Category Archives: DC Metro Area Startup Community

The Secret Ingredients in Georgetown Cupcake

  Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne knew better than to invest in perishable commodities. After graduating from Princeton, she’d spent four years learning the ropes at global venture capital firm, Highland Capital Partners. She loved her job, but loved her own entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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What this Entrepreneurial Governor Can Teach Us About Inventing the Future

Getting some perspective on Richard “Terry” McAuliffe, the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is good. He can be larger than life when he winds up for a good story. It’s all in the name of public service. A … Continue reading

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Funding and Fueling Our Big, Fat Tech-Enabled Future

There are a lot of really smart, experienced, and influential people in the DC area.  Thankfully, there are business community leaders who get them to come out to share their insights at various gatherings. Peter Barris, the Managing General Partner … Continue reading

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One Decision Led Nick Lavezzo to Visual Sciences and FoundationDB

The longer I live, the more I relate to Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard’s observation:  “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Looking back, Nick Lavezzo, an early employee of Visual Sciences and now Co-Founder and … Continue reading

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To the Internet and Beyond with Vinton G. Cerf!

In October, I went to a Startup Grind at Google’s new DC space to hear Google’s VP and Internet Evangelist, Vint G. Cerf, riff about life as a “Founding Father” of the Internet, net neutrality, smart cities, the IPv4 address … Continue reading

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Why Routeam Wants More from You than Step Counters

  Virtual communities strengthen and disrupt existing institutions.  We’ve seen them place new resources and connections within reach of previously unconnected individuals and organizations. It was only a matter of time before the fitness community harnessed this development.  We have … Continue reading

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What Do Ted Leonsis and FiscalNote CTO, Jonathan Chen, Have in Common? Enjoying College Graduation Season for Starters!

I live in North Bethesda and ride my bike a little over 9 miles to Potomac, past the outer gates that lead to the road that leads to the Leonsis family home.  Ted Leonsis, Revolution LLC growth equity investor, owner … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the May 15th Panel on disruptive engagement: “Failure, Resilience and Innovation” 

Innovation is at the top of the wish list for many companies, but getting there isn’t always a straight path.  Moira Lethbridge, Principal and Owner of Lethbridge Associates LLC, learned while successfully building her previous company that jump-starting innovation means … Continue reading

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Read About Startupland’s Stars Here

Originally posted on Janice K. Mandel:
Transporting Experiences: The Trip Tribe, RidePost and Fortify Ventures Think back to when you were a little kid. It wasn’t about the money, was it? Was it? Was it? – Sports agent, Jerry Maguire…

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Pitching Ted Leonsis, Meeting Tige Savage and Heeding Mark Suster

Recently, I connected the dots at back-to-back Metro-DC area events: the BallstonBID Launchpad competition appreciation dinner, In the Capital’s “50 on Fire” and Startup Grind, featuring Tige Savage. Tige is the co-founder and managing director of venture and growth equity … Continue reading

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