How 19 Year Old Harry Stebbings Became a Venture Capital Star

This past week, Brad Feld, Fred Wilson, Roelof Botha and Marc Andreessen all separately praised the journalism of Harry Stebbings. Who is this guy? While every Harvard MBA is trying to find a way into venture capital, how did an unknown Brit cut ahead in line and become a go-to-source and door-opener? To paraphrase the … More How 19 Year Old Harry Stebbings Became a Venture Capital Star

Video: Phil Beauregard on the Boston Startup Ecosystem

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 … More Video: Phil Beauregard on the Boston Startup Ecosystem

VIDEO: Robin–Connecting Identity, Location, and IoT for the Office

Sam (on the left) and Zach Dunn undoubtedly have been hard to tell apart since birth, but I for one am most impressed by the shared drive, thought, and perceptivity of the vision they share for Robin, their new startup. (Yes, I’m a fortunate investor, thanks to ace bird dog and startup connoisseur Phil Beauregard of … More VIDEO: Robin–Connecting Identity, Location, and IoT for the Office

VIDEO: David Beisel, Partner/Co-Founder of Nextview Ventures

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, … More VIDEO: David Beisel, Partner/Co-Founder of Nextview Ventures

VIDEO: Bettina Hein, CEO/Founder of Pixability

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

Angel Heaven: Building the Ultimate Syndicate Vehicle

Continuing my recent onslaught on articles about angel syndicates. (Last one before I go back to hibernation.) Here is my dream wish list for the ultimate angel investing vehicle. The Killer Angel Vehicle combines the best of institutional asset management with ease of shopping on Amazon. Let’s have an instrument that delivers filtering, scale, governance, diversification, … More Angel Heaven: Building the Ultimate Syndicate Vehicle