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The Monastic Startup

Last week at our Yesware board meeting, we talked about the idea of “the monastic startup.” This was a phrase that Matthew Bellows, Yesware’s CEO, came up with, and it characterizes the culture they are creating at Yesware. It embodies two concepts: The monastic startup is a place where engineers do the best work of their…

Google Apps Marketplace Ecosystem

Recently my partners and I spent some time discussing three of our recent investments – Spanning, Yesware, and Attachments – which are each applications built on top of Google Apps. Specifically, they are built for Google Apps and available in the Google Apps Marketplace or the Chrome Web Store. Each company is going after something…

Yesware – Integrating Email and CRM

I continue to be obsessed about email – it’s by far the most significant comm channel I use. And – it’s accelerating, not decelerating, especially as it proliferates across devices as well as other comm channels. I’ve watched as many of the companies we’ve invested in use email and CRM systems (such as Salesforce) as though…