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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
Thursday, January 2, 2014 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
A year ago, I felt 2013 would be the Year of Grit - a year characterized by toughing things out in uncertain times.  Well, we certainly did that, and 2013 has ended up looking...
Technology Trends
Monday, December 23, 2013 Lee Hower - Partner & Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
I was recently talking with another member of LinkedIn’s founding team.  It’s been awhile since we worked together on a daily basis so a lot was just general catch up, but one of...
Funding
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Sean Marsh - Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
Do you remember your job search in college without LinkedIn or the Internet for that matter (I know, anyone under 40 didn’t have this experience)? At my alma mater (Bowdoin College...
Entrepreneurship