Fri.Mar 20, 2020

Stepping Up in Crisis: EO Members Respond to COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In times of crisis, entrepreneurs step up to take the lead on creating groundbreaking pathways toward renewal. We asked three EO members what strategies they are implementing at work and in their personal lives as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Press Ganey Acquires NarrativeDx To Expand AI-Driven Consumer Insights

Dream It

NarrativeDX ( Healthtech - Fall 2014 ) is the latest win for the Dreamit portfolio. Today, the company announced that it is being acquired by health care performance improvement pioneer Press Ganey. Kyle Robertson, Founder and CEO of NarrativeDx.

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Funding Friday: The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Relief Fund

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that when this is all over, I can’t wait to go to my favorite restaurants and enjoy their hospitality and food. If they are able to re-open. While many industries are facing difficult times in this crisis, the restaurant and hospitality industry is particularly hard hit. So for today’s funding friday, I am encouraging everyone to do what I did this morning – make a donation to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Relief Fund.

[BriefCam in Security Sales and Integration] BriefCam Adds LPR, People Counting & More to Analytics Platform


BriefCam has added multiple new capabilities to its video content analysis platform to allow customers to further leverage video surveillance investments. Read more here.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

COVID19 Crisis, Business Advice and First Principles


I have written a few general posts about the COVID19 crisis already. Today I want to address all of those running a company or making management decisions with a simple message: avoid generic business advice! By generic advice I mean anything of the form “do x,” such as “cut 20% of cost now.” Because it may or may not apply to your specific situation. Across the USV portfolio, the COVID19 crisis has had wildly different impact on companies.