Envision: September 2017

Teamwork, teamwork. That’s what counts.We all remember this cry from our youth on the value of working together.

September 26, 2017 Volume 7
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GP’s Update

Teamwork, teamwork. That’s what counts.

We all remember this cry from our youth on the value of working together. We also love the age-old saying: “There is no ‘I’ in teamwork.”

Adages like these reinforce the value of doing great tasks together. This can be winning the big game, or investing in early stage FinTech.

In this issue, you’ll find interviews with a few advisory board members that we hope you’ll enjoy. We will do others over time. We focus this issue on teamwork.

Mark & Dave

I have been impressed by the hard work and engagement of our board of advisors for Vestigo Ventures. I have seen those leaders step up to provide insight during due diligence activities for start-ups. They have helped our portfolio companies gain insights and new business. They provide valued feedback to the four partners — always with a focus on getting returns for our investors.

Envision Interview with Brigitte Madrian

Talking behavioral finance with Prof. Brigitte Madrian from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Watch the video interview here

Envision Interview with Chris Dean

Chris Dean from Summit Partners discusses market observations and management teams for start-ups.

Read the full interview here.

You may have worked on building great teams in a number of different settings — whether start-up, business enterprise or nonprofit. Issues surrounding building great teams commonly come up, no matter the setting.

Mentorship. I have been fortunate to have had mentors throughout my career and personal life. I have been and I am a mentor to others.

The mentor who has had the greatest impact on my life was a New York City Firefighter. He never worked on Wall Street, he did not go to college, and to be honest, he was not a stellar high school student either. He spoke very few words during our mentorship. He has always been a man of action and very few words.

Portfolio Updates

NICSA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 NICSA NOVA Awards. These awards showcase excellence in innovation and leadership across a number of categories within the asset management industry.

In technology, huge changes happen every month. Here are 20 innovators that you’ll want to keep your eye on.

They’re smart and successful, and to say they are ambitious would be a huge understatement. They are the Boston Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 honorees and, despite their youthful ages, each of them is already making a significant positive impact in their workplaces and communities in Greater Boston.

Netcapital is the official funding platform at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Industry News

Teamwork is the key to success. However, teamwork is a challenge in and of itself. Here is what you and your teammates need to know to succeed as a team.

Collaboration has become more complex, but success still depends on the fundamentals.

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