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May the Marketing Force be With You, Says Battery to Vidyard

Yes—that is really Battery Ventures General Partner Michael Brown wearing a Jedi robe. Brown donned the Star Wars-themed garb to play a role in a…


5 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2016

At Narrative Science, we love making predictions about innovation, technology and, in particular, the rise of artificial intelligence. We may be a bit too optimistic…

Four Secrets to Giving a Speech Worthy of a Standing Ovation

We all know a great speech when we hear one. Your breath catches in your throat; you forget the world beyond the auditorium’s walls. You…


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Oct. 3, 1965: The Day that Changed the U.S. Technology Landscape

The 50Th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 just occurred earlier this month. Not many people talk about this act today, but…

Are You a Good Negotiator?

Lots of business people think they are. But many are going about the process all wrong—viewing it as a win-or-lose proposition, or using incendiary language…

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Former MongoDB CEO, Open-Source Expert Max Schireson Joins Battery as Exec-in-Residence

This week, open-source guru and former MongoDB CEO Max Schireson—who famously announced a year ago that he was leaving that job partly to attain better…


The Founding CEO Transition: Doing it Right

As a venture capitalist I have lived through many founder/CEO transitions–instances in which a founder moves on to a new role inside a company, and…

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