Leap.It Wins Rise of the Rest, $100K

We frequently caution our founders against getting too excited about a rave review from a potential customer or an engaging conversation with a VC. “That’s great, but when are they writing you a check?” we ask. And often that check […]

MindMixer Raises Largest Prairie Round to-date

We have been proud partners to Nick Bowden and Nathan Preheim since the first time they walked into our offices and pitched this crazy little idea, MindMixer. They were tenacious. They knew the market they were trying to disrupt. And, […]

Software Is Eating VC

Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreesen so eloquently put it. It is certainly a great time to be a software venture investor, given the late-stage valuations we are seeing and the inefficiencies in archaic industries being eroded daily […]

Leap.it Redefines Web Searches

There are all kinds of ways to take over the world. Mike Farmer, through his ingenious web search platform company Leap.It, is poised to do it one web search at a time. And, he’s bringing us along for the ride. […]

Proceed Strategically When Staffing Up

Congratulations! You’ve just nailed down the funding for your new startup that is really going to get your venture moving toward world domination.  What should you do with all of that hard-won capital?   Contrary to common practice (and even […]

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The Mistake Every Founder Nearly Makes

We have very few “rules” we impose upon our founders, but one we do emphasize from the beginning of our relationship is the DROC Rule: “Don’t Run Out of Cash!” We give every founder a t-shirt with this maxim: When […]

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