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Thursday, March 5, 2015 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
About a year ago, Nancy and I were spending some time with Hardi Meybaum and his family.  Hardi is the founder of our portfolio company GrabCAD which was acquired recently by Stratsys.
Lessons Learned
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Ben Einstein - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Bolt
This is part 1 of a series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like...  
Expert Advice
Monday, March 2, 2015 Dan Devoe - Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Legal Hero
It’s hard for entrepreneurs and employees to know what the ACA actually provides. We prepared this guide to get beyond the hype and help you understand the ACA as it relates to your business. 
Expert Advice
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Jim McHugh - Experienced Executive & CEO Coach
A CEO friend recently told me that he asked three people to leave his company over the last few months.  After they were terminated, there was a marked improvement in the overall morale and attitude of the other employees.
Lessons Learned
Monday, February 9, 2015 Alexandra Stetson - Head of Marketing & Events, Fresh Tilled Soil
Are you including the right features in your minimum viable product for a successful launch? Are you prioritizing the right functionality? What should the primary intention or goal be for your MVP or early-stage product release?
Expert Advice
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Rob Go - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
As an early stage investor, should you pay up for team or traction?
Expert Advice
Monday, January 5, 2015 Brad Terrell - Co-Founder and CEO, Zensight
Four of the companies I’ve worked for during my career have been acquired for over $1 billion dollars. Make no mistake, my contributions to these successes, particularly early in my career, were relatively minor, and I’ve had my share of failures, too. 
Lessons Learned
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"...
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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