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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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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