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Free Money for Student Tech Founders

Starting a new business as a student is daunting. How can you get free money and other support for your business idea?  Right here. We have collected a wide range of freebies, contests, accelerators, online communities, and VCs designed for student tech founders. I have been researching this [...continue reading]

What next for founders seeking their next adventure: Launch, Get a Job, Invest, Consult?

Hey, founders between gigs: What now? If you exited your last company for airplane money and are now independently wealthy, congratulations! If you want to build another company, just self-fund. If you want outside capital, VCs will chase after you to invest.  Unfortunately, most founders are [...continue reading]

Consumer Behavior Post-COVID: What do the data say?

The HBS Club of NY just hosted a discussion Wednesday led by Drop Technologies' CEO, Derrick Fung, on "Consumer behavior post-COVID: What do the data say?" I'm an investor (via both HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital) in Drop. Check out the video. Derrick discusses what Drop has learned and what [...continue reading]

5 Innovative Fundraising Methods for Emerging Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds

How do you raise money for your venture capital or private equity fund from family offices and high net worths?  I see five innovative new methods for raising capital which emerging managers such as Versatile VC are using, which I’ve ranked in roughly descending order of popularity:  Join [...continue reading]

Interview on Revenue-Based Finance and Flexible VC

  Keith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, Revenue-Based Finance Network, just posted the recording of an interview with me on revenue-based investing; flexible VC; and their future. Video [...continue reading]

How to find the right online communities

The user experience in the big, ungated social networks is getting steadily worse: spam, bots, fake news. There are three main solutions: technology (i.e., anti-bot tools, but that's an endless battle); gating; and/or curation/moderation. One result: I think we’ll see people spending [...continue reading]

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]

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

 Dear Friends-I'm happy to share that Wiley is publishing a book I started writing while in college, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. We believe this is an essential resource for all students in college and graduate school. It would mean a lot to me if you would [...continue reading]