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Wrap up for the Year

June 11, 2020

Eileen Odum and I have just wrapped up co-teaching this spring quarter of the CEO and Board Leadership class at the University of Washington’s Foster School of…

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Board Member Responsibilities During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

It feels like we’ve been in this state of uncertainty for a long time, but it’s really just the beginning. This COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy for anyone,…

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16 Things to Do as Your Business Navigates Times of Uncertainty

March 21, 2020

Updates regarding the coronavirus are flying in by the minute, and it’s putting many businesses at economic risk. As an investor who has lived and lost through…

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Investment Profile: PreferUS Healthcare

February 26, 2020

As a venture capitalist at Bay Partners, I tend to stay away from healthcare investments as it often takes a long time to go through the regulations and…

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So you want to be a Venture Capitalist

January 27, 2020

Over my career as a VC at Bay Partners, I’ve had many people ask me how to become a venture capitalist. In fact, my son is enjoying a…

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Approaching Venture Capitalists: Getting in the Door with Neal Dempsey

November 12, 2019

As an angel investor and venture capitalist, entrepreneurs often ask me the best ways to approach someone for investment. I am a strong believer that the best…

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Outside In – Foster’s adjunct faculty bring deep expertise into the classroom

June 30, 2019

This spring Neal Dempsey (BA 1964), the venture capitalist with the Midas touch (and namesake of Foster’s Dempsey Hall), joined Neil McReynolds in co-teaching the popular and…

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Get to Class

June 25, 2019

If you’ve been following my recent blog posts, you know I’m back at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business teaching second year MBA students the…

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CEO and Board Leadership: U of W Athletic Director

June 21, 2019

Our last class was filled with valuable leadership lessons that are so important to all the students now armed with MBA’s and off to very responsible positions…

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CEO and Board Leadership: U of W and Madronna Venture Group

June 14, 2019

Our 8th Class had the good fortune of having our University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and one of the top Venture Capitalist in the U.S….

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