Month: September 2014

Looking back on a decade at SoftTech with Jeff Clavier

Looking back on a decade at SoftTech with Jeff Clavier

Recently, I penned a few notes regarding recent exponential rise of “Micro-VC” (loosely defined as firms that raise sub-$50MM-$100MM funds to invest in seed stage companies). According to CB Insights, at least 135 firms such firms exist today! Jeff Clavier, founder of SoftTech VC is without a doubt a pioneer in the institutional seed investing space. The SoftTech team has made over 150 investments since inception (including companies such...

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The future of urban innovation

The future of urban innovation

  New start-up formation has happened at breakneck speeds over the past few years, thanks in no small part of course to game changing advances in technology and early stage financing, (Amazon Web Services, open source computing, Micro-VC, etc.).  And these shifts have given rise to massive innovation across a variety of sectors. One area that’s particularly interesting is the burgeoning urban innovation sector.Tumml is an...

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