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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
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Michael Brown - Founder, nDash Marketing
Give the technology industry credit, they have embraced content marketing to a degree few others can match. But in this business, there are no trophies for participation.
Expert Advice
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
Monday, December 1, 2014 Michael Gaiss - Founder, ThinkB1G
Finding great technical talent to join your team is hard, especially as a startup looking to compete for the best students at highly competitive universities.
Opinions
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 20, 2014 Michael Brown - Founder, nDash Marketing
You’ve got a great idea for a product or service. You have a well-crafted business plan. You might even have – gasp! – a round of funding from a venture capitalist...
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