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February 11, 2015

Today it was officially announced that Microsoft has acquired our portfolio company Sunrise. It’s a fantastic outcome for everyone involved and I know that Pierre, Jeremy, and the team are going to have a huge impact within MSFT. As someone who uses Sunrise every single day, I’m super excited for what’s to come. Personally, this […]

February 5, 2015

On Tuesday, we put out two different sample pitch decks that we think can guide entrepreneurs as they try to communicate the information behind their companies. Although pitch decks are well-trodden territory online, we tried to introduce decks that were specifically designed for how they would be used in practice. In particular, we introduced a […]

January 26, 2015

I had lunch with Brett Martin this week, an entrepreneur I’ve gotten to know a bit over the years. We were talking about a decision that I’m thinking through. I was kind of waffling. He asked a really good question. “How will it feel when you have the right answer?” This got me thinking in […]

January 20, 2015

There were a number of interesting articles published over the last week in response to Mattermark and CB Insight’s data around early stage financing activity. In particular, a number of people commented on what looks like a dramatic rise and fall in seed deal volume over the past four years coupled with an increase in […]

January 12, 2015

As an early stage investor, should you pay up for team or traction? I posed this question on Twitter in Dec and got a bunch of different opinions.  It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently.  Prices in the startup world are relatively high.  And as a firm, we generally believe that there isn’t […]

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  • Rob Go
     - 9 hours ago
    Impressed with pairing process of apple watch
  • Lee Hower
     - 14 hours ago
    @nickducoff not a qualifier so much as imploring one to be ambitious when it's worth it…
  • Lee Hower
     - 14 hours ago
    @nickducoff I'm not saying don't be ambitious generally… but one can't be overly ambitious or sweat every tiny decision in life
  • Lee Hower
     - 14 hours ago
    when the reward for winning is huge, be ambitious

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