I met with an entrepreneur who has a cool idea. At the end of our meeting, we started talking about his holiday plans. He and his family are flying back to Israel for Passover. He shared with me that his father is a Holocaust survivor. We then discussed the various trials our respective parents underwent
The early-stage financing digestion problem
I entered the business in 1998, just as the Web 1.0 Bubble started to take hold. So, I don’t have the decades of VC experience many other VCs do, but I have seen quite a few macro and VC cycles. Also, at Kepha, we are laser-focused on early-stage VC, which we call “venture building.” Early
Fund size does matter
I caught up today with Foundry’s Jason Mendelson. I always enjoy connecting with him and his partners. Both of our groups love early-stage investing, have a partners-only model and have seen many VC cycles. Foundry’s street smarts also are incredibly impressive. I learn a lot when I speak with them. What struck me most about
Raising VC money: how to handle the 1st VC meeting?
This is the third post in a Friday series on “raising VC money”. For the list of topics we are covering, click here. In this post, we’ll focus on “how to handle the 1st VC meeting.” So, you’ve done some research and have come up with a short list of VCs (suggestions here) and you’ve
Raising VC money: how to get the VC meeting?
This is the second post in a series on “raising VC money.” For the list of topics we are covering, click here. This post will cover “how to get the VC meeting.” So, after doing all of your homework (more on that here), you now have a short list of VCs with whom you’d like
Nest smart thermostat (part 2)
I wrote a few weeks ago about the new Nest “smart” thermostats that have come out (more here). Some of the original iPod designers left Apple to start Nest. Mine were installed today: they’re awesome. Here’s why. The thermostats have motion, humidity and temperature sensors. So, they’ll power down if someone hasn’t been in a