Working in the Mundane

Most students leaving school believe that a startup will allow them to live the life they have right now (in college). And I would argue that most “grown-ups” believe the same thing about startups. That they are always fun, exciting, and high-energy. But the magic is actually in the minutiae.

The One Chart That Gets Me Up in the Morning

A lot of people ask me if I love my job and enjoy what I do. And most of the time I do. But while I love the GAN Community, my colleagues, and the fact I get to invest in startups, the main reason I get up in the morning every day is this chart…

Are You Really Listening?

How the startup world participates in treating people as “lesser than,” and how we can reverse that trend by beginning to practice “generous listening”—a lesson taught to me by my dental hygienist.

The Process is the Point

In the last several weeks, my perspective has started to shift around goals, both personally and professionally. And, it’s changing how I look at my daily life, alongside the GAN staff, and alongside this incredible community.

Why We Do What We Do

At GAN, we’ve been up to this for seven years now, and we really have two specific drivers that lead us to do we do. We want startups to build powerful businesses; create a meaningful impact; and, most importantly, we want them to do both of those things from wherever they call home.

How Corporations are Getting Smart About Startup Engagement

It is no surprise that startups are receiving increased attention and resources from corporations who are looking for early stage companies to help solve their problems in new and innovative ways. Here are four models that are working for both corporations and the startups around the GAN community. 1.) Corporate Accelerators – Sprint Accelerator and […]

The Secret Silicon Valley Shouldn’t be Hiding

  As a senior technology correspondent for CNN, Laurie Segall has interviewed many of the biggest players in Silicon Valley over the years. But in her new docuseries, Mostly Human with Laurie Segall, she sets out to unveil some of the darker sides of entrepreneurship and the tech industry. One episode, Silicon Valley’s Secret, struck […]

Obama’s Legacy for Startups

“[I]t has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things—some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor—who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”_ – President Obama, Inaugural Address, January 21, 2009 As the 44th President of the United States bid farewell to the nation […]

Thinking about applying to an accelerator?

This post originally appeared on VentureBurn If you were starting a business 20 years ago, you’d typically spend most of your time running around town searching for customers, investors, and mentors. In a single day, you might only have time for one meeting with a customer and another with an investor. If you were lucky, […]