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  • Term Debt and Venture Backed Businesses – No Thanks! August 31, 2015 Nate Lentz
    Maybe it is because I started out my career as a loan officer at what is now J.P. Morgan Chase, but I really have a hard time with debt.  To be fair, not all debt, and not for all companies – I have a …
  • Google marketing: Back to the future. June 23, 2015 Administrator
    In late 2000 I sat down with Tim Armstrong, who at the time was head of East Coast sales at Google.  As head of strategy at the time at Verticalnet, I had been tasked by short-tenured CEO Joe Galli wi …
  • Hiring of Direct Reports: Responses from CEOs May 26, 2015 Nate Lentz
    Osage Venture Partners recently published a CEO survey focused on hiring and recruiting.  After reading the initial results, I reached out to a group of CEOs whose hiring practices I respect to get a …
  • Congratulations to 2015 PACT Enterprise Award Winner Sidecar and Finalists SevOne, InstaMed, and Halfpenny Technologies May 19, 2015 Administrator
    Last week, PACT – the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies – held the 2015 Enterprise Awards, their annual black-tie awards gala. This year the event was held in Philadelphia in the newe …
  • First CEO Survey Report May 12, 2015 Administrator
    Earlier this year, we sent out the first installment of what we hope will become a regular (and brief) survey to capture the pulse of the most important members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the e …