INC. | Uber has been living a public relations nightmare in recent weeks, including accusations of inappropriate handling of user data, widespread sexual harassment, and stealing intellectual property from a Google spin-off. The good news coming out of all this bad news: Several important lessons can be learned from Uber's plight. Take it from Bullpen Capital Partner Paul Martino who says decades of watching CEOs run companies gives him a unique perspective on Uber's publicity problems.
ENTREPRENEUR | Investors, corporate executives and startup founders speak out on the future of business across consumer verticals.
THE PHILLY INQUIRER | A shoeless Paul Martino opened the door to his imposing Doylestown home and led a visitor past the office where he keeps his hippo collection and then down into the basement to the poker table.
THE PHILLY INQUIRER | If Philadelphia’s new political start-up, Jefferson’s List, takes off, its founders just might have President Trump to thank. And entrepreneurial guru and venture capitalist Paul Martino.
BUILT IN LA | James Conlon doesn't possess anything that could be described as a traditional venture capitalist background. Instead of going to Stanford, getting an MBA and interning at Google, Conlon went to Bucknell and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He's also a former professional poker player and has a law degree from American University. Now an LA-based partner for Bullpen Capital, he's dedicated to growing local tech startups, and it all started with two chairs, an elevator and a few NSFW quips between complete strangers.
FORTUNE | The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question, "When’s the best time to look for investors?" is written by Paul Martino, general partner at Bullpen Capital.