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“Seed Is the New Series A” – Making Sense of the Confusion

A few weeks ago, Manu Kumar wrote an excellent post detailing the current state of the seed financing landscape. Read it – it’s excellent.

I agree with most of the things that Manu wrote, and I’ve been thinking about the topic quite a bit over the last several days. One very common meme these days is that “seed is the new A.”  I kind of agree, but I also kind of think that the whole phrase is confusing people. (more…)

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  June 30th, 2015
  

Traction #5: How One Journalist Broke into Tech & Rocketed to the Top in Just 18 Months

Traction is NextView’s twice-monthly podcast sharing the stories of creative and unusual ways entrepreneurs gain initial results. Everyone likes to say that startups should do things that don’t scale, so we wondered … what ARE those things? Available on iTunesStitcher, and SoundCloud. (more…)

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  June 23rd, 2015
  

Playing Startup

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. (more…)

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  June 17th, 2015
  

5 Questions VCs Never Answer, Answered by a VC | #BOSSOI

Editor’s note: Local tech media company BostInno (a division of the American City Business Journals) hosts an annual Boston State of Innovation conference. Leading up to the event, they published an article listing questions VCs never answer, as submitted by the community. These are all worth asking … and therefore worth answering.  (more…)

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  June 16th, 2015
  

Founder Superpowers: Areas Where Top Entrepreneurs Can Be Truly Exceptional

Ask any VC what they look for in an investment opportunity, and they’ll tell you that the people are at the top of their list.  (more…)

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  June 16th, 2015
  

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