June 8, 2014

Raising capital is really difficult, no matter what people say about the influx of seed and early-stage dollars into the startup eco-system. I know very strong entrepreneurs that need to grind really hard to get seed rounds done, so I definitely don’t want to take away from the challenge of doing that. But in some […]

June 3, 2014

Raising venture capital is not an end to itself. Capital is an enabler.  Not every great company needs to raise outside capital to be successful, but some do, and that’s the world that we participate in as venture capitalists. I find that capital gets talked about a lot in blogs in terms of things like runway, […]

May 28, 2014

I’ve seen many founders make this mistake over the past 7 years, so I thought it was worth a post. Surprisingly, one of the hardest types of VC pitches (and one that a lot of founders struggle with) is the pitch to existing investors. This is the “update meeting” to the broader investment team of an existing VC. Often, this […]

May 21, 2014

Everyone knows that nobody gets consumer in Boston. If you want to invest in the next great consumer company, you better be in Silicon Valley or New York. It’s just a given. It turns out that claim is total BS. Boston has amazing consumer companies, but the region gets no love for some reason. Case […]

May 20, 2014

The dynamics of a series A round have changed in recent years. As seed rounds have become much more common, it’s been said that the “seed is the new series A”. This is sort of true – it used to be that Series A’s would often happen pre-product, and certainly before product-market fit. With capital efficiency, […]

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