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Free workshop on graduate school and college admissions

I’m about to come out with a book I’ve been writing since I was a Yale junior, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. My coauthor is Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors (ICC), one of the largest educational consulting companies in the world.  ICC [...continue reading]

15 Steps to Fundraising for Your New Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

Launching is easy; fundraising is harder. I’ve been fortunate to be a Partner at two different VC firms over the past 9 years, and we’ve grown AUM 10X both times. If you take the fifteen steps below, you’ll have the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function.  Build [...continue reading]

My new book: To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

 You can now pre-order my forthcoming book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. People seem to like it: "This book delivers a roadmap for students looking to maximize their investment in higher education, offering the tools necessary to stand out among the crowds of [...continue reading]

Flexible VC, a New Model for Companies Targeting Profitability

(co-written with Jamie Finney, Founding Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund. His work on VC and small communities can be found at greatercolorado.vc/blog. ) This essay is part of a series on alternative VC: I: Revenue-Based Investing: a new option for founders who care about control II: [...continue reading]

How universities can keep alumni excited and connected

A new board member of the Alumni Association for one of the Ivies reached out and asked me for some ideas on how they could better engage their graduates. I took this as a challenge, and brainstormed a list of ideas on how universities can do more to engage their alumni community.  I thought this [...continue reading]

Family Office Association interview: VC and Disruption of the Investment Management Industry

Angelo Robles, CEO of the Family Office Association, just posted a video interview with me on "Venture Capital and Disruption of the Investment Management Industry". I've written more on the topic here. [...continue reading]

New video: Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted

I have posted below the video from a presentation I gave recently on “Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted”. My coauthors for the first iteration of this research were Katina Stefanova (CEO/CIO, Marto Capital; former management committee at Bridgewater Associates) and Brent [...continue reading]

Alternatives to College: Get Paid to Learn

As part of the research for my forthcoming book, tentatively titled Kickstart: Use Your Education to Accelerate Your Career, I've been researching alternatives to college. Given how COVID is impacting universities, I think people are being forced to reconsider the real value of traditional [...continue reading]