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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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CEO and Board Leadership: Ken Denman and Carol Mills

June 7, 2019

Our seventh class has two well known Tech Industry veterans Ken Denman who is a board member of Costco, Motorola Solutions, Mitek and Lending Club and Carol…

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CEO and Board Leadership: Code42 and Coconut Software

May 31, 2019

Joe Payne CEO of Code42 and Katherine Regnier CEO of Coconut Corporation were the speakers of our Sixth class. They both lived up to expectations as they…

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Quality Food, Jobs and the Environment: San Jose’s Burgeoning Circular Economy

May 23, 2019

What if we could improve the environment, create new jobs and provide better quality food for our citizens at the same time? That’s what Valley Verde is…

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