A new venture firm called BlueYard

order lasix canada You may have noticed a significant decay in my blogging activity recently. My excuse is that over the last few months Jason Whitmire and I have started a new venture firm called BlueYard Capital and that took up a fair amount of attention and time. With the help of our entrepreneurs, our co-investors and a whole… Continue reading

Meaning well, doing harm (or why VCs need to go away sometimes)

http://redstonequarrynh.org/rough-turned-column-on-lathe-c-1900/ Especially if you are passionate about your companies as an investor it is very easy to do this. Say the company is going through a rough patch. You want to help. You start kicking in to action: weekly calls to ‘help’, scrambling to make emergency hires, a firework of intros to people that can ‘help’,… Continue reading

Due diligence should go both ways: VC check-list for entrepreneurs

VC-entrepreneur relationships can be like marriages, just that the likelihood of a divorce (exit, wind-down) is 100%. But until then its important you forge a good working relationship. Not become friends (although that can happen it may not always be a great idea), but the entrepreneur should see the VC as a trusted advisor and… Continue reading