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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?

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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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.

Uber is Preparing For A Big 2016 By Partnering With Facebook And Operator

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Uber is increasingly leveraging chat and messaging platforms to increase its dominance as a transportation and logistics service marketplace platform

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

That’s why Greg Bettinelli has become such a successful partner addition to Upfront. Thus began my marketing campaign. billion).

Partners Forever (or close to it)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But I have a fair bit of empathy for him on this specific issue. I am still technically a partner in a venture capital firm (Euclid Partners) that I left in early 1996. still get K1s from them as there remain a few illiquid investments in the last fund I was a partner in. One of my partners sits on another board.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations


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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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 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.

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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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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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

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.

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.

Freshii Founder's 5-Part Operating Manifesto

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii, explains the basic principles that guide his restaurant business operations. Execution sets you apart."

What Is A "Venture Partner" And Why Does It Matter To You?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

A reader asked me to blog about the "Venture Partner" role in VC firms. Venture Partner is a person who a VC firm brings on board to help them do investments and manage them, but is not a full and permanent member of the partnership. My partner Albert Wenger is an example of the latter.

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.

From The Investor’s Perspective

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

They discuss the challenges of operating in an environment with rising valuations and decreasing liquidity. I’m still not feeling great.

BlackLocus Raises $2.5M, Adding Austin Operations

Austin Startup

They are hiring in Austin, seeking office space, and moving significant operations here. The round was co-led by Texas-based DFJ Mercury and Silverton Partners, and included co-investment from Pittsburgh-based Innovation Works. million Series A round of venture capital financing. Digital

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.