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Neal Goes Dutch – Part 2

March 13, 2019

Innovation for Humanity In my last blog post, I spoke about some of the challenges facing entrepreneurs and the investment gap in the Netherlands, as well as…

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Neal Goes Dutch – Part 1

March 8, 2019

Does the best innovation in the world come from Silicon Valley? For sure, many good things happen here.  But if you saw my last blog on diversity,…

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The New Year Trilogy 3: Mentoring in 2019

February 24, 2019

In 2018, my investment strategy was geared mostly towards angel and seed investments, as my true passion is mentoring entrepreneurs. And to extend on that, I became…

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The New Year Trilogy 2: Welcome to 2019. Here’s My Take.

February 4, 2019

I expect 2019 will be a big year for IPOs. Unicorns are coming to market and ready to go public. If Lyft and Uber are successful offerings,…

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The New Year Trilogy 1: 2018 Made an Impact and Here are 3 things that Stood Out

February 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019. However, let’s pause a moment to reflect on the previous year. 2018 was a pivotal year for the tech industry and surprisingly for me…

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Diversity Wins and It Wins Big!

January 21, 2019

Over the past few years you would have to be living under a rock to not hear the cries on the world stage for more diversity in…

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Making Money Won’t Make You Happy

October 12, 2018

I had the privilege of speaking at the StageDotO event in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. While there, I spent some time with my co-panelist, John…

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Diary of a Guest Teacher – Part 2

August 28, 2018

Earlier this month, I worked on an international deal that was very complex. The board was comprised of members from different countries who spoke different languages and…

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Lessons from Italy

August 21, 2018

Once a year, I meet with the entrepreneurs of Neal’s Running Start for an in-depth check-in. Last year, everyone came to the US for a long weekend…

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The Commencement where the Students Taught Me

July 15, 2018

The University of Washington kindly asked me to give the commencement speech for the Information Management Systems Masters program. This is my third commencement speech with the UW,…

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