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Chris Douvos
Hi, my name's Chris, although my mom calls me Mr. Christopher Douvos when she's mad, and I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a Double-Double today.
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Here’s a fundraising tip: “you’ll be sorry you missed this” has never once worked as a tactic to get me – or most LPs for that matter – interested in a fund. Neither has telling me, “if you miss this... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Super LP
By Beezer Clarkson, Chris Douvos Two LPs, a GP and a managing director from Cambridge Associates walk into a bar. Sounds like the opening to a killer gag that would be appreciated by dozens. But wait, it wasn’t a bar,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Super LP
I just got off an advisory board call on which we were talking about the squirrely markets and the challenges that start-ups will face in the coming months. While I'm guessing we're unlikely to see another "Good Times R.I.P." soon,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Super LP
An old saying goes: “in Silicon Valley, you’re never on your way up or down, you’re always coming around . . . “ It’s a great phrase because it captures the energetic movement of people around this sunny and magical... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Super LP
You know you’ve watched too much Pixar when your 10-year old can quote lines from Cars the way we all used to quote Caddyshack in college. (Don’t get me started: I once decided it would be cheaper to rent Pixar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Super LP
Almost exactly twenty years ago, my buddies and I skulked out of our client-presentable East Cambridge office to watch the OJ Simpson verdict at Lechmere. (For New Englanders of a certain era, Lechmere – that’s pronounced LEECH-mere – was “Best... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Super LP
The word “annex” is a loaded one for me. You see, junior year in college my buddies and I had a terrible room draw and the seven of us got sent to our dorm’s annex space on the freshman quad.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Super LP
Chris Douvos My son is the living embodiment of Calvin . . . full of mischief and philosophy.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on GIVEAWAY: CALVIN AND HOBBES PRINT at Laugh Tracks
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Anyone who knows me knows that I drink a freakish amount of Diet Coke. I mean we’re talking ten to twelve can-equivalents per day. Usually in the form of a Double Big Gulp purchased at Palo Alto’s own Hamsterdam, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Super LP
[I don't love reposting stuff, but this riff from 2010 seemed appropriate since I spent part of last week talking to folks about the the sources of indifference towards private equity in institutional portfolios . . . ] Speak Like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Super LP
It’s said that the most meaningless number in sports is the score at the end of the first quarter of a football game; so much will happen before the final whistle sounds, that the first quarter score is a specious... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Super LP
The economist Herbert Stein famously said, “trends that can’t continue, won’t.” That admonition is often ignored, however, in the sunny and magical precincts of Silicon Valley. After all, it can be hard to believe that trees do not grow to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Super LP
People think of the Midas Touch as a good thing . . . So did King Midas of Phrygia -- for a while. After all, what could be better than having everything you touch turn to gold. Forget quantitative easing... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Super LP