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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Kate Morgan - CEO & Founder, Boston Human Capital Partners
“How long do you think it will take to hire someone?” 
Expert Advice
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Mike MacKeen - Managing Director, Bulger Partners
What is in store after a transformational year in 2014?
Technology Trends
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
As an early stage investor, should you pay up for team or traction?
Expert Advice
Monday, December 29, 2014 Matt Fates - Partner with Ascent Venture Partners
In our last blog post , we referenced an IDG study suggesting that in the past two years, the percentage of enterprises with either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud has gone from just 12 percent to an enormous 69 percent. This post will discuss why.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Matt Fates - Partner with Ascent Venture Partners
With last month’s sold out AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas and the jam-packed media frenzy around cloud industry announcements, it’s clear that “the cloud” continues to drive enormous PR and marketing spend.
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Monday, December 22, 2014 Jo Tango - Partner, Kepha Partners
Auctions are curious things. Moreover, the mere perception of being in an auction is more than enough to inject fear into a discussion.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014 Jeremy Halpern - Partner & Director of Business Development, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Slowly but surely, early stage investors and entrepreneurs in the greater Boston area are opting for financing mechanisms developed on the West Coast in lieu of traditional convertible notes.  In particular, Simple Agreements for Future Equity, or “SAFEs"...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Mike MacKeen - Managing Director, Bulger Partners
Analytics are out on the private financing market during Q3.  We should all appreciate that Wilson Sonsini and Cooley each make the effort to aggregate and publish term sheet analytics...
Funding
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Pat Kinsel - Venture Partner, Polaris Partners
Entrepreneurs don’t realize how transparent their bluffs are. Every single week a team tells me a variation of “you only have a week to present a term sheet because other firms are closing in fast.” 
Expert Advice
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
A great barometer as to the health of the venture capital industry is the quarterly fundraising data which the National Venture Capital Association, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, released recently. The 3Q14 data suggest that the annualized fundraising pace should come in around $32 billion for the year...
Funding