It’s not easy to contact your child’s school to get the help you need to ensure your child’s attendance. The best way to get your questions answered is to call, and calling only works during business hours, which is a significant barrier for working parents. Even if you call, the…


I’m delighted to announce that Shripriya Mahesh and I are partnering to lead a new $123MM fund at Spero Ventures.

I can’t say enough good things about Shripriya. I see in her a remarkable balance of product expertise, optimistic futurism, and empathetic leadership. Shripriya’s execution as global head of product…


After 9 years with the firm, I’ve decided to leave Spark Capital. It’s not a decision I make lightly, as Spark is an incredible firm, filled with talented, kind people. I’m deeply grateful for the time they have invested in allowing me to apprentice in this industry and for giving…


The data inside of mailboxes, calendars, and contacts is incredibly rich. Many people treat their inboxes as mostly unstructured operating systems for their day to day lives. I’ll speak for myself (and I am not unique) in saying my inbox is my todo list, ad hoc file repository, and gateway…


The folks at Atrium were kind enough to host me on a panel alongside Justin Kan (Atrium), Zach Perret (Plaid), and Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst) moderated by Lisa Han (Atrium) last night. …


Spark Capital hosted a Ready Player One viewing party last night in SF. It was a really fun event. I caught up with friends and meet a few new faces. A big thanks to Rachael and Dominique at Spark for organizing.

I am a huge fan of Ernest Cline’s book…


Teacher and student from Woodridge School District 68 (Ill.)

Panorama Education has news today. They raised $16MM in a Series B led by Emerson Collective. Ross Jensen has joined the board from Emerson Collective, and I look forward to working with Ross, along with co-founders Aaron Feuer and Xan Tanner and the rest of the amazing Panorama team on…


eShares is announcing a rebrand today. The company is now called Carta. I love this name. It’s tight, concise, two strong syllables, that feels good on the tongue. The etymology of Carta is paper and maps. Paper we replace, so a web service that evokes paper sounds right to me…


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When Spark is exploring opportunities to partner with entrepreneurs who are building businesses focused on the enterprise market, we get excited when the product experience lights up our pattern recognition we have built up from our consumer investing experience. In consumer tech the product needs to be able to stand…


I have partnered with a number of B2B software companies on behalf of Spark, and in each board meeting for these companies we review the sales pipeline. We look at the top deals in the pipeline and their likelihood to close. …

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