Tech Companies Thrive on the East Coast

While we love our west coast headquarters, we have a special place in our heart for the East Coast and especially for our two offices here in NYC and Boston. Both cities have a lot to offer tech companies — whether they are startups or big, established companies.

02/20/2018

Contributors

Some Thoughts On Equity Compensation

A hallmark of startup companies, the tech sector more broadly, and certainly our portfolio companies, is that they include equity in their compensation packages for their employees, often all employees.

01/14/2018 - 17:05

How To Think About Selloffs

The crypto markets had a good day yesterday but have been down a lot since peaking in early January. Bitcoin peaked at almost $20,000USD in mid December and has gone down by roughly 60% since then. Ethereum peaked at almost $1400 in mid January and has gone down by roughly 40% since then.

02/07/2018 - 11:30

Don’t Pitch Developers

Because I teach programming, I get a lot of people who reach out to me for advice on finding a CTO or lead developer for their startup.

02/09/2018 - 17:05

You HAVE to be Wrong

In order to do anything great in this world, you have to be wrong. I don’t mean actually wrong, but I mean that others will tell you you’re wrong, and you have to be okay with that.

03/07/2018 - 17:05

Find Success by Helping a Mom Find Success in Your Company

<p>A few years ago, a friend of mine got hired by a company as a software developer.  She was an early riser and liked to get into the office around 8AM.  A diligent worker, she was super focused from the moment she sat down at her desk--and so by the time 6PM came around, she had gotten a

03/12/2018 - 11:30

Crypto/Blockchain Safe Harbor

During the initial growth of the Internet, the United States enacted a variety of Safe Harbors, such as the DMCA, that allowed new innovation to unfold. We now need a similar approach to crypto tokens in order to help build the blockchain infrastructure.

03/19/2018 - 07:30

The Importance of Sleep

It appears that some people genetically need only 4 hours of sleep per night. Well, I am not one of them. I also don’t seem to be needing less sleep as I am getting older. Instead, I have come to appreciate how critically important sleep is for me.

03/19/2018 - 07:30

The AT&T/Time Warner Trial

Trump’s Justice Department goes to court this week to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner on “anti-competition concerns.” Like most of the things that come out of this administration, this is a joke. HBO has 54 million subscribers and spent $2bn on new content last year.

03/19/2018 - 11:30

9 Key Takeaways from Women In Tech Leadership Panel

14.1 percent of women in Silicon Valley hold executive leadership positions. For minority women, this is an even smaller percentage. In an area as culturally diverse as the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, equal representation is still a problem.

03/21/2018 - 16:45