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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Thursday, February 28, 2013 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
There are two types of people in a start-up: those who have the hunger, and those who don't. If you're working at a start-up and not sure if you are hungry...
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Monday, February 25, 2013 Izzy Azeri - Co-Founder, Stackdriver
There has been a lot of buzz lately about startups being "Orphaned" after a Seed round--a phenomenon that has been dubbed the “Series A Crunch”...   
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