We’re happy to announce that our family angel program (we will back 50+ entrepreneurs and donate 100% of all gains to charity; details here) has invested in Zoobean and their product Beanstack. It is our ninth investment so far (portfolio is here). Founders Felix Lloyd and Jordan Lloyd Bookey have created an incredible reading product
“Wow, we have to invest,” I said, at the end of the meeting. “Absolutely!” Mrs. T. exclaimed. We had just met with Allen and Diana Arseneau and knew very quickly we wanted to invest. I’ve met a lot of founders, but this team’s passion, attention to detail and expertise really stood out. So, we’re happy
It’s a small world, and I happen to know two of the Lyft executive team members. They joined when the company was at a later stage and helped it scale to the IPO. I’m happy for them. At dinner with a few of my children, we talked about the IPO and how a sudden rainfall
The town of Altmar, population 354 at last count, is a curious one. Way up in NY, near Lake Ontario, it is not near anything famous for land dwellers. Syracuse is an hour away, and it is a long 4.5-hour drive from Boston. But, for fly anglers, it offers this: the elusive, brutish and beautiful
I’m out of town this week for spring break, but wanted to write about the college admissions scandal that was announced yesterday. It is a very sad affair, but I am not surprised. When both major and niche sports comprise a clear path into very selective colleges (unlike in Europe), there is room for abuse.
Today is Fat Tuesday. Tomorrow, Lent kicks off with Ash Wednesday and introduces a few months when some of us are encouraged to pray, fast and give alms. Every spiritual or religious practice out there encourages an episodic fast. For me, I find it valuable. It is refreshing to do with less in an ad