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

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.  We plan to announce the official name for the [...continue reading]

ff Venture Capital Holiday Video 2012, with in-office workout

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays from ff Venture Capital! This video gives you a sense of our "fitness office" during the holidays. If you are not familiar with photography memes like "ff-ing", you might want to look at some related memes: planking, batmanning, and owling. There's [...continue reading]

Exclusive: Announcing a Startup that Brings More Efficient Government to the US and Other Countries

I’m exceptionally excited to announce that I’m now Chairman and lead investor with some other angels in a new company, Spright Governance Inc. Spright is a spinoff of the Singaporean government, which will leverage their proven expertise and technology to run other cities, states, and nations [...continue reading]

The value of a CFA

We took our interns out for dinner last night and one of the topics we discussed was their career planning. Walking to work today, I saw the woman below at 38th & Broadway. According to her T-shirt, "I survived the CFA exam." [...continue reading]

Free comics from the Federal Reserve: economics, banking, foreign trade, etc.

My wife and I just ordered some comic books from the Federal Reserve on topics that we think our children should learn about: - banking - monetary policy - currency - barter - checks and electronic payments - and most important to their future (sadly), inflation These comic books are useful [...continue reading]

Dilbert deserves the economics Nobel

Quietly hidden in [Scott] Adams' groundbreaking work is a financial formula so simple it rivals Einstein's E=mc2. In its original form Adams' formula was apparently so heretical and so explosive that no major house would touch it when he proposed publishing it as a one-page book. After initial [...continue reading]

Dealbreaker/Bullpen Report

For the lighter side of Wall Street, check out: http://www.dealbreaker.com/ "DealBreaker is an online business tabloid and Wall Street gossip blog. It seeks to cover the personalities and culture that shape the financial industry, offering original commentary, news and [...continue reading]

How to Write Like Dave Barry

I admit it, Dave Barry is one of the funniest writers I've ever read. For a great summary of some of the tricks of his trade, see How to Write Like Dave Barry. [...continue reading]