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  • The Winding Down of Venture Investments October 2, 2018 Nate Lentz
    A certain percentage of companies that venture funds back fail.  Everyone knows this.  Depending on their investment strategy and success, funds lose most of their capital on 25% to 50% of portfolio c …
  • OVP Is Hiring for a Paid 6 Month Internship! August 16, 2018 Nate Lentz
    We are looking for a recent college graduate – or someone taking a gap year – who wants to learn about the venture industry and is bright, self-starting, hard-working, and has a can-do attitude.  No r …
  • Turning Over Another Card Is for Poker, Not Technology Investing August 1, 2018 Nate Lentz
    I was with a co-investor recently and we were discussing our mutual investment.  It is a situation where we have been frustrated with progress, both in terms of developing a scalable product and in ge …
  • The Compounding Effect of a CEO’s Day-to-Day Decisions July 18, 2018 Nate Lentz
    A colleague of mine recently stepped away from his day-to-day role as a partner in a venture fund and into an interim six-month role as Executive Chair in one of our portfolio companies.   It was a ne …
  • The Fallacy of the Messiah Hire June 12, 2018 Nate Lentz
    “There is no Messiah in here!  There’s a mess alright, but no Messiah.”  A memorable line spoken by Brian’s mother in Monty Python’s Life of Brian.  The truth is, I often think of this line when CEOs …