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Horses and Startups: How An Investor Chooses a Jockey

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Horse racing and startups have a lot in common. They are both exciting, fast paced, adrenaline-fueled experiences where the outcomes are uncertain and fortunes can be made or lost. It’s no wonder why they can both become lifelong obsessions. I know this because my…

Interviews

San Francisco

The Crowd Puts Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad to Question in San Francisco

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

During our Startup Mixology launch, we stopped in San Francisco for a rousing fireside chat with both Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad. Frank Gruber led the two through some great discussion topics before turning the microphones over to the crowd for a Q&A session. The…

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Chicago

Questions About Product Roles? Our Chicago Sessions Panelists Have Answers

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

At our recent Tech Cocktail Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase we were happy to bring Jen Busenbark, Sandra Dainora, Aaron Rankin, and Barbara Mousigian on stage to field a host of questions about product facing roles. It all went off without a hitch thanks to…

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Chicago

Barbara Mousigian Tells Her Secrets For Success In A Product Role

By | Jun 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Barbara Mousigian, the VP of Product for Cars.com, has been a product person since her early career. She worked through Bain and Company, PepsiCo Frito-Lay, Ocean Spray, Digitas, and CDW before landing in her current stint with Cars.com Her experience throughout all of these…

Interviews

Chicago

Startups, Mind Your IP or Face the Dreaded Cease and Desist: Legal Tips from Daliah Saper [Video]

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Nine out of ten times, it’s just not worth pursuing legal action to help battle nasty comments…

Interviews

Austin

Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe Talks FDA, Being a CEO, and Motherhood

By | Mar 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Before her road led her to this year’s SXSW or her genetic ancestry company 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki spent 10 years working on Wall Street. During that time she realized that the healthcare system is based on monetizing illness and not many people were focused…

Interviews

Austin

Joe Zadeh Tells Us What’s Huge Right Now With Airbnb

By | Mar 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm

While we were talking with Joe Zadeh, the Director of Product at Airbnb, at SXSW this year he told us that the idea for Airbnb came when the co-founders realized they needed more rent money. There happened to be a design conference coming through…

Interviews

Austin

Sitting Down With Dwolla’s COO, Charise Flynn

By | Mar 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Before Charise Flynn signed on as the COO of Dwolla, she developed the ability to execute and operate at an extremely fast pace during her time as an outside consultant. It comes in quite handy as she works alongside Ben Milne to conquer the…

Interviews

Austin

Kate Brodock of Girls in Tech: There is a Place for Women Leaders in the Tech Field

By | Mar 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

A lot has changed since Kate Brodock started the Boston chapter of Girls in Tech in 2007. Now the President of Girls in Tech Global, Brodock is focused more than ever on supporting women who want to work in this mostly male space, while…

Speaker Series

Las Vegas

PR Pro Sarah Evans’ “Life Mission Statement” Has Kept Her Grounded While Her Career Soars Higher

By | Feb 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Sarah Evans doesn’t know how to code, but she has a thing or two to teach tech startups. What Evans does know is PR, and if you work in this industry like I do, you probably know her, too. That’s because she is generous…

Interviews

San Francisco

Social Entrepreneur Liberty Huang Fights Hunger With Boobs4Food

By | Jan 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

When I first heard about Boobs4Food, I wondered if it was an organization for women’s rights or breast cancer awareness. Not so. The name Boobs4Food makes perfect sense when co-founder Liberty Huang explains the meaning behind it: “We wanted to have a name that…

Interviews

Sarah Austin Talks About Turning a Personal Brand into a Business

By | Aug 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Sarah Austin is the founder of Pop17, a web series and blog which features interviews with tech-oriented business owners and Internet personalities at tech-related events and parties.  The series also includes commentary and news on technology and business topics.   Austin calls herself a startup…

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Chuck Longanecker Talks Successful Design Strategy and the Future of Websites

By | Aug 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

Design is the most important aspect of a user’s experience. Whether you’re browsing a website, navigating a mobile app, or checking out an advertisement, it is the design that sucks you in (whether you’re aware of it or not). Chuck Longanecker is the founder…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Duncan Logan of RocketSpace on Nurturing Startups from Seed to B [Video]

By | Apr 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Startups don’t succeed in a vacuum, and few entrepreneurs understand this better than RocketSpace founder and CEO Duncan Logan. Founded in early 2011, his San Francisco-based accelerator has already grown to about 130 companies, all of which are focused purely on tech. But, Duncan and…

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New Orleans

Chris Schultz Talks About New Orleans-based Launch Pad and the Newly Launched Niko Niko

By | Mar 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Over the last few years, New Orleans has been in a constant state of rebuilding. Along with the volunteers and contractors who have worked to rebuild the historic city, came a crop of talented, smart entrepreneurs looking to build companies, too. In the video…

Interviews

Austin

Zach Ware of the Downtown Project: Las Vegas Is Changing

By | Mar 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

The first time we interviewed Zach Ware, who works with the $350 million revitalization project in Las Vegas known as the Downtown Project, he said the word “community” so many times that we added a community counter to the video. (After 3.5 minutes, the…

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Greg Cangialosi On How to Build a Startup Ecosystem [Video]

By | Mar 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Greg Cangialosi, cofounder of Betamore and managing member of the Baltimore Angels, knows a lot about startups.  His experience includes both entrepreneurship and investing. Greg started a company in 2001, ran it for 10 years, and made a successful sale of the company. After…