Agile VC

My idle thoughts on tech startups

Agile VC: 

My idle thoughts on tech startups

Filtered Posts

My prior post covered some reasons why I believe the VC path may not be right for every technology startup. Here I’ll try to lay out the case in favor of seeking VC funding and what taking VC money means […]

Lee Hower
April 1, 2008 · 3  min.

As a VC, I get to meet a wide range of entrepreneurs. I personally derive meaningful psychic rewards from engaging with entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Having been part of building two companies I can appreciate the challenges they face, […]

Lee Hower
March 6, 2008 · 3  min.

“Men wanted for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” – 1914 advertisement for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition I love this passage… a […]

Lee Hower
January 24, 2008 · 1  min.

Well, maybe not quite. But Viacom put out a press release at the end of 2007 highlighting the growth in MTV Networks’ (MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com) online video usage. The stats are impressive… 1.2B videos streamed (roughly 50% music videos, 50% […]

Lee Hower
December 28, 2007 · 1  min.

Yes, it’s been a little while (ok 2mo to be exact) since my last post. Busy time of year… I plan to make more frequent blogging a New Years resolution 🙂 In recent weeks, my mind has been lingering on […]

Lee Hower
December 5, 2007 · 3  min.

There’s a guest post on Silicon Alley Insider today by Mark Davis, a VC at DFJ Gotham, which does a great job describing why VC’s generally don’t sign non disclosure agreements (NDAs). If you’ve ever been curious about this or […]

Lee Hower
October 3, 2007 · 2  min.

I’ve been thinking of moments of brilliance in the context of technology startups. We often look back at decisions that were made, strategies pursued, or investments completed that ultimately produced exceptional outcomes. But it’s usually only in hindsight that there’s […]

Lee Hower
July 26, 2007 · 3  min.

Jeremy Liew, partner at Lightspeed Ventures and former AOL and IAC guy, had a good post about the simultaneous expansion and contraction of the long tail of web content sites. He took a look at some comparative data Compete released […]

Lee Hower
June 19, 2007 · 2  min.

There are a two acquisitions of consumer-facing internet companies in the last few weeks that I think are worth noting. Both have gotten ample attention already, but for somewhat different reasons than I have in mind. I refer to Last.fm’s […]

Lee Hower
June 8, 2007 · 2  min.

Yesterday, we had our annual meeting with the investors in Point Judith Capital’s two funds. Just as companies hold annual meetings with their shareholders, most VC firms do the same to help keep limited partners informed of overall progress. We […]

Lee Hower
May 24, 2007 · 2  min.