Yesterday I was having dinner in Boston's North End (our authentic Italian district) with an important partner to one of our companies and we got to discussing Soviet state-planned industrialization. It reminded me of a quote, attributed to Stalin, that's stuck with me: "Quantity has a Quality...

Jack Ma announced today he will step down from the position of chairman of Alibaba. It's a great lesson to entrepreneurs everywhere - the best leaders have to keep replacing themselves with people who can do specific tasks better. That's the only way to build...

Hi Romulus family! Today we turn 10 years old. I remember quite an intense experience setting Romulus up in the summer of 2008, but little did I know how much more was to come! Now I hope this is just the first of 10 decades I...

Every entrepreneur faces life-or-death situations for his or her company, particularly early in the journey. Sometimes everything hangs on one key moment or decision. The pressure increases every day, sometimes every hour, in these situations until it culminates in an existential resolution. Over the past...

I'm very excited to announce that Ambassador Frank Wisner - who has served as US Ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia - has joined the Romulus family as an Advisor for Global Affairs. In this role, he will help our firm and its portfolio companies live...

I met Faizal Kottikollon in Dubai in 2013. He struck me immediately as an anomaly. How could someone who had been so successful - building a multi-billion dollar manufacturing business out of Dubai - also be so humble and so passionate about his new project? This new...

Yesterday I had a truly rewarding experience: for my birthday, I took the Romulus team to deliver food and converse with some of the homeless people who populate the immediate vicinity of our office. These are people whom we pass every day, but – I can...

A couple weeks ago, our portfolio company ZeroCater announced its Series B, led by Cleveland Avenue (founded by the former CEO of McDonald's). I'm excited about what this capital and partnership means for the company, given that we've accomplished so much while raising a total...

I have been interested in human empathy for a long time. I'm an ENFJ, so I believe empathy is what makes humans human. I wonder why empathy is often undermined as a core tenet of society - I wish the ability to feel for others, to put oneself in...