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It’s so awesome to see Matt Brezina and his team at Sincerely have their amazing effort recognized as they announce that Sincerely has been acquired by Provide Commerce today.  I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Matt since he … Continue reading

Outright Fantastic!

Jul 18, 2012

I couldn’t be more thrilled for the team at Outright on their acquisition by GoDaddy today! When the founders first approached me with their vision for a simple, approachable accounting solution for small businesses, it made tremendous sense. These businesses … Continue reading

Farewell, @christine!

Oct 27, 2010

I often get asked what I enjoy most about being in venture capital.  The answer is easy – every day I get to meet and work with the smartest and most creative people in the world. One of those people … Continue reading

Mintuit!

Sep 14, 2009

Mint.com announced today that they were acquired by Intuit for $170 million. It has been a short 3 years since we met Aaron Patzer at a STIRR dinner in the Valley.  Seven days after we met, he had a term … Continue reading

As luck would have it I am going to Cincinnati next week to spend some time with my friends at Procter & Gamble.  They were kind enough to invite me to be on their Digital Advisory Board a while back … Continue reading

Resolutions

Jan 27, 2009

At the end of every year I always get asked what my New Year resolutions are.  My answer is always the same….I don’t make New Year resolutions (or even Chinese New Year resolutions— Gong hei fat choi! .  If something … Continue reading

Congratulations to Ofer, Dave and the folks at Sendori for their acquisition by IAC.  We met them just over a year ago and loved their novel idea for an ad network selling domainer inventory.  Clearly IAC loved it too and … Continue reading

Next, We Drink Coffee

Oct 15, 2008

As you might imagine, the conversation du jour in VC and entrepreneur circles is around the current market gyrations, the Sequoia conclave (and kudos to those guys for kicking off this conversation), the subsequent very smart opinions from VCs and … Continue reading

Geography

Sep 30, 2008

I love living and working in the Bay Area for many reasons…the weather, the people, the landscapes, the startups.  It’s the best place in the world to be a venture capitalist.  However, there are points in the venture-funded economic cycle … Continue reading

VCs and Risk Aversion

Apr 16, 2008

Paul  Graham writes another thought-provoking essay today on both why founders don’t sell early (or why they might) as well as castigates corporate development organizations and VCs for not being risk takers when it comes to valuing companies.  I think … Continue reading