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Announcing our investment in Dataloop

I’m very pleased to let you all know that we have invested in Dataloop.io. The announcement went live yesterday. Dataloop provides infrastructure monitoring for cloud services and they fall into our ‘late seed’ category of investment. That means they are up and running and on a 12-18 month path to their Series A. (Our other [...]

Founder Suicides

I know this post is going to be a downer but I think there is a lot more to be talked about regarding depression, mental health, and entrepreneurship. I recently heard a terrifying stat about founder suicides recently. A friend told me that he’d heard of over a dozen suicides from entrepreneurs in the past few years. Show More Summary

Appboy Raises $15 Million to Help Businesses Improve Mobile Marketing

App optimization company Appboy Inc. has raised $15 million in a round that reflects investors’ enthusiasm for mobile-marketing services.

Paul Graham Dropping Serious Wisdom

Every so often Paul Graham will email me something and say “can you read this before I post it?”. He did that last week. It was a talk he was going to deliver in Sam Altman‘s startup class. It was great. I told him I wouldn’t change a thing. I am not sure if he […]

Congrats to Wayfair

It’s the eve of Wayfair’s Initial Public Offering, and I’m so excited for the company.  Big congrats to the entire team there, especially NextView Venture Advisors Niraj and Steve (who were among the first people to get behind NextView in the early days). Show More Summary

Wayfair IPO Marks First Test For E-Commerce Offering In Alibaba’s Wake

Online home-goods retailer Wayfair Inc. is set to price its initial public offering late Wednesday, the first test for an ecommerce business following Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s massive IPO last month.

‘Micro VC’ Fund XG Ventures Applies Google Lessons to Seed Investing

It's part of a new wave of small venture funds that hope to identify the most promising startups at the earliest stages.

Tile Picks Up $13 Million to Make Any Object Trackable

Tile makes small tags that people affix to their personal belongings and mobile apps that can track them.

The importance of curiosity

We have been interviewing lots of solo founders recently as we look to deepen our understanding of one of our key customer segments. ‘What do they want?’ and ‘Where do they hang out?’ are our two main questions. I will report on what comes out of this customer development work in due course, but today [...]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech – A Front Door to the Boston Startup Community

Today, we’re excited to unveil the official Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech — a comprehensive overview of what tech entrepreneurs and professionals need to navigate and succeed in our local community. Special thanks goes to Jay Acunzo (director...Show More Summary

Faulty Logic in the Venture Capital and Female Founder Discussion

Let's get one thing straight. The world and every individual in it is a biased place. We all have our inherent biases and what I am not arguing here is that the venture capital world is a fair playing field for anyone. I repeat: I AM...Show More Summary

How We Got To Now

For the past two years, NYC’s loss has been the Bay Area’s gain. No I’m not talking about hot startups, VC, or anything like that. I’m talking about Steven Johnson‘s two year departure for the beauty of Marin County over the grimy streets of NYC. But this summer Steven and his family came back to […]

Reddit Raises $50 Million From Powerhouse Silicon Valley Investors

Y Combinator President Sam Altman led the round, which would include giving 10% of investors' shares to the Reddit community.

Dmitry Grishin on Robots, the Internet in Russia and Mail.ru’s Future

The Internet executive said venture investors viewed robotics as "science fiction" a couple of years ago, but now they are calling him.

Hipcamp Hits Trail With $2 Million, With Help From Path’s Dave Morin

Morin's AngelList syndicate took part in the round, after he discovered the app through Product Hunt.

PayPal Unshackled – Now Is the Time

eBay announced today plans to separate itself into two companies, one the core eBay marketplace business and the other is the PayPal payments business.  This is a move that’s been contemplated by folks both inside the company and outside for many years.  Recently prominent activist shareholders have also been “encouraging” eBay management to spin off […]

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