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I was advised by many in venture that I wouldn’t last 5 months in venture; I was too impatient, too controlling, too much. Well 5 years later they get to be right, well kind of….

I am stepping down as a General Partner of Accomplice and will not be a GP in Accomplice’s next fund.

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VIDEO: Boston Tech Fights Childhood Cancer Raising $400k for St. Baldrick’s

Boston’s technology community raised over $400,000 to fight pediatric cancer with St. Baldrick’s. Watch the video below to learn more about the people who supported this great cause and why they stepped up to fight this terrible disease.

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hack/secure Unites 25 of the Top Entrepreneurs in Cyber to Help Form and Fund 100 U.S.-based Cybersecurity Companies over the Next Three Years

Today, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Chris Lynch along with partner Cort Johnson unveiled hack/secure, an invite only investment syndicate to help U.S. citizens build cybersecurity companies to ensure the United States leads the global effort in protecting the free world.  At launch, hack/secure includes a syndicate of 25 of the industry’s pre-eminent and proven entrepreneurs investing in the next generation of cybersecurity entrepreneurs.  The organization already has local presences in Austin, Boston, DC and New York.

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WSJ: To Accelerate Your Startup, Syndicate, Says Venture Capitalist Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is still waging war on accelerators.

A little over a year ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s annual venture capital conference, Mr. Lynch, a general partner at Cambridge, Mass., venture firm Accomplice and former chief executive of data analytics company Vertica, tangled withDavid McClure of 500 Startups about the value of accelerators such as Mr. McClure’s.

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