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Friday, October 5, 2012 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
After completing a long process identifying the right venture firms to pitch, running an exhaustive fundraising process, finding a mutual fit, and successfully negotiating terms… at last...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding
Friday, October 5, 2012 Dave Barrett - Managing General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Having read Seth Godin’s great little book, The Dip, I’ve been thinking about how Dips really influence the arc of not just individual career development but also that of start-up...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Thursday, October 4, 2012 Jesse Waites - Plate Techtonics: When Unstoppable forces Meet Immovable Objects
Inside of the Cambridge Innovation Center, tucked away in a corner on the 5th floor, lies a room known as Greenlight Labs. Outfitted with an electronics workstation, soldering irons...
Best Practices, Expert Advice
Thursday, October 4, 2012 Eric Paley - Managing Partner, Founder Collective
One of my favorite founders in Boston is Jason Jacobs of Runkeeper.  Every time I see Jason, I mention to him how impressed I am with what I'm hearing about the progress of Runkeeper...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Susan Johnston - Contributor, VentureFizz
Several mobile apps promise to boost customer loyalty but require customers to download an app or businesses to adopt a new system. But according to Angus Davis, Founder...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Jon Auerbach - General Partner, Charles River Ventures
One of the truisms of entrepreneurial startups is the importance of focus. Starting a company to compete against huge, well-capitalized companies is daunting enough. So focus...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Susan Johnston - Contributor, VentureFizz
Watching friends and family members undergo treatment for psychiatric conditions inspired John Moore to create RxApps, a health management platform...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Greg Rublev - Founder & CEO, LeanWagon
As a typical startup founder I am often faced with difficult situations. Well, “often” is probably an understatement.  ”Always” is more like it.    As Steve Blank said in his Customer Development...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Monday, October 1, 2012 Keith Cline - Founder, VentureFizz
We started VentureFizz over three years ago.  Our goal was to fill a void that was missing at the time.  A community website that focused on the Boston tech scene and a simple resource to keep people plugged in.  Since our launch...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Friday, September 28, 2012 Sean Marsh - Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
This recent article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that there is a “Venture Capital Secret: 3 out of 4 start-ups fail”.  Failure, however, is defined as not returning...
Entrepreneurship, Opinions, Success Stories