26 Jan How to Hire

Originally published on Medium by Henry Ward, Founder & CEO of eShares. Below is an excerpt from a talk I gave at the eShares Town Hall in November 2015. I hope it is helpful to other CEOs struggling with hiring. TLDR Hiring Principles: Hiring means we failed to execute...

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21 Jan 2016: The Year of the Business of Health

Originally published at on January 7th, 2016 by Lisa Maki, CEO & Co-Founder of PokitDok. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, put healthcare under a microscope with its relentless focus on higher quality care at a lower cost. In response, this past year...

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18 Sep Tertiary Market?

Read time = < 2 minutes What happens when primary and secondary buyers of late stage private companies want to start selling out of their positions? Many of them are sitting on huge unrealized gains. Unrealized gains are great, but eventually they need to be realized...

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12 May Enabling the Future of Medical Transport

We love Enterprise Software. More specifically, we love investing in software solutions that help enterprises modernize their businesses and run them more effectively and efficiently. We also love investing in founding teams who have a deep personal passion for solving complicated problems in important industries....

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IPO Is Not A Four Letter Word

23 Mar IPO is not a Four Letter Word

In late December 2014 I was talking on the phone with the CEO of one of our promising portfolio companies. During that conversation I began to sense that he believed his company value would cap out in the several-hundred-million-dollars range, and that their most likely...

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07 Oct The Rising Tide

We’ve all heard the saying “A rising tide lifts all boats”.  What I’m thinking about lately is the rising tide of startups that are all competing with each other for scarce resources (talent and capital, mostly).  I’m seeing an interesting effect in the startup ecosystem...

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