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  • July 28, 2015

    We’re changing our name to Devpost, because it more accurately describes who we are & what we do. Plus, we’re releasing our first Student Hacker Report. Celebrate with us on Twitter!

  • Considering the short term and relatively inexperience of students, it is easy to underestimate the value of student hackathons. Yet, Devpost (formerly ChallengePost) has hosted 160 of these with over 13,000 students participating and 9868 projects submitted.


  • This morning, ChallengePost — a tool that acts as the backend infrastructure for a pretty good chunk of the hackathons that go down (including the ones we host before each TechCrunch Disrupt) — changed their name to Devpost. In celebration of the new name, they’ve released a big ol’ data dump of a bunch of stuff they’ve learned over the past year.

  • According to research done by Devpost—formerly called ChallengePost, an online competition platform and community that specialized in hackathons—student hackers have a variety of interests.

  • Sisense, a leader in business analytics for complex data, bringing disruptive simplicity for big or multi source data preparation & analysis, announced today a collaboration offering direct integration and a cloud version of Sisense’s award-winning business intelligence software version 5.75 on the Azure Marketplace.

  • GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has appointed former Broadcom veteran Richard Najarian as Senior Director, Solutions Marketing to further strengthen the company’s global marketing team and support GainSpan through its next stages of market growth.

  • July 27, 2015

    Today Workboard unveiled novel meeting and performance visualization features to its popular goal achievement app for line of business managers.

  • …Panzura is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run SkyBridge within AWS as a seamless extension of the datacenter.

  • July 23, 2015

    Clarizen, a leader in collaborative work management software, today announced its new US corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley to support the dramatic growth of its US operations, particularly in the customer success organization.

  • July 21, 2015

    Clarizen is a marketing project management platform designed to help B2B marketing teams collaborate with colleagues, clients and vendors.

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Opus in the Media

  • May 28, 2014

    …Our speaker, Carl Showalter, a partner at Opus Capital and an experienced investor with a long history in Silicon Valley, offers insights and wisdom on how a founder should think about the fundraising process.

  • July 19, 2012

    On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone went on sale. The Apple (AAPL) device benefited from breathless advance buzz but also had its skeptics: It cost $600 and had no physical keyboard, limited e-mail options, and no copy-and-paste.

  • October 6, 2011

    Bob Borchers worked at Apple from 2004 to 2009, as a senior director of worldwide product marketing – iPhone.

  • September 26, 2011

    The Wharton Entrepreneurs Workshop, developed jointly by Wharton | San Francisco and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, features Carl Showalter, co-founder and general partner at Opus Capital

  • June 6, 2011

    The future of mobile will largely be defined by the small, creative entrepreneurs and companies that leverage the device capabilities in new and interesting ways.

  • August 2, 2010

    New York-based Payfone Inc. has stepped out of the shadows with $11 million in Series B funding led by Opus Capital Ventures. Bob Borchers, a general partner at Opus and a veteran of Apple Inc., made the investment for his firm.

  • January 8, 2010

    “The general mechanics and value chain for digital music are starting to converge,” says Bob Borchers, a general partner with Opus Capital who headed Apple Inc.’s iPhone worldwide marketing. “What the players will be, what their roles will be — there’s still a lot of room yet to go.”

  • September 11, 2009

    With the economy still struggling, he says the right investments in mobile today could pay off big time as the economy improves and consumers and businesses gain more buying power.

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