Category Archives: Companies

Women Start-Up Leaders in Boston/Cambridge

My friend Julia Austin recently forwarded me a link on a study conducted by the National Center for Women & Information Technology – link to the study is here.  It’s a great study that caused me to think about my … Continue reading

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Finding a Great Lawyer for Your Start-Up

Given the optimism in start-up circles these days, you don’t need much to start a new company – usually just a strong mission, an AWS account and some Diet Coke.  However, one of the few essentials is a great lawyer … Continue reading

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Google Hangout with Upstart Backer Andy Palmer (Video)

I’m an investor and backer in Upstart, a service that helps young people finance their dreams by letting them raise capital in exchange for a small share of their future income. I had a great time participating in a recent … Continue reading

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Building Systems for Scientists at NIBR

How a Two-Year Gig turned into a Four-Year Journey, For All the Right Reasons Four years ago, Remy Evard and Brent Sanders came to visit Amy and me at our place in New Castle, NH.  It was snowing and I … Continue reading

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Upstart is in Beta – Check It Out

Help Support the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs I posted previously about a great new company called Upstart that I’ve been helping to get off the ground. Now Upstart is in Beta. I’ve already backed more than a dozen outstanding Upstarts – … Continue reading

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Upstart – Empowering The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Today the team at Upstart announced what we’ve been up to over the past three months.  The Upstart mission is inspiring (see Founder/CEO Dave Girouard’s blog post here), the team is world-class, and the culture of the company is…well…a ton of … Continue reading

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Vertica – Remembering the Early Days

I had an awesome visit @ Vertica earlier this week for lunch. Cool new space in Cambridge and so many fantastic new people. Thanks to Colin Mahony for the invite and to all the talented engineers and business people at Vertica for … Continue reading

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