I just heard about Marina Keegan, who last week graduated from Yale College and a few days later was killed in a car crash. One of Kepha’s investors told me about it and forwarded her last column in the school paper, published the night before her graduation. I re-print it below (it’s from the Yale
I hosted a lunch for an entrepreneur and his advisors downtown. During the walk back to the car, I walked by a sea of U.S. flags on the Boston Common. It was immense. The picture I took and show below doesn’t show the scope. A sign stated that volunteers put down 33,000 flags, one for
I get this question a great deal. So, both to leverage my own time and to be helpful, I thought I’d write about how I got into the VC industry, and also, try to offer some lessons learned. First up, my job is my hobby and it is my passion. I’ve always loved VC, and
This from the WSJ online: Meanwhile Theophilus Hodges, a 36-year-old property manager, stopped into an E*Trade branch in downtown Chicago on Friday morning specifically to open an account to buy Facebook shares, he said. “If it wasn’t for Facebook I wouldn’t be here,” he said as he left the branch to go to his bank
This is a hard post to write. Today is May 12. It is the day of my mother’s birthday. She also died, at age 60, on May 12. That day also happened to be Mother’s Day. It was a difficult day with too many coincidences. Soon after she passed away, I was at the funeral
Yesterday, I participated in a roundtable discussion on Big Data, led by Greg Bialiecki. He is on the Governor’s team. Wade Roush calls him the “Business Czar” in an article here. I’ve been investing in Big Data, before there was such a label, since 2003: StreamBase, Vertica (sold to HP), Goby (sold to Telenav), VoltDB and Paradigm4.