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Crowdfunding 101: pros and cons

Private equity, the domain of Vanderbilts and Warburgs, brought a new form of financing to the 1940s.  With all its large minority positions and lucrative fees, venture capital hit its stride in the 1970s.   The turn of the century popularized the image of the…

Midfunnel metrics matter

Connecticut is famous for a long stretch of congested highway that’s perpetually under construction.  Anyone from Rhode Island who takes a holiday weekend in New York drives through Connecticut unless he or she is seeking the fall foliage of western Massachusetts – or is otherwise…

My $1B market is bigger than yours

When I stepped into my second consecutive Starbuck’s to meet Nir Eyal at the end of a long day, my brain was squishy.  The hamster in there was just sitting on his wheel, biding his time.  But from the moment Nir opened his mouth, the…