Welcoming HasOffers to the Founders’ Co-op Family

One of Seattle’s quiet startup success stories just got a little louder: as TechCrunch and GeekWire reported last night, we joined Accel’s Rich Wong and Real Networks founder/CEO Rob Glaser in a $9.4MM Series A for HasOffers. Founders’ Co-op is a seed-stage fund so this is an unusual deal for us — but then HasOffers continue…

How to win by adding labor back in to your business

Regular readers know that I’m obsessed with the Future of Work — a catch-all phrase for the many ways in which the global labor markets are being reshaped by technology. One visible element of this trend is the acute scarcity of digital creative talent, creating what I call “The Maker Moment“– the current golden opportunity continue…

Geekwire Awards Keynote: Turtles + Flywheels

The crew at GeekWire — Seattle’s leading tech media¬†+ events platform — invited me to keynote this year’s Seattle Startup Awards. My notes for the speech are reproduced below (the picture is by Adam Loving) — the same content, plus a video of the speech, can be found on GeekWire: I want to talk to continue…