Dharmesh Shah wrote a classic post where he explained why he couldn’t spare “just 15 minutes for a coffee.” Unfortunately, I too have reached that point, and I’m apologizing in advance. As of right now, at Techstars we have over 800 applications in process for the summer class of Techstars Boston. And we are still … More Answers (and Apologies) in Advance
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 … More VIDEO: CEO Lyle Stevens of Mavrck
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 … More SNARK TANK! LiveBlogging from @AngelBootCamp
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 … More VIDEO: Bettina Hein, CEO/Founder of Pixability
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 what … More Video|Head of TechStars Boston, Semyon Dukach
Joe Caruso’s investment philosophy and track record is open for all to see on his BantamGroup website–and when you study it, it’s quickly apparent that he’s had over 40 good exits and 6 “golazos”. We squeezed into a slot on Joe’s schedule while he was seeing entrepreneurs during his regular open office hours at the … More Office Hours with SuperAngel Joe Caruso
A few years ago, I pretty much dropped out of everything but running my startup, BuysideFX. That’s now over ;^( and now I’m itching to get back to investing in early stage companies. But I’m rusty. Real rusty. When I was running BuysideFX, I felt a duty to my investors not to be wasting … More My 5 Step Program to Regain My Investing Chops
Wayne is IN! And I’m thrilled to be along for the ride. Details below. Let’s start with some non-controversial startup investment logic: 1) Critical elements to successful startup investing are staying on top of technology trends and having access to good deals 2) Smart entrepreneurs seek out as advisors/investors those successful role models who … More It’s Wayne’s World! Party On, Excellent Syndicate!