Rethinking corporate innovation at Techstars

At Techstars, we're building the best global ecosystem for founders to bring new technologies to market. One of the impacts that I think we'll have long term is to change the way that corporations engage with startups. We want to help make those … [Continue reading]

20 years without my father

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  My dad died 20 years ago. For a few years, I've had this post on my todo list and the due date has arrived. I was both looking forward to it and dreading it a bit. After 20 years, your memories of someone who is gone tend to … [Continue reading]

My first post about Yoga Pants

This is my first post about yoga pants, but hopefully not my last! Believe it or not, dress pant yoga pants is a huge tech story. Better yet, a Techstars story! Betabrand is a online clothier that outfits Web communities, and, this month, … [Continue reading]

Dropping an investor

I've seen a few cases recently where a startup decided to remove a particular investor from their regular "update" emails. The startups were doing this because they found out that the investor had invested in (or otherwise supported) another company … [Continue reading]

Pitch Your Insiders First

Imagine you're about to go out for your next round of funding. Who do you pitch first? It should be your insiders! Pitch first to those who have already invested. They are the most likely to give you direct and honest feedback to help you make … [Continue reading]

The 20 minute VC

I love the 20 minute VC podcast. It's the perfect amount of time and Harry Stebbings does a great job attracting interesting guests and asking them the right questions. I was honored when asked to be on the show, here's that episode. Harry asks me … [Continue reading]