Tom was my friend. Many others have commented on his impact on the Seattle ecosystem – as a lawyer, a VC, and a valued board member. Behind this was his passion for the Pacific Northwest and his vision of how to make it better.
I’m not sure that Tom fully understood the broad impact that he had on the direction … Read more >
Xiao Wang founded Boundless (www.boundless.com) in 2017 to “empower families to navigate the immigration system more confidently, rapidly, and affordably.” His family arrived in the US when he was a boy and he watched his parents struggle and spend a lot of time and money on their green card application.
Xiao saw an opportunity to transform the immigration … Read more >
Today I saw an ad that said, “buy more, save more.” It made me think of an experience from about 1987, when I was VP & GM for Northern & Eastern Europe for AT&T and leading a USAID mission on telecommunication to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, then a part of the Soviet Union.
Colette Courtion founded Joylux (www.joylux.com) in 2016 after she became a mother and experienced both the joys of motherhood and the consequence of incontinence that results from childbearing. She had previously founded a skincare company and decided to apply some of the technologies that help skin look younger to a more intimate health problem—sexual health—that not only is … Read more >
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused every startup to assess how to survive and plan to thrive in the “new normal.” No one knows what the new normal will look like, but based on other jolts to our economic system, we do know that life after this pandemic will be different than life before – at least for a while. Just … Read more >
I recently participated in the Clinton Global Initiative that was held in Chicago on June 7th and 8th. It really was a fascinating event in many respects. The agenda can be found at: http://www.cgiamerica.org/2012/agenda/. The basic thread was what specifically can be done to put America back to work. There were a slew of great speakers … Read more >
To outside observers, it sometime seems that investors are very lucky when they get an exit and make a spectacular return. Those of us who invest regularly in startups, and then take an active role, know that there is a great deal more than luck involved. It’s really hard to have a startup survive to get to exit. There is … Read more >