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Venture capitalist founder of Touchdown Ventures & DFJ Frontier, USC & UCLA adjunct professor, father of twins, Philly sports Phan, Forbes contributor

What’s required to “lead” a venture capital deal

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A guide for serving on startup boards

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Sometimes an investment makes more sense than M&A

Merging lanes? Make sure everyone is ready. Image: Touchdown Ventures


Ownership requires stewardship

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Opportunities for VCs to address racial inequity

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How to assess syndicate partners

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Racial Equality & Human Rights

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They organize innovation efforts

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

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

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Scott Lenet

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