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Making Holograms Real

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:12:15 +0000

Looking Glass, a Brooklyn-based company we recently led the Series A investment in, just released HoloPlayer One, the world’s first interactive lightfield development kit. This is a new interface that lets groups of people see and interact with floating 3D scenes without VR or AR headgear. While it’s an early release dev kit, it’s still...

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Good Bad Like Dislike

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:29:25 +0000

There’s a magnificent exercise that I like to do for myself on a periodic basis. I’m sure it has a more formal name but I call it “Good Bad Like Dislike.” I create a two by two matrix that looks like this: I then go through my calendar for the next few months as a...

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Book: The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:07:51 +0000

The NYSE recently published a book – The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – From Concept to IPO that I’ve been involved in. I wrote a chapter and made a number of introductions to the team working on the book that resulted in a number of other chapters. The book covers a variety of stages of company development,...

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Do You Reduce Stress Or Increase Stress?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:20:29 +0000

Mark Cuban had a great line a few weeks ago at the interview I did with him and Charlie Ergen at Denver Startup Week. He said: “I like to invest in people who reduce stress and avoid people who increase stress.” As I was dealing with something yesterday, this reappeared in my brain but slightly...

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Backing Up Your Stem Cells

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:25:53 +0000

The science fiction of the last 30 years is rapidly becoming reality as technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence are becoming more real and present with each passing day. While my jetpack still seems ponderously far away and cars are becoming self-driving instead of flying, we are making progress. In medicine, progress is...

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Startup Opportunities Available on Audible

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:24:07 +0000

The audiobook version of Startup Opportunities: Know When To Quit Your Day Job is now available on Audible. Unlike the Audible version of Venture Deals, this one was read by Stephen Hoye. If you like audiobooks, grab a copy, give it a listen, and tell me what you think.

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Zebras Uniting at DazzleCon

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:01:06 +0000

Yesterday, I wrote about the upcoming CO Impact Days. In it, I pointed to a Medium post titled Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break, which turns out to be the Zebra Manifesto. Per the manifesto, a Zebra (unlike Unicorns) are real: Zebra companies are both black and white: they are profitable and improve society. They won’t...

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CO Impact Days: Unicorns, Zebras, Ponies, and Donkeys

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:39:17 +0000

VCs love to talk about Unicorns, where a giant return is possible. Some friends in the impact investing world have recently started talking about generating giant returns by investing in Zebras (such as a nonprofit building in rural Colorado) and Ponies (an immigrant restaurant in Seattle currently using payday lending at 35% for their working...

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Techstars and The Nature Conservancy

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:06:52 +0000

The Nature Conservancy and Techstars just announced a partnership to create the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator. Amy and I were part of the public announcement this week in Denver. Both organizations are important to us so it’s a joy to be involved in having them work together. Amy and I have been supporters of The Nature...

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Venture Deals on Audible

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:42:06 +0000

The third edition of Venture Deals is now available on Audible. It’s the unabridged version read by me and my partner/co-author Jason Mendelson with guest appearances by Matt Blumberg. We’ve been getting requests for an unabridged audio version of Venture Deals since we first came out with the book in 2012. We like to think...

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