jtangoVC.com https://jtangovc.com VC. Founder, Kepha Partners. Obsessed with fly fishing. A recovering ENTJ. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:20:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 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 His Last Speech https://jtangovc.com/his-last-speech/ https://jtangovc.com/his-last-speech/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:17:22 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13694 The night before he was killed, MLK, Jr., gave a speech. Here is an excerpt. His last few lines are particularly poignant. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to

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I Am Not from Norway https://jtangovc.com/i-am-not-from-norway/ https://jtangovc.com/i-am-not-from-norway/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:38:44 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13686 I am from one of those brown-black-yellow countries that is very much not Norway (our family’s immigrant story here). A few hours after publishing a post about our family, the newspapers reported about some comments the President made (an article here). Honestly, he is free to believe and to say whatever he wants. He’s an

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Holy Cross School https://jtangovc.com/holy-cross-school/ https://jtangovc.com/holy-cross-school/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:21:20 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13665 Some years ago, I am in NYC for business. I decide to take the subway to Brooklyn for a walk. I want to visit the neighborhood where we spent seven years after arriving from Indonesia. I board the 5 train at the Wall Street area. It trundles off and makes stop after stop. Passengers exit,

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Cambodia and the Nomi Network https://jtangovc.com/cambodia-nomi-network/ https://jtangovc.com/cambodia-nomi-network/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:44:08 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13659 This week, Mrs. T. and one of our children are in Cambodia (the latter of whom is writing about it here). They’re “on site” to learn more about the Nomi Network. As I’ve written before, we support the organization, which battles sex trafficking in India and Cambodia. They do so by creating meaningful jobs for

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Year-End ‘Family Meetings’ https://jtangovc.com/year-end-family-meetings/ https://jtangovc.com/year-end-family-meetings/#comments Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:39:40 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13634 As I’ve blogged before, year-end is a busy time for me. I try to wrap up loose ends, both business and personal, one of which involves financial moves. Some of that involves family members. So, I’ve scheduled a few Family Meetings. One of them involves helping our children invest in Roth IRAs. Three of them

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My Dream https://jtangovc.com/my-dream/ https://jtangovc.com/my-dream/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13608 This is a friend of mine, who recently fished for steelhead: A post shared by Alex Bagdonas (@broker_on_the_fly) on Nov 21, 2017 at 5:57am PST   I first met him when I was fishing a river, and we started chatting. A few months later, at a different river, we ran into each other again. And,

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