Does a VCs Culture Really Matter? The Upfront Story

Both Sides of the Table

I’m often asked about the differences between being at a VC and being an entrepreneur and whether I prefer one or the other. As I’m fond of saying, “It’s pretty hard to call yourself ‘Upfront’ and then seem like you’re playing games with entrepreneurs.”

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. I’ve been meeting with LPs (those who invest in VC funds) over the past year and discussing trends I see in the market and where I think we need to be as a firm to be near to and meet the needs of our customers. And it’s not just the movement from Palo Alto to San Francisco.