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Elliott Robinson Talks Cloud Computing During COVID-19 and Getting Black Startups Past Series A

During the latest episode of AfroTech’s Black Tech, Green Money podcast, Elliott Robinson had some time for reflection as he sat down with host, Will Lucas. “We’ve seen more digital transformation decisions and initiatives being taken by customers and clients in the last two months than in the last two years,” he said, as he reflects on a quote from Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, during episode three. As partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, Robinson’s main focus is growth investment in cloud and SaaS companies. He looks to team up with management teams and companies who are not only defining their market category but maintaining core values in the process. Robinson says what this digital transformation means is that there have been legacy industries that have purchased software in a certain way for more than two decades. However, this is changing because they’ve now been forced to do so remotely. He also reflects on the current pandemic and shares that COVID-19 has been interesting...

Shanique Yates

Dec 1, 2020