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New Book: The Startup Playbook

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:00:05 +0000

My longtime friends Rajat Bhargava and Will Herman are launching their new book today. I wrote the foreword and was a reviewer. I’ve worked with both Raj and Will for over two decades – as a co-investor, co-founder, board member, and co-director. They both are incredibly experienced founders and entrepreneurs, so I was delighted to...

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Nima Peanut Sensor Pre-Order

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:26:56 +0000

Less than a year after releasing its first product, Nima announced its highly anticipated peanut sensor is now available for pre-order, adding an allergen to its connected food sensor platform. If you have a peanut allergy, Nima is a must have. Pre-order before March 8 to get the product for $229 ($60 off the retail...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:05:11 +0000

Amy arrived home from Africa yesterday evening around 6pm. She had been gone for 12 days and, while she had an awesome trip, we missed each other terribly. She arrived home to a bunch of early Valentine’s Day stuff like a hot bath. I figured it was Valentine’s Day somewhere in the world yesterday at 6pm...

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JumpCloud is Hiring 50 Engineers in Boulder

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:51:05 +0000

JumpCloud, one of the fastest growing companies in Colorado, is looking for awesome Developers, QA engineers, DevOps admins, and Customer Success Engineers. Over the next year, they are planning to hire 50 people for the engineering team and about 70 across the entire company. JumpCloud is focused on delivering cloud-based directory services via a SaaS...

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The Greater Colorado Venture Fund

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:12:41 +0000

Announcing the Greater Colorado Venture Fund! I am proud to share that the Colorado Venture Capital Authority (VCA), in conjunction with the Office of Economic Growth and International Trade (OEDIT), has selected the Greater Colorado Venture Fund to steward the state’s rural venture capital allocation. Following a competitive application process, the state will be funding...

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This Is A Really Good Place To Be Right Now

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:14:43 +0000

As I was meditating this morning, the thought “this is a really good place to be right now” came to the front of my mind. As is my way when I meditate, I noted that I’d had the thought, placed it on a leaf, set it on the virtual river flowing in front of me,...

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What Denver Should Do When Amazon Doesn’t Choose It For HQ2

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:33:34 +0000

Ian Hathaway, my co-author for my next book – Startup Communities 2: The Next Generation – has a great blog post up titled The Amazon Bounce Back. Colorado, specifically Denver, is in the final 20 cities bidding on Amazon’s HQ2. This open bid process is an absolutely brilliant move by Amazon for a variety of reasons. Enormous...

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Like Minds…Leaders Take Action

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:40:17 +0000

Tomorrow night I’m the keynote speaker at the AllHealth Network event Like Minds…Leaders Take Action. I will be discussing the challenges of entrepreneurs around mental health issues and how the stigma associated with it creates an additional layer of difficulty. I’ll also share my own story around mental health issues and talk about the power...

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Adele and Everything After

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:03:10 +0000

Long Haul Films is the video production company that does our videos like Bored Meetings, Worst of Times, and I’m a VC. We are huge fans of Melissa and Tom. They have a new documentary coming out called Adele and Everything After. It is an award-winning documentary about Marty, a woman with an untreatable heart condition that...

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Whopper Neutrality – The Burger Based Version of Net Neutrality

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:16:06 +0000

If you are still having trouble understanding why Net Neutrality is important, Burger King has made an awesomely funny – and extremely informative – video using the Whopper as an example. It’s just brilliant. In more serious news, the New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal. This follows...

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