Archives / January, 2009

Why FAS 157 Is Stupid

I am a guest columnist in VentureBeat.  Having pissed off all my lawyers friends with my Law Firm 2.0 posts, I figured it was about time to trash the accounting profession.  Or at least a part of it.  I hate the new accounting world of FAS 157 and I’m not alone.  Fred Wilson posted a…

Back To School

No, I am not talking about a bad Rodney Dangerfield movie, rather this week I’ve returned to my role as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado.  I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and teaching a class on venture capital.  šŸ™‚ Last year was my first attempt at teaching a full class.  I…

Boulder Startup Executive Email List

Eric Marcoullier, CEO of Gnip has set up an email list exclusively for Boulder / Denver-based startup executives. Eric’s hypothesis is that Boulder executives need a forum to better connect, access and spread knowledge bases.  The rules are simple for membership: 1. Your company must be funded (at least some angel money); 2. C-level and…

More Music Recommendations

Every once in a while, I get around to updating the "Music" tab on my blog to include new music that I’ve discovered. Today is the day.  For those of you looking for some good tunes, don’t forget to check out the music tab. Also, for those of you interested, I’ve posted some of my…

What I Learned at CES

I posted a blog today on the Foundry Group site about our trip to CES.  Among the topics discussed are why you shouldn’t buy a TV for the next 6 months and why Nobu is simply my favorite sushi place that I can dream of. Also, for some reason, it’s harder every year for me…

Stupid Bailout of the Week

Last week, I posted about the porn industry’s proposed bailout and received many interesting comments.  (Thanks). One comment, from a regular and appreciated reader was particularly interesting, so I had to post a new blog. A San Francisco restaurant has received its second bailout in the last 4 months from the city of San Francisco….

The Porn Industry Wants a Bailout?

I’m feeling a bit cheeky from attending CES while there are adult film stars walking around all over the place.  (For those of you who don’t know, CES is held in Vegas the same time the Adult Video Convention occurs at the same location.  Egads).  That being said… I know that you can’t believe everything…

Our Investment in Law Firm 2.0

Every time we make an investment, we blog about it on our Foundry Group site.  Today, I’m especially excited about our latest announcement, as the company is a "bulls eye" in my Law Firm 2.0 thesis.  You can read all about FirstDocs on the Foundry post, but what I’ll tell you shortly here is that…

Topspin Live at CES

For those of you who want to know about our portfolio company, Topspin, they’ll be at CES this week.  Foundry folks will be there as well.

Now I’m Certain That AT&T Sucks

I just returned from a week’s long vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  (And as an aside, if you are going and want restaurant recommendations, I have some good ones). I have an iPhone that I’m generally pleased with.  Yes, I gripe like everyone else about the lack of cut and paste, the lack of a…