Learning to Share

As an entrepreneur of 20+ years, turned venture capitalist for the last decade+, I’m passionate about investing to accelerate innovation and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Yet the older I get the more I realize I have to learn.  And because one of the best ways to learn is to teach, I am developing classes and workshops such as Startup Secrets for institutions like Harvard, that are shared here.

So my goals on this site are to:  

Provide frameworks like Startup Secrets to empower Entrepreneurs, including Videos, Slideshows and Articles

Bring these to life with an expanding library of real world Case Examples.

Seek out thought leadership in industry areas where I invest such as 

Foster collaboration and sharing of best practice among the terrific entrepreneurs and executives who I'm lucky enough to work with and invest in as well as connect with and support the next generation of founders.

What can you do in return? 

  1. Subscribe to the RSS feed anonymously to get updated posts
  2. Sign up for information on new classes and workshops and to let us know who you are  
  3. Give feedback here and throughout the site on whatever other areas you would find useful

I hope you enjoy the site and I look forward to collaborating with you to accelerate innovation and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Best, Michael


  • 10 April 2015

    Don't Buy An Apple Watch - I'll Give You Mine...

    Last night at 12:01 PDT, I bought an Apple watch without trying it. I bought it as an investor, and made a trade for the long term to buy into Apple even further when Apple initially dipped this morning.  But I know I don’t need the watch as a consumer. And, you likely won’t either. So what is my reasoning for buying it and investing further in Apple?
  • 10 March 2015

    From Minimum Viable Product to Maximum Market Leadership

    Over the last couple of weeks in Jeff Bussgang’s class at HBS on Launching Technology Ventures (LTV), we have discussed the challenges of product development from inception to scale and some make or break startup decisions.  

  • 3 March 2015

    How Much Money Should YOU Raise?

    If you were to ask me how much money your startup should raise, I could give you a simple answer: raise no more than you need to reach product/market fit, for example, or enough to validate your business model. But this subject is too important for simple answers, and there are constructive tensions at play - entrepreneurs want ownership and control, while investors want a return on their capital.

    Instead, let me suggest 4 possible answers to how much to raise:


    No more than you need

    As much as you can get

    It doesn't matter