March 29, 2015

I found myself giving a couple different personal care companies a try recently. One was Harry’s, and the other was Walker & Co. These experiments stemmed not from my dissatisfaction with my current product (a Gillette Fusion pro-glide), but my general interest in disruptive innovation. I am coming at this question from an interesting perspective. […]

March 19, 2015

I find the most successful fundraises are ones where founders treat capital as a weapon, not as oxygen. If capital is like Oxygen, the conversation focuses on what might go wrong. Will your numbers and assumptions hold up? Will new risks blow up your model or the quality of your service? What unforeseen challenges might make […]

March 17, 2015

There is something so funny and also so appropriate about all this talk about Unicorn companies. I’m not the first person to say that the proliferation of $1B+ valued startups is a signal of an overheated late stage market. Yet, there continues to be so much fanfare and excitement about all of these unicorn companies. […]

March 5, 2015

When entrepreneurs think about approaching VC’s to cultivate a relationship for a round, they often try to match their company with what the VC has funded in the past.  It’s pretty rational.  That investor should both know more about the sector than the next person, and should have an inclination to invest in that sector […]

March 2, 2015

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.  It had taken us a long time to schedule this get together (our girls are of similar age, so we try to all get together […]

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    @artpapas thanks Art!
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    @johnmgannon what did you use before you switched?
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    That was a pretty ugly air ball
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    Oh my goodness. Sabonis on Gonzaga is the son of Arvydas Sabonis. That guy was awesome. I'm very afraid now.
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    @graysky yes. By saying no instead of yes!