Category Archives: Venture Capitalists

TechBuzz: Fresh Tech Look for Spring 2015

Ideas all over the place at the Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Association (MAVA) Spring 2015 TechBuzz in DC’s The Sphinx Club.  It was as if Elon Musk’s head had exploded. To get off to a great start, MAVA’s Executive Director, Julia Spicer, introduced … 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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Spotlight: Big Idea CONNECTpreneur, 2U CEO Chip Paucek & VC Panel Insights

At Big Idea CONNECTpreneur’s Winter Forum, organizer Tien Wong’s positive energy filled the room. For about three years, the successful Virginia-based global tech company CEO of Tech 2000 and Appnetic, Chairman of Lore Systems, and investor, has gathered 250 or … 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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Startupland: Behind the Scenes

You’ve probably already heard that hundreds from DC’s entrepreneurial community came out to preview the first two episodes of the Startupland documentary series at Landmark’s E. Street Theatre. It was a first-class event, but then it was back to the … Continue reading

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Read About Startupland’s Stars Here

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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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So, this Macaw, Yapper, GovTribe, TrendPo and The PoshPacker Walk into a Tech Cocktail

No joke.  Tech Cocktail does a great job of gathering founders and innovation seekers in a public forum.  You know the drill:  Startup founders demo informally at high, round tables and then pitch the crowd to be named a top … Continue reading

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