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Monday, April 21, 2014 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
Earlier this week the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released the VC Quarterly Fundraising data for 1Q14. The expectation was for this past quarter to be a strong quarter for fundraising, given the (until recently) buoyant public equity markets and strong M&A environment which drove a lot of liquidity back to LP’s.
Funding
Friday, April 18, 2014 Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz
ABC’s Shark Tank is currently in its 5th season… Most of you entrepreneurs have watched every episode since it began and I’m right there with you. Fortunately for me, I got to take it a step further yesterday thanks to the folks at Workbar.
Entrepreneurship, Profiles
Friday, April 18, 2014 Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. They all deserve their due, but I want to highlight a few lined up for next week to help you schedule accordingly.
Entrepreneurship
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Jonathan Steiman - Operations, TalkTo
I built this quick and dirty model to calculate an advertisers' willingness to pay for an ad unit. This framework has come in handy as I think about TalkTo, so I wanted to share it.
Expert Advice
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Ben Jabbawy - Founder & CEO, Privy
One of the things I picked up at Oasys, and has now continued with Privy, is the need to surround yourself with a team that challenges you and elevates your game, big time. In an early stage company, each hire needs to carry the weight of 3-4 full time hire responsibilities in order to move the company forward. 
Lessons Learned
Friday, April 4, 2014 Scott Signore - CEO, Matter Communications
In a world that embraces creative content, one of the best ways to leverage the many smart and savvy resources in an agency like Matter is to hold a brainstorm. Inviting a group to discuss new and exciting ways to bring a message, product or platform to key audiences always yields valuable results.
Opinions
Thursday, April 3, 2014 Gopal Shenoy - Director of Product Management, Care.com
As software product managers, we often deal with cross-functional issues from time to time such as projects that fall behind schedule and now risk making a release, creative designs not ready for implementation, serious production issues that require immediate swats to be released etc.
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, March 31, 2014 Izzy Azeri - Co-Founder, Stackdriver
There’s been a lot of attention lately given to sales and marketing metrics for SaaS businesses.  As the co-founder of an early stage SaaS business, I struggled to initially decide which metrics really impact and drive our business.
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Christopher Mirabile - Managing Director, LaunchPad Venture Group
You could write a treatise on what makes for a good pitch deck. While we wait for someone to do that, let’s at least cover the basic required contents...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Kate Morgan, CEO & Founder, Boston Human Capital Partners
As a follow-up to my conversation with David Skok on How Not To Get Fired as an Executive, I felt compelled to reach out to Mike Volpe to see what makes him so successful...
Expert Advice