Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What Makes The Boston Startup Scene Special? Jeff Bussgang Tells All.

Boston author, professor, and venture capitalist Jeff Bussgang is perhaps our greatest proponent of the Boston startup scene. “Every fall, I deliver a presentation at Harvard's iLab, open to the community, on what makes the Boston startup scene so special” says Bussgang. “It has become a nice opportunity to step back and appreciate all the rich resources entrepreneurs have at their fingertips in the Boston community. Here is this year's version (which I'm delivering this month), complete with a lot of updated content and data on our local tech hub:” 

Jeff's insights include the realization that those who compare Boston to California sometimes ignore the  fact that California is geographically, population wise, and economically much much larger than either Boston or New England.  But Bostonians try harder, averaging $4.3K/per person in venture capital, compared with $3.7K in California.

Jeff’s investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in consumer, e-commerce, education, financial, marketplace, mobile and SaaS start-ups. He is a General Partner at Flybridge Venture Capital. He also serves as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and teaches a class on entrepreneurship and lean start-ups called Launching Technology Ventures.  In this capacity, he has co-authored twelve HBS cases and notes regarding startup management and entrepreneurship.

Jeff also describes himself as a former entrepreneur turned VC, HBS Senior Lecturer, author, dad of three, husband of one, civic leader, Cross Fitter and fan of all Boston sports.


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