August 13, 2015

Real Lessons: How Chasing Venture Capitalists Nearly Cost Me My Sanity

I get bored and cynical every time I read a blog post from a first-time entrepreneur who has “discovered” the 7 amazing secrets to entrepreneurial success. […]
April 5, 2015

The Fred Fallacy

Let me start this post by stating how much respect I have for venture capitalist Fred Wilson.  He is easily in the top-5 influential thought leaders […]
January 23, 2015
Pitch BS-Bingo Game

CJ’s Entrepreneur-BS Bingo !

As an investor, advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs and new ventures, I get to hear a lot of pitches – whether as a judge in a […]
August 27, 2014

Startup Funding Infographic

An excellent overview of the kinds of funding available for entrepreneurs (startup funding). But this can be very misleading in a way: The “money available” and […]
July 14, 2013

The ABC of raising your seed round

Usually, I am cynical about pithy posts proffering advice such as “5 steps to …” – particularly when it is about becoming a successful entrepreneur, or […]
May 28, 2013

Nikola Tesla Pitching Silicon Valley VCs

I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. Sure, it’s a parody, but this is as close to the typical entrepreneur-pitch experience as it gets – […]
February 11, 2013

“My Breakup Letter To (Some) VCs” – Well Said

Not since Adeo Ressi rocked the venture capital industry by creating the scathing VC feedback site, TheFunded, has an entrepreneur so bluntly articulated the frustrations about […]
September 2, 2012

Venture Pitches – It’s “X” for “Y” …

In earlier post, I was writing about the sometimes-effective-but-overused “High-Concept Pitch“, and showcased a satirical website that generated automatic versions of the It’s an “X” for […]
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