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After more than four years, I finally updated the theme of this blog and added better linking to FastIgnite and FastStartup. The new theme is Twenty Ten, which sets me up for planned obsolescence in less than three months.¬†Know any … Continue reading

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The Zen of fundraising

When investing in companies through FastIgnite, I usually sell my super-secret value-add as opposed to just cash. See, cash is not that hard to get if you know how to ask for it and there aren’t any obvious reasons for … Continue reading

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Through FastIgnite I work closely with¬†entrepreneurs as a co-founder, investor and mentor. Today, FastIgnite gets a partner –¬†FastStartup. While FastIgnite is primarily about my work, FastStartup will be more community-oriented. FastStartup will do some events, like the sold out Customer … Continue reading

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Finding the best startup customers

Phil Libin (@plibin, CEO of Evernote), Alexei Erchak (CEO of Luminous Devices) and I did a session with the Boston chapter of the Founder Institute last night. Towards the end of the program we listened to several startup pitches. Every … Continue reading

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Better Advertising backs self-regulation

Better Advertising has a new web site. Check it out. Also, our corporate blog is up. The current post outlines the three pillars of behavioral targeting self-regulation: Education, to empower consumers Transparency, to make clear who is doing what to … Continue reading

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Better Advertising Launches

Exciting day today. Better Advertising just came out of stealth. I’m acting CTO & co-founder, much in the way we started Plinky/Thing Labs last year. In fact, I got to know Better Advertising CEO Scott Meyer though the Plinky diligence … Continue reading

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Joining the MIT E-Center

I’m excited to join the Entrepreneurs in Residence at the MIT E-Center. It’s a new structure for fostering innovation and venture creation pushed forth by Bill Aulet who runs the center now. I’m fortunate to be doing this with great … Continue reading

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Tollbit — Cloud Virtualization

The initial web site for the latest startup I’m working with through FastIgnite is finally up. Tollbit is a cloud virtualization company with the lofty goal to do for cloud computing what virtualization did for data centers. Wish us luck … Continue reading

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Do you backup?

FastIgnite is working with a stealthy startup that’s changing the rules of the game in the backup space. You can help by answering the following short survey.

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FastIgnite is born

Spring time. Time for changes. I’ve moved on from Polaris and I have a new company called FastIgnite. Read about it here, subscribe to my feed and follow me on Twitter to stay informed and, while you are at it, … Continue reading

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