Tuesday, December 23, 2014Matt Fates - Partner with Ascent Venture Partners
With last month’s sold out AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas and the jam-packed media frenzy around cloud industry announcements, it’s clear that “the cloud” continues to drive enormous PR and marketing spend.
Thursday, December 4, 2014Jeremy Halpern - Partner & Director of Business Development, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Slowly but surely, early stage investors and entrepreneurs in the greater Boston area are opting for financing mechanisms developed on the West Coast in lieu of traditional convertible notes. In particular, Simple Agreements for Future Equity, or “SAFEs"...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
A great barometer as to the health of the venture capital industry is the quarterly fundraising data which the National Venture Capital Association, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, released recently. The 3Q14 data suggest that the annualized fundraising pace should come in around $32 billion for the year...
Thursday, November 6, 2014David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
With plenty of resources available for entrepreneurs about how to craft an effective pitch deck for raising seed-stage capital from VCs, often what’s left out are some of the tactical components of an initial meeting.