Everyone in startup world has too much to do, and not enough time. “Networking coffees” are almost always the lowest priority. But here's how to handle it.
While it's important to condemn the hate in Charlottesville, it is essential to do far more than that to actually dismantle racism.
Ross BairdAugust 17, 2017
Entrepreneurs and VCs need to be more precise in the way they talk to each other — here's a way they can both get what they want.
Ross BairdJune 21, 2017
Two-pocket thinking is the idea that “what we do” and “what we really care about” differ. But it’s a bad blind spot in how we invest our money. Here's why.
Ross BairdApril 24, 2017
From Brexit to the election of Trump, it’s clear that many people have anxiety about where the jobs of the future will come from. This bill could help.
Ross BairdFebruary 6, 2017
The narrative of the VC process–find a few heroic entrepreneurs and create next unicorn–doesn’t work for most founders or investors. Here's an alternative.
Ross BairdJanuary 11, 2017
Innovative ideas can lead to strong, sustainable companies that solve problems, generate revenue, and create good jobs. For our society to succeed in the long term, funders need to think about how to continue supporting these collaborations, not just focus on trying to pick the next highly-concentrated win.
Ross BairdDecember 16, 2016
For solving many “real world problems,” the Silicon Valley playbook of "disruption" doesn’t apply. These three lessons might be the actual roadmap.
Ross BairdAugust 8, 2016
Many would-be impact investors are letting the drive for perfect be the enemy of good. Here are 4 things we can do to make a difference in impact investing.
Ross BairdMay 4, 2016
If you prioritize hiring, you’ll set yourself apart by having a process that literally identifies the people you need in advance to implement your vision.
Ross BairdMarch 15, 2016
It seems like starting a company has never been easier. And for software startups, that’s probably true. But what if your business is hardware-based?
Ross BairdNovember 9, 2015
Entrepreneurs have changed how we think about education reform in the past decade—dramatically transforming what…
Ross BairdAugust 27, 2015