Tag: vc

  • What Makes a Community?

    I normally write articles that carry a bit of authority. I usually write what I know about and have a high degree of confidence writing. I don’t write often because I want what I do write to carry authority and be hard-hitting. This is not really one of those articles. I haven’t done what people […]

  • Five Articles I Wish I could Take Back

    Five Articles I Wish I could Take Back

    Last night I was going through Google archives looking for a post (that I never found) from 2007-2008. I went through 30 some pages of search results and remembered some of the older content I wrote. Some of it is stuff I either wish I didn’t write or I don’t agree with anymore. So I […]

  • Venture Capital Irony, Bubbles and Booms

    Venture Capital Irony, Bubbles and Booms

    Late in 2008, after the rest of the economy crashed and burned due to the housing crisis, the tech sector seemed to be fairly resiliant. Maybe it’s the nature of the industry… less money at stake, generally, in tech VC deals than other industries. For instance, Biotech. That all went out the window when Valley-based VC behemoth, Sequoia Capital, gathered a now-infamous meeting of all its portfolio companies and gave them what can only be described as a “the sky is falling” lecture.

  • Working the Workshops

    There are tons of informative sessions at Web 2.0 Expo. I especially like the Day 1 workshops. Maybe it’s the no-break, three-hour block . . . the fewer tracks . . . or the reduced traffic, since a good many folks opt out of Day 1 to save money. Shame. If you’re a coder, there […]

  • Do you really want to work in Venture Capital?

    I have heard this from many people I have met “I really want to be a VC”. First, why are you asking me when I am not one and don’t have a desire to be one? Let me direct you to some people in the industry and a few who left it to get a […]

  • TECHcocktail DC – The DC Tech Scene is definitely back

    I have seen my share of networking events. Back during the dotcom era it was full of open bars and crazy companies with the latest software to change your life in some way. Then it was all about buying stuff on the web or a portal for something or another. After the bubble burst most […]

  • The Jolly Green Bubble

    Earth Day was yesterday. I my college years all that meant to me was that the band Green Day was coming to town to play. Now it means “save the planet, if it can make us money”. “Greed, I mean Green is Good” CNN, the New York Times, Business Week, Advertising Age, “Good Morning America,” […]

  • Venture Files Joins Technosailor

    Over the weekend, we have been hard at work integrating Venture Files into Technosailor.com. As you know, Technosailor has largely been focused on business and technology with a focus on social media and the internet technologies we enjoy today. As part of the continuing debate surrounding venture capital, particularly here in the District, the content […]

  • Valleyboys: It's All About the Money

    Late last night I was finishing up a presentation for a class I’m taking when Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester made a statement on Twitter which made me cringe. The statement, though profound to someone living in the heart of Silicon Valley, is completely absent any reason to the observer outside of the Valley. Keep in […]