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My idle thoughts on tech startups

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My idle thoughts on tech startups

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View of Charles River & Back Bay, seen from Microsoft NERD in Kendall SquareJune is innovation month here in New England. There is of course lots of innovation happening all the time in this region, but June is a particularly […]

Lee Hower
June 3, 2010 · 2  min.

Today Swipely announced their Series A round and I’m pleased to be an investor in the company along with a great group of VCs and other angels. Put simply, Swipely’s goal is to reinvent the way we as consumers shop, […]

Lee Hower
May 11, 2010 · 2  min.

[cue David Bowie’s Changes] I wanted to let folks know that I have transitioned from my role as a Principal at Point Judith Capital in order to work on a new project. I joined Point Judith just over five years […]

Lee Hower
May 3, 2010 · 1  min.

I’ve been working on a few posts, and also playing around with new layout/style for my blog. Sorry for the hiatus but keep your eyes peeled for a new look and new stuff.

Lee Hower
April 22, 2010 · 1  min.

Let me start by saying that I’m a huge proponent of the “lean” startup philosophy for web software. Many, if not most, Internet-enabled companies can build significant value with a bootstrapped approach or small amounts of capital, especially compared to […]

Lee Hower
March 29, 2010 · 4  min.

Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz and Fred Wilson of USV have been having a blog debate on whether entrepreneurs should pursue a “lean” or “fat” approach to building software-based startups. Horowitz – The Case for the Fat Startup Wilson – […]

Lee Hower
March 22, 2010 · 3  min.

There’s some buzz going round right now precipitated by a guest post on Techcrunch this weekend by Tod Sacerdoti of Brightroll. Sacerdoti chose to coin a phrase of “Patzer Problem” to to described the sentiment that Mint’s ultimate acquisition by […]

Lee Hower
March 1, 2010 · 3  min.

Here’s the second installment in my “Cliff Notes” versions of S-1 filings by internet & digital media companies that have recently filed to go public. The first one on Quinstreet is here, they priced their offering at $15.00/sh and started […]

Lee Hower
February 26, 2010 · 4  min.

Venturesome off to a slow start here in 2010, but I’m working on a series of posts that will hopefully be interesting / useful to readers of this blog. Since I previously described 2010 as a potentially strong year for […]

Lee Hower
February 7, 2010 · 3  min.

So the last week of December is often a time for formulating New Years Resolutions, predictions for next year, and the like. My prediction is hardly a bold one… that 2010 will be the year of the IPO, with many […]

Lee Hower
December 29, 2009 · 1  min.