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In today’s frothy startup world — one in which valuation conversations seem to be increasingly reaching into the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars — many experienced VCs and founders have begun to question the factors driving entrepreneurs’ motivations when they raise outside capital. Should they be trying to achieve the highest valuation? Retain […]

The transition from the startup to the expansion stage often signals significant changes across the entirety of an organization, and the board room is no exception. By this point many software companies have accepted a round (or two) of venture capital or outside financing, and that invariably leads to the Board of Directors becoming a […]

If you’re looking for customer conference tips, the success of Socrata’s Customer Summit provides some excellent lessons. Socrata, based in Seattle, Washington, is a leader in OpenData solutions that help “public sector organizations improve transparency, citizen service, and data-driven decision-making.” It has also been an OpenView portfolio company since 2013. Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough […]