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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Michael Skok - Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
We all know a company is only as good as its team, which is why the hiring process is so critical as you build out your venture. And anyone who has made a bad hire along...
Expert Advice
Friday, March 29, 2013 Tracy Paulsen - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Empowerment Legal
One of the first legal phases of starting your own business is choosing a legal entity structure.  There are a number of options dependent upon your unique situation...
Expert Advice
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Firas Raouf - Venture Partner, OpenView Venture Partners
I recently read this article in Fortune about the 10 requirements for a successful IPO. Go ahead and read it if you’re interested in this topic. I’ll wait.  Most of my...
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Friday, March 22, 2013 Bob Bishop - Partner, Goodwin Procter
Last week, we launched a new Limited Liability Company (LLC) incorporation offering on the Founder’s Workbench Document Driver. To help founders evaluate potential use of the...
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Friday, March 22, 2013 Eric Paley - Managing Partner, Founder Collective
I had lunch recently with one of our portfolio CEOs, and he said something that really caught my attention.  I had just commented on how well they were executing...
Entrepreneurship
Friday, March 8, 2013 Craig Daniel - Co-Founder & Head of Product, Postwire
Thanks to the work by Eric Ries and the Lean Startup movement, startups are using the scientific method to build products, test markets, and grow their userbase...
Best Practices
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Nick Francis - Co-Founder & CEO, Help Scout
You are bound to hear the question dozens, maybe hundreds of times as a founder. How are you going to compete with Company XYZ? Can you differentiate from your...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Joel Lehrer - Partner, Goodwin Procter
Whether you’re a founder thinking about using third party software for your start-up, or thinking about how best to structure licenses to your software, it’s important to...
Best Practices
Friday, March 1, 2013 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Early stage companies are often refining their stories or narratives.  It’s important for lots of reasons – inspiring team members, recruiting, creating focus, getting...
Entrepreneurship
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Stephen Kraus - Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
February is always a special month for me.   Yes, in the Hallmark sense, it is the time of the year to celebrate love but, for me, February is one big celebration of the best thing in...
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