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Sales 2.0: Why Can’t Sales Be As Efficient As Online Dating?

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I’m teaching a class for Founder Institute July 8 on accelerating sales with technology.  This has been a passion of mine for well over a decade, ever since I realized how inefficient sales was and how technology could be used to speed up the [...continue reading]

How Long Before Venture Capitalists (and Angel Investors) Get Liquidity?

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It’s fascinating to be an angel investor, but do most angels actually make positive returns?  And even more important, how long until they get liquidity? The theoretical returns look extremely attractive; we’ve identified 12 different studies [...continue reading]

Teten Family Invests in Infant Startup, “NewBo” or “Peanut”

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New York, NY --- The Teten Family is proud to announce that we just finalized our investment in a seed-stage startup, temporarily operating under the name “NewBo” or “Peanut”.  We are now looking for a dot-com domain name for our corporate website. [...continue reading]

Invitation to Lunch and Investor Feedback Meeting/Charity Auctions

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I get more requests for meetings than I can handle.  I’d like to say it’s because of my great insights and dashing looks, but really it’s because we give away money for a living. As a way to try to respond to these requests, I’ve donated my time [...continue reading]

How Large Corporations Can Learn From the Innovation Economy

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One of the core functions of a VC is to identify the next generation of disruptive companies.  I presented last month to a Microsoft senior executive offsite on how large corporations can do the same, to inform their investing, M&A, and [...continue reading]

Recent Books: Paleo, Angel Investing, Mediation, and Career Acceleration

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I read a few books over the last year that I thought were worth highlighting/recommending: The book that has had the most practical impact on my life was The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, by John Durant.  This is a [...continue reading]

Top 9 Easy Career Hacks That Most People Don’t Do

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I agree with Brad Feld: Most people flake.  If you’re not a flake, you are far more likely be trusted, promoted, and funded.  If you execute on the steps below, you’re well on your way to being a top quartile performer. I gave a presentation to [...continue reading]

How To Lose Fat And Gain Muscle With Venture Capital

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Both founders and researchers in healthcare are spending far too much of their energy in areas where they’re not going to make maximum impact. Most health problems are self-inflicted, but the innovation economy doesn’t reflect the power of preventive [...continue reading]