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April 2018

Call To Clean: In Business

"I’ve long believed that all great entrepreneurs who want to transform industries set out to create companies that can withstand the test of time."

March 2018

Pillars In Long-Lasting Companies

"For an early stage company, it is not necessary to excel in all of these pillars to be successful. In fact, depending on a product’s value proposition, it might even be impossible to – for example, a finely crafted scarce product are rarely must-have artefacts. However, the more your company embodies such values, the better the long-term prospects."

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Krave Jerky Founder Makes First Foray Out Of Food With Investment In Skincare Brand True Botanicals

Cue Ball Capital’s “Call To Clean”

"At Cue Ball Capital, we embrace the Call to Clean philosophy across all our business practices, as well as in our lifestyle and venture investments. "

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SmartZip Acquires Reach150, Further Enhancing its Predictive Marketing Platform

Redline Trading Solutions Expands European Footprint to 30 Exchanges

February 2018

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Dubset makes #2 on FC’s 2018 world’s most innovative companies in music

January 2018

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Dubset Releases Exclusive DJ Sets From Steve Aoki, Sigala, DJ Suss One And More On Apple Music

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Former NBA Executive Rachel Jacobson Joins Landit as Chief Business Development Officer

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Building with a Long Term Bias

"We live in a short-term world with long term problems. Neither business nor politics can serve its constituents by only focusing on the short term. We need better balance."

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Creating Cultures One Employee at a Time

"the team and the culture where a business champions the personal as much as the performance of an employee is going to be the new enviable competitive edge a company can have."

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Raising Capital from an Evergreen Fund

November 2017

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Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

September 2017

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Jopwell raises $7.5 million to further its mission to diversify companies

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Jopwell raises $7.5 million for diversity-focused job recruitment

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Olivia Wilde on Motherhood and Why It’s Important to Stay Woke About Beauty

August 2017

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Now in the Mix for Sony Music Artists: Royalties From DJ Sets

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Dubset Makes Sony The First Major Label Legalized For Streaming

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5 Interview Questions That Will Help You Hire Better People

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Are You Struggling To Find Good People? Here’s How To Change That

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Fintech Startup Bread Raises $126 Million In Bid To Finance Big Online Purchases

June 2017

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This Startup Wants to Make the NBA Even More Diverse.

March 2017

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SmartZip Acquires Reach150, Further Enhancing its Predictive Marketing Platform

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The career crisis that sparked a ‘LinkedIn for women’

February 2017

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Tony Tjan about Leadership Beyond Competency today at: venture capital + innovation conference

January 2017

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Virgin Pulse Expands Award-Winning Wellbeing Solution Suite; Extends Market Leadership with the Launch of Virgin Pulse Ignite


HSGL, co-authored by Tony Tjan, voted one of must-reads in 2017

December 2016

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NextHome, Inc. Partners with SmartZip Analytics to Bring Innovative Predictive Marketing Platform to Its Entire Franchise Network

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Is LandIt The LinkedIn For Women?

September 2016

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Virgin Pulse Transforms Employee Wellness Experience With Launch of Virgin Pulse Core

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Landit Aims to Offer Personal Playbook for Lean In Generation

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SmartZip Raises $12M to Fuel Continued Growth and Diversification

August 2016

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Help Wanted: Matching Companies With Diverse Candidates

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SmartZip launches SphereTargeting

July 2016

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Virgin Pulse Arms Employers With Self-Service Analytics Suite to Improve Benefits Management

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The Nail Salon Where Manicurists Get 401Ks And Paid Vacation

June 2016

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The New York Times in Collaboration with Jopwell

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On quest to cut water waste, Austin software startup raises $1.4M

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JW Player further expands its global footprint

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Tom Brady talks ‘pliability’ at On Cue

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Redline Trading Solutions Expands European Footprint to 30 Exchange

May 2016

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These former Wall Street analysts are tackling America’s diversity issue

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Proofpilot wants to help you design, launch, and manage research studie

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Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit 2016 starts today

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Redline Adds London Metal Exchange Market Data, Trading Access

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Founder Q&A: Chief of data analytics startup SmartZip on how to manage massive growth

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New Technology Can Diversify Applicants and Overcome Bias

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LexisNexis Acquires Premier Legal Analytics Provider Lex Machina

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Virgin Pulse, ShapeUp and Global Corporate Challenge Unite

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Adobe acquires social engagement platform Livefyre

March 2016

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Landit Seeded to Help Women Advance Their Careers

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Rentlytics one of Top 10 Early Stage Real Estate Startups

January 2016

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Boston’s Cue Ball Group Named One of America’s Best Small Companies

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Cue Ball Group Went Looking For The Next Starbucks And Found A Fresh Approach To Venture Capital

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Epic Burger to bring ‘mindful’ burger to Evanston

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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

December 2015

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Target and market with SmartZip’s powerful new app update

October 2015

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Is Silicon Valley in a tech bubble?

September 2015

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Banyan Water’s Data-Driven Water Management Solutions Save Businesses And Organizations 1.75 Billion Gallons Of Water To Date

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TeachBoost Announces Partnership with Oakland Unified School District

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Livefyre is now the only natively integrated service in Salesforce and Adobe for user-generated content

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How Ditto Uses Deep Learning For Image Recognition

August 2015

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Redline Adds Bloomberg B-PIPE to InRush Ticker Plant

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How JW Player became the largest video player behind YouTube and Facebook


Fundraise Like a Pro Using this Internal SaaS Metrics Playbook

July 2015

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ShapeUp Spark Provides Turnkey Wellness Challenge Platform for Large Employers with Limited Time

June 2015

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Cue Ball event honors MIT’s Neri Oxman

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Why This VC Says We’re Not In Another Dot-Com Bubble

May 2015

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Kapost Announces $10.25 Million in New Funding

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Good Morning Texas MiniLuxe offers new nail salon concept

February 2015

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SmartZip answers the real estate industry’s call for predictive analytics

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How to Negotiate a Banker Fee Letter

January 2015

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Rethinking the Nail Salon by Glancing at Starbucks Model

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30 under 30 # Education

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The Mobile-Payment War Is On

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Memo to Staff: Time to Lose a Few Pounds

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VCs Look Ahead To 2015

October 2014

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Nail salons get a big makeover

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MiniLuxe Brings Its High-Tech Beauty Salons Nationwide With $23M In New Funding

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‘Starbucks of Nail Salons’ MiniLuxe Raises $23M to Expand in New England

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Tony Tjan on fixing the skills gap

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Tony Tjan on how entrepreneurs are responding to the economy

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Cambridge-based photo analytics startup Ditto Labs raises $2.2M

September 2014

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4 Fasts Ways To Understand People Better

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A Good Mentor Never Tramples on Big Dreams

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Lex Machina Raises $4.8M First Round Led By Cue Ball Capital As IP Litigation Reaches New Highs