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October 11, 2018
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

October 11, 2018
Jason Portnoy
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Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
September 26, 2018
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

September 26, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Andrew Maguire
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Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

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Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
July 24, 2018
Tough Conversations: Founder Relationships

Relationships between startup founders are among the most complex you will experience in life. For a startup to be successful, the…

July 24, 2018
Andrew Maguire
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and
Tough Conversations: Founder Relationships

Relationships between startup founders are among the most complex you will experience in life. For a startup to be successful, the…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
July 20, 2018
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

July 20, 2018
Andrew Maguire
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and
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
July 17, 2018
Who is Your First Phone Call?

I joined Oakhouse Partners in January of 2018 and would like to take the opportunity to share a bit of my story with the community.

July 17, 2018
Andrew Maguire
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and
Who is Your First Phone Call?

I joined Oakhouse Partners in January of 2018 and would like to take the opportunity to share a bit of my story with the community.

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
July 10, 2018
What gets YOU out of bed in the morning?

"Infinitesimally small differences eventually lead to discontinuity and newness.” - Barbara Marx Hubbard

July 10, 2018
Jason Portnoy
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and
What gets YOU out of bed in the morning?

"Infinitesimally small differences eventually lead to discontinuity and newness.” - Barbara Marx Hubbard

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
June 15, 2018
Prepare Yourself

“We convince by our presence.” -Walt Whitman

June 15, 2018
Jason Portnoy
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and
Prepare Yourself

“We convince by our presence.” -Walt Whitman

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
March 27, 2018
Announcing our investment in Excision BioTherapeutics

“I’m excited because this is the first time in history that we’re…

March 27, 2018
Jason Portnoy
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and
Announcing our investment in Excision BioTherapeutics

“I’m excited because this is the first time in history that we’re…

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
March 30, 2016
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

March 30, 2016
Andrew Maguire
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and
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
February 26, 2016
How to Raise Venture Capital Without Going Crazy

There is plenty of tactical advice on how to fundraise: what channels to use, tactics to try, pitfalls to avoid.

February 26, 2016
Andrew Maguire
by
and
How to Raise Venture Capital Without Going Crazy

There is plenty of tactical advice on how to fundraise: what channels to use, tactics to try, pitfalls to avoid.

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 9, 2015
Why Entrepreneurs Must Steer Into Uncertainty

Startups are known for their ups and downs. Entrepreneurs operate in an…

March 9, 2015
Andrew Maguire
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and
Why Entrepreneurs Must Steer Into Uncertainty

Startups are known for their ups and downs. Entrepreneurs operate in an…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 5, 2015
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

March 5, 2015
Andrew Maguire
by
and
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
October 11, 2018
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

October 11, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
July 24, 2018
Tough Conversations: Founder Relationships

Relationships between startup founders are among the most complex you will experience in life. For a startup to be successful, the…

July 24, 2018
Andrew Maguire
by
Tough Conversations: Founder Relationships

Relationships between startup founders are among the most complex you will experience in life. For a startup to be successful, the…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
July 20, 2018
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

July 20, 2018
Andrew Maguire
by
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
June 15, 2018
Prepare Yourself

“We convince by our presence.” -Walt Whitman

June 15, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Prepare Yourself

“We convince by our presence.” -Walt Whitman

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
March 30, 2016
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

March 30, 2016
Andrew Maguire
by
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
February 26, 2016
How to Raise Venture Capital Without Going Crazy

There is plenty of tactical advice on how to fundraise: what channels to use, tactics to try, pitfalls to avoid.

February 26, 2016
Andrew Maguire
by
How to Raise Venture Capital Without Going Crazy

There is plenty of tactical advice on how to fundraise: what channels to use, tactics to try, pitfalls to avoid.

