Archives / September, 2010

Brightleaf Unveiling

I’m very excited to be able to show you, publically, for the first time, what Brightleaf is up to. Here is their video demo. Cool stuff. When we first invested in Brightleaf, we were convinced they were going to fundamentally change the way that template-based law was practiced. Nothing since our investment has diminished our…

More Support for the Destruction of Software Patents

If you are a regular reader of either this blog or Brad’s, you know that we hate business method and software patents.  Lately, perhaps even more frustrating than the patent system itself, we’ve been particularly annoyed by several articles that claim that these types of patents are good for innovation.  Of course, none of the…

Great Business Plan Competition in Michigan

Have a great company in Michigan that needs funding?  In what is the largest award that I know of, Accelerate Michigan is offering $500,000 to the winning team.  And if you company isn’t in Michigan, but you want to move there, you are eligible.  Ann Arbor is still one of my favorite cities. Here is…

Looking for an Entrepreneur to Pitch My CU Class

I’m looking for a local entrepreneur to pitch their business in front of my VC 360 class that I teach.  The class is held at the University of Colorado Law School and is comprised of both law and business school graduate students. The class is October 25th from 8am to 9:15am.  The format would be…

Organic Motion – Sneek Preview

We invested in Organic Motion about a year ago and have been really happy with how far they’ve brought the technology forward.  For those of you who haven’t been introduced to them, they are the preeminent technology developer for marker-less computer vision solutions.  They’ve recently made major inroads into the animation market.  The following two…

Next Big Sound 2.0

Over the past year and a half I’ve had a front row seat to the development of Next Big Sound. From my earliest phone calls with CEO Alex White to mentoring the team through the TechStars program here in Boulder, I’ve watched them go from passionate music fans and talented founders to building a company…

Want an Introduction to one of our Portfolio Companies? Here is what NOT to Do

I’m asked all the time to play matchmaker between folks and companies that we’ve invested in.  Sometimes it’s someone looking for a job, sometimes it’s one company looking to partner with one of our investments and other times it’s something completely different.  I’m always happy to do so long as I think it could be…

Great Interview – Seth Levine on Stocktwits TV

My partner Seth has a great interview on Stocktwits TV, hosted by one of the smartest and funniest entrepreneurs that I know, Howard Lindzon.  The topic is whether or not the Web is Dead.  (It’s not).  Also, he will give you his stock picks, as well.  This I can’t wait to see if he is…