Category Archives: Innovation

My Interview at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit

I was delighted to Chair the Executive Session featuring CEOs and CTOs of innovating mobile companies at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit held at beautiful Cavallo Point Resort in San Francisco.  My co-chair was Scott Davis, CTO of End User Computing at VMWare.  Noted journalist Dylan Tweney interviewed … Continue reading

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IEEE Big Data VC – Certificate of Appreciation

This week I’d like to thank my friends at the IEEE Computer Society for recognizing me as a “Big Data VC” and presenting me with the IEEE Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service at the IEEE Cloud/BigData 2013 Plenary Session … Continue reading

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Judging the Plug & Play Tech Center Spring Expo

I was pleased to participate as a VIP Judge at the Plug and Play TechCenter’s Spring Expo. Other judges included folks from LightSpeed, Menlo Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Doll Capital Management, Norwest Venture Partners, and NEA.  I was impressed with the … Continue reading

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Healthcare Technologies: Trends and Opportunities

On February 28, 2013 I was honored to be a Panelist at an event organized by VC Taskforce on the Trends and Opportunities in Healthcare Technologies. VC Taskforce is a leading organization that seeks to foster greater connectivity and networking … Continue reading

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Panel at Venture Summit West

On February 13, 2013 I spoke at the “Fundable Deals: Making VCs Sit Up and Take Notice” panel at Venture Summit West at the venerable Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  Venture Summit West is a premier industry gathering connecting … Continue reading

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In Ecommerce – Revenues are Ego, Profit is Intellect

When it comes to ecommerce or retail, Revenues are Ego, Margin is Intellect.  I owe this key insight to my former partner Tom Stemberg, who founded Staples and built it from scratch to a $17B company.  Ecommerce businesses, by and … Continue reading

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Keynote Panel at AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley

I recently participated in the opening keynote panel of AlwaysOn’s signature event, Venture Summit Silicon Valley (VSSV).  My highly distinguished fellow panelists included Norm Fogelsong from Institutional Venture Partners and Neil Dempsey from Bay Partners.  It was really quite an … Continue reading

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