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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Allen Bonde - Partner, Digital Clarity Group
The rich media revolution is here. Demand for video content continues to grow, and thanks to smartphones (and webcams) nearly everyone can be a video star. Meanwhile...
Expert Advice
Friday, October 11, 2013 Fred Destin - Partner, Atlas Venture
I recently got a call from Scott Kirsner at the Boston Globe asking: “what happens to all these incubators entrepreneurs after Demo Day”? The short answer: chaos...
Lessons Learned
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
I’ve been thinking a lot about what AngelList means for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially here in Boston where I live. I continue to think that seed/angel investing is a pretty...
Funding
Friday, September 13, 2013 Pat Kinsel - Entrepreneur in Residence, Polaris Partners
In the era of the quantified self, there is is not a more powerful, yet less realized opportunity than passive location tracking.  Maintaining a constant record of your location...
Technology Trends
Thursday, September 12, 2013 Andrew Parker - Principal, Spark Capital
When you’re building a company where the lifetime value of a user is still  unknown (which is virtually all early stage consumer-facing startups), your most healthy source of new...
Expert Advice
Thursday, September 5, 2013 Eric Paley - Managing Partner, Founder Collective
I’m a big believer in the key tenets of Steve Blank’s The Four Steps to the Epiphany and Eric Ries’s The Lean Startup. Particularly, I like to see start-ups follow the...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Lee Hower - Partner and Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
We all woke up to the news yesterday that Microsoft is buying Nokia for ~$7B (ok, not the carrier infrastructure biz but the main part of Nokia that anybody cares about).  This isn’t totally...
Opinions
Monday, August 26, 2013 Diana Martz - Director of Talent, OpenView Venture Partners
As the Director of Talent for OpenView Venture Partners, I’ve experienced a number of situations that have taught me what to do and what not to do when recruiting...
Best Practices
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the unsung hero of many start-ups:  the other founder.  A lot has been written about the founder/CEO and her growth and evolution...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Tien Anh Nguyen - Sr. Associate, OpenView Venture Partners
How to Start Thinking about Segmenting Your Market in the Right Way.  How to Develop a Market Segmentation Hypothesis In the market research toolkit offered to...
Expert Advice