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Suggestions for Spouses Whose Partner Is Depressed

Feld Thoughts

You are already pouring an enormous amount of your energy into your partner and not much, if anything, is coming back. Spend time with friends.

A Guide to Crafting Your LLC Operating Agreement

Up and Running

An operating agreement is the document that sets the rules for your LLC. Should I have an operating agreement for my LLC? Why exactly?

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Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Kobie then headed to Los Angeles to join LA-based startup REVOLVE as its CMO where he got his direct operating experience. Why Kobie?

My Partners

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mark Suster suggested: how about a post on your partners: who they are, how you guys work together & a bit more about how you guys reach decisions on deals? have two and half partners at Union Square Ventures. John's been hanging around USV since formation advising us on legal, financial, and operational stuff.

How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

Having an amazing and operationally focused CFO has freed up the rest of the team to achieve even more while giving the board much more confidence in our strategic direction. We hired Steve Pease to run finance and then eventually all operations and it has transformed how we operate. And so must you. Budgeting & Planning.

Operation ‘Hire a VC’


The short answer is ‘no’ It’s been a great move for me on every dimension. I was so positive my transition that a few months back I rescued another VC, hiring Russell Samuels away from Mantella Partners to come join our biz dev and corp dev team. So, today, I am pleased to announce Operation Hire a VC. startup

Benchmark’s New General Partner: Scott Belsky

The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner. It is rare for us to encounter a partner candidate who has so much experience as an operator, investor, and advisor at such a young age. Adding a new partner is a significant event for Benchmark.

6 Outstanding 'Unofficial' Business Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Let’s explore six unofficial business partners and their respective benefits as a starting point. Professional Partners. Customers.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selecting a Venture Partner (And Avoiding Killing Your Business)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Your VC updates partners every Monday. Do other partners in the firm fit your culture? This is your partner. This is a good thing.

Forward Partners new website

The Equity Kicker

The screen grab above is a picture of our new website. We aren’t done with this yet though. If you have any thoughts or feedback we are all ears.

Know Your Business Partner Well. Very, Very Well.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As we went through underwriting, it came out that one of the new partners in the business had extensive legal problems from a previous career.

Business Partners: 3 Essential Ingredients

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Having partners can be a tremendous asset or a terrible liability. One individual may embody these characteristics, or four.

Are You and Your Business Partner on the Same Page?

Up and Running

When it comes to business, partners on opposite sides of heavy issues can stifle the ability of the company to get off the ground. In Inc.

The Experience of Being a Limited Partner in Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

Either way, VC funds aren't really built around creating much of an experience for their Limited Partners. They don't have a directive to be invested in venture and they're not aiming to make some target return to pay out benefits or university operating expenses, etc. Partnership investing is boring. Did you communicate with them?

Build Your Network of Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Every successful business has a network of behind-the-scenes partners that help support the operation.

How to win the Operations vs. Finance battle: Become a trusted advisor

Active Garage

Once the financial representation and the operations groups understand what the other does, it becomes easier to support the others’ efforts. 

VCs Are Partners, Not Bosses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's not uncommon for a founder to poo-poo the importance of investors suggesting financiers don't know how to oversee start-up operations day-to-day.

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

Both Sides of the Table

It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that we have added Greg Bettinelli as a partner at GRP Partners. Approachable.

How Do You Pick the Right Business Partner or Co-Founder?

Small Business Force

Picking a partner or co-founder isn't like finding a new friend. How do you pick the right person to partner with for you and your business?

What "making partner" means at a startup

Redeye VC

"It''s easier to ask forgiveness than permission." - Grace Hopper When he led the Netscape Browser team, Tom Paquin used to repeat this quote all the time. I was right there with him, on a large team of very smart people operating autonomously. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

Imagine a Dating Site for B2B Strategic Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, every business expert tells me that finding good business partners is just as tricky as a good marriage, without the sex. Marty Zwilling.

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Use The 15 Month Rule To Review Your Operating Agreement

Mike Michalowicz

Many first timers go in 50/50 expecting both partners to be all in, all the time. Regardless of the circumstances, even if things are hunky doory, it is a good idea to revisit your operating agreement to make sure all partners have a clear understanding of what they committed to. Take partnerships, for example. The next October.

Picking a General Partner

Ben's Blog

In my career, I have never seen a position in any industry with more varying criteria than General Partner at a venture capital firm. Some firms hire pure investors, some firms hire operators, some Wall Street analysts, some firms hire sales people, some firms hire lawyers, and others hire reporters. DMX, Who We Be. Little Help. Check.

How many business partners should you have? Maybe zero

Up and Running

It’s almost as if we – the startup community – have been led to believe that you need partners. Some with partners, others without.

‘You cut, I choose': A startup protocol for breaking up with your business partners

The Next Web

Four years before, I got an investment from a real estate fund that was interested in starting its tech operations, and.

How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What makes Drupal so different from other operating systems? Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software.

Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations


Denmark Is Crucial For Uber’s Infrastructure. Finding The Best Talent In The Region.

Amazon’s Scorpion Problem

Feld Thoughts

” Could Amazon’s nature be catching up with it, or is it just operating in a more competitive market? A set of emails went around from some of the CEOs of our companies talking about this followed by a broader discussion on our Foundry Group EXEC email list. Computer Industry amazon aws cloud competition google microsoft partner

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When Startups Partner With Big Companies

Mark Birch

There are always exceptions though and there are times when partnering can be beneficial. startups partnerships partnering strategy sales

Managing The Operations Of Your Startup


Your success or failure will not rely upon the historical data and industry statistics, but from how well you manage daily operations.

When (& How) to Dump Your Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

She was my original partner, but we battled constantly over strategy and the business plan. AfterCollege is on track to earn $7 million in 2012.

Expanding your startup into Asia? Here’s how to build out your operations in the region

The Next Web

For example, should they hire in-market consultants, an expatriate based in a hub city, or partner with a local player? See part one here.

Blaast Expands Operator Partnerships, Announces New Milestones


The Helsinki-based company has today announced a few new operator partnerships in Asia, and promotes the growth they've already seen in Indonesia.

Still Partners (in Life and Business) After 20 Years

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Becoming business partners can sometimes ruin a great relationship that exists outside of that business. Read this first. Remember that. Period.

Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

Both Sides of the Table

He also formed strong working relationships with my partners at Upfront over the years. He will be a venture partner. Thank you. Drive.

Do VC’s with “Operating Experience” Add More Value

Rob Go

In a prior post about  what it’s like to be a VC   I made the claim that even if an investor has operating experience, that experience gets stale after a few years. This led to the following question in my comments: “You mention that operational skills begin to decline 2 years into the job. Couple observations.

My first business partner, Raj Choudhury

Jeff Hilimire

It was decided that I would step into that role while Raj focused on operations and creative and Danny focused on development.

LiveOak Venture Partners Invests $2 Million in CS Disco


LiveOak Venture Partners of Austin has invested $2 million in CS Disco, a Houston-based software company. CS Disco plans to use the Series A funds “to triple the size of its engineering, sales, and operations teams and expand its offices in Houston in 2014,” according to a news release.

Startup Blog: A great ?leave piece? for partnering your technology.

Taffy Williams

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technology (by Linda Pullan, Ph.D.) Answer the key questions. Linda M.

Supercharged storytelling

The Equity Kicker

Here at Forward Partners we’ve focused on delivery first and have prioritised telling our story second. Forward Partners