Scoops & Analysis

I have spent the past two weeks in legitimate vacation mode, during which time I checked email or voicemail messages only when I tired of playing Madden or eating a variety of BBQ-grilled foods. What this means, of course, is that I have only a passing knowledge of what has happened in the private equity […]
Today’s guest column comes from Om Malik, founder and editor of, a daily news and analysis website following technologies, innovation and startups.   Skype,, Netvibes, and StarDoll – what do these startups have in common? First, they are all backed by Index Ventures, a London-based venture fund formed by Danny Rimer, a former […]
The sun is shining, geopolitical diplomacy is failing and the Big Dig debacle is playing havoc with my Framingham-to-South Boston commute. In other words, it’s time for some Friday Feedback.  First up were responses to Thursday’s note about In-Q-Tel, in which I suggested that organizational troubles have, at least partially, caused three high-profile defections in less […]
Last week, ComVentures announced that it had hired Bob Barron as a venture partner. I received the press release while in the middle of a phone conversation, and mentioned it to my conversant. His response: “Sounds like they’re trying to get some good news out before everyone learns about the bad news.” Unfortunately, he wouldn’t […]

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