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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Baptiste - Co-Founder, Cloudomatic
There's always talk about the end game in the form of an acquisition, funding announcement, or eventual flame out. Hollywood has even made a movie about the founding...
Best Practices, Lessons Learned
Monday, November 1, 2010 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Malcolm Gladwell made famous the natural human reaction of judging other people in the first few minutes of an encounter with his book, Blink. Like many other businesspeople, VCs...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding
Thursday, October 28, 2010 George Roberts - Venture Partner, OpenView Venture Partners
Over the last few weeks I have written a couple of business growth strategies-centric blogs titled "What A CEO Does... And Larry Ellison" and "What A CEO and His Management Team Also Need...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Victoria Song - Associate, Flybridge Capital Partners
Checking in now that it’s been a little over a week since I started as an associate here at Flybridge Capital Partners. Is it everything I expected and hoped for? Yes...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 David Cancel - Founder and CEO, Performable
Over the past decade, I’ve spent most of my professional life building startup businesses. In thinking about what I’ve learned, I realized that the most...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, October 25, 2010 David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
Great companies are almost always run by great management teams. And great management teams know that the only way to improve a process is to start...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Friday, October 22, 2010 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Sometimes, early stage companies hear investors say that it’s “too early” for them to invest. It’s a puzzling response when most VC’s are considered “early stage”. The definition of “early” seems...
Expert Advice, Funding
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Dayna Grayson - Principal, North Bridge Venture Partners
Curation, the word of 2008-2009 within the eCommerce world, popularized first by the entertaining shopping site Woot, has now officially expanded to the social media space (see examples). It used to be the...
Opinions, Technology Trends
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Trevania Henderson - Founder and CEO, CaringWise
July. August. September. This year I gave them over to the Founder Institute’s Summer Boston Program. They were without question the most intense 3 months of my life—and I say that as someone who just finished an MBA while running my own fairly...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Monday, October 18, 2010 Amanda Vendig - Attorney, Foley Hoag LLP
VentureFizz Reader: I am a first time entrepreneur. Can you tell me what I need to be thinking about in terms of incorporating my business? Amanda Vendig, Foley Hoag: When you are thinking of starting a business, some of the first questions you might...
Best Practices