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To stay at an established company or embark onto startup wilderness? This a question that loves to torture MBA students and seasoned business professionals alike.

The decision to transition to a startup will likely be one of the toughest in your career. I know that firsthand. Many years ago, I found myself wrestling with whether I should stay on the fast track at a consulting company or take a chance and join a startup. A mentor saw my excitement for the startup’s vision and encouraged me to take the leap. …


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A roster of prominent angel investors shed light on how the process works from their end of table.

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As a mentor for Rough Draft Ventures, General Catalyst’s student-focused program that backs founders at the university level, I recently led a discussion with RDV founders on How to Reach Angel Investors and Build Your Company in Boston. While the initial discussion detailed how to get in front of angel investors, the group was eager to learn about what happens next. What does the process look like from the other side of the table? angel investors evaluate and make investment decisions?

In an effort to debunk the angel investing process, I asked eight prolific angel investors to share details on one angel investment they’ve made in the past…


I’m proud of what our team built over the past five and a half years — an industry leading platform and trusted partnerships with the world’s largest media buyers. Adelphic is enabling brands to activate audiences at scale, across connected consumer devices. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have worked with amazing teammates, partners, and investors to build something of great value.

I’m deeply appreciative of the commitment, integrity, and hustle that our team brought to work every single day. Thank you for everything you’ve done to build the platform, the business and the company. …


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“An Evening with Ray Stata” — Photo by QiHui Zhang

Post-IPO, would you put all the stock of the company you started on a bet for the future of your company?

Ray Stata did and he’s grown his company into a 50 year old unicorn with over $3.4B in annual revenue.

Ray Stata founded Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) in 1965 in Cambridge, MA. He took the company public in 1969 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Ray is an exemplary entrepreneur and executive who’s led his company through several waves of growth and transformation to build it to a market cap of over $21B. In 2015, Analog Devices celebrated its 50th year by ringing the NASDAQ stock market opening bell. In July 2016, Analog announced a $14.8B …

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