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Friday, January 21, 2011 Micah Rosenbloom - Founding Partner, Founder Collective
Universities are TechStars on steroids. Some of the most influential companies in the US can be traced back to university roots. (e.g. HP, Sun Microsystems, Bose...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Brian Balfour - Co-Founder and VP Product Marketing, Viximo
The $5M Keg - In 2007 I was 23 years old, working full time as a product manager at ZoomInfo while moonlighting on a number of entrepreneurial side projects. I had previously...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding, Lessons Learned
Thursday, January 13, 2011 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
With big tech companies awash in cash, nearly every analyst out there is predicting that the M&A market will heat up in 2011. At a (pre-blizzard) conference I attended...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Firas Raouf - Venture Partner, OpenView Venture Partners
I have been spending a bit of time on Quora to answer questions asked by early stage software entrepreneurs… all part of my role as an early stage software investor who...
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, January 10, 2011 Bijan Sabet - General Partner, Spark Capital
I was asked this question yesterday by a founder. I hear this question all the time so I thought I would write down my thoughts. The short answer is you should raise a...
Entrepreneurship, Funding, Lessons Learned
Thursday, January 6, 2011 Jon Karlen - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES) is the "go to" annual event in Boston for the country's world-class research universities to showcase...
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Bilal Zuberi - Principal, General Catalyst Partners
For the past couple of years I wrote end of year notes as predictions in the cleantech space for the next year. (cleantech predictions for 2010). But this year...
Lessons Learned, Technology Trends
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
This post provides SaaS entrepreneurs with an Excel spreadsheet model and graphs that show the cash flow trough that happens to SaaS, or other subscription/recurring revenue...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Frank Days - Director, New and Social Media, Novell
Over the last few years, I have noticed a division in the types of marketing people I meet. Some colleagues have referred to this as data driven vs. marcom/branding types...
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, December 27, 2010 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Following up on my year in review post, here are a few things I’m looking forward to in 2011. Big M&A and IPO Activity. 2011 will build off the growing momentum in the...
Entrepreneurship, Funding