A few weeks ago I caught up with Scott Raney, a partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on IT and consumer technology. He is knowledgable in cloud computing, on-demand software, enterprise infrastructure and mobile.
Initially, I was reaching out to get Rayney's take on WebRTC, the uber-hyped Web communications standard that recently ran off the rails when the standards committee could not agreed on a way forward. That's kind of a bummer, because lots of tech companes -- and conference organizers -- had already set up for the WebRTC revolution.
In addition to some comments on WebRTC, Raney had inputs on some interesting new trends, including Android, Big Data, and mobile. Companies he has invested in that are worth watching include 2U, the online education startup, Cyanogen, an open-source Android spin-off, and Infer, a CRM analytics play.