Archives / April, 2010

Best Guitar Show Ever?

Maybe.  Quite Maybe.  Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the Larry Carlton Trio, featuring Robben Ford with Ryan and Jacqueline at the Boulder Theater.  So, in reality, it was a quartet, but I didn’t mind the misnomer.  One extra set of hands of guitar awesomeness is fine by me. For those of you…

Lunchtime with Lawyers – Part of Boulder Startup Week

Okay, some of you are sarcastic and are probably going to ask when I’m going to promote “Lunchtime with Dentists,” but give me a chance. Next week, Boulder Startup Week will have an event that I’d encourage folks to check out:  Namely, Lunchtime with Lawyers.  With over 3000 people expected to attend the Boulder Startup…

Boulder Open Coffee Club – “All Grown Up”

Days like today make me really proud of our community.  Today, over 50 people showed up to the Boulder Open Coffee Club.  As always there was a lively conversation with a lot of diverse viewpoints.  Topics included everything from privacy (Facebook, Google, electronic medical records), to blogger versus journalist rights (see Gizmodo scandal), to how…

Zynga is Hiring Lawyers

Yes, this is not a misprint.  Zynga (makers of Farmville, Mafia Wars, Fishville, Yoville and many others) is hiring two lawyers.  If you are interested, email me your resume and a short cover letter and I’ll forward directly to the company. Corporate Lawyer: Zynga is seeking an experienced corporate securities/M&A lawyer (7+ years out).  The…

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Howard Diamond

On Monday, April 19th, I have the pleasure of interviewing Howard Diamond as part of the Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged Series. Howard is certainly one of the most interesting and engaging people that I know and I looking forward to hearing his thoughts on a wide variety of topics.  Location is ATLAS Room 100 and…

Be Prepared

It’s not just the Boy Scout motto, but some seemingly obvious advice that I’ve seen some folks screw up lately.  As I often say, there are only two resources that venture capitalist don’t have enough of and that is time and money (to invest in companies).  The money is my issue.  I’d love to invest…

La Binchoise Spéciale Noël Reserve

Today’s beer posting brought to you by Tracy DeCicco, whom came to my office hours last week and brought me a bottle of beer.  (Clearly it was the best meeting of the day). This was a really nice beer.  I had never heard of it, but better late than never.  There were a couple of…

Great Quarter for Venture Exits

The numbers are out and believe it or not, Q1 of 2010 saw the most venture-backed company M&A transactions EVER in a single quarter.  Let that sink in for those of you around this business in the late 1990s.  Also, the data showed more quarterly venture-backed IPOs since the fourth quarter of 2007 and 8…