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Contentment

Amy and I were at a delightful dinner with friends (new and old) last night who are deeply involved in Naropa. After a very long couple of days where …

American Culture

Legitimate Front’s She on Rock Band

Readers of this blog likely know that my partners Jason and Ryan have a band called Legitimate Front. You also probably know I’m on the board of Defy …

Entertainment

The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur

<i>This showed up in my inbox the other day from a friend of 20 years. He’s been involved in a number of companies that we’ve invested in over the years</i> …

Startups

American Is Pushing Entrepreneurship To Other Countries

Yesterday, the White House announced it was delaying and likely eliminating the International Entrepreneur Rule. This rule is the closest we’ve come …

Entrepreneurship

Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

My newest book, <i>Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job,</i> is available via Kindle for $0.99 today. If you are a fan of my books, a …

Kindle

Fair and Reasonable

I was on the phone with an old friend last week. We were talking about a few things around a negotiation, and he said something profound.<i>“I just want</i> …

Seller

Fireside Chat On University Entrepreneurship at CU Boulder with Bill Aulet

I’ll be doing a fireside chat on university entrepreneurship at CU Boulder on 7/26 from 10:30 to noon with Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the …

MIT

The Shock of Mortality

In June, Amy and I had three friends die. One was a mentor of Amy’s from Wellesley, one was the father of a close friend, and one was the wife of a …

Empathy

We Lead or We Participate

Over the years, I’ve been in many multi-party negotiations. I don’t know the maximum number of participants in a single negotiation, but I’m sure …

Leadership

Julie Sandler Joins Pioneer Square Labs As A Managing Director

In October 2015, Pioneer Square Labs launched. We led the financing, and I joined the board to work more closely with Greg Gottesman, Geoff Entress, …

Startups

In The End, Entropy Always Wins

I woke up to an email from a close friend of 25 years that his wife had passed away unexpectedly last night. She’d been fighting cancer for several …

Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program

Are you a woman who is an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, in a STEM field? If you are, …

Scholarship

I Don’t Accept This Apology

I don’t believe that one starts an apology with the sentence “<i>The past 24 hours have been the darkest of my life</i>.” In my world, the apology is to …

Feminism

I’m a huge Charlie Munger fan. I spent the weekend stewing on a few things, including why human beings do what they do.Andrew Wilkinson sent me this …

A Clever Short Story About Discrimination

On May 23rd, I got an email from one of my favorite sci-fi writers (and close friend) Eliot Peper. It was titled “My very first scifi short story” …

Happy 24th Anniversary Amy

Happy Anniversary Amy. We’ve been together for 27 years and we’ve been married for 24 of them. It amazes me that you put up with me. I look forward …

Join My Chorus Marathon Team

I’m going to run my next marathon in October. I haven’t chosen it yet, but I’m getting close to deciding which one I want to do. And – I’m looking …

Lessons From The Internet Bubble: Growth vs. Profitability

Over the weekend, Mark Suster and Fred Wilson each put up awesome posts discussing the idea of profitability in startups. Mark’s is a master class …

Profit

My Parents Wedding 54 Years Ago

My parents have been married for 54 years today. That’s 19,710 days. Mom / Dad – happy anniversary! Your relationship is an inspiration to me. You …

Weddings

Verizon – I Can’t Hear You Now

My cell phone experience is so fucking miserable. As I drove home last night and tried to have a conversation, I had five drops during a 30-minute …

Authentication

Does VC Fund Differentiation Matter?

I’ve met and emailed with many pre-seed and seed GPs in the past year. Over sushi last night with two of them, who are also long-time friends, one of …

Venture Capital

Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match

Today Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced their support for Global EIR, a cause for which I care deeply. As you may know, over breakfast in 2015 Jeff …

Startups

Go For Culture Add, Not Culture Fit

I’ve come to despise the phrase “culture fit.”I don’t remember when I first heard it, but it was many years ago. Over time, it became woven into the …

Recruitment

I’m Proud of Our Community

I woke up this morning to see the following on our Human Utility monthly match Crowdrise campaign. It blew me away. I’m proud of our community. Y’all …

Monthly Match: The Human Utility #GiveWater

Does it surprise you that some people in the United States don’t have regular access to water?Our month match for June is The Human Utility. Fred …

New Foundry Group Company Jobs Page

We very rarely hire anyone at Foundry Group (although we are hiring an Executive Assistant). However, many of the companies we invest in are often …

Learn To Do Everything Lightly

An hour into dinner last night with Alex Rigopulos, he picked up his phone, tapped away at it for a few seconds, and slid it across the table to me. …

Viacom

Join the Startup Opportunities Launch Team

We are getting ready to launch the 2nd Edition of Startup Opportunities. Sean and I are working with Jesse Tevelow, a founder from the very first …

Wandering Around Cambridge

It’s a gray and rainy early summer day in Cambridge. As I was walking home from dinner last night through Kendall Square, I had a thought as I passed …

Two Major Supreme Court Decisions on Patents

In moments of political despair, Amy reminds me that we have three branches of government. Around issues that I care a lot about and have engaged in …