Nate Lentz
July 1, 2019

Technology & Leadership

Two Great Reads and Three Trends to Drive Innovation

Two things I have read recently have stayed with me and lingered in my mind.  The first is Ed Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, which focuses on the history of urban development, the impact of regulation and industry structure on urban success, and the future for cities.  Glaeser outlines several trends that suggest that in […]

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Nate Lentz
May 14, 2019

Technology & Leadership

PACT Enterprise Awards:  Proud of Philly, Proud of our Collective Grit, Proud of our Companies

The 2019 Enterprise Awards were held last night at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.  True to the resurgence of Philadelphia, this event has returned to Center City over the last five years after being held for several years in the hotel and casino landscape of City Avenue and King of Prussia.  This black-tie event does […]

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Nate Lentz
July 18, 2018

Technology & Leadership

The Compounding Effect of a CEO’s Day-to-Day Decisions

A colleague of mine recently stepped away from his day-to-day role as a partner in a venture fund and into an interim six-month role as Executive Chair in one of our portfolio companies. It was a necessary move to stabilize what will likely be a very good company and it was a great move for […]

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Nate Lentz
May 14, 2014

Technology & Leadership

Softening a Startup Crash Landing

In 2003 through 2005, when I was in my pre-investor, CEO role, we bought three companies  and through this process we learned a lot about what to do differently, what to do better, and what just not to do in start-up M&A.  One company in particular taught us a majority of the lessons.  The company […]

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Nate Lentz
October 21, 2013

Technology & Leadership

5 Jobs Start-up CEO/Founders Give Up Too Late

Often I will write a blog post and several portfolio CEOs will say that I wrote the post specifically about them when in fact I am discussing a common tendency among the many CEOs I see.  This is probably going to be one of those posts, especially for the founder / CEOs in the group.  […]

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