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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Since I posted my Seed VC Decision Tree, one of the most frequent requests I’ve gotten is to define what makes an “awesome founder”.  I’ve hesitated to define this...
Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Brandon Pindulic - Marketing Coordinator, Wasabi Ventures
Planning for my day-to-day events is not something I do often, and when I do, I want to do it in the quickest, easiest way possible. I’ll put all the time and effort I have into a business...
Technology Trends
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
The best thing about going back to school is to think big thoughts, immerse oneself in what the great academic minds are ruminating over. This past weekend Harvard Business School...
Innovation
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
By now, hopefully you have heard the news — Punchbowl has been named the exclusive provider of digital invitations featuring Disney characters. To say I’m excited...
Lessons Learned
Thursday, February 6, 2014 Walter Dick - General Partner, Ascent Venture Partners
The technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) falls into four broad categories: sensors, software, platforms, and networks and connections.  Most of the technology is at a...
Technology Trends
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Nabeel Hyatt - Venture Partner, Spark Capital
I’m in the process of closing a new investment right now and getting to know this CEO has been a particular joy. There is a long road ahead, but it’s a great sign when we can...
Expert Advice
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Devon McDonald - Director of Sales & Marketing Support, OpenView Venture Partners
At the expansion stage, it is very easy for teams (of all functional areas) to become incredibly distracted. There are so many shiny objects that can derail teams from focusing...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
I’ve commonly heard entrepreneurs recite some version of “I don’t want to waste too much time fundraising because it will distract me from building my business, so I’ll only talk...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Andrew Parker - General Partner, Spark Capital
Eric Jackson wrote a piece for Forbes where he asked a bunch of people what their “sleeper ideas” for 2014 are.  I contributed the following (though, re-reading it now…
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Scott Brinker - Co-Founder & CTO, ion interactive
The short version: the below graphic is the latest incarnation of my marketing technology landscape supergraphic (click for a high-resolution 2600×1950 version, 4.7MB). It represents...
Technology Trends