Hiring Uncomfortably

A startup founder and I were recently discussing the topic of early-stage hiring. Since assembling a capable team is perhaps the single most important thing an early-stage startup CEO will do in building a business, the hiring strategy employed will

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The Role of Startup Boards

I sit on three boards now so been thinking a lot about the ideal role a board should play for a startup. The CEO and executive team run the company on a day-to-day basis and gain insights that a board

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Opportunities in real estate technology

A few months ago, I joined a panel at the Inman Conference here in NYC with Brian Hirsch from Tribeca Venture Partners, Joanne Wilson from Gotham Gal Ventures, and Amy Wu from IA Ventures to discuss venture capitalists' views about

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Rethinking healthcare delivery

We’re in the midst of an awakening in this country as it relates to our healthcare system.  To most anyone who has spent time studying the state of affairs, it clear that we are falling behind other developed nations

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Android has come a long way

I switched back to Android last month, after 3-4 years on iOS, which started in 2009 with this blog post.  The change was driven by curiosity more than anything, plus a new phone someone sent me as a gift didn't

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