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Friday, December 17, 2010 Dries Buytaert - CTO and Co-Founder, Acquia
In this post, I want to focus on one of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs raising money from investors: what is the right amount of capital to...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding
Thursday, December 16, 2010 Jay Neely - Boston Entrepreneur and Marketing Consultant
Shutting down my startup has left me needing to fill three voids: goals, money, and credibility. I’m fortunate to have steady consulting work, a simple lifestyle with...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Chip Hazard - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Ahh December. Between closing out the year, performance reviews, holiday parties and family activities, it is always a crazy time of the year. And to top it all..
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
In my two previous blog posts, I’ve discussed the first two of three key phases in a startup life cycle: finding a product/market fit, then determining a repeatable...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, December 13, 2010 Mark Haddad - Partner, Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag LLP
VentureFizz Reader: Should I raise my seed round using a convertible note or preferred stock? Mark Haddad, Partner, Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag LLP...
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Friday, December 10, 2010 Philip Jacob - Founder and CTO, StyleFeeder
“I need you to find out something for me,” I asked my office manager in a way that caused her to look at me with suspicious eyes. “Sure, what is it?” she replied, knowing full well that this was...
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Jay Neely - Boston Entrepreneur and Marketing Consultant
Two years ago, when I wrote a post-mortem for News Armada, I was an overly-ambitious first-time entrepreneur, chasing dreams of venture funding and changing the...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
Different phases of a startup’s lifecycle require different approaches to spending. In my previous post, I talked about the first phase: finding product/market...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Monday, December 6, 2010 Dave Broadwin - Partner, Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag
Here are some semi-random thoughts on preferences after my recent post on this topic. Also, an entrepreneur in town recently asked me whether, and how, he could...
Funding
Friday, December 3, 2010 Antonio Rodriguez - General Partner, Matrix Partners
Dan Bricklin has a lengthy but worthwhile piece on the challenges facing the startup developer these days that puts some meat...
Entrepreneurship, Technology Trends