In summary, I would assert that the article is only half right – the data points they highlight about Silicon Valley are correct, but their assumptions about what that means for the future of innovation are wrong.
Today, we are proud to announce the closing of our second fund, which brings $130 million in new capital to Next Coast Ventures.
Selling against inertia (or ‘do nothing,’ ‘no decision’) is a bitch. Don’t overlook this formidable competitor when it comes to marketing your startup.
I was fortunate to be interviewed for a great podcast call “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” – link below takes you to the podcast!
Investor Connect – Episode 154 – Michael Smerklo of Next Coast Ventures
At Next Coast Ventures, we often get asked what an ideal investment looks like for us. What metrics do we look at to assess a business model? What’s our sweet spot? What makes us write the check?
One, simple conversation with a mentor led me to realize that a Board can be the pivotal difference between success and failure during your entrepreneurial journey.
As a CEO, smart time management is critical to success. Let me tell you a dirty little secret: It doesn’t always come naturally, especially to entrepreneurs that become executives.