Bateman Group’s Client Spotlight 4.11.17

In this month’s client spotlight, Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity discussed findings from the company’s latest tech diversity report in Wired while Pramata’s CEO shared his perspective on worker retention after a February shooting in Olathe, Kansas, targeted two men from India. Scale Venture Partners’ Founding Partner Kate Mitchell also weighed in on the current IPO market in Reuters, and two Bateman Group clients talked to a Bloomberg reporter about WikiLeaks.

Tech Firms Striving for Diversity Fixate on the Wrong Metric,” Wired — Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Aubrey Blanche argues that accurate measurement is critical to creating a more diverse global tech industry in this contributed article.

The H-1B visa curb could benefit these countries,” USA Today — Tech reporter Jon Swartz covers HackerRank’s latest data report, which revealed the 10 countries most likely to benefit from the H-1B visa curbs that make it harder for U.S. companies to hire foreign engineers.

WikiLeaks Claims to Expose CIA Cyber Spying Techniques,” Bloomberg —  RedOwl COO Brian White and HackerOne CTO Alex Rice discuss WikiLeaks’ claim that the CIA has been exploiting vulnerabilities to spy on the public with journalist Caroline Hyde.

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Makes Nice With Salesforce Through a Software Update,” Fortune — Reporter Barb Darrow covers LinkedIn’s big update to Sales Navigator, a tool that helps salespeople find and cultivate leads among millions of LinkedIn members.

High-tech worker retention was difficult before Kansas shootings,” Marketplace — Reporter Peggy Lowe speaks with Pramata CEO Praful Saklani about the impact the recent Kansas City shootings had on his team.

Software maker MuleSoft shows promise of ‘meat-and-potatoes’ tech IPOs,” Reuters — Kate Mitchell, founding partner at Scale Venture Partners, shares her insight on the current IPO market.

Campaign Monitor acquires Tagga to boost email marketing with customer data,” TechCrunch — Reporter Anthony Ha writes about Campaign Monitor’s recent acquisition of customer data platform Tagga.

7 Criteria for Choosing a Startup Advisor,” VentureBeat  — Alan Cohen, chief commercial officer at Illumio, an adaptive security platform, shares key questions you should ask every potential startup advisor.