Archives / August, 2010

Sifteo Needs a Head of Marketing

Sifteo, one of our portfolio companies located in San Francisco, is seeking a Marketing Lead to help deliver a new interactive play and learning system to consumers.  They are looking for someone who can develop and execute a focused messaging and outreach plan, who can build and deliver a quantitative marketing program, who can build…

The Convertible Debt Debate – An ex-Lawyer’s Twist on the Argument

Today, my partner Seth wrote a great piece on the merits of early-stage startups raising convertible debt rounds versus traditional preferred stock equity structures.  The piece was inspired by Paul Graham’s recent tweet that said:  “Convertible notes have won. Every investment so far in this YC batch (and there have been a lot) has been…

Don’t Fall To This Trademark Scam

I’m constantly amazed by the amount of scams that I see on the Internet, through email / mail and on AM Radio. Today, however, I may have seen the best one yet. This looks totally official. And it’s priced so high, it’s actually somewhat believable that it’s real. But it’s not. They are charging $1000+…

Keep Things Simple

Today, I was called for jury duty.  Upon arrival, we sat for 30 minutes, then we watched a 12 minute video for juror orientation. The voiceover kept cracking me up, however, as they were unable to pronounce “voir dire” correctly.  (Think “vor dire” as in Dire Straits).  If you don’t believe me, watch the video….

Great CIO Opportunity in Boulder! – Webroot Software

One of our friendly neighbors – Webroot – is hiring a CIO.  Description is below.  If you are interested, the email contact is below.  And if you move to Boulder and take this job, you might owe me a beer.  Chief Information Officer and SVP, IT – Boulder The CIO / SVP of IT will…