When Venture Capital and Pop Culture Collide

Moe with Ken and Glen

As an investor in private companies, aka venture capitalist or equivalent, I have one of those jobs that seems highly mysterious to many people.  It is not the kind of job that you can easily explain to your grandparents or in one line to a stranger at a cocktail party (if said party occurs more […]

School Daze

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This is the longest stretch I’ve gone without writing since I started the blog two years ago.  The reason for the lack of production is this: I’ve been on (and am still on) a 10-day trip with my family to look at colleges.  My daughter is at the age where next year she will finish […]

Anatomy of a Venture Capitalist

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This week I had occasion to make a presentation at a meeting of one of the investors in my fund, Jacobs Capital Group.  Awesome folks, the people there, and they specifically asked me to present the “Anatomy of a Deal” in which I would describe one of my portfolio investments and its associated twists and […]

11:59 and Not a Second Later

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Okay, I know it’s kind of cheating, but I am re-posting my column from New Year’s 2011 where I turned Auld Lang Syne into an ode to venture capital.  Why? you ask. Because I haven’t been able to come up with another decent New Year’s song to parody and I have been drinking far too […]

11:59 and Not a Second Later

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Okay, I know it’s kind of cheating, but I am re-posting my column from New Year’s 2011 where I turned Auld Lang Syne into an ode to venture capital.  Why? you ask. Because I haven’t been able to come up with another decent New Year’s song to parody and I have been drinking far too […]

11:59 and Not a Second Later

clock

Okay, I know it’s kind of cheating, but I am re-posting my column from New Year’s 2011 where I turned Auld Lang Syne into an ode to venture capital.  Why? you ask. Because I haven’t been able to come up with another decent New Year’s song to parody and I have been drinking far too […]

11:59 and Not a Second Later

clock

Okay, I know it’s kind of cheating, but I am re-posting my column from New Year’s 2011 where I turned Auld Lang Syne into an ode to venture capital.  Why? you ask. Because I haven’t been able to come up with another decent New Year’s song to parody and I have been drinking far too […]

Newsflash: Grass is Green, Sky is Blue, VCs are White Men

Flying Up The Partnership Track

 Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know?—Chris Rock On Monday November 21 the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource released the results of the 2011 Venture Census, which reported statistics about ethnicity, gender and other characteristics of the venture capital industry garnered from a poll that included 600 VC […]

More on “Hey, Where Is Everybody Going?”

Last week I published a post called “Hey, Where Is Everybody Going?” which was about the many venture capitalists who are leaving the practice of life sciences.  It was, interestingly (to me anyway), my most popular post to date.  I guess there are a lot of us healthcare VCs that are worried that the next […]

More on "Hey, Where Is Everybody Going?"

Last week I published a post called “Hey, Where Is Everybody Going?” which was about the many venture capitalists who are leaving the practice of life sciences.  It was, interestingly (to me anyway), my most popular post to date.  I guess there are a lot of us healthcare VCs that are worried that the next […]