Leadership teams in technology startups and emerging companies today know that angels, strategic and institutional investors, as well as PE firms and VCs are actively holding back on investments and tamping down valuations. Separately, the news of the day is filled with stories…
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I recently attended a board meeting where one of the topics was the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policies. We discussed how the Fed is very much…
Entrepreneurs are adept at discovering new justifications for doing crazy things, like founding a startup. These justifications—enumerated at angel, VC…
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Every week for the last year I have published a blog post. I’m taking a break this week but I have three things to share: First, since its Labor Day, I…
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One interesting dynamic in and out of the Board room, for the company CEO and Executive Leadership Team (ELT), concerns that between the Chief…
Business-to-business (“B2B”) startups begin their journey by targeting potential customers for product fit before building out a pipeline based on…
A request from my friend Scott Kirsner: What's the state of the Boston startup ecosystem in 2022? @ScottKirsner put together a short survey to find out…
Please note that I do not have any M&A deals underway at this time. I have, over the years, frequently encountered this type of communications…
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