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May 5, 2011

A common phrase in the venture business is that you have to “kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince”, meaning that you have to look at a lot of companies to find the real gems. I think folks outside of the venture industry think that it’s very obvious when a great company comes […]

May 4, 2011

Earlier this year, I published our annual “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Entrepreneurial Community” I’ve also been going around town handing out hard copies as well. As with all good things, there has been new exciting things popping up that I am very excited about.  So I thought I’d discuss a few major additions to […]

May 2, 2011

For the last couple years, when people have asked me what is needed to improve the startup eco-system in New England, my response has been “more shots on goal”. I have firmly believed in this.  It was (and continues to be) important to break the impression that starting a company is only for the extremely […]

April 20, 2011

In starting NextView, one of the things I was looking forward to doing was crafting our own decision-making process for the firm. Making wise decisions is very important in venture (duh) and being able to balance speed, collaboration, and diligence is easier said than done.  Luckily, my partners and I have worked at four different […]

April 16, 2011

I had dinner with an entrepreneur that I really admire a few nights ago.  He raised a small seed round pre-product and the early signs for the company are positive.  He made a very simple remark that I thought was worth repeating: “If things go well, we’ll either just get to profitability, or raise a […]

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  • Rob Go
     - 17 hours ago
    Cool design focused event @bladebos Nov 6. Limited seats available! http://t.co/qHjU4WBeTx
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @vcparty agree. some LPs have to bend their model, though best LPs don't care much about concentration - they focus on accessing best funds
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @vcparty that statement is true. FRC's LP base looks pretty similar to Sequoia's though
  • Lee Hower
     - 1 day ago
    @vcparty thx - would slightly disagree trad'l LPs & smaller funds are misfit… best seed funds have trad'l LP base (albeit concentrated)

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