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 9, 2015
Why Entrepreneurs Must Steer Into Uncertainty

Startups are known for their ups and downs. Entrepreneurs operate in an…

March 9, 2015
Andrew Maguire
by
Why Entrepreneurs Must Steer Into Uncertainty

Startups are known for their ups and downs. Entrepreneurs operate in an…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 5, 2015
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

March 5, 2015
Andrew Maguire
by
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
September 26, 2018
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

September 26, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
July 24, 2018
Tough Conversations: Founder Relationships

Relationships between startup founders are among the most complex you will experience in life. For a startup to be successful, the…

July 24, 2018
Andrew Maguire
by
Tough Conversations: Founder Relationships

Relationships between startup founders are among the most complex you will experience in life. For a startup to be successful, the…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
July 20, 2018
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

July 20, 2018
Andrew Maguire
by
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 30, 2016
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

March 30, 2016
Andrew Maguire
by
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 9, 2015
Why Entrepreneurs Must Steer Into Uncertainty

Startups are known for their ups and downs. Entrepreneurs operate in an…

March 9, 2015
Andrew Maguire
by
Why Entrepreneurs Must Steer Into Uncertainty

Startups are known for their ups and downs. Entrepreneurs operate in an…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 5, 2015
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

March 5, 2015
Andrew Maguire
by
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
October 11, 2018
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

October 11, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
September 26, 2018
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

September 26, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
July 20, 2018
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

July 20, 2018
Andrew Maguire
by
5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 30, 2016
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

March 30, 2016
Andrew Maguire
by
You Don’t Need to Be a Jerk to Be a Great CEO

Starting a company is hard for many reasons, but lack of experience in…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 5, 2015
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

March 5, 2015
Andrew Maguire
by
Don’t Fill a Role, Build a Culture

Team is the single most important factor in a startup’s success. The best teams are full of…

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
June 15, 2018
Prepare Yourself

“We convince by our presence.” -Walt Whitman

June 15, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Prepare Yourself

“We convince by our presence.” -Walt Whitman

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
February 26, 2016
How to Raise Venture Capital Without Going Crazy

There is plenty of tactical advice on how to fundraise: what channels to use, tactics to try, pitfalls to avoid.

February 26, 2016
Andrew Maguire
by
How to Raise Venture Capital Without Going Crazy

There is plenty of tactical advice on how to fundraise: what channels to use, tactics to try, pitfalls to avoid.

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
October 11, 2018
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

October 11, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Design your next event for maximum insight (and value) generation

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
September 26, 2018
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

September 26, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Culture Matters

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
July 10, 2018
What gets YOU out of bed in the morning?

"Infinitesimally small differences eventually lead to discontinuity and newness.” - Barbara Marx Hubbard

July 10, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
What gets YOU out of bed in the morning?

"Infinitesimally small differences eventually lead to discontinuity and newness.” - Barbara Marx Hubbard

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
July 17, 2018
Who is Your First Phone Call?

I joined Oakhouse Partners in January of 2018 and would like to take the opportunity to share a bit of my story with the community.

July 17, 2018
Andrew Maguire
by
Who is Your First Phone Call?

I joined Oakhouse Partners in January of 2018 and would like to take the opportunity to share a bit of my story with the community.

by
Andrew Maguire
Read on Medium
March 27, 2018
Announcing our investment in Excision BioTherapeutics

“I’m excited because this is the first time in history that we’re…

March 27, 2018
Jason Portnoy
by
Announcing our investment in Excision BioTherapeutics

“I’m excited because this is the first time in history that we’re…

by
Jason Portnoy
Read on Medium
Investments
July 2, 2017

Interview with an Engineer that knows Marketing.

A significant event happened in early 2013: a new venture capital fund was born. This may not sound so significant to you, but it was significant to me and my partners... at Subtraction Capital. We wanted to return...

Investments
December 29, 2016

5 Steps to Build Trust and Prevent Quitting

If an employee quitting comes as a surprise to an employer, then both sides have failed at the relationship. For a company to function…

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March 27, 2017

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June 6, 2018

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February 27, 2017

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