Category Archives: Venture Funding

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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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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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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Tamr, Inc.’s Exciting Growth Continues

I am pleased that Tamr, Inc. concluded a Series B financing round on Friday of this week . Our team has worked hard to achieve its goals and position the company for further growth.  Could not be more proud of colleagues … Continue reading

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Great Institutional Seed Funds in Boston/Cambridge are key to the startup ecosystem

As I talk to entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the best sources of seed funding.  In Boston over the past 10 years (in addition to a great core group of individual super-angels) there are now at least 5+ great … Continue reading

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