Delivering value at the margin

Monthly archive for January 2012

2011In Review

2011In Review

TweetThe year past was a good one for MVP.  We are grateful for our manifold blessings, as well as for the many mercies shown us by the Courts.  While there are plenty of highlights from 2011 memorialized in term sheets, deal tombstones and the occasional sobriety test, […]

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Tumblr Dice

TweetThe announcement of an $85 million dollar venture round was the second surprise we’ve had over Tumblr.  The first was discovering it’s not a stemware company. MVP passed on Tumblr when it was looking for funding earlier in its life.  Frankly, we don’t like this blogging with […]

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Agent Orange

TweetWe at MVP are proud to announce a new stage in our relationship with the (O)range Initiative. The (O)range Initiative is dedicated to finding opportunities in the tech world for the self-deinstitutionalized. You may know the (O)range Initiative as the charity of choice for numerous celebrities and […]

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Zippity Do Dah

TweetZipcar deserves all the success it has achieved for bringing its innovative business model to the tired old car rental business.  It has spawned a few other startups, but essentially they all are about making auto rental cheaper, more user-friendly and utilitarian. That is fine and dandy, […]

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Projector or Projectile?

TweetYesterday we had management of a most intriguing company in our offices to discuss a possible investment.  We had been impressed with the team in previous meetings, particularly the one who gave us a ride in his Porsche.  But no sooner had we exchanged pleasantries and finished […]

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Ixnay the Anelspay

TweetIt is confab season again and I have been receiving many enquiries from readers like this one: Lach, My inbox is inundated with announcements for this venture panel and that investment expert.  Why aren’t you out there spreading the gospel of Zero Equity Nurturing? J.R., Albuquerque, NM […]

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