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Thursday, March 8, 2012 Dave Broadwin - Partner, Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag
I was doing some data mining in our database of New England venture transactions (see Foley Hoag Venture Perspectives) for reasons completely unrelated to the topic I am about...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
One area of fundraising that is not that straightforward is how to put together a syndicate of investors for your seed round.  Although there have been an increase in the number...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Fred Destin - Partner, Atlas Venture
I have been involved in many environments in which mentoring is a core part of the value proposition.  Seedcamp or TechStars succeed almost exclusively on the quality of their...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, March 5, 2012 Bryan Marble - Founder, GroupTrip
A couple of months ago Mark Stephens wrote a guest post on OnStartups about the benefits of gaining experience at a large company.  Having worked at a large company, and having...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Friday, March 2, 2012 Shobhit Chugh - Associate, McKinsey & Company
Pinterest is the hot new thing. The new kid on the blog. The new story in town.  On hearing about it from multiple people, I decided to give it a shot. I actually had to wait to be let in...
Innovation, Opinions, Technology Trends
Thursday, March 1, 2012 Joe Caruso - Investor, Bantam Group
Every entrepreneur has heard of the importance of his/her "elevator pitch"... the succinct description of your business you're supposed to have at the ready when a VC says "so, what's your...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Joe Kinsella - VP of Engineering, Sonian
A few months back I had dinner with a group of product managers returning from Scrum training. The team had been struggling to find the right process for their organization, and hoped...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Welcome from the WHERE team! Behind us is the Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge located not far...
Entrepreneurship, Office Tours
Monday, February 27, 2012 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
A few years ago, I started a Groundhog Day tradition at Punchbowl. We've always made February 2nd a company holiday (yes, it's my favorite reason to celebrate), and in the last few years...
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Friday, February 24, 2012 Larry Cheng - Managing Partner, Volition Capital
An entrepreneur I really admire asked me for advice on how to handle associate cold calls from VC firms.  I thought the best way to answer that question is to share what happens...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Funding, Lessons Learned