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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, Opinions
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
Thursday, November 6, 2014 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
With plenty of resources available for entrepreneurs about how to craft an effective pitch deck for raising seed-stage capital from VCs, often what’s left out are some of the tactical components of an initial meeting.
Expert Advice
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Jeffrey Vogel - Managing Director, Bulger Partners
It wasn’t long into my first startup that my mentor Andy van Dam offered those five words – “Startups are a Contact Sport”.
Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Last week's successful IPO of e-commerce giant Wayfair (market cap $3B) and this week's impending IPO of Hubspot (if it prices in the range, market cap $600m) has many in the Boston tech community celebrating. 
Lessons Learned
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Allie Rees - Sr. Digital Media Strategist, Lois Paul & Partners
As social lovers and marketers, we all knew there would come a time when our favorite social platforms would find themselves answering to their investors. That’s just the way it is.
Expert Advice
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 David Van Horne - Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Five Useful Tips for Undergraduate Entrepreneurs. At Founders Workbench, we talk to a lot of entrepreneurs who have plans to start their own business.
Expert Advice
Thursday, September 4, 2014 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “programmatic” was first used in the late 19th century.  Despite its long tenure in our lexicon, the word was an obscure one until recently.  If you aren’t familiar with it yet, if it hasn’t permeated your corner of the business universe, just wait.
Expert Advice
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Bilal Zuberi - Partner, Lux Capital
I shared two other thoughts that often come to my mind when I think of advice for less experienced entrepreneurs...
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned