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Education is a topic near and dear to my heart. Today I attended the demo day for Co.lab, an incubator focused on the intersection of edtech and games. Co.lab is a joint venture between the non profit venture philanthropy …

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The past few years have been an incredibly exciting time to be an enterprise investor. We have seen the rise of the cloud, the shift away from PCs to new mobile computing platforms, and the emergence of Big Data and …

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There’s nothing better as a Venture Capitalist than to meet an exceptional entrepreneur; one who is driven to impact the world for the better and often, at the same time, build a solution to a personal problem.  What I’ve realized …

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Last week, I wrote an article for AllthingD that talked about the shift if the ways that people are “sharing” online, mainly that niche social networks are giving people very targets, often private ways to share more freely.   This shift …

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It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 ½ years since the founding of Bloomreach.  At that time I was working at Bain Capital Ventures, having just moved from Boston to spearhead the launch of their West Coast …

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For decades the leading network companies have been tightly coupling their software to complex, custom-built chips. Besides leaving IT buyers with a staggering array of appliances, the reliance on custom silicon has chilled industry startup activity. But with software defined

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Over the past several years, MuleSoft has quietly emerged as one of the leaders in providing platforms for powering the New Enterprise. Lightspeed was an early investor in MuleSoft, and we’re excited to be partnered with a company that has …

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Last week we announced our company Pushpins was acquired by Performance Marketing Brands (parent to Ebates/Fatwallet).  It has been a wild ride since we started the company in our dorm at Harvard Business School just over three years ago  My …

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Although Sharktank has been running reruns on Fridays the last few weeks, the show ran a Sharktank 2012 Holiday special on Tuesday night.

The most interesting company to present was The Coop, a modern, design-focused, indoor-outdoor children’s playspace in …

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Check out my latest guest post on VentureBeat on how founders can estimate a realistic price for their company when they have decided to sell.

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