As an early stage investor at Work-Bench, I’ve been keeping an active pulse on the data ecosystem by speaking with data practitioners, startup founders, and corporate executives from our network to better develop my understanding of the top challenges and opportunities in data infrastructure and analytics.

The State of Data Infrastructure & Analytics Report is a collection of the top tech trends and tools that we’ve been tracking that are dominating the modern data infrastructure landscape over the past year.

See the full State of Data Infrastructure & Analytics Report 2021 👉 here👈

In this report, you’ll find the next…


The Work-Bench Snapshot Series explores the top people, blogs, videos, and more, shaping the enterprise on a particular topic we’re looking at from an investment standpoint.

Due to the rising demand for large-scale data processing, today’s data systems have undergone significant changes to effectively handle transactional data models as well as support a larger variety of sources, including log and metrics from web servers, sensor data from IoT systems and more. …


A core area that we track at Work-Bench is the adoption of DevOps and what the transition looks like in practice for large enterprises. As businesses are increasingly tasked with delivering applications and services at higher velocity, DevOps has established itself as the right guiding principles for faster and safer development and releases of software.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) has emerged as a best practice within the DevOps space — it solves for quicker testing and deployment of applications, and provides a workflow pipeline that integrates and automates different stages of the delivery process and gets releases ready…


The Work-Bench Snapshot Series explores the top people, blogs, videos, and more, shaping the enterprise on a particular topic we’re looking at from an investment standpoint.

Defining the Last Mile Problem in Analytics

Here at Work-Bench, as enterprise software investors, we’ve been thinking through the last mile problem in analytics first hand and have already explored similar topics in previous Snapshots (The Evolution of Data Discovery & Catalog and The Rise of Data Engineering.)

The last mile problem in analytics broadly refers to the challenges around data generation and consumption. While data generation is a process that is traditionally owned by the engineers and revolves around cleaning…


As enterprise tech investors at Work-Bench, we’ve seen firsthand how hard it is for early stage startups to close early customers and build a repeatable sales process. That’s why we’re all about helping our founders successfully launch and scale their enterprise go-to-market efforts through making customer introductions, navigating complex accounts and back-channeling, and helping them build out their sales team.

Recently, Amplify Partners, Data Council, and Great Expectations published a comprehensive post, “25 Hot New Data Tools and What They DON’T Do,” highlighting the top 25 data tools in the market today. …


Measuring and Communicating Security for SMBs and Large Enterprises

The glut of data breaches over the past few years has called for stricter rules and regulations that implement the right frameworks to protect data access and ensure privacy and confidentiality. For enterprises, large and small, the consequence of a data breach not only amounts to the cost of a lost or compromised asset, but often comes at the expense of losing customers. …


The Work-Bench Snapshot Series explores the top people, blogs, videos, and more, shaping the enterprise on a particular topic we’re looking at from an investment standpoint.

As enterprise tech investors in the infrastructure and developer tooling space, we are seeing an explosive growth in the number of data infrastructure startups. On one hand, this trend reflects the need for data tooling that promotes data-informed decision making and the massive investment in the broader space. On the other hand, data often lives in disparate sources across systems making it hard for data users to have visibility into their data pipelines, discover…


The Work-Bench Snapshot Series explores the top people, blogs, videos, and more, shaping the enterprise on a particular topic we’re looking at from an investment standpoint.

We are on the cusp of a new era in data and are excited to see the rise of data engineering. With over 35,600 and 119,950 results in new job openings on Glassdoor and LinkedIn respectively, there are more data engineers now than ever. From an organizational standpoint, data is totally broken — data science and engineering teams use different, siloed workflows. And the worst part is that they aren’t even efficient.

Most data…


One of the things we know most about as investors at Work-Bench is just how many things startup founders and CEOs have on their to-do list. At the stage we invest — Seed II — most startups don’t have an in-house CFO yet and founders are still running their finances themselves. While hiring a CFO may not be in the cards for an early stage startup, it’s still critical for founders to have a strong grasp of FP&A drivers to best determine and plan for top-line financial needs.

We recently sat down with Scott Buxton, VP of Finance at Datadog…


This past month, I attended my first Declare Summit in NYC and AllRaise VC Summit in Oakland where hundreds of women founders and funders from across the globe gathered to discuss the future of technology. I was heartened to see such a strong showing of women at different stages of their careers coming together and sharing their personal journeys as well as tactical tips in navigating the VC business. I previously wrote a post after joining Work-Bench and now after spending 6 months in the role as a VC Analyst, these are some of my biggest learnings on the job…

Priyanka Somrah 🦋

VC Analyst @Work-Bench, investing in #nextgenterprise

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