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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
Friday, August 8, 2014 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
The National Venture Capital Association released the 2Q14 fundraising data a few weeks ago which makes for fascinating reading when compared to the 2Q14 VC investing data.
Entrepreneurship, Funding
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Nabeel Hyatt - Venture Partner, Spark Capital
It catches many founders by surprise, but one of the hardest pitches to a venture capital firm is actually the pitch to your current investors.
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Jo Tango - Partner, Kepha Partners
One of our investors is updating his POV on the VC environment and reached out for my 2 cents. After thinking about it, I would describe my observations of VC with this headline: “steady as she goes.” Here’s why.
Opinions
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Michael Greeley - General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
The 2Q14 VC investment data just released in the MoneyTree Report prepared by the National Venture Capital Association with an assist from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Thomson Reuters details the $13.0 billion invested in 1,114 companies over the last three months.
Entrepreneurship, Funding
Monday, July 21, 2014 Lee Hower - Partner & Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
One of our portfolio companies, Plastiq, announced yesterday that they raised a $10M Series B led by Khosla Ventures and are planning to move their headquarters from Boston to San Francisco.
Entrepreneurship, Opinions
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?
Opinions
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Viktoras Truchanovicius - CTO, Baked & Branded
You have your idea. You have your investors. You are ready to get started. The last step left is to hire people who will develop your product. As trivial as it might sound, it is probably one of the most important aspects of a successful product.
Expert Advice