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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
Friday, February 3, 2012 Scott Johnson - Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
I am often asked “what is new and exciting” by pretty much anyone that knows what I do for a living. And it is a great question that I relish answering – usually. Of late, however...
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Opinions, Technology Trends
Thursday, February 2, 2012 Todd Dagres - General Partner, Spark Capital
What’s wrong with the Facebook IPO?  The fact that the Company is coming Public at $70 Billion or hgher valuation.  That means the Public, your average Joe, has to wait until the...
Opinions, Success Stories
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Dave Balter - CEO of BzzAgent, Executive Chairman of Smarterer
We’ve been developing Smarterer for the better part of a year now, quietly building a platform that uses crowd-sourced questions to validate peoples’ social and professional skills.  Like many...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Lessons Learned, Success Stories
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Tyler Magnin - Marketing Consultant, Intrepid Labs
The view from the fourth floor of the American Twine building is impressive—not so much...
Innovation
Monday, January 30, 2012
Welcome to the Grasshopper Office Tour!  Grasshopper moved into their custom renovated office space...
Office Tours
Friday, January 27, 2012 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
At NextView Ventures, we have a number of companies in our portfolio which are “marketplace” businesses, where buyers and sellers meet to exchange a good...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Technology Trends