CrowdStreet

Launching CrowdStreet

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After a almost a year of product development, marketing and customer development, I’m excited to be launching CrowdStreet, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform. The $254 billion commercial real estate financing market is ripe for disruption. CrowdStreet is a fundraising platform connecting accredited investors with high-quality, professionally-managed real estate investments. Investors get direct access to [...]

Cinephiled Movie Reviews Site

Launching Cinephiled

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Last month, we quietly launched Cinephiled.com, a new film and pop culture site that delivers a mixture of commentary, community, creativity and conversation for people who love film and pop culture. Cinephiled features a staff of writers who have previously contributed to publications as diverse and distinguished as The Village Voice, RogerEbert.com, Film Comment, Salon, L.A. Weekly, The New [...]

Startup Failures

Avoiding Startup Death

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For about 15 years, I have had the pleasure of working with startup entrepreneurs in a number of technology sectors and in various capacities. I’m amazed at how much the startup landscape has changed and, more importantly, how the processes that are used by tech founders to manage risk and hone their ideas have shifted. [...]

CiviData Launches

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A well-deserved congratulations to the team at CiviData on the Beta launch of their new local government data aggregation and comparison tool. After several months of iteration, the product is being launched to invitees only. If you are an employee of a local or state government and want a better understanding of how your services [...]