Portfolio Company Update: Incentive Targeting

I invested in Incentive Targeting in either 2009-2010–it was a deal that took a good while to close, as it had for that time a record number of angel groups in the East Coast. (If you want to hear that story, Frank Peters interviewed lead deal negotiator Michael Mark, first champions and syndicate wranglers D.R. Widder and Paul Silva, and me in 2010 in his show “The Definitive Guide to Herding Cats”,) and I followed on with a … Read More

“It’s X for Y”

“It’s X for Y”

Every angel has heard a pitch like the above. I recently saw a pitch on “LinkedIn for Pets”. Huh???  This means of comparison has become so cliché, and so laughable, that there’s a random startup generator to do this—click here and refresh a few times, you’ll see what I mean. (Thanks to Alex at Biff Labs, one of the many cool DogPatchLabs Cambridgecompanies, for the link.)

But it’s with good reason—people tend to, … Read More