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Vassil Mladjov
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
28 years IT Industry

Vassil Mladjov (@vassko) is a Research Director in Gartner Research, focusing on startups, incubators and VC. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he covers how startups and VC investments are changing the IT landscape while capturing early new technology trends. He is working on a new startup curve methodology while examining the forces that are changing its shape during the startup evolution. He follows VC investment trends and application market forecasts for better understanding of technology growth. He helps startups with their go-to-market strategy, partnerships and growth. Read Full Bio

My Big Gartner Startup Tour – Sept 4th-21st (Sofia, London, Paris, Munich, Milan)

by Vassil Mladjov  |  August 21, 2014

My Big Gartner Startup Tour is almost here. Here is my itinerary in case you want to catch up and meet while I will be in Europe next month. Sept 5-7th Sofia Sept 8-12 London (Egham) Sept 13-15 Paris Sept 16-17 Munich Sept 18-20 Milan. We can chat about Startups, VC funding, M&A, moving your […]

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List of Enterprise Social Collaboration companies

by Vassil Mladjov  |  October 29, 2013

I am in the process of updating the list of social collaboration vendors and others in the space and I would love to get your feedback so I can update my list of vendors that we cover. If you are a vendor in the space and make more than $1 million in revenue, please ping […]

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Live from BoxWorks13 in San Francisco

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 16, 2013

Here are a few clips from the keynote of Box from today’s keynotes. Lot’s of interesting things that were announced that will help the company compete with Google, MSFT, and Apple in the future.      

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Startups from DisruptSF – Zula

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 13, 2013

At DisruptSF, I saw over 100 startups, but one of them was simply interesting because I ┬árecognized right a way one of their team members, Jeff Pulver. Many of you may recognize the name, since Jeff was co-founder of Vonage and is also considered the pioneer of VOIP. I could not also close my eyes […]

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Startups from DisruptSF – Penxy

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 13, 2013

Penxy, was one of the Russian startups from Skolkovo Foundation that impressed me with their great app and services the first day. Knowing Russian also helped to with the many Russian startups at the conference, but I did not need much of explanation to understand how important this app can be for people like me. […]

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Startups from DisruptSF – JumpCloud

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 13, 2013

JumpCloud has created what they call the first cloud based web security service for your web properties. The best part is that is for for dedicated or cloud servers . The first 3 servers are free, and if you need real-time alerts or more servers, you pay some minimal fee of $20-$30 per servers. The […]

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Startups from DisruptSF – Voxel

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 13, 2013

Here is another interesting startup that I met at DisruptSF this week, Voxel. Voxel is an ad preview for mobile apps. I think they will be able to help all of us when choosing what apps to download and buy by letting us test the apps on the fly before buying them.

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Startups from DisruptSF – Nomad

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 12, 2013

This is a new small kickstarter project that many will love. Nomad, the new phone charging cable. For now they only make iPhone charges, but the possibilities are greater and the market is very big.

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Startups from DisruptSF – canary

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 12, 2013

Here is canary – the first smart home security device for everyone. Canary is also an indiegogo crowd-funding record breaker with $1,960,884 raised in about a month. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canary-the-first-smart-home-security-device-for-everyone

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Startups from DisruptSF – SlickLogin

by Vassil Mladjov  |  September 12, 2013

Here is another cool startup that is disrupting how online security authentication is done. In this case that have a very “simple”, also but very innovative way to allow a very secure logings on your PC that works with your mobile device. They use ….(watch the video) to find out.

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