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  1. Two CEO Letters (Plus a Corollary) September 10, 2014 Nate Lentz
    There is a story full of business wisdom that is one of my favorites.   It has many variations but a common one goes something like this: A new CEO walks into his office for the first time and finds t …
  2. They Are Coming to Philadelphia August 28, 2014 Nate Lentz
    We recently invested in Sidecar, a Philly-based e-commerce marketing solutions company.  Great company, great team, and an awesome CEO.  While the company is note-worthy in its own right, it is also n …
  3. Congratulations to 2014 PACT Enterprise Awards Winner Bill Marvin of InstaMed and Finalists SevOne, PeopleLinx, and Tim Kowalski of Halfpenny Technologies May 21, 2014 Administrator
    On May 8th, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) held the 2014 Enterprise Awards, their annual black-tie awards gala to honor the region’s top companies, executives, and entre …
  4. Softening a Startup Crash Landing May 14, 2014 Nate Lentz
    In 2003 through 2005, when I was in my pre-investor, CEO role, we bought three companies  and through this process we learned a lot about what to do differently, what to do better, and what just not t …
  5. Series B Venture Capital Strategies – Building Businesses or Building Buzz April 14, 2014 Nate Lentz
    In the last couple of months, our team at Osage has met with a number of serial entrepreneurs who speak of very similar, painful lessons they learned as venture backed CEOs in a period from 1998 to 20 …