All of the major accelerators feature Demo Days, but generally they are just disguised investor pitches. Instead, Dennis of Rocki shows me how to use the neat little gadget I just got which lets me stream music easily from nice (but previously not wireless-compatible) speakers I have in my Boston apartment. While I have an […]Read more "Product (Pre) Demo Day: Rocki"
It’s true. After extensive DNA testing, in spite of repeated denials by all involved, your intrepid reporter can now reveal that Cyndi Lauper and Steve Blank had a love child–Abby Fichtner, aka @hackerchick. Abby lets it all spill out, including: Her career change from hacker to goddess; How she was able to help the […]Read more "The True @HackerChick Story Revealed"
Hi guys. I know that no one from Middlebury is going to be reading my blog unless you’re interested in the J-term project, so first, thanks for your interest. This is the course that I wish I could have had when I went to school. (Although I did have two very good independent studies which […]Read more "An Open Letter to Midd Kids about J Term & StartupGrid"
You can’t not love (or if you’re a New England investor) not co-invest with Semyon Dukach. I once wrote a blog called “And this year’s word is Co”; the only person I know of, who was my CO-investor in all 4 of those companies (CoachUp, coUrbanize, CoEverywhere, CommandIQ), was Semyon. Here’s a semi-complete list of […]Read more "Head of TechStars Boston, Semyon Dukach"
Probably the hottest company coming out of TechStars Boston in the past few years is indico. In keeping with our recent videos of Boston tech companies and investors, today with no warning we torpedoed indico’s two co-founders, Slater Victoroff and Alec Radford, with quiz show style questions that let’s them show their true selves in […]Read more "The cofounders of indico–unplugged, unedited and unprepped"
Lee speaks so well, it’s almost pointless for me to comment. Watch it and you’ll understand how NextView has been able to raise a fund and rack in 3 exits in the past 6 months. Just a class outfit. Here are some shownotes related to the video. 0:30 Being a double unicorn–getting in early at […]Read more "Lee Hower, Partner/CoFounder of NextView Ventures"
I was delighted to catch up with Karin Brandt. I was even more delighted to learn that coUrbanize‘s product is taking off. And I was really really happy to learn that coUrbanize is cash-flow positive just a year and a half out of her TechStars Boston 2013 class. (Her fellow classmates Codeship were featured a […]Read more "Talking with coUrbanize CEO/CoFounder Karin Brandt"