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Last week we held a virtual “Lunch and Learn” with Melody and Lee where they had a discussion about what they’re seeing in the market in a covid-19 world, made some predictions about where we are headed in the next […]

Nicole Sievers
April 2, 2020 · 5  min.

In a few months, we are likely to see the annual Forbes Midas list of top performing early stage VC investors. There is always some debate about the methodology and accuracy of the list, but I think it’s a pretty […]

Rob Go
March 4, 2020 · 6  min.

In general, VC decision-making can feel like a black box, which can be frustrating for founders who are trying to manage their fundraising process and timeline. It usually involves many meetings over the course of weeks (if not months) with […]

Melody Koh
February 5, 2020 · 3  min.

One of the often neglected parts of fundraising is the process of doing due diligence on potential investors. Raising money is super hard. But assuming success, a moment will come when a founder will have multiple funding options.  Partnering with […]

Rob Go
January 30, 2020 · 7  min.

Over the course of 2020, we are highlighting 20 innovators and entrepreneurs from the 20th century whose work continues to shape our everyday lives in the 21st century.    Unless you are a student of design or an aficionado of […]

Lee Hower
January 23, 2020 · 4  min.

Welcome to 2020. I thought about writing a post looking forward into this new decade, or looking back at the prior decade (are we calling it the “teens” officially?). But instead I decided to do something a little different. We’re […]

Lee Hower
January 21, 2020 · 2  min.

One of the fun books I read last year was “Paper Tiger” by Tom Coyne. I love to play golf, and Tom did what many golfers dream about – he devoted 100% of his life for 2 years to get […]

Rob Go
January 15, 2020 · 3  min.

About a year ago, my partner David Beisel talked about how seed fundraising is no longer a local game, and that the best entrepreneurs seek out the best investors for them outside of their home market. That being said, it’s […]

Melody Koh
January 7, 2020 · 4  min.

I bet many of us are waiting for packages to be delivered around this time of year. While there are several companies solving the same-day shipping predicament, I figured in the meantime, why not educate myself and other impatient package […]

Dorothy Ren
December 15, 2019 · 2  min.

“I have exciting personal news.” “I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining [New Firm] as a Partner where I will continue to invest in great Founders across the industries I care about.” “I am pursuing an idea that I’m excited […]

David Beisel
December 11, 2019 · 6  min.