I moved to Boulder, CO in 2002 from SF. The dot-com era had come to a screeching halt and it was time for a change. I didn’t move to Boulder because of the vibrant startup community (there wasn’t one), and it wasn’t until 2006 that things started to build momentum…


I’ve been a fan of Eliot Peper’s writing since the beginning of his work when he mashed together with the world of startups and the techno-thriller novel into a wild ride. This was the Uncommon Series, three gripping novels about an intrepid entrepreneur named Mara Winkel. …


Back in late 2000, I was running Network Operations for Volera, which was a nascent joint venture spinout created by Novell, Nortel, and Accenture. Novell had acquired JustOn, a file-sharing and cloud applications company I was a co-founder of.

(More on that side of the story in another post….as my…


Wow. It’s been a minute since I’ve written here. My last update was in November of last year. We were on our adventure abroad and I was working to disengage from my tech and venture life while spending quality time with my family in fun and exciting new places. I…


I’ll be honest, I’ve been putting off this post for at least a month. In part because I wanted some time to reflect before writing it. I also have been totally distracted as you’ll read below. I am glad to be sharing this now and am looking ahead!

So, with…


Fred Wilson recently wrote about valuation obsession where companies are trying to raise money at nosebleed valuations in order to obtain the credibility & visibility they they want (or that the press wants to cover). He also talks about concern that valuation has become about checking a box or the…


The CEO of a B2B IoT company reached out to me yesterday asking what I’d want to see from the company in order to want to re-engage around their Series A. They are just wrapping up the seed round now. This is a great mental and planning exercise for any…


The success of SpaceX’s Facon Heavy launch today was truly inspirational. If you missed the launch event, check it out here. There is something bigger than the launch itself happening here, and it got me thinking….

If you could go to Mars and become a colonist, would you go? Would…


The last 24 hours have been another wild ride in the #crypto world. We have seen FIVE different 30% corrections in Bitcoin in the last year. For some, it was panic, for others…buying opportunities.

credit to @cryptomanran & newsbtc.com

What’s so fascinating is the spectrum of human behavior that shows up and the content that…


I’ve decided to spend 2018 only writing here on Medium. I’ve found that my desire to write on Wordpress and deal with cross publishing is waning and its decreased my desire to write at all. In fact, I’m pretty sick of the tech/venture echo chamber I live in and generally…

Thoughts from the Frontier

Co-Founder and MD @ Massive.vc, Partner @ The Fund Rockies. Prev: Techstars VC, Co-Founder @ Filtrbox (sold to Jive) Co-Founder @ JustOn.com (sold to Novell).

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