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March 16, 2015

A couple weeks ago my colleague Dimitri Dadiomov published a post on NextView’s “View From Seed” blog which answered the question “Should we take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders?”  The (obvious) answer of “yes” he supported with comprehensive research about the entrepreneurial activity coming out of Harvard’s business school. We knew that it was […]

March 4, 2015

Conventional wisdom says that the best way to meet with a venture capitalist is to get a warm introduction.  (While it’s a good rule of thumb, it’s not entirely true, which I’ve blogged about previously.) However, there’s another way that I’ve seen entrepreneurs use mutual connections that’s even more impactful than a warm introduction: a […]

January 15, 2015

As an entrepreneur, if you’re running a venture capital fundraise effectively, you’re treating the process like a sale process: identifying a set of prospects to fill the top of the funnel, cultivating those relationships over a series of meetings, then narrowing down to a handful of contender firms who will ultimately make an offer to […]

December 3, 2014

It’s official: now two months after the IPO, HubSpot has surpassed the $1B market cap threshold and has become that “pillar” company that the tech ecosystem long anticipated. The benefits have been touted previously: an anchor for attracting and retaining talent in Boston, as well as a breeding ground for the next set of great […]

September 18, 2014

When Chad Pytel introduced me to Bryan Helmkamp, CEO/Co-founder of Code Climate, I knew that I had to pay attention.  Chad is the CEO of thoughtbot, a consulting firm that makes web + mobile apps for early-stage startups.  The two companies had been working together for a while, especially as both are deeply embedded within […]

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  • Rob Go
     - 8 hours ago
    Seeing an early trend of website-as-pitch-deck. Not sure what I think of it.
  • Lee Hower
     - 11 hours ago
    RT @davidbeisel: Superangel @fabricegrinda's detailed overview of the state of VC in 2015: http://t.co/1WsZ2VmzrK
  • Rob Go
     - 8 hours ago
    @solfrombrooklyn but these are companies with live sites that also have a pitch-deck type of site
  • Rob Go
     - 14 hours ago
    New post: Disrupting Gillette http://t.co/978IFOniNu

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