Melissa Jun Rowley

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Tech entrepreneurs can see clearly now; the rain is gone, thanks to the cloud. Cloud computing is making it easier and more affordable for people all over the world to be entrepreneurs, and individuals and businesses are acting accordingly. According to Forester Research, the cloud computing market is expected to grow to $241 billion in 2020. And, an IDC white paper shows the cloud computing industry is expected to generate 14 million jobs in the next three years. With the sizeable growth in cloud-based entrepreneurship taking shape, new opportunities for investors are surfacing, and cloud investments are increasingly funding new business strategies. Startups that leverage cloud computing frequently are able to bootstrap or take a small amount of angel capital to do an alpha or beta release of their product, and gain some initial proof points with customers and user... (more)