Archives / May, 2009

Preparing For A First Meeting With Me

Brad has a GREAT post today on preparing for a first meeting with him.  All I can say is "what he said."  If you are meeting with me / trying to get my attention, these are better tips than I could have come up with on my own.  After all, plagiarism is the most sincere…

Fundraising Effort for Growe Foundation

Despite these challenging economic times, it’s still a feel-good thing to know that you are helping out a good cause.  In that vein, I’m supporting the Growe Foundation and would encourage folks to check out what they are doing. The organization seeks to educate children about healthy and sustainable living.  They focus on both the…

Denver Art Museum – Psychedelic Experience

I took a trip to Denver to see the Psychedelic Experience at the Denver Art Museum.  It did not disappoint.  In fact, it exceeded expectations. What was billed as a "poster show" of the late 60’s San Francisco music scene was actually much more.  It was a trip back into time both musically, culturally and…

Big News From App-X

Last year, one of the TechStars companies that I mentored was App-X.  They are a great team developing great products for private equity firms and their investors. They’ve done a great job of building a robust software offering on the Salesforce platform and today announced a major release:  their Alternative Investment Management (AIM) solution is…

David Cohen Announces New Seed Fund

Today is a good day for entrepreneurs seeking seed funding for their venture, because David has announced the creation of his new seed fund. I’ve gotten to know David through my involvement in TechStars and besides money, David provides a wealth of experience and most importantly the wealth of being a good human being. I’m…

Your Own Cloud Storage Drive

And no, it’s not some $500 device, rather the smart folks Cloud Engines have created a neat little $99 device that you can plug any storage drive into and "boom" it’s on the Internet for you to use and share.  It’s all damn easy to use, too. And best of all?  It’s our newest investment. …

Our Latest Investment – Medialets

As reported by TechCrunch today, we’ve announced today our investment in Medialets – a company that sits right at the intersection of new advertising technologies and our glue theme. Based in New York, Medialets is a mobile analytics and advertising company that helps mobile application developers track usage and other statistics about their applications and…

Facebook’s Double Standard

The title isn’t as provocative as Michael Arrington’s "Jew Haters Welcome at Facebook, As Long As They Aren’t Lactating" but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t piss me off.  (Read the article, it’s well done). I’ve always hated double standards, but more than that hate purposely ignorant people, apparently some who are working at Facebook…

Quick Ways To Get Fired as a Lawyer

You are a lawyer.  You represent a hot start up that is venture backed.  One day the CEO comes to you – out of the blue – and says “you’re fired.”  (Cue Donald Trump frown). You’ve stuck it out through the lean times with the company even when they weren’t funded and now you are…

If You Are into Human Beat Boxes…

And now for something completely different.  Perhaps the best flute and beat box combo that I’ve ever seen.  The fact that it’s inside the Google lounge makes it even more cool.