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Founder @StartupGrind (powered by Google for Entrepreneurs), Commonred (sold to, ex-Electronic Arts.

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Latest Posts

Get to Know Yourself and Understand Your Strengths

There are many options available today for getting to know your team and how to best work together. I think, though, that these exercises…

VC Corner Q&A: Phoebe Scriven

Phoebe Scriven is an associate at Rooks Nest Ventures. Rooks Nest Ventures is a seed-stage VC firm that focuses on media-tech and is based…

The Last Three Mistakes Made By Startup Founders When Raising Money

Cash, surprises and logic are what to focus on as your fundraise draws to a close. Plus some thoughts on naming a price, and what really…

VC Corner Q+A: Mark Selcow

Mark Selcow is a General Partner at Costanoa Ventures, where he is focused on investing in the next generation of great enterprise…

The People First Approach To Building The Next Wave of Wildly Successful Startups

Talent is evenly distributed, but the opportunity isn’t — here’s what Matt Clifford, CEO of Entrepreneur First, is doing about it.

9 Essential Lessons That Helped Me Break Into VC

Tactical advice for those hoping to become early stage investors

VC Corner Q+A: Megan Holston-Alexander

Megan Holston-Alexander is a Senior Associate at Unusual Ventures focused on building out and supporting Unusual’s consumer portfolio…

How to sense when you’ve entered a dead-alley with your product?

It’s a question I am exploring concerning the book I am writing on the ten traits to build a remarkable software business. When do we reach…

How to Build a Distributed Company

Future of work is asynchronous and distributed

How storytelling can change your life

Put your life in a story and see what happens.


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