jtangoVC.com https://jtangovc.com VC. Founder, Kepha Partners. Obsessed with fly fishing. A recovering ENTJ. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:36:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://i2.wp.com/jtangovc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-Jo-500x500.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 jtangoVC.com https://jtangovc.com 32 32 37759884 Aftermath https://jtangovc.com/aftermath/ https://jtangovc.com/aftermath/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:51:20 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=14036 After someone passes away, there is The Aftermath. Since Whitney died, there have been many emails and calls involving some of us who knew him and miss him. For me, it has been great to connect with old friends and colleagues. It is a shame that, at times, it takes a tragedy for people to re-connect. Unfortunately,

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The Long Road of Venture Capital Funds https://jtangovc.com/the-long-road-of-venture-capital-funds/ https://jtangovc.com/the-long-road-of-venture-capital-funds/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:53:26 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=14001 In 2000, before the dot-com blow-up, I was invited to individually invest in a VC fund where a co-investor worked. It is a “name brand” firm that to this day enjoys a loyal following among investors. This year, I just learned that my investment has just broken even. So, yes, after 18 years, I have

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Rest in Peace, Whitney Bowman https://jtangovc.com/rest-in-peace-whitney-bowman/ https://jtangovc.com/rest-in-peace-whitney-bowman/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:08:49 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13965 I received an email on Saturday morning. Whitney Bowman, a former work colleague and a friend, father of six children, died suddenly of a heart attack at age 41 the day before. I always remember Whitney as a strong person with dignity and humor. It’s hard to explain. I saw him work some very long

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Keep Showing Up https://jtangovc.com/keep-showing-up/ https://jtangovc.com/keep-showing-up/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:05:11 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13953 I was in awe yesterday. We ventured to Heartbreak Hill to cheer on the Boston Marathon runners. We were decked out in many layers and full rain gear and still became cold. The wind was very strong, and rain eventually found the slightest of exposed areas. It was monsoon-like out there. Very few people were

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Where the Water Runs https://jtangovc.com/where-the-water-runs/ https://jtangovc.com/where-the-water-runs/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:03:12 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13932 When my daughter and I finally get to the river bank, suited up and gear ready, I have to choose to breathe. We have been driving north for about four hours, and we are eager to see our destination. My heart rate went up once we left the car and started to walk down a

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My Facebook Data https://jtangovc.com/my-facebook-data/ https://jtangovc.com/my-facebook-data/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:55:09 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13924 I downloaded my Facebook data (how-to link here). I was curious to see what I would find. The short answer is that it was very helpful to see which advertisers have glimpsed at my profile and uploaded me to their contacts list. That’s all par for the course. As an advertiser, you can use Facebook

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