When I back an entrepreneur, I especially like to find that rare combination of brawler and softie. Brawler = pugnacious, persistant, driven, opinionated. But so many people with attitude are just jackasses. (That doesn’t mean you can’t like their products, Uber…) @objlphil is always ready for a tumble, defending underdogs everywhere. In this interview, he […]Read more "Video: Phil Beauregard on the Boston Startup Ecosystem"
I had inadvertantly misfiled a section of my previous interview with Sravish Sridhar, Founder/CEO of Kinvey. Fortunately, we found it, and here it is. Just like before, his thoughts are solid gold. On this segment, he talks about: 0:10 Kinvey’s partnership with VMware, where Kinvey is the mobile platform for VMWare’s cloud platform. 1:00 And […]Read more "Part II on Mobile Apps with Sravish Sridhar"
William Mougayar (venture advisor, 4x entrepreneur, TechStars mentor, marketer and strategist) is one of my favorite thought leaders in the startup space. Why? Because he not only finds and curates great content (via his website startupmanagement.org), he is an active and valued commentor on other blogs (such as Fred Wilson’s avc.com,), and he also produces […]Read more "VIDEO: 1 Quick Minute with William Mougayar"
Lots of great companies in @semyondukach’s first vintage of TechStars Boston companies. But I’m a total sucker for a good backstory. As the son of someone for whom English was the third language, I was thrilled by the personal story behind the great strides done at CoolChip Technologies. And as the father of a […]Read more "The Two Most Inspirational Stories Today @TechStars Demo Day"
Stop the presses! First, here’s some rough video from this morning’s Demo Day presentation. Now back to my interview. OK, time to let the cat out of the bag now that it is TechStars Demo Day. The very very strong team that entered TechStars Boston as SplashScore is now Mavrck. (And how cool is the […]Read more "VIDEO: CEO Lyle Stevens of Mavrck"
We interrupt this show to sneak in guerrilla footage of the StreamRoot pitch at TechStars DemoDay! DEATH TO BUFFERING!!! Which is one of those boring, unsexy infrastructure/plumbing problems which I LOVE to see solved. And solve it these guys do, which is why I am investing with Streamroot. The first person to get me […]Read more "VIDEO: CEO Pierre Louis Theron of StreamRoot"
1:00pm Like a well-rested and tanned movie star, @AngelBootCamp is back on the scene. I’m settled into the auditorium, got the laptops charged, and will be your guide throughout. Which makes me Rita Skeeter compared to all of the Gryffindors speaking today. Alex Mittal […]Read more "SNARK TANK! LiveBlogging from @AngelBootCamp"