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Featured Member: Mariana Ferreira of ingarden

Mariana's journey is a blend of passion, resilience, and collaboration. Her story is a testament to the power of a clear vision and the right partnerships. Hailing from the vibrant city of Portland, Mariana is one of the driving forces behind ingarden, a health & wellness company that champions sustainability. In her words, ingarden [...]

September 8th, 2023|

Startups are a Rollercoaster Ride… For Everyone

-- for investors and employees for sure, but most of all for founders. One moment you're on a rocket ship ride to the moon; the next moment you're wondering how to make payroll. Of course, the ups and downs are not always so dramatic or existential. Often the highs are smaller things like closing a [...]

July 14th, 2023|


Founder #burnout is real and serious. As a former founder myself, I've felt it. As a mentor, advisor and investor, I've seen it in others many times. But before I go further, I will say that I am not a mental health professional. Founder burnout can lead to serious mental health issues and if you [...]

July 13th, 2023|


Over the past 20+ years mentoring, advising, and investing in startup founders (and being one, too), I've come to believe in the principle that if you find yourself having to force things too much, then you may be on a fool's errand. Startups are so ridiculously hard even in the most favorable conditions. Even startups [...]

June 3rd, 2023|
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