Category Archives: early stage

Talking to the right investors — don’t push the rock up hill!

One of the questions that I get often from entrepreneurs (especially those raising seed rounds) is to make introductions for them to investors, which I’m always happy to-do.  Making GOOD introductions is a key part of my strategy to helping … Continue reading

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Focus on product, not fundraising

Not a week goes by where I meet with an entrepreneur that has an all to familiar problem — “I can’t raise seed money”.  Even in this environment where it seems like everyone is pulling in $10′s of millions of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts After A Few Days in NYC

I type this as I’m heading home on the Acela, after spending a few days at dogpatchlabs in NYC.  I’d spent alot of time in New York when I was with Microsoft, but never with the start-up lens on.  After … Continue reading

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DART Boston Family Dinner — Call to Action!

Last night I had my first official appearance as an EIR at Dogpatch Labs, attending DART Boston’s family dinner at the Bee Hive in the South End (sponsored by David Chang VP Products, Where.com).   I had the honor of being a … Continue reading

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A New Path Ahead — Becoming an EIR at Polaris Venture Partners

December of 2008 I stepped foot for the first time into the Boston Innovation Community (and also into NERD!).   For those of you who don’t remember, Fall of 2008 was when the world stopped turning, and the innovation ecosystem in … Continue reading

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What I’m wishing for and doing in 2011

I’m still in a little bit of disbelief that 2010 is nearly over.  For me, personally it has been a year filled with great memories and a sense of accomplishment.  Everyday I’m excited and thankful to be part of a … Continue reading

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Why I’m not upset about companies moving west

I haven’t been able to swig a Sam Adams at a gathering the past few weeks where someone wasn’t bemoaning the fact that Relay Rides was just the latest example of a company packing up the family station wagon and … Continue reading

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