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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. I started writing this at age 20, and have been writing it over the years all the way until we finalized the manuscript a few weeks ago. When I was a junior at Yale, I realized that I was [...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]

7 Easy Steps to Make America Functional Again

Paul Graham, cofounder of Y Combinator, wrote in a thoughtful essay: "The defining quality of an ideologue, whether on the left or the right, is to acquire one's opinions in bulk. You don't get to pick and choose. Your opinions about taxation can be predicted from your opinions about same-sex [...continue reading]

An Investor’s Personal Social Media Tech Stack: In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers

What tech stack should a microinfluencer use? Most investors including me spend most of our day doing the same things people have always done in the job: in my case, due diligence, deal execution, etc.  However, being a “microinfluencer” is now also part of the job description.  In the future, [...continue reading]

Venture capitalists eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

(To see the video above, please click the image, and then click on the Play button.) Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our sisters in the hedge fund world: we’re trying to automate more of our job.  When I was single, I registered for (a lot of) dating websites. When I met [...continue reading]

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