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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.
Opinions
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Natalie Bartlett - Community Lead, Rough Draft Ventures
This week, we spoke with Jennifer Lum, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Adelphic Mobile. She joined her first startup company while finishing up her degree at the University of Toronto...
Entrepreneurship
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"...
Opinions
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Natalie Bartlett - Community Lead, Rough Draft Ventures
This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Sagan, former CEO of Akamai Technologies, and current XIR at General Catalyst, where he advises founders and entrepreneurs...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
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
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Natalie Bartlett - Community Lead, Rough Draft Ventures
Last week, we caught up with Matt Lauzon, founder of Dunwello and former founder of Gemvara.He speaks about his experiences as a young entrepreneur and provides a few great pieces of advice...
Entrepreneurship, Profiles
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
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Andy Palmer - Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, & Investor
Why do we work? Over the past 25 years, entrepreneurship, creativity and mentorship have always guided me to strive for a meaningful impact on the world...
Lessons Learned