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Archive for November, 2009



Nov 29
Thankless Jobs: CTO and Left Tackle
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

I’m formally proclaiming this “CTO Appreciation Week” Let’s face it. Just as the quarterback in football gets too much credit when the team wins and too much blame when they lose, we tend to treat CEOs of start-ups the same way. However we all know it takes hard work and talent at all of the […]

Nov 24
Smooth Seas Don’t Make Skillful Sailors
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

The other day, I received a phone call from Geof Barker. Geof was the founder & CEO of Vigilos, the second company we ever invested in at Highway 12 Ventures, way back in 2002. I hadn’t heard from Geof in some time and it was good to hear his voice. Our investment in Vigilos hadn’t […]

Nov 16
Community Hours At The WaterCooler
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

A few years ago, I asked asked a very accomplished CEO what he most attributed his success to. Without even pausing he said “CASE”. “CASE”, I replied? “Right”, he said. Copy And Steal Everything. In the spirit of CASE, I’m borrowing a page from my friend Brad Feld’s playbook. I’ve spent the last few years […]

Nov 09
5 Minutes with Eric Hansen of August Ventures
Posted by: Glenn Michael
 

We have a new venture capital firm in Boise – August Ventures and it’s run by Eric Hansen.  Eric and I met back in the early 1990’s at a semiconductor capital equipment company located in Boise called SCP Global Technologies.  I had the pleasure of working closely with Eric over 10+ years and respect his […]

Nov 05
Why We’re Excited About Our Investment In Everlater
Posted by: George Mulhern
 

We just made an investment in an exciting young Boulder, Colorado company called Everlater.   They have developed a web based travel journal that enables users and travel partners (e.g. tour operators) to easily record, share and discover travel experiences. Unlike blogs, Facebook or picture sharing sites, Everlater encapsulates everything you want to share about […]