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If a PowerPoint Sucks…It’s The Messenger, not the Medium

Many have wished for and striven for the death of the powerpoint presentation.  I have always disagreed with this point of view.  There is no doubt that most power point decks are terrible and yes, should be killed.  However, it … Continue reading

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Every Business is an “L” Business

Ah, the “L” word. No, not “love”. The other “L” word. You know the one…the one that puts startup founders into an internal rage.  The one that signals to the founder that the person using the word finds their business … Continue reading

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Tiny Bubbles, In The Whine…Make Your A Round Happy, Feel Fine

Most people younger than 40 may not even recognize the name Don Ho.  It’s probably not even vaguely familiar; not stored even on a single synapse way in the back there from  when you were channel surfing and accidentally heard … Continue reading

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Have Big VC Funds Become a League of Their Own?

I needed to read this story twice.  http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/20/is-late-stage-the-new-early/ There are so many implications that I’m glad TechCrunch plans to follow up on it.  They chronicle a handful of funds that are investing $100’s of millions in companies that probably don’t … Continue reading

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Yeah, We Need More Finish-Ups…

Excellent post from Don Dodge.  http://dondodge.typepad.com/the_next_big_thing/2011/03/start-ups-we-need-more-finish-ups.html While he probably isn’t aware of us, Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechVentures, and other incubators, have been focused on finish-ups for a long, long time.  Our conversion rate of start-ups still in business after … Continue reading

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