Archives / April, 2009

Big News From the NVCA Annual Meeting

The NVCA annual meeting ended a few hours ago and there were several pieces of news that I thought were noteworthy.  Normally, all the best content is saved for the last day, but not this time. Outgoing Chairman of the NVCA, Dixon Doll has been spearheading research on the capital market crisis along with ideas…

Legal On Ramp – A Joint for Lawyers

No, not weed, get your mind out of the gutter… I’ve recently joined a site called Legal On Ramp.  It’s a discussion and collaboration forum for lawyers and it looks really interesting.  I’m new to the group, but there are many good discussions, including a current one on the American Law Institute’s proposed changes to…

Drummer Jokes 101

I used to think that I knew all the good drummer jokes, but lately there have been a few new ones.  (To me, at least).  In an effort to not only attack lawyers and accountants on my blog, I’ll turn the pen toward myself with my top 10 favorite drummer jokes.  Please feel free to…

Getting Love From the Travel Gods

I really don’t like to travel.  This is unfortunate due to the requirements of my profession, but as I like to say "if the job was perfect, they wouldn’t have to pay me."  Being a frequent flyer in the friendly skies of United usually means an elevated blood pressure, missed meeting and the "unique" offering…

Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009

I’m very happy to report that Foodzie was selected as one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009 by Business Week. This is a huge accomplishment and more further proof that Techstars is really an amazing program.  Congrats to Rob, Emily and Nik!  I suggest everyone celebrate by buying some great food on their…

Wilson Sonsini Term Sheet Generator

Today, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati announced the release of a new client tool:  The Venture Financing Term Sheet Generator. I’ve been using beta versions and it’s cool what they’ve come up with.  And to note, their own attorneys are using the tool.  Per their statement: Our attorneys use a more extensive version of the…

Humbled on the Last Day of Teaching

Per my post yesterday, I am officially retired as an adjunct at the University of Colorado.  That of course didn’t stop my students from sending me off in "style." I was awarded two very special gifts.  First, I received the "Most Kick Ass Professor" award of 2009, complete with my own Karate action figure.  And…

The End of Teaching – for now…

Today, I will give my last lecture at the University of Colorado. I’ve been co-teaching a class on venture capital for the past two years and it’s been a great experience. I have always thought that one day, after I retire, I’d like to spend my time teaching at a university.  I taught drums while…

Puttin’ on the Leash 2009

Mark your calendar on April 25th, for Puttin’ on the Leash to benefit the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Todd Vernon, CEO of our company Lijit, wrote a great post on the event as he is on the board.  I love the Boulder Humane society and think they go great work.