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Trust Can Scale

Following is a guest post from Chris Moody. Chris is president and COO of Gnip, one of the silent killers in our portfolio. Once the main stream tech press starts noticing Gnip, they will be blown away at how big they got in such a short period of time by just executing. Chris is a…

The Simple Formal Beginnings Of Feld Technologies

My first business partner, Dave Jilk, emailed me our original partnership agreement for Feld Technologies. It’s one page.   We incorporated a month later as an S-Corp. It cost us $99 to do this – I remember using an organization called The Company Corporation – we called an 800 number, gave them some information, and the…

Implied Suspicion Versus Implied Trust

I just had an exchange with an entrepreneur that I don’t know.  It went something like the following via several emails over the course of a week. Entrepreneur: I’m working on something really amazing that I’m looking for funding for.  Can we get together to discuss? Me: Can you send me a short email overview…

More on Disclosure

In response to my post The Dynamics of Full Disclosure, Jeffrey Kalmikoff – one of the co-founders of Skinnycorp (the dudes who do Threadless) wrote an add-on titled On trust, transparency and disclosure.  Jeffrey came up to Keystone and spent Jewish Christmas with me and Micah Baldwin – we talked about a bunch of fun…

Trust, The Healthcare System, and Saving My Dad’s Academic Life

My father, Stan Feld, is a retired endocrinologist.  He wrote a beautiful blog post yesterday titled The Therapeutic Magic Of The Physician Patient Relationship: Part 1.  In it he tells the story of almost flunking out of first grade in the Bronx.  The punch line: “There is no question in my mind that this approach…