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Preparing an Effective Pitch Deck

September 17, 2020

Last month, I shared some Tips for Raising Capital Right Now, and within it, I touched on how it’s necessary to have a good slide deck that’s…

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Tips for Raising Capital Right Now

July 24, 2020

I mentioned in one of my older blog posts that “the best investments come out of relationships and trust,” but how do you build relationships when you…

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DNA of a Successful Entrepreneur: Resiliency in the Face of COVID-19

July 2, 2020

I’ve worked with entrepreneurs for most of my life. Some companies will make it, while other companies won’t. So, what leads to success? Especially during this trying…

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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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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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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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