Archives / June, 2009

Techstars TV episode 5

Episode 5 is live featuring yours truly, but even better Soul Patch as part of the soundtrack!

Apparently 52.9% of Venture Capitalists are Deluded

From Dan Primack this morning, these factoids: "More than half of venture capitalists (52.9%) believe that their industry is “broken,” according to a survey conducted by executive search firm Polachi Inc. Moreover, nearly 60% said that they are less confident in the VC industry today than they were six months ago." You can read the…

Best Mexican Food in Colorado???

I love Mexican food.  Having lived in both Texas and California, I’ve gotten to sample some of this country’s finest.  (As an aside my three favorites of all time are La Fiesta in Mountain View, CA, Sanchos in Redwood City, CA and Mia’s in Dallas, TX). Having now lived in Colorado for three years, I’m…

Quick Review of iPhone 3.0 and the 3Gs

Day number three of the next generation of the iPhone and here are the highs and lows: Highs: 1. Speed.  Yep, it’s definitely zippier.  I wouldn’t call it screaming fast, but certainly some annoyances of waiting between applications to open have been alleviated; 2. Search.  The whole phone search feature is really nice.  Searching calendar,…

FlyClear Ceases Operations

Last night word spread that FlyClear ceased operations.  I’m seriously bummed.  Clear was one of those small bright spots in my hectic travel schedule. I don’t have any inside information from the company, but something doesn’t add up.  They claim that they had signed up over 260,000 travelers.  Since joining cost between $100 and $200…

Shareholder Representatives Blog!

One of my favorite companies out there is Shareholder Representative Services – the company that professionally manages escrows created out of merger transactions.  They started blogging today about issues that affect escrows as well as the general state of the VC industry.  If you are involved in any acquisition escrows, their wisdom and experience is…

The Alternate Routes – In Concert and Thinking About Music 2.0

Last night, I had the great pleasure of seeing the Alternate Routes open up for Carbon Leaf.  I’m a huge Alternate Routes fan and authored the following review of their first album under the "music" section of this blog: I want to sing like this guy and write lyrics that creep up on you like…

Dark Was The Night – Great CD for a Great Cause

My friend Julie Penner turned me onto a great CD recently – Dark Was the Night. It includes a who’s who list of indie rock including: Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, David Byrne, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Feist, Jose Gonzalez, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Spoon,…

Memeo share gets 5 stars rating!

Congrats to  Memeo for receiving a five star rating from cnet’s download.com for the new release of Memeo Share, version 2! Download.com just gave Memeo Share a five star editor’s rating, and they’ve got a nice more detailed blog post about the software here.  The accolades are well deserved.  I’ve been a huge Memeo fan…

Rocky Radar Colorado Company List

The Rocky Radar guys are at it again.  This time, they’ve launched a Colorado Company Index.  It’s free.  The idea is to create a catalog of all technology companies working within the state, from IT to Life Science to Clean Tech.  They are currently bootstrapping the index – submit your company info here.