Aug. 22, 2014 8:00 am

Venture fund director shares tips [Links Roundup]

Also, what entrepreneurs like Brinkbit's Bryan Bamford and SeeFuture's Torin Ellis eat for lunch.

Tom Dann, managing director of equity funds at the Department of Business and Economic Development.

(Photo courtesy of DBED)


Venture Pulse: Insights on venture investing in Maryland [MDBIZ News]: “The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs—those who have earned initial funding and developed a solid product—is reaching a level of revenue by the time they have to raise a larger round. It’s not just about money, but about market validation. A company needs to show that there is enough market pull to gain the confidence of investors who are mainly interested in whether a business can scale.”

Maryland is preparing backup plans in case its rebuilt health exchange fails [Washington Business Journal]: “Open enrollment for coverage in 2015 starts Nov. 15. Last month, Sharfstein and other health exchange leaders told a joint legislative oversight panel that the system was on track and that a glitch with Connecticut’s exchange — the technology of which Maryland is using to revamp its own system — will not cause problems for Maryland users this fall.”

What 29 Entrepreneurs Eat for Lunch [Tech Cocktail]Bryan Bamford of Brinkbit says, “Typically a good old turkey sandwich. But today I was lucky to find some leftover pizza. Lacy [Bamford’s cat] thinks she’s going to get some.”

Tyler Waldman

Tyler Waldman is a contributor for Baltimore. A Towson University graduate and former local editor for, Tyler has also written and photographed for publications including the Baltimore Brew, Howard County Times and Towson Times. He lives in Charles Village.

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