Venture Funding Success Stories – A Week in Review

first_imgI had grand plans for writing about the fierce and often childish rivalries that are brewing in the venture funding world, but instead I thought I would use this space to give a friendly shout-out.1- I would like to congratulate my friend Jeremy Delinsky on his promotion to CTO at Athenahealth. Jeremy is first-class in every way and I am very happy for him. It will be a blast to watch him continue to shape Athena.2- Yesterday I was in NYC celebrating the first graduating class of First Growth Venture Network. The first crop had 14 companies, all of which made great strides during the six-month program. In fact, one company was acquired while many others continue to receive growth capital from top venture capital firms like Greylock and Trueventures. It was a terrific experience and one that I am looking forward to continuing next year.These success stories reinforce all that which initially drove me to the venture world. I hope we can continue to celebrate great people like Jeremy and fantastic companies like FGVN and its inaugural crop.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more