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I believe that opportunity is something you manufacture, not something you wait for. Entrepreneurship is really all about creating your own opportunities.

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, in Harvard Business Review, June 2015

Are VC Services Really Over-Hyped? The Story of One Firm’s Middle Path

This post originally ran on VentureBeat. On VentureBeat earlier this month, a European venture capitalist took some U.S. VCs to task for hyping “portfolio-support platforms”…


The Unlikely Birth of Customer Success—in St. Louis

A few years ago, I started noticing a strange business problem plaguing some of the companies I worked with: They knew more about prospective customers…

WebPT’s Jannenga Shares Insights at Women in Technology Confab

It’s a big step for a small company to take on institutional financing from a global venture-capital firm—one with big expectations for growth, advanced business…


Why an Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

For four years, journalists and entrepreneurs have asked me why we created an open salary policy at my company. Here’s the answer: it prevents evil. Open salary policies mandate…


More on Midas: Analyzing VC Winners Over Time In Terms of Background, Diversity and Geography

Forbes magazine’s annual Midas List ranking of top VC dealmakers will be out next week—and Forbes writers, as well as a few ambitious quants, will…


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