Cathie Briggette

Cathie is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all Touch Ahead Software’s marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations, both internally and externally. She also serves as the Marketing Director for NSK Inc., which she joined as an associate in 1997 and where she worked as a developer on multiple mission-critical projects — including several financial projects. Prior to Touch Ahead and NSK Inc, Cathie was the Marketing Manager for the US Software Division of Objects 9000, a German-based company. And before that she was the Marketing Director for Pelikan Pens.

Jumpstarting a Small Business: 6 Ways the SEC’s JOBS Act will affect your Small Business.

  Are you an entrepreneur? Do you own a small business? Has it been difficult to find investors to grow your small business? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I can only hope that you’ve heard of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startup) Act that went …

Paid Marketing Interns for September 2013 – Fall Semester

POSITION FILLED COME BACK IN DECEMBER TouchAhead Software LLC and its founding company NSK Inc.  are looking for two interns to work over the Fall Semester (September – December 2013) on a part-time basis (15-20 hrs per week) for our Marketing Department. There are two internships available. Responsibilities Composing white papers for Marketing; …

Network of Creativity

Venture capitalists invest in creation. Entrepreneurs invest themselves in their creativity, because a creative project is the only type that will ever succeed. Original ideas, imagination—these things make a product sell. But that product, whether you’re a venture capitalist or an entrepreneur, is just an item. It may be creative, …

Entrepeneurship is Sailing

For centuries we’ve asked the question, “quantity or quality” but in the world of entrepreneurship there hasn’t been a definite answer. Do you want to start a huge company or a controlled local one? Put out the most product at the lowest price or the expensive yet customizable, organically grown …

Dodd Frank: On the Books

We are all familiar with the Dodd-Frank Act, but regardless of our opinions on it one thing is clear: it’s going to happen. It represents the most comprehensive financial reform measures taken since the Great Depression, and with such a massive reform comes massive changes. Specifically, in the way your …

A History of Venture Capital: Part Two

In our last post, you learned about pre-WWII “venture capitalism”, which bears only a slight resemblance to the practice today. After the war, the US went through a few changes that created the perfect environment for the business to flourish into what we now know. 1958: Venture Capitