Archives / March, 2011

Celebrate 65 years of Venture Capital April 6th in Boston

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the venture capital industry and the outstanding entrepreneurs that the venture capitalists have funded and supported, Xconomy, in partnership with the National Venture Capital Association and the MIT Museum, is organizing a conference and celebration to take place on April 6. Held in concert with the National Venture Capital…

New Must Read Blog by Rich Baer, General Counsel Qwest Communications

One of my absolutely favorite lawyers has started a blog: Reliance on Counsel.  It’s written by Rich Baer, currently the general counsel and chief administrative officer at Qwest Communications.  It’s going to be a must read for anyone wanting to see how one of the most innovative lawyers in the country thinks.  Rich has promised a…

The Crowd to the Rescue: Article One Partners and patent litigation defense

Could the crowd be the answer to what ails our broken patent system?  Probably not for all the problems, but perhaps the crowd can put a stop to some meaningless patent lawsuits brought by patent trolls (er, excuse me. “Non Practicing Entities”). A while ago, I wrote about Article One Partners.  They essentially use the crowd…

Before You Become a Shareholder Rep, Consider This

Shareholder Representative Service recently published a nice short piece on things one should consider before becoming a shareholder representative. You can find it here: http://www.shareholderrep.com/Tips.pdf Bottom line, consider the responsibility very carefully.

Our Investment in Attachments.me

Today we announced our investment in Attachments.me. What is attachments.me? It’s a really cool company and one that I’m proud to be associated with. Imagine that you remember someone sent you a document about a particular subject or a funny video.  You just don’t remember who sent it to you or what the email text…