Our theme for this year, as expounded at our summit this past week, is resilience. If you read the story of any successful entrepreneur, you will find that resilience is required of and displayed by him or her on many occasions. As Jack Ma likes...

Ben Waber, co-founder and CEO of our portfolio company Humanyze, was live on CNBC today. I enjoyed hearing speak about the need for companies to use more data for people-related decisions. In particular, I was happy to see CNBC focusing on privacy and how Humanyze ensures...

One of my first investments was ClassPass, back in 2011. Techstars NY's Demo Day was approaching and at least 3 people told me I had to meet this fellow MIT alum, Payal Kadakia. I was soon introduced. I met Payal at a Starbucks - she...

Bio-IT World is happening right now - it's one of the premier conferences showcasing advances in the intersection of life sciences and IT. Our company PetaGene, from Cambridge in the UK, just won its 3rd straight "Best in Show" award for its new security product. "Our...

Today was my 200th straight day working out. For some this will seem a trivial accomplishment but it is a big deal for me! It is the result of very strict discipline I have imposed on myself. Last year I started realizing that every day I...

I have always held affixed special import to objects and their relation to stories, emotions, moments in time and space. This latent perspective of ‘objects as a fabric’ (i.e. the anti-Marie Kondo) was captured rather remarkably by Orhan Pamuk (perhaps my favorite author) in his...