The future of enterprise software is anything but boring. Andreessen Horowitz partner Scott Weiss aptly predicted his guest post titled “30 New Franchises” a few weeks ago, there a massive opportunity to create new multi-billion-dollar enterprise franchises despite incumbents throwing massive amounts of money to acquire these franchises. These companies, such as Box and many others, are choosing to stay independent. Weiss himself should now–he sold his enterprise company IronPort Systems to one of the most well known incumbents in the space, Cisco, back in 2007. And we decided to create an enterprise panel at Disrupt SF around Weiss’ predictions, with the CEO’s of Box, Zendesk and Nebula (you can still buy tickets here).

We sat down with Weiss to hear more about his theories behind “30 Franchises.” You can read the entirety of our conversation below.

Leena Rao: Describe the basic premise around your guest column about 30…

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