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Men Say …

Men use similar tropes on why #MeToo may go too far. It’s time to break these down.It’s time for more men to start saying, “enough is enough,” “I …

Why We Must Have Zero Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct (Venture Capital Edition)

Time Magazine published its “person of the year” edition today and honored “the silence breakers” for speaking up and forcing our society to confront …

Feminism

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Nearly every successful tech startup I’ve observed over the past 20 years has gone through a similar growth pattern: Innovate, systematize then scale …

One Small Change I Made That Improved My Daily Mental State

We all have a pretty good idea about things that drag down our productivity or suck up time that would be better spent on more fulfilling …

Sebastian Gorka

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO. (Hint: 60 million US Latinos driving US growth engine)I am beyond excited to announce the …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Want to Really Understand What all the Hype of Cryptocurrency is About?

If you read the headlines you may well think cryptocurrencies are a either a radically new way of paying that is our savior from ossified, corrupt …

Bitcoin

Finding My Tribe — The Upside of the Downcast Year

It’s been a tough year globally. Many feel the division in our families and societies. It has been heart-breaking to see progress reversed and social …

Trevor Noah

11 Quick Tips to Get More Value out of Your Board

Many board meetings are bored meetings. Management teams whisk through slides trying to get through a presentation to share how great things are …

Management

What Do Boards Actually Do?

There’s a lot of mystique about what happens at board meetings and a lot of imagined board-room drama. I read commentary or Twitter or blogs and …

Management

What Does it Mean to be American?

What Does it Mean to be American?The journey to build a nation of immigrants has led to the strongest, most vibrant society in history. Our …

Aziz Ansari

I Only Have 7 Trips Left. On Managing Work / Life Balance, Love & Family

Like many people these days, I spent much of my 20’s and early 30’s thinking about work & fun and not too much about “the future.” Like characters …

Troy Aikman

Details of Upfront Ventures New $400 Million Fund

I am so proud and humbled to be able to formally announce that Upfront Ventures has raised its 6th venture capital fund in the past 21 years. Upfront …

Venture Capital

One Simple Way You Can Make an Actual Difference in Somebody’s Life

Fresno State students receive supplies for school with help from Renaissance Scholars staff John Hunt, Jr. (left) and Kizzy Lopez (right).We’re all …

Nonprofits

What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable “burn rate” …

Venture Capital

Should Startups Care About Profitability?

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether …

SaaS

Why You Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Your Own Expertise

I am wired to discount people who have total assuredness in their point-of-view, have dogmatic positions or use data as a crutch or substitute for …

Black Swans

The Surest Sign You’re Winning is When Goliath Takes a Swing at You

I’ve been involved with several startups where a giant incumbent attacks you and tries to sue you out of existence. When you first receive the threat …

Virgin Atlantic

Getting Your Head in the Game for Fund Raising

When you run a startup you’re always on borrowed time. You have cash in the bank, a monthly burn rate and a “cash out” date that few in the company …

Venture Capital

How MakeSpace Recently Closed $30 million in New Funding

Just over a year ago I wrote about how MakeSpace had raised $17.5 million in capital to build out its operations in 4 cities: New York City, Los …

Logistics

Why Great Executives Avoid Shiny Objects

The modern world is filled with constant distractions. Only those with maniacal focus on results and a willingness not to engage in every activity …

Leadership

The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

Mayor Eric Garcetti at Upfront Summit, February 2017I first sat down with then councilman Eric Garcetti on the Ides of March 2012 — almost 5 years …

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

There are so many moments from the Upfront Summit that I want to share with you — it just takes time to watch through all the videos, do write ups …

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

It’s easy to find yourself caught in the trap of just GSD (getting shit done) and not stepping back to be thoughtful about whether you’d benefit from …

Bottom Up

Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman Talk with Lindel Eakman about Transitioning Leadership at a VC Fund

Union Square Ventures (USV) has been one of the most successful venture capital firms of the past 10–15 years and continues to be a leader in our …

Venture Capital

Blue. In a Red State. Pete Buttigieg’s Outlook for America.

One of the most talked about Fireside Chat’s of the 2-day Upfront Summit was the talk between my friend Joe Green and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of …

How Do I Feel About the Snap IPO Given I Didn’t Invest?

Every tech or major news journal in the country is preparing to write their Snap, Inc (creators of Snapchat, Spectacles, etc) stories and many of …

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. Back then only 15% of our dollars were invested locally …

Venture Capital

What You Could Learn from a True Pioneer in Digital, Social & Mobile Media

BuzzFeed. It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one …

Women in Tech