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May 2, 2020

Downturn Success Stories: Part 1

“Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and they will briefly rain gold” -      Warren Buffett, 2016 The COVID-19 epidemic has had a…

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Grahme Taylor

Wildcat Venture Partners

March 24, 2020

Busting at the Seams & Screaming for an Outlet: Data Liquidity in the Healthcare Industry

Busting at the Seams & Screaming for an Outlet: Data Liquidity in the Healthcare Industry By Phyllis Whiteley, Partner, Wildcat Venture Partners, in conversation with…

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Phyllis Whiteley

Wildcat Venture Partners

October 17, 2019

Win or Learn: Four Questions That Help You Keep Your Job

Living in an Age of Disruption can be exhilarating, but it is also unpredictable. Forecasting during the early stages of a technology adoption life cycle is…

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Geoffrey Moore

September 30, 2019

Bruce Cleveland on Follow Your Different Podcast

As we continue our run on legendary VCs, we feature today Bruce Cleveland, an entrepreneur, executive, venture capital investor and best selling author of Traversing the Traction Gap. We…

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Christopher Lochhead

Follow Your Different

July 19, 2019

Five Things We Need to do to Close the VC Gender Gap

As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the VC gender gap,” I had the pleasure of interviewing…

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Jason Malki

Authority Magazine

July 11, 2019

Building The Enduring Startup: On Digital Oil and Trapped Value

Digital Oil and Trapped Value are two key concepts we embrace at Wildcat Venture Partners, anchoring our mindset as we seek and evaluate investment opportunities. They define “what”…

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Bryan Stolle


July 9, 2019

Silicon Valley in the Classroom: Babson College Teams with Wildcat Venture Partners & GreenFig

Range of classes to focus on formula for helping early stage startups scale and reduce risk of failure using Wildcat Venture Partners' Traction Gap Framework®…

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Wildcat Venture Partners

June 30, 2019

Which Technology Will Most Impact The Future Of Investing? 17 Experts Share Their Insights

Anybody can trade stocks these days, whether from a computer or smartphone. But that doesn't mean that they should. Certain things — financial investing top…

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Sam Mire

Disruptor Daily

June 30, 2019

What Trends Are Shaping Investing In 2019? 17 Experts Share Their Insights

Unless you still bear the mental scars of the Great Depression, odds are you've got some money invested somewhere. Once you taste those sweet returns of…

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Sam Mire

Disruptor Daily

June 29, 2019

What’s The Future Of Investing? 17 Experts Share Their Insights

Without the ability to invest, who knows how long it would take the average joe or jane to reach retirement? Despite the inevitable, at times…

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Sam Mire

Disruptor Daily

June 26, 2019

The Elephant in the Room: Startups, Enterprises, and the Current State of Digital Transformation

I spent the early part of last week speaking with enterprise thought leaders and executives from some of the world’s largest organizations at the Enterprise Transformation…

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Rohinee Mohindroo

Accelerate Innovation

June 26, 2019

Truth, Lies, and Personalization: What Keeps CMOs Up at Night

There has been a significant uptick in marketers’ efforts to prepare and deliver more personalized messages and experiences to targeted audiences across all channels. Forrester…

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Bryan Stolle


May 23, 2019

Bruce Cleveland at the Lean Culture Meetup

Bruce Cleveland of Wildcat Ventures (wildcat.vc) speaking at Lean Cutlure Meetup on Tue-Apr-23-2019. His talk was based on his new book "Traversing the Traction Gap"…

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Wildcat Venture Partners

May 13, 2019

Building Better: Wildcat Venture Partners & Obo

Welcome to the NVCA Blog series, Building Better, where we celebrate the dynamic relationship between our VC members and their innovative portfolio companies around the…

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Cassie Ann Hodges

National Venture Capital Association

May 8, 2019

How To Build a Startup That Doesn’t Flop

This is the first in a three-installment series that is designed to help you understand the Traction Gap Framework® – a step-by-step survival guide for…

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Bruce Cleveland

Young Upstarts

May 6, 2019

Digital Transformation

Finding Your Path “There is more than one way to skin a cat.” It’s a family expression that I used to love until I actually thought about…

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Geoffrey Moore

May 3, 2019

Bruce Cleveland Guest Appearance on Products that Count Podcast

Every entrepreneur dreams of turning their big idea into a real business. That said, 85 percent of startups end up failing to get off the…

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Products That Count

April 9, 2019

Will Microsoft Acquire Adobe?

