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Friday, February 17, 2012 Richard Dale - Principal, Sigma Partners
How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? This is what growth looks like. It starts slow, almost linear, from zero, and then (we hope) accelerates. The horizontal...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Timothy Jones - CEO, Buzzient
One of the paradoxes in building a large internet services or software company is the challenge of building a platform. That is, creating a technology base upon which your own...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Technology Trends
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Keith Cline - Founder, VentureFizz
Welcome to the latest installment of Octane!  Today, we are featuring the CEO & Co-Founder of CampusLIVE in Boston... Boris Revsin!!!  CampusLIVE is a high growth startup...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
TripAdvisor, Inc. is the...
Office Tours
Monday, February 13, 2012 Keith Cline - Founder, VentureFizz
You see the future... you have the technology... however, the market and mass consumer...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Lessons Learned, Success Stories
Friday, February 10, 2012 Scott Maxwell - Senior Managing Director & Founder, OpenView Venture Partners
Need capital to start or build your business?  Ever try to figure out who the best fit VC is for you?  In my view, the absolute best way for you to get the capital to build your business...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Thursday, February 9, 2012 Christopher O'Donnell - Director of Product Management, HubSpot
Most product demos are disastrous. I’ve gone through more trainwrecks than I would care to have, and thought I’d share some of my scars and random learnings on the topic...
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Cort Johnson - Director, Terrible Labs
As many fellow non-technical folks know, it’s not easy selling an engineer on building a product that’s not their own. To remedy this situation, many people (including myself) have...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Opinions
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Jay Acunzo - Associate Product Manager, CampusLIVE
I recently had coffee with a friend and former colleague whom I met working at Google. We’ll call him Jake. Jake now works in education, at a premier music and arts school outside...
Best Practices, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, February 6, 2012 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
On the eve of the historic Facebook IPO roadshow, I spent some time looking at the 4Q11 IPO data (courtesy of Campton Private Equity Advisors) this weekend. VC’s everywhere are...
Entrepreneurship