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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
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Startup founders have so much invested in their company that it can cloud the way they think about competition. Sometimes you can be too paranoid and get way too focused on...
Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Andy Palmer - Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, & Investor
Given the optimism in start-up circles these days, you don’t need much to start a new company – usually just a strong mission, an AWS account and some Diet Coke.  However, one of the...
Best Practices, Expert Advice
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Last week, I used Aileen Lee's excellent TechCrunch article on Unicorns as a jumping off point to analyze the role of the MBA in creating these unusually valuable companies...
Entrepreneurship