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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Jamie Merz - Co-Founder, Good Natured Dog Productions
You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t see the benefits of video marketing in this digital age. As print struggles to continue on in a meaningful way...
Expert Advice
Monday, January 5, 2015 Brad Terrell - Co-Founder and CEO, Zensight
Four of the companies I’ve worked for during my career have been acquired for over $1 billion dollars. Make no mistake, my contributions to these successes, particularly early in my career, were relatively minor, and I’ve had my share of failures, too. 
Lessons Learned
Monday, December 29, 2014 Matt Fates - Partner with Ascent Venture Partners
In our last blog post , we referenced an IDG study suggesting that in the past two years, the percentage of enterprises with either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud has gone from just 12 percent to an enormous 69 percent. This post will discuss why.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Matt 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.
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Monday, December 22, 2014 Jo Tango - Partner, Kepha Partners
Auctions are curious things. Moreover, the mere perception of being in an auction is more than enough to inject fear into a discussion.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Natalie Bartlett - Community Lead, Rough Draft Ventures
This week, we spoke with Jennifer Lum, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Adelphic Mobile. She joined her first startup company while finishing up her degree at the University of Toronto...
Entrepreneurship
Thursday, December 4, 2014 Jeremy 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"...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Natalie Bartlett - Community Lead, Rough Draft Ventures
This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Sagan, former CEO of Akamai Technologies, and current XIR at General Catalyst, where he advises founders and entrepreneurs...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Mike MacKeen - Managing Director, Bulger Partners
Analytics are out on the private financing market during Q3.  We should all appreciate that Wilson Sonsini and Cooley each make the effort to aggregate and publish term sheet analytics...
Funding
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Natalie Bartlett - Community Lead, Rough Draft Ventures
Last week, we caught up with Matt Lauzon, founder of Dunwello and former founder of Gemvara.He speaks about his experiences as a young entrepreneur and provides a few great pieces of advice...
Entrepreneurship, Profiles