Monthly Archives: October 2014

Shout out to Adam Kocoloski and the Cloudant Team at IBM

So very pleased to see how well Cloudant is doing as an integral part of IBM’s master plan. My great friend Koco, Adam Kocoloski, co-founder of Cloudant, is now CTO of IBM Information Management.  Awesome!  Looking forward to seeing how IBM moves … Continue reading

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Koa Labs and the M(B)TA (With Thanks to Charlie)

It was so great to see two killer IPOs in Boston in October – both companies on the Green Line : Wayfair @ Copley Squar HubSpot @ First Street near Lechmere The Mass Challenge Awards event last night prompted me … Continue reading

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Millennials and Mission-Driven Start-ups

Why do we work? Over the past 25 years, entrepreneurship, creativity and mentorship have always guided me to strive for a meaningful impact on the world.  Why do I work?  To make a difference.  That difference is manifest in the missions … Continue reading

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Start-up Advice from Jerry Maguire

“Help me help you,” cries out sports agent Jerry Maguire! Remember?  Thrown out of his job, Jerry founded his own agency, based on the epiphany that his mission should focus only on the success of his clients and that means not … Continue reading

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To Infinity and beyond…actually to Constant Therapy

I was having lunch in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the early 2000’s with my great friend and mentor – Frank Moss. Though we were proud of the companies and products we had built, ultimately we knew a sense of meaningful … Continue reading

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Time for Tamr

One of the advantages of serial entrepreneurship (with enough successes to offset the many failures) is the opportunity to help the next generation of entrepreneurs get their first projects off the ground.  Over the past 4-5 years I’ve really focused … Continue reading

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Did The Lawyer Lose Your Stock Certificate?

For over 20 years, I have served as investor, adviser, founder or BOD member in more than 50 start-ups.  During that time, I have struggled with the practice of lawyer-administered stock option plans and stock certificates as well as the … Continue reading

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