Microsoft took advantage of the Adobe Summit in March to get in front of 17,000 marketers and tout its partnership with Adobe. Particularly, Microsoft and Adobe…

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Dom Nicastro


July 15, 2018

Follow The Money: Meet The Investors Of Conversational AI

Conversational commerce is exploding in chat, delivering what you want, when you want it. Get to know the VCs and angels making it happen. Hey…

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Martine Paris


April 27, 2018

Geoff Moore guest appearance on HR Leaders Podcast

HR Leaders is a weekly Podcast Show where Chris Rainey chats with today's most successful and Innovative HR Practitioners. Episode #64: How Do Companies Succeed…

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HR Leaders

February 7, 2018

Phyllis Whiteley On What the Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire partnership means for healthcare

When Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway launched their partnership in the healthcare space, they left more questions than answers about their new venture. The…

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Laura Dyrda

Becker's Hospital Review

January 18, 2018

1Mby1M Roundtable January 18, 2018: With Bruce Cleveland, Wildcat Venture Partners

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, one of the early employees at Oracle, as…

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One Million by One Million

December 21, 2017

Bruce Cleveland on Legends & Losers Podcast

A lot of people who come from big “category king” companies think they can automatically build a legendary business. How has history proven this notion…

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Legends & Losers

December 19, 2017

The Creative Workforce of Tomorrow: A Conversation on AI with Katherine Barr

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, Katherine Barr, about ideas that disrupt markets. Katherine is a board member for…

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Tara Chklovski


November 17, 2017

Bruce Cleveland guest appearance on DisrupTV

DisrupTV is a weekly Web series with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday.…

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October 6, 2017

Digital health investors don’t want your buzzwords

Venture capitalists at Health 2.0 explained what it takes to get noticed. Every day a cadre of PR pitches are created to hype the latest…

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Jeff Byers


October 6, 2017

Bill Ericson Featured in News and views from Health 2.0 2017

This year was the 11th anniversary of Health 2.0, a yearly health tech conference that explores the newest in digital health with eyes for what’s…

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April 28, 2017

Scaling the Revenue Engine Webinar featuring Bruce Cleveland

Tom Mohr, Founder and CEO of CEO Quest, shares his research-backed insights and best practice advice for choosing channel partnerships that maximize company acceleration and…

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CEO Quest

March 23, 2017

Katherine Barr Discusses Canada’s 2017 Budget

Less than 24 hours after Finance Minister Bill Morneau had unveiled his second federal budget, Kurtis McBride was already taking and making calls to help…

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Craig Daniels

Communitech News

March 15, 2017

Leadership Series Featuring Phyllis Whiteley, Ph.D.

Accelerating the Success of Next Generation’s Healthcare Entrepreneurs In this exclusive Slone Partners interview, Dr. Phyllis Whiteley, seasoned venture capitalist and life science consultant, shares…

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Slone Partners

March 12, 2017

Meet Katherine Barr, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners

Venture capital used to be a cottage industry, with very few investing in tomorrow's products and services. Oh how times have changed. While there are…

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Steven Loeb


March 2, 2017

Wildcat Venture Partners Closes on New Fund to Help Companies Traverse the “Traction Gap”

Wildcat Venture Partners Closes on New Fund to Help Companies Traverse the “Traction Gap” Four Established Founding Partners Share Operating Experience and Best Practices to…

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Wildcat Venture Partners

December 7, 2016

How women dominate the country’s most powerful advisory council — the one that pulls Canada’s economic strings

With its stone chimneys and wooden verandas in the Queen Anne Revival style, the house that Thomas Willson, the Ontario inventor and industrialist, built on…

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Peter Kuitenbrouwer

Financial Post Magazine

November 7, 2016

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2017: Beyond the Boardroom

When we built the 2016 Power List, we used financial records, corporate documents and analyst reports to help quantify the influence of business leaders. This…

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Steve Brearton

Canadian Business

October 10, 2016

Coupa Software investor on what its big IPO might mean to others

Bryan Stolle is one of the happy venture investors who celebrated Coupa Software's IPO success last week. He led the San Mateo startup's Series D funding…

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Cromwell Schubarth

Silicon Valley Business Journal

August 20, 2016

Podcast with Elizabeth Burstein

Elizabeth Burstein, Principal at Wildcat Venture Partners and Ex-PM at Linkedin sat down with host of Yours Productly podcast, Ravi Kumar. She discussed the Traction Gap framework,…

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Ravi Kumar

Yours Productly

June 27, 2016

Top 7 Things I Learned at C100 48 Hrs in the Valley

Paul Teshima, Co-founder and CEO of Nudge, shares the top 7 things he learned at C100's 48 Hours in the Valley 2016 5. Venture Capital is Still…

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Paul Teshima


June 2, 2016

Wildcat Venture Partners launches, focuses on early-stage startups

Partners from two longtime Silicon Valley venture-capital firms said they are launching a third: Wildcat Venture Partners, a firm focused on the stage where young…

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Sarah McBride


April 19, 2016

Catalyst Conference 2016: Interview with Katherine Barr of Wildcat Venture Partners

Katherine Barr is one of more than three dozen leading executives who will be speaking at the Catalyst Conference. Read her interview with Girls in Tech <here>.

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Katherine Barr

Girls in Tech