Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Business incubators and entrepreneurial
education are catching on at college campuses across the country, and Babson
College in Wellesley, Mass. is no
exception. Each term...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In the wake of the Pinterest round valuing the company at $1.5B from
the Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, it is hard not to notice that
social and ecommerce have...
Lessons Learned, Opinions, Technology Trends
Monday, July 23, 2012
Last week the National Venture Capital Association (where I am on the
Executive Committee) and Thomson Reuters announced the 2Q12 fundraising
data for venture firms...
Funding, Innovation, Lessons Learned
Friday, July 20, 2012
Last week I wrote about some of the common factors that have led great VC firms to stumble
or even fade from existence entirely. I wanted to follow-up with some...
Funding, Lessons Learned, Success Stories
Thursday, July 19, 2012
If you use Google search (and who doesn’t), you may have noticed that sponsored results (pay-per-click, or PPC, ads) have been taking over more and more of the search...
Expert Advice, Technology Trends
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Between us, my long-time friend (and fellow blogger) Andy Palmer and
I have started a lot of companies. We also advise many other companies
and look at even more pitches from...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Everywhere you turn these days, you find an angel investor. Aside from
those who have always invested small amounts of cash in startups, more
and more venture...
Best Practices, Funding, Lessons Learned
Monday, July 16, 2012
Kickstarter.com, the crowdfunding platform that raises money to support creative projects, has proven wildly...
Expert Advice, Funding, Lessons Learned
Friday, July 13, 2012
“Seems niche. How many people want to tell everyone randomly what they’re doing and how many really want to look at it?” - My entry for Twitter, as recorded in early 2007...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I happen to be fascinated by the history of the VC industry, and one of
the things we discussed at a recent offsite are the common threads
behind the rise and fall of great...
Entrepreneurship, Funding, Innovation