Posts Tagged ‘Associated Press’

  • Sometimes You Lead, Sometimes You Follow
    Posted by on March 25th, 2015 at 7:45 am, Comments: 0

    In venture capital, most of the time it is best to be in front.  Be ahead of the curve and the herd.  That’s where the […]

  • Trade Following Apps
    Posted by on March 21st, 2015 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Over the course of the decade, I have seen a lot of companies doing “trade following”.  Essentially, it’s one trader that others sign up to […]

  • Republican Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns
    Posted by on March 18th, 2015 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    Republican Congressman Aaron Schock resigned.  Too bad.  He is young, 33.  He had a bright future in politics.  That being said, I think his resignation […]

  • Why Does The Stock Market Impact Startup Valuations?
    Posted by on March 12th, 2015 at 7:43 am, Comments: 0

    It’s impossible to predict the stock market with any certainty from day to day.  But, typically it goes in 6-8 year cycles.   Not boom/bust, […]

  • What’s The Most Important Stat in a Market?
    Posted by on March 9th, 2015 at 7:52 am, Comments: 0

    With lots of startups doing two sided markets it’s worth looking at what’s important when setting up a market.  It doesn’t matter where you lean […]

  • #TrainTheMen
    Posted by on March 5th, 2015 at 5:00 am, Comments: 0

    The following is a guest post from my friend Susan Mravca.   Susan is a Chicago based serial entrepreneur and someone you should know. Many of […]

  • Apply For An Arch Grant
    Posted by on March 4th, 2015 at 3:35 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s the time of year to apply for an Arch Grant.  I am familiar with them through a portfolio company, Dabble.  There are a couple […]

  • Risk and Investing
    Posted by on February 24th, 2015 at 8:27 am, Comments: 0

    There is a lot of fear in the tech community over a bubble.  The last time there was a bubble, the entire stock market collapsed. […]

  • How To Find Your Way in Chicago
    Posted by on February 12th, 2015 at 12:19 pm, Comments: 0

    Chicago is the fourth third largest city in America.   Since I co-founded Hyde Park Angels in April of 2007, the startup community here has changed […]

  • What’s It Take To Make A Market?
    Posted by on January 31st, 2015 at 7:18 am, Comments: 0

    The other day I blogged about physical versus cash delivery.  It piqued the interest of some people and we delved into a conversation about what […]

  • Distractions, Multitasking Make You Worse
    Posted by on January 29th, 2015 at 9:58 am, Comments: 0

    My wife sent me an article she read.  I think it’s totally accurate.  It’s really accurate when I look at my own life, and I […]

  • Chicago, You Scored a TD. Act Like Walter Payton
    Posted by on January 23rd, 2015 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Recently, I have read a couple of articles about the startup scene in Chicago.  In one, Kelly Raymond makes some excellent arguments about why Chicago […]

  • Can You Make Money Angel Investing If You Aren’t in The Valley?
    Posted by on January 13th, 2015 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Jason Calcanis wrote a great post on angel investing.  In it, he outlined many of the pitfalls of being an angel.  There are more reasons […]

  • The New Republicans Take Control
    Posted by on January 6th, 2015 at 8:06 am, Comments: 0

    Today the newly elected Congress steps into the batter’s box.  There is so much hyperbole around politics these days, it’s almost meaningless to try and […]

  • Younger Generation Engaging Less in Entrepreneurial Efforts
    Posted by on January 3rd, 2015 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0

    The trend is clear.  Younger people used to start a lot more entrepreneurial type businesses in years past than they do today.  Only 3.6% of […]

  • Checking Out
    Posted by on December 22nd, 2014 at 9:45 am, Comments: 0

    Today my family and I are headed to Istanbul, Turkey.  When our daughters got older, we decided to quit giving gifts at Christmas and try […]

  • Risk Averse Parents Stand In the Way of Startup Communities
    Posted by on December 17th, 2014 at 8:20 am, Comments: 0

    We talk about certain areas of the country being more risk averse than others.  For example, one of the reasons Silicon Valley exists is because […]

  • Is Good Government In Your Corner?
    Posted by on December 13th, 2014 at 9:55 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people say that they don’t mind paying taxes because they receive good government in return.  Schools, roads, infrastructure and other benefits.  In […]