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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Investors love to give advice. Even more so if they are board members or major investors. It’s part of our “value add”. 
Expert Advice
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Pat Kinsel - Venture Partner, Polaris Partners
Market sizing is an incredibly important task for both entrepreneurs and investors. It helps you decide which markets to prioritize and helps you better understand how your application [or someone else’s] is fairing in a particular area.
Expert Advice
Monday, June 16, 2014 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
My friend, Ed Zimmerman, wrote a terrific post for his WSJ blog - "Help Me Help You" - on soliciting him (and others like him) for investor introductions.
Expert Advice
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Michael Capuucci - CEO & Founding Partner, Baked & Branded
The founders here at Baked & Branded stumbled, again, upon a TED video that we had watched years ago that has influenced, tremendously, the ways in which we view brand positioning for our clients, and ourselves.
Expert Advice, Opinions
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Kate Morgan, CEO & Founder, Boston Human Capital Partners
I recently had an opportunity to meet with a founder of a fairly new startup in Boston.  Though quite young with no previous experience as an entrepreneur, the founder had secured...
Entrepreneurship
Thursday, June 5, 2014 Jonathan Crowe - Managing Editor, OpenView Venture Partners
Unsubscribes — no marketer wants to see them. But while you may see it as goodbye, these companies see it as another chance to say hello...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
The health of a SaaS business is directly tied to its ability to retain its customers and prevent churn. To do this, they have to ensure that their customers are happy. That means making sure they get the promised business benefits they signed up for.
Expert Advice
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Scott Johnson - Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures.
When you see a public stock being crushed, or a public company CEO being fired, it is nearly always due to a failure to meet expectations.  This is the main reason companies stay private...
Expert Advice
Friday, May 23, 2014 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Everyone knows that nobody gets consumer in Boston. If you want to invest in the next great consumer company, you better be in Silicon Valley or New York. It’s just a given.
Opinions
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
The National Venture Capital Association recently released data on 1Q14 investment activity, which always makes for an interesting read – at least on long plane rides. Point of fact, this past quarter was exceptional in many ways – and arguably somewhat unexpected. The headlines read that $9.5 billion was invested in 951 companies...
Entrepreneurship, Funding