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By: Keith Cline | May 7, 2012
Videos from our spring accelerator Launch Day are here.  The vids are not much produced, but of high enough quality for you to check in on the companies that caught your fancy...
By: Frank Belzer | May 7, 2012
I read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review  about teamwork.  One of the sentences that caught my eye was this, “Team members are more likely to want to...
By: George Roberts | May 6, 2012
When you look up the phrase “the elephant in the room” in Wikipedia you get: “Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is being...
By: | May 4, 2012
TechStars held their Demo Day for the most recent class from Boston on Thursday. Thirteen companies...
By: Jo Tango | May 3, 2012
This is the seventh post in a Friday series on “raising VC money.”  I’ve really enjoyed writing these posts and to have an opportunity to interact with many folks.  Thank you...
By: Eric Paley | May 2, 2012
I remember a very strange moment during my college interview where my obsession with baseball came into the conversation.  The interviewer asked me what...
By: Andy Palmer | May 1, 2012
If you haven’t read my friend Tom Davenport’s book Competing on Analytics (Harvard University Press, 2007), you should.  If you have read it, it’s a really good time to read it...
By: Jeff Bussgang | April 30, 2012
When I entered the VC business 10 years ago, I tried to keep thinking about venture capital as a business, where the key focus area was on meeting the needs of our...
By: Nathan Burke | April 29, 2012
Sales reps spend a lot of their time on the road, talking to clients and prospects, and gathering information that should end up in a CRM. But since they are humans, the longer...
By: Jo Tango | April 26, 2012
This is the sixth post in a Friday series on “raising VC money”.  For the list of topics we are covering, click here.  In this post, we’ll focus on “how to negotiate a VC term...
By: David Skok | April 25, 2012
Customers hate being sold to. They don’t mind getting expert help when they want to buy something. But much of the time they are not ready to buy, and one of the most...
By: Dave Broadwin | April 24, 2012
I have long had a theory that (for companies with up rounds) the greatest valuation increases occurs between the A and B rounds.  So, I recently had opportunity to do some...
Office Tours
By: | April 23, 2012
Late last year, global venture capital firm, Highland Capital Partners, moved out of their offices in...
By: Michael Greeley | April 22, 2012
Yesterday the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) – in conjunction with Thomson Reuters and PricewaterhouseCoopers – released 1Q12 funding data...
By: Keith Cline | April 19, 2012
You're a first-time entrepreneur. You have an idea that will change the world and you have been fortunate to find an investor to fund it. Now you're faced with your...
By: Jon Steiman | April 18, 2012
Congratulations, your start-up received a term-sheet. Now what?  If you’re a first time entrepreneur, you’ve been pounding the pavement for months – maybe even years...
By: Joe Kinsella | April 17, 2012
Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to gain hands on experience building software to support multiple clouds. While most cloud consumers can live within the gated...
By: Pito Salas | April 16, 2012
I've watched some people struggling with some email blow ups and frustrations over the years and I was just thinking about some of the...
By: Scott Johnson | April 15, 2012
The most important financial decision you will ever make as an entrepreneur is when to sell your company.  What amount of money to raise at what price from whom pales in comparison...
By: Jo Tango | April 12, 2012
This is the fifth post in a Friday series on “raising VC money”. For the list of topics we are covering, click here. In this post, we’ll focus on “how to handle...
By: Don Dodge | April 11, 2012
I could build Instagram in a week. How many times have you heard someone say "I could build [insert hot startup name here] in a week"? I hear it all the time. But, I have yet...
By: Ravi Mehta | April 10, 2012
This is the final part in a three part series about how to launch your startup on a shoestring budget. In the first post, we looked at back office and operational tools that enable...
Office Tours
By: | April 9, 2012
Welcome to the Intrepid Labs Office Tour!  Located at 222 Third...
By: Chris Sheehan | April 8, 2012
At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to...
By: Jo Tango | April 5, 2012
This is the fourth post in a Friday series on “raising VC money.” For the list of topics we are covering, click here. In this post, we’ll focus on the topic: how to handle...
By: Kevin Mandeville | April 4, 2012
There are several common mistakes people make that slow down their website. Are you making any of them? See the mistakes below (and how you can fix them if you are making...  
By: Ravi Mehta | April 3, 2012
This is the second part in a three part series about how to launch your startup on a shoestring budget. In the first post, we looked at back office and operational tools that enable...
By: Arjun Moorthy | April 2, 2012
Recently our CEO Brian Halligan said during an employee gathering that there are only two jobs worth having at a company – either building the product or selling it.  The blunt..
By: Firas Raouf | April 1, 2012
Did you have to re-read that headline a few times? I admit, it might seem a bit confusing coming from a venture capitalist.  But here’s the truth: there are plenty of expansion stage...
By: Jo Tango | March 29, 2012
This is the third post in a Friday series on “raising VC money”.  For the list of topics we are covering, click here.  In this post, we’ll focus on “how to handle the 1st VC...

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