Editor’s note: We recently published original research on the startup activity of Harvard Business School classes between 2008 and 2014. NextView’s David Beisel and Dimitri Dadiomov recently sat down with Michelle Tandler (HBS, Trinity Ventures) on her podcast to analyze this data further. This is a paraphrased summary of that interview.
Accidental VC is a series written by me, Jay Acunzo. Though I never planned it, I somehow wound up working in VC in 2014 as NextView’s head of platform. As an operator, not an investor, I’m amazed at how many casual, throwaway comments inside a VC would be genuinely useful to others. So while I’m thankful for what I’m learning, this series is my attempt to share this knowledge far beyond our office walls … one random lesson at a time.
Editor’s note: Unlike the Ubers and Airbnbs of the tech startup world, seed-stage companies don’t typically have the valuations, awareness, or traction typically associated with press coverage. That said, coverage is important, and early-stage companies would be wise to work with local press in addition to national. Below, we interview Lauren Landry, a journalist who covered the Boston innovation economy for four years prior to her recent move to Northeastern University. (more…)