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Archive for January, 2011



Jan 14
Great Friends, Great Partners
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

My partners and I just got back from two days at a cabin in the mountains of Idaho. We do this every January to reflect on and capture the lessons we learned over the last 12 months and outline things we’d like to accomplish in the coming year that will make us even better partners […]

Jan 13
Do Something
Posted by: George Mulhern
 

My partners and I at Highway 12 Ventures are in a two day planning offsite, so in between big thoughts and bad jokes I have been catching up on a little reading. This morning I came across a recent TechStars blog that reminded me of a quote from a childhood idol of mine. His simple […]

Jan 10
The Value Of Face To Face Meetings
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

We’ve recently issued a term sheet to an exciting company to lead their Series A financing. Over the last few weeks, an issue arose during due diligence that needed to get cleared up prior to funding. We’ve been making some progress but given the complexity of the issue, lawyers and accountants were brought in. Further complicating the […]

Jan 06
I’ve Seen The Future of 3D Special Effects and Animation
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

As an investor (if you’re lucky), every once in a while you see something come out of one of the companies you’ve invested in that gives you a “holy shit” moment where you realize that the company has created something that will forever alter the landscape of the market they serve. Yesterday was one of […]

Jan 05
Portfolio News | December 2010
Posted by: Derek Keller
 

December was a great finish to the 2010 year for our portfolio comapnies. Click on the links to read the complete stories. DECEMBER 15, 2010 | PR NEWSIRE Attensity experiences record year as large enterprises adopt its full suite of customer experience software applications. DECEMBER 2, 2010 | PRWEB OpenView Venture Partners releases its latest […]

Jan 04
Connecting The Dots
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

One of the lesser known parts of my job is making introductions. It’s something I do every single day and for me, it’s very gratifying to connect two people who might benefit from meeting and perhaps even establish a lasting relationship. Growing up in a Jewish household where my parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, we […]