Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

Latest Posts

Help with Raising Capital

Great starter deck from major VC firmI've pitched for venture capital before and I appreciated a sample pitch deck a colleague sent me ahead of time. I've since helped others prep for their pitch sessions and most of the time, it helps.

April 12, 2009 by


Would you cheat to get 'certified'?

Sadly, too many do! There appear to be a number of people willing to:- memorize certification test answers- post certification test questions and answers on the web for others to use- charge clients for their time while posing as a certified developer/implementor/etc.

March 30, 2009 by


The scale of deception - Satyam

Who was fooled and how many documents were fakedWe've previously discussed how unlikely it is that Raju Ramalinda could have pulled off the Satyam fraud without help. Frankly, it just didn't seem plausible.

March 26, 2009 by