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  • What do smart toilets, robot pets, and relaxing bedtime stories all have in common? They were some of the most inte… https://t.co/v6PSEHhf43 15 hours ago
  • "The pharma industry is continuing to tap into digital, a trend we can expect to see more of in the future" per… https://t.co/2zbGUyCi1q 1 day ago
  • Our friend @andrewbeebe makes a compelling case for why we have entered the climate decade: “There’s a perfect stor… https://t.co/LZNdKV6c0K 1 day ago
  • .@touchdown_vc has openings in multiple roles – Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate, and Executive Assistant. Appl… https://t.co/LvAdwpg9w9 2 days ago
  • Amidst the challenges of a pandemic, how can entrepreneurs and cities thrive? According to @RiseOfRest’s newly publ… https://t.co/2GncmPF0tI 2 days ago
  • The consumerization of healthcare has been notable in 2020 and increasingly important, yet @Deloitte finds that pat… https://t.co/UWAhmFxnv6 2 days ago
  • Innovation can sometimes produce unintended consequences. Nitin Nohria and @htaneja share how entrepreneurs and inv… https://t.co/Io41oIEjeX 2 days ago
  • “A #sustainable corporate sector starts at the very top.” @HarvardBiz explains how #ESG strategies should be woven… https://t.co/v4ylxtSa9j 3 days ago
  • While there is still much work to be done, @hanayang highlights some of the encouraging trends for women in #VC. An… https://t.co/qbN03vTUWS 4 days ago
  • Adaptability, low customer acquisition costs, and adequate staffing, per @McKinsey, are three factors that allowed… https://t.co/bj5mYMKF9t 4 days ago
  • .@KenzaBouhaj analyzed the last decade of VC transactions to show the impact of co-investing https://t.co/aFQWCdeBfA 4 days ago
  • Venture capital investors did not stop funding deals in 2020, quite the opposite - according to @crunchbasenews glo… https://t.co/PAdimwmobr 4 days ago


June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Racial Equality & Human Rights

Scott Lenet
May 25, 2020

Healthcare Pandemic Roundup

Curated healthcare news for early September 2020

Deborah Zajac
April 22, 2020

Facing the Dust Storm

Options for startups to manage through economic crisis

Jack Taylor
April 14, 2020

How To Manage Innovation During A Recession

Defend your existing responsibilities, then prepare to go on offense to acquire new assets

Scott Lenet
April 5, 2020

Five Case Studies For Commercial Transactions Between Startups & Corporations

In a recession, corporations can be even more valuable to startups

Scott Lenet
March 1, 2020

Dashboards for Dummies

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help Make Board Meetings More Effective For Venture-Backed Companies

Scott Lenet
February 18, 2020

Why Corporations Are Turning to Venture Capital to Drive Innovation

Corporate Venture Capital is growing rapidly.

David Horowitz
February 12, 2020

How To Organize Corporations To Be More Innovative

An interview with Geoffrey Moore, the “Zone to Win” & “Crossing the Chasm” author

Scott Lenet
February 9, 2020

Why Geography Matters in Venture Capital

Four considerations for local versus global investing: 1) sector, 2) stage, 3) monitoring & managing, and 4) community relations

Dean Drizin, MD, MBA
January 20, 2020

Why We Crowdsource Our Company Values

How Touchdown’s founding team decided to consult the entire firm on our core values

Scott Lenet

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