Venture Capitals Existential Crisis: The Disintermediation of Institutional Capital

Investing in emerging technologies and industries has traditionally been the realm of venture capitalists and only the most elite could participate in this close circle.  The venture capital industry ushered in a great generation of innovation and a new take on investment strategies.  However, as the industry matured and institutionalized it has lost its original […]

The UNR Sontag Business Competition: Dreams, Ideas, Innovation, Risk & Generosity

I was recently given the honor of judging the University of Nevada Reno Sontag Business Competition.  This competition was developed this  year when a former successful UNR alumni, Rick Sontag, donated $1 million to the school of business.  The $1 million donation was endowed and will award a $50,000 investment into the top business developed […]