It’s easy to push off updates because you don’t feel you have good news. Or you’re busy… But I can say as an active investor and advisor, I wish more of the companies I want to help would share what is going on! Too many calls spend precious time reviewing what could have been in an update. If they are doing that with me, how much time are they spending doing that with the numerous other investors and advisors? …


Founder Advice

Fundraising is about building relationships with people who share your values and believe in your vision. Pitches, decks, lunches, events, and the like are all just opportunities to talk about your vision and get to know people. In this light, fundraising shouldn’t be scary. It’s rewarding: you’re finding people who believe.

I don’t think fundraising is easy. Quite the opposite. It’s difficult, demanding, and deflating at times. But remember why you’re doing it: you’re excited to turn your vision into reality. …


Book Summary: Venture Deals by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson

I recently re-read Venture Deals by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson. I decided to write a long summary/review, with my book club as the intended audience, comprised mostly of quotes. …

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Mike Rosengarten

Mostly write about things I want to remember. CEO & chief herder building a new software stack for our Government @ Camino.ai.