Raising Capital: Things Not to Do

I met with one of my favorite venture capitalists this week for about a half hour just to catch up. I made the mistake of not really having an agenda, so it was a bit all over the place, and there was that moment when you know it’s time to wrap it up and move…More

The Pig’s Committed

The first time I heard the old joke (or truth, really) about investors, entrepreneurs, and breakfast, I laughed out loud: the chicken’s involved but the pig’s committed. Well, I’ve been the pig since my first band: personally invested far beyond investors, my work life defined by one startup after another, dependent on singular outcomes, rather…More

Digging in, Again

From 1999 during the sale of ChiliSoft until sometime in 2013 I blogged regularly, mostly about startup life. For a while I posted daily, but by 2013 I felt I had said what I needed to say (and beyond), and there were and are a ton of startup resources now. And in that same year…More