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Adam Quinton
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Your 3 Point Unconscious Bias Action Plan
I had the honor of speaking at SXSW 2016 with  Shari Slate  the Chief Inclusion and Collaboration at CISCO. We took on the subject of unconcious bias  from the perspective of big tech and startup tech, layering in our own personal perspectives. Our overarch...

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The Coming Angel Ice Age
The Coming Angel Ice Age In a provocative post last fall,  Caterina Fake  called out the coming  Age of the Cockroach . A period in which only the toughest, meanest unicorn startups would survive as funding oxygen at the highest high altitudes of start up l...

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Startup Markups and Markdowns: What the heck is going on!?
Startup Markups and Markdowns: What the heck is going on!? The reassessment of the valuation of startup holdings at a number of mutual funds, notably by Fidelity, has caused a fair amount of comment of late.  Notably of the "Unicorn sky is falling" variety ...

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When The Tide Goes Out - Bad Stuff Version
When The Tide Goes Out - Bad Stuff Version The "is there or isn't there a bubble in venture" discussion has mostly focused on whether the momentum behind venture financing is showing signs of weakness , whether valuations are (way?) over extended and when, ...

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WHEN THE TIDE GOES OUT - HAVE YOUR SWIMWEAR ON
WHEN THE TIDE GOES OUT - HAVE YOUR SWIMWEAR ON I was chatting with a founder recently and mentioned my trip to SF end September. OK my sample size is very small, but from VC to startups there was no avoiding the pervasive sense the startup funding environme...

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Founders: 5 considerations when you size out an early round
What is the "right size" for my raise and why do I get so many conflicting opinions from investors on it? What am I missing and what am I doing/saying wrong? Having had many conversations with early stage startup entrepreneurs along these lines of late here...

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3 SXSW 2016 Panels To Pick: Vote Now!
3 SXSW 2016 Panels To Pick: Vote Now! The 23nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15 2016 . On August 10th the SXSW 2016Panel Picker process goes live.  It runs for just four weeks until Sept 4th....

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Getting The Most From Your #Startup Board
Getting The Most From Your #Startup Board The formal “fiduciary” board comes to all successful startups sooner or later. Maybe a small 3 person Board at the seed stage. A five person Board when you close out an A round. It’s part and parcel of the price you...

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A Philosophy for Early Stage #Startup Due Diligence
A Philosophy for Early Stage #Startup Due Diligence When early stage investors conduct their due diligence we all have our own set of criteria and benchmarks, some objective. Many not!   This can be rather frustrating for founders because a lot of the dialo...

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Startup Pitch Deck Advice
Startup Pitch Deck Advice I have been working with several founders recently on their fund raising decks. Having had to do some intense thinking around the subject, what investor side advice to I have to share? For founders on this journey, here are three g...
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