Archive | February, 2005


From day one, I got into blogging not knowing what to expect and figuring out the best way to learn about a market is to dive into it and become a user.  So I did that 18 months ago assuming that the time I spent as a blogger would either help me find compelling investment […]

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Speed versus flexibility

A number of companies are developing software and sytems which rely on packet processing at high speeds to deliver their respective functionality.  This includes companies in the networking and security space.  The debate over custom ASICs versus off-the-shelf components has raged on over the years.  Over the last five years a new class of chip […]

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Linuxworld Boston

Last year at this time, I was at Demo in Arizona watching a couple of my portfolio companies launch new products and networking with other VCs and entrepreneurs.  Given my travel schedule of late, I decided to go to Linuxworld in Boston for a day and follow Demo from many of the bloggers like Jeff […]

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HBS Compensation Survey

Professor Noam Wasserman of HBS along with individuals from J. Robert Scott, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP put together an annual compensation report for venture-backed companies.  If you are venture-backed and interested in participating and receiving a free copy of the report to baseline compensation for your employees, […]

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Who owns the relationship?

I was talking with a friend of mine yesterday about doing business development deals, and he was quite frustrated by the process that he was experiencing with one potential partner.  He was calling on the highest levels at the company and knew that the ultimate decision rested with an executive committee.  He met with 4 […]

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