Derrick Harris and Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden talked in an interview about:
Top personnel have changed places without so much as a
press release, venture capital investment hasn’t been disclosed, and there
are semi-regular rumors about the company spurning acquisition offers
(namely from Microsoft and Intel).
- the first round of founding Hortonworks raised from Yahoo! and Benchmark, the round that everyone speculated about as it wasn’t disclosed, was $23mil;
- Hortonworks is planning to IPO in “five to seven quarters”. That’s a pretty aggressive plan. And I still believe that they’ll take a different route.
- About Eric Baldeschwiler’s departure: “Very candidly… Eric just got frustrated that he didn’t have the control that he once had.”
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