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Todd Hixon
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Risk in start-up investing is rising in a not-obvious way ... http://blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon/?p=4200
Headline evidence of success of venture-backed companies is misleading. Behind the headlines lies a growing incidence of poor outcomes. The opportunity for innovation remains huge, but we need to be very thoughtful about how we pursue it.
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The economic impact of structured venture financing terms is much bigger than you may think ... http://blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon/?p=4171
We’ve begun to see a wave of “dirty” term sheets: high valuations but weighed down by complex terms. Estimating how much the terms matter is complex. Here's an example that works through the economics.
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The Boston tech investing ecosystem is making a strong comeback ... http://blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon/?p=4112
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The victory of Google's AlphaGo intelligent system over Lee Sedol, a human Go champion, shows that software is about to tuck into the meat of our economy. This brings opportunity and challenge to entrepreneurs.
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Don't try to catch the falling knife ... http://onforb.es/1Z6g5S7
Market clearing prices have moved a long way fast. If you try to fight for last year’s terms, you risk disaster. Make a deal with the right investment partner for the right reason, and move ahead.
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What I have learned from TED ... http://onforb.es/24ynlu0
The standard of public speaking has been rising fast, propelled by the rise of internet video and TED in particular. This matters because public speaking is a key skill for entrepreneurs. They need to be very effective salesmen, and selling depends on speaking.
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I'm rethinking my bearish view of Internet of Things ... http://onforb.es/1QaRGKD
I've been a bear on IoT*, but that's based on an old paradigm: machine-to-machine communication in a local area. IoT based on the mobile cloud is growing fast with compelling applications. My bearish view stems from an investment 15 years ago in Ember Corporation, the company that pioneered a technology now called ZigBee: a simple and [...]
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Health benefits are a big issue for small businesses. So choosing a benefit and a buying strategy is a key decision. Here is a look at the big picture and long terms trends.
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Rich people enjoy longer lifespans, due in large measure to healthier lifestyles. Outcomes for poorer people vary greatly, depending on how much their social environment promotes wellness. Effective public health makes a big difference, and employers can make an even greater difference.
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Musing on the secret to entrepreneurial success ... http://onforb.es/22rHraM
How do you recognize a great entrepreneur? It comes down to a handful of key personal characteristics. Recently I took a look back through fifteen years of our investments. A half dozen stand-out as companies that made a huge difference for our fund and our investors, as well as their management [...]
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Early research indicates that employers need to work harder to teach employees to be smart healthcare buyers ... http://onforb.es/1nBe3eT
In recent years employers have used high deductible plans to create incentives for employees to be smarter consumers of healthcare. Emerging evidence shows this is not working well. Employers need to give employees more help: smarter incentives and better advice.
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Here's how small businesses can survive the rising tide of employee healthcare cost ... http://onforb.es/1LsFVb9
The rising cost of healthcare is a tide that many smaller businesses cannot stop. In the short term they need to manage costs and use ACA subsidies. In the long term the U.S. needs to understand that the cost of healthcare is a burden many small businesses cannot bear.
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  • New Atlantic Ventures
    Managing Partner, 2000 - present
  • Boston Consulting Group
    Senior Partner, 1976 - 2000
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Come, my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world.
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  • Harvard Business School
    1972 - 1974
  • Princeton University
    Physics, 1968 - 1972
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