.4 Microsoft Office integration * In some use cases, BI platforms are used as a middle tier to manage, secure and execute BI tasks, but Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) acts as the BI client. In these cases, it is vital that the BI vendor provides integration with Microsoft Office applications, including support for document and presentation formats, formulas, data "refreshes"
_________________________________________________________ Senior Lecturer Robert F. Higgins and Research Associate Penrose O’Donnell and Mehul Bhatt (MBA 2013) prepared this case. HBS cases are developed solely as the basis for class discussion. Robert F. Higgins is the chairman of the board of directors of Kyruus. Cases are not intended to serve as endorsements, sources of primary data, or illustrations of effective or ineffective management. Copyright © 2012 President and Fellows of Harvard
are discussed below. When possible, we will also use this document to describe best practices for particular use cases.” Business Success Story “Kohl a United States based departmental chain, offers online shopping saw online sales increase by 28% during Q2 2013, following the retailer’s transition to Oracle Commerce. The e-Commerce site, in addition to an implementation of Endeca, an unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence solution, has enabled the retailer to create
Platform Services Applications Services Incorrect Correct. On-Premise deployment services is not a key component of Oracle's Cloud Service. 9. According to market research, which of the following are the top two use cases for public cloud service? Mark for Review (1) Points (Choose all correct answers) Enterprise class applications (*) Legacy applications Applications used by employees (*) Increasing IT budget Removing
innovation, especially targeting emerging areas of client demand such as social analytics or mobile analytics. Key areas of technology expertise include IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle as well as Informatica, MicroStrategy, SAS, Teradata, QlikTech, Oracle Endeca, Syncsort, Actuate, Synaptris, Infobright, and Kalido (Evelson & Herbert, 2012). According to cognizant.com (2012) a hotel company IT executive stated, “Cognizant has been an excellent partner,” “They’ve provided thought leadership as well as the