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September 9, 2014

I got together with an entrepreneur the other day that was looking for some advice. He admitted that he had spoken to a number of angels and VC’s about the product he was working on, and their initial response was a fairly dismissive “I’ve seen this tried many times before”. I’ve said those words before as […]

September 2, 2014

I think it’s sometimes a good exercise for companies to take a step back and think about the big external threats to their businesses.  This forces some level of intellectual honestly about one’s position in the market, and can push you to try to see around corners and respond. Given that, I thought I’d write […]

August 6, 2014

Directr was founded on a mission to allow anyone with a smart phone to create great video. The realization of the founders is that while video is perhaps the most powerful mechanism for communication, very few people are able to use it effectively. In a few short years, the team at Directr built an award […]

July 29, 2014

When we make our seed investments, we have a strong preference for preferred equity rounds and forming a board of directors that meets regularly. Even in the rare case when we invest in a convertible note, we only do so if founders are interested and excited about convening with us and perhaps one or two […]

July 22, 2014

There are a lot of folks that think that the private tech market is pretty frothy right now.  Some may disagree about whether or not we are in a bubble. But it’s hard to argue against the observation that more bubble-like things are happening currently than in what would be considered a “normal” market.  For example: We are […]

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  • Lee Hower
     - 10 hours ago
    @timbartik thanks, I'll check that out
  • Lee Hower
     - 2 hours ago
    Russia bought PBR today. In other news, Russian embassy overwhelmed by asylum seekers from Portland and Williamsburg.
  • Lee Hower
     - 10 hours ago
    good read, I used to walk by ENIAC everyday at Penn Engineering - "The Women of ENIAC" by @WalterIsaacson http://t.co/6K0TadMtN3
  • robgo
     - 21 hours ago
    Giving Swype keyboard a try. Promising, but not quite faster. Also worried about catastrophic mistakes

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