Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Incredible milestone for Upstart #proudseedinvestor

Today Upstart announced that it had received the FIRST “no action letter” from the CFPB.  Details are in Dave’s post here.  This is an incredible moment for consumer lending as the future of the industry hinges on the responsible use … Continue reading

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Tamr & GE

I’m truly thrilled by the work that we’ve been doing @ Tamr with GE. Summary of the latest and greatest @ Tamr blog here. The winds of change are blowing strong in enterprise data and analytics space. I’m very excited … Continue reading

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Conjur acquired by Cyber-Ark

I am thrilled to congratulate the entire team @ Conjur on their successful acquisition by Cyber-Ark. Formal announcement of the deal is here. As you know – I’m all about Founders – and I’m thrilled to congratulate Elizabeth Lawler (Co-Founder … Continue reading

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Founder Collective

I wrote here about my decision in May 2014 to limit my focus in Koa Labs to go “all in” on Tamr, referencing it as “the best way to non-incrementally improve Cambridge/Boston’s start-up infrastructure is to create more strong, independent companies … Continue reading

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I’m not a fan of convertible notes…

I’ve been asked for opinions on convertible notes in seed rounds consistently for the past 10+ years.  I’m going to just say it again.  I am NOT a fan of convertible notes in seed rounds – I will always defer to founders wishes … Continue reading

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eShares is a no-brainer

If you are running an early stage company or if you are an employee at an early stage company – I strongly recommend that you have your CFO/Admin folks adopt eShares for equity management.  If you send them the following link – they will … Continue reading

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An Origin Story: Affectiva

We welcome the first segment of Rana el Kaliouby’s great origin story on Affectiva, the Waltham, MA company that she co-founded with Roz Picard. Affectiva has developed technology that enables digital interpretation of emotions in order to gain insight into consumers’ engagement.   Affectiva Origins – … Continue reading

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