Archives / January, 2005

Financial Models – Too Much Information?

At Mobius Venture Capital, as in many venture firms, we don’t have analysts (people whose primary responsibility is to run models, cap tables and the like). As a result, each of us does most of our own financial modeling. I actually like this set-up, because it makes sure that I’m both directly responsible for my…

The Adventure Reference

A number of people have written in and correctly identified the Adventure reference of my blog title. Here’s the full reference and why I chose it as the title for my ramblings.   When I was a kid I used to love playing “Adventure” (written by Will Crowther and Don Woods back in the late 70’s). My…

Cover your wells!

This isn’t a post on venture capital or anything else related to business but rather something much closer to home . . .    If you have a window well, please make sure it is covered. My wife and I have two dogs, one of whom is a 12 year old yellow lab named Beau. Beau is…

Putting together a good venture presentation

From time to time I’m planning on writing posts aimed at giving some insight into the venture industry. Brad (sometimes co-authored by Jason Mendelson, our GC) has done a series of these that I think are very informative. In fact, my very first blog was a guest column for Brad that described splits and the…

Hats Off!

Someone once told me a story that I think about often. It went something like this: Two friends were walking together through some fields when they came to a high wall. The wall stretched as far as they could see in both directions. As they were talking about what to do in this impassable situation…

Eyes closed . . . head first . . .

I spend a reasonable amount of time on-line (or in my RSS reader) and more recently have begun to read an increasing number of web logs. It’s a fascinating phenomenon – a voice for everyone (although not necessarily a listener, but more on that in another post). I work for Mobius Venture Capital and have…