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The Importance of the Non-Investor Board Member

Advice to the VC Community

Mark Lonergan, February 4th, 2020

I had a fascinating meeting today with a General Partner at one of the Valley’s top venture capital firms. He asked me a simple question: “What advice do you have for me as the VC markets continue to shift”?

My response might surprise you: “Recruit a non-investor industry expert – ideally an active senior line executive in an

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Hiring the Realtor Before the House Goes on the Market

Mark Lonergan, October 31st, 2019

In the venture capital world, boards are made up of the founder and the venture capitalists who have backed the company since inception. Most companies that go public have boards laid out according to this model – no outsiders allowed!

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What's New in the Silicon Valley - Summer 2019 Update

Lonergan Partners Releases New SV150 Listing

Mark Lonergan, June 18th, 2019

STRONG FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

2018 was a big year for the Silicon Valley. In the current Lonergan SV150, our ranking of Silicon Valley public companies by revenue, sales topped $1 trillion for the first time. Profitability was also up, with companies earning combined profits of $193

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The Unexpected Spike in CEO Recruitment

2019 Sees Dramatic Growth in Outside Appointments

Mark Lonergan, May 9th, 2019

Starting in the middle of 2018, the demand for CEO recruitment started to spike for all classes of tech companies: Public, Venture-backed and Private Equity-backed companies. As one of Silicon Valley’s leading executive recruiting firms, we have doubled the number of CEO projects in the past year.

Why is now the time when

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Return of the IPO

Mark Lonergan, August 22nd, 2018

The recent return of the Silicon Valley tech IPO shows up in our August 2018 publication of the Lonergan SV150 rankings. Overall, 50 US tech companies companies launched an IPO from Q1 2017 to Q2 2018, with 10 of these companies landing a spot on the Lonergan SV150. These include two companies with over $1