Dedicated readers (Hi Mom!) know we’ve already gotten a look into Nextview Ventures via our interview with Lee Hower, but the interview above with David Beisel is a longer, deeper dive into some of NextView’s investments, including Code Climate, Bridj (which originated in Vermont,) GrabCad (Estonia!) and others. David also talks about starting up WebInno, […]Read more "David Beisel, Partner/Co-Founder of Nextview Ventures"
Continuing our series of “getting reacquainted with portfolio companies”, I met up with Bettina Hein of Pixability. And the quality of this investment is probably correlated to the quality of this video. With its usual high standards, Pixability–which knows a thing or two about video–volunteered to upgrade the quality of these interviews and film and […]Read more "Bettina Hein, CEO/Founder of Pixability"
The quick takeaway–if you manage any group of people, buy “The Calloway Way“, by Charlie Feld. When I went to business school in the 80s, startups weren’t cool and focus was on big business management. And one of the greatest managers from the mid-70s to early 90s was Wayne Calloway of Pepsico. While Calloway lived […]Read more "Book Review: The Calloway Way"
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Could sidechains be the enabler of “semi-decentralised” Bitcoin products and services? An important paper was published this week: If you’ve followed Bitcoin for any time, you’ll know this is a seriously eminent group of authors It describes a way to build “pegged sidechains”. Sidechains themselves are not new – the idea, and…
The biggest, brawniest, baddest-ass Lithuanian since Arvidas Sabonis, Apollo just let’s it rip. And I thought I was insufficiently edited. Apollo holds nothing back–wait till you hear his comments on recruiters. Apollo’s own shownotes: Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Ed Amer – probably one of the most even-keeled, calm, balance, and reasonable partners I have ever […]Read more "No BS Zone: Apollo Sinkevicius on Startup Operations."
Straight to the punchline-if you’re interested in fintech, you need to go to the monthly Boston Fintech Meetups, taking place the first Tuesday of each month. Boston is the third largest city for asset management behind NY and London. Heavyweights like State Street Global Advisors, Fidelity, BNY Mellon Investment Management (yes, it’s headquartered in Boston,) […]Read more "Boston Fintech Meetup"
With my weekly drive from VT to Boston, I have a lot of time to listen to podcasts about startups. Here are my favorites: 1) Untether.tv For as long as I’ve been angel investing, Rob Woodbridge has been putting out quality interviews with entrepreneurs around the mobil space. Mobile is my favorite area of investment, […]Read more "Untether.tv, and Other Stellar Podcasts."