Category Archives: Companies

LZR in Austin is AWESOME!

Had a chance to swing by LZR – the rebranded event space formerly the music venue La Zona Rosa – reference article here. John Price has done an incredible job of building the type of space and community that creates … Continue reading

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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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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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Why Tamr?

Over the past 2+ years, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the Cambridge/Boston start-up ecosystem as a mentor and investor in more than 25 local start-ups (list of investments here).   During that time, my partner and friend, Mike … Continue reading

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An Attribution Network for Creators, Makers and Individual Contributors

One of my favorite activities is recognizing people who create great works.  I truly believe that our economy and society have become far too distracted with “intermediaries” of all types: bankers, lawyers, consultants, etc.  As Brad Feld emphasizes, these intermediaries … Continue reading

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