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Lessons From a Former Founder

I have put off writing this post for four years, which is how long it has been since I exited my own startup, FreshNeck. Two main reasons for this: I needed time, and additional experiences under my belt, to properly reflect and process lessons learned. It hurts, and this isn’t easy for me to write. […] Read more

Nov, 29, 2017

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Why I’m Putting Founder Wellness and Development at the Center of our Platform

When I first began in this role six months ago, I spent most of my time asking founders about their lives, businesses, struggles, and everything in between. The goal was to figure out where they most needed help and match it with where we could most add value as a venture firm. I wrote about […] Read more

Nov, 29, 2017

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The Startup as a Rube Goldberg Machine: Why Early-Stage Companies that Prioritize Operations Will Win

Guest blog by Sundeep Kumar, Co-Founder and COO of LoftSmart   Apple’s late-aughts “Get a Mac” campaign, featuring John Hodgson as the “Big Company” PC and Justin Long as the “Innovative Startup” Mac. Early-Stage companies often overlook “Big Company” structure in favor of rapid growth, but the two are not mutually exclusive.   Before I […] Read more

Nov, 01, 2017

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