Boston VC: MBA not necessary for entry into venture world

October 24, 2015
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By: Erin
Mackey Craven, partner at Boston-based venture capital firm OpenView Venture Partners, says breaking into the venture world is all about hustle, not Harvard. In his article, “Want to be a VC? Don’t get an MBA” he explains why an MBA is not necessary to map a career path as a venture capitalist. Below is a recap of more of this week’s trending conversations and news from Boston’s startup ecosystem.
Boston Business Journal: Warby Parker co-founder has a new Boston-based VC fund
Andrew Hung, founder of Warby Parker, and Boston-based investor Jeremiah Daly founded a new venture capital fund in Boston called Elephant Partners. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, there are 58 undisclosed investors in the fund. The firm will focus on consumer Internet, mobile and software companies.
BostInno: Here are 10 Boston-Area Drone Companies to Watch
On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration released preliminary details about its plans to require the registration of recreational drones. On the same day, Boston-based CyPhy Works was granted FAA clearance to operate one of its drones nationwide. There are 10 Boston startups that are developing technologies that are used in tandem with drones, such as enterprise management systems and online marketplaces that can connect you with drone operators.
Boston Business Journal: Exclusive: Massachusetts ski resort goes solar with Boston's Nexamp
Massachusetts ski resort Jiminy Peak is going solar, the largest in the Northeast according to Nexamp, a Boston-based energy firm. The solar panels, combined with Jiminy Peak's wind turbine and conservation efforts, will help the ski resort cut its energy usage by 90 percent.
What are your favorite Boston-based stories from week? Tell us what we missed.

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