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10+ Years @ Recorded Future

After 10+ years on the BOD @ Recorded Future I’m thrilled to be handing off my BOD seat to Niloofar Howe. Niloofar is truly an amazing leader in cyber security and a fantastic addition to the Recorded Future BOD. Link … Continue reading

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Team Palmer

I was truly moved by this article in Wired last week. As anyone who knows me well will tell you – I think of start-ups as a team sport and my most important teammate is, and will always be, my … Continue reading

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Carta is a “no brainer” for equity & fund management.

Use Carta for Equity Management. Continue reading

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#proud

Last week I received this email from my friend Rana El Kaliouby – the Co-Founder/CEO at Affectiva  : “Dear Andy, I just hosted a dinner for female founders, CEOs and investors, which was awesome! Half way through our conversation, we … Continue reading

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Christopher Ahlberg : Old Man

Over the past 30 years, I’ve had a chance to work with some amazing entrepreneurs – many of whom have become great friends.  One of the best I’ve ever known (entrepreneur and friend) is Christopher Ahlberg. Christopher’s 50th birthday today … Continue reading

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Taming Procurement Data Chaos: A Case Study From Societe Generale

Spend visibility is a foundational need for procurement organizations, but many enterprises struggle to gain this visibility and keep it up-to-date. The notoriously messy nature of spend data and inability of legacy, rules-based technologies to keep up with the pace … Continue reading

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Most entrepreneurs (including myself) are not in their ’20s….

A post by Meredith Somers @ MIT last week here caused me to think about my own entrepreneurial journey.  I had entrepreneurial tendencies early in my career – always trying to emulate my grandfather (reference here) – however I didn’t “co-found” a significant … Continue reading

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Patent Troll Reform Vetoed by Governor Baker – onto next legislative session…

As many of you know by now, Governor Baker vetoed the legislation – bill S.2622 – that would have ensured state protection in MA against patent trolls.  The bill had passed both the House and the Senate. While I am very disappointed … Continue reading

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Another step closer to patent troll reform

Thanks to all who have supported S.2622. Late last night the Mass Legislature passed the anti-troll legislation as part of the Economic Development Bill! Thanks to Senator Eric Lesser for his amazing work shepherding this bill through the legislative process. This is … Continue reading

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Patent Troll Reform – next steps after Senate victory this past week

Thanks to everyone who provided their support last week regarding the Patent Troll reform legislation that is working its way through Beacon Hill. We have good news to report! The bill S.2622 passed in the Senate, and now the focus … Continue reading

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