This will be very brief, but I wanted to share this write-up I did on SweatWorking, a Chicago startup creating a fitness and wellness platform. It's a great example of consumer tech in the city, and it was a ton of fun speaking with Nikki Desai, their Head of Product. Give it a read, and … Continue reading SweatWorking – Profiling a Chicago Startup
To me, a sense of gratitude has always seemed like one of the strongest indicators that a person is someone I’d like to be around. I love the idea of a holiday that reminds us to be grateful, especially because it’s so commonly a time to reconnect with family and friends that remind us of … Continue reading Gratitude
This past week I attended Devol’s Dance - a technology conference hosted by Drive Capital out of Columbus, OH. If you’re a Midwest VC cheerleader (guilty as charged), Drive Capital should be on your radar – they’re a great demonstration of what can happen when Silicon Valley thinking is applied outside of its birthplace. Chris … Continue reading Devol’s Dance: A Day in Columbus
It seems reasonable to start with a post about why I’m doing this in the first place: how I became interested in startups, and why I want to continue exploring that interest. Here’s the short version. A Bit of Background I started my career at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations division. It seemed … Continue reading Why VC?
And today I’m turning 28. That’s not entirely relevant to the content of this blog, but birthdays are a natural check-in point and it seems an appropriate time to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time – create a space to capture and share my perspective on startups, technology, and the trends … Continue reading Hi, It’s Blake