One of Techstars’ co-founders (and current hero of Foundry Group’s limited partners due to the spectacular success of his investment in Fitbit) is Brad Feld. Brad took some time today to answer questions from the current Boston Techstars, with the theme being “Work Life Balance”. Below are my rough notes on the topics. I’m … More Brad Feld’s @Techstars Talk on “Work Life Harmony”
“Out of many, one.” Most Americans know the phrase E Pluribus Unum from US currency. As far as I can tell, the exact phrase was first used by St. Augustine in his Confessions, and there is substantially the same usage far earlier from a poem attributed to Virgil. E Pluribus Unum is exactly what I’m … More E Pluribus Unum, 3 Musketeers, and the Magic of Techstars
To cheat on my sidebets about my blogging output, I am putting out an afternoon version. 2 blogposts in one day = half of my weekly obligations in my wager with Twitter’s very own @r2r. In keeping with the fun of the morning, this afternoon kept up at the same breakneck pace. In short order … More Last Evening Before the Fun Begins (Daily Double Bonus)
The Techstars Boston Summer 2015 class starts next Thursday, June 4, working towards Demo Day on September 1. As most of you know, I decided to join Techstars as a Director last December (for the personal reasons why, click here). Someone joked that I’m “working my way down the stack”, having started as a Limited … More Blogging My Way through Techstars Boston Summer 2015
Who doesn’t like startups who execute? Just 6 months ago, I wrote about investing in WooSports based mostly on gut feel. And as you’ll see in this interview, things are going great–contracts signed, shipping soon, looking good. And if you want to see Leo’s German-inflected English in a cool interactive transcription, check out Averbach Transcription’s … More VIDEO: Leo Koenig of WooSports
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
My last angel blogpost was months ago as I threw in the towel and announced I would only be investing passively. So after this and this and this and this on why and how, I outsourced all early stage investing. And I have been pleased so far. But now I’ve gone and broken my new … More The Power of … WOO!
I always look forward to letters from my TechStars portfolio companies. They are short, informative, and to this eye, look like a combination of two strong Catholic traditions: 1) Confession (“Help me Father, for I have sinned”) and 2)the promise of greater glory to come. Here’s a sample. Copy at will, and all you portfolio … More The Investor Update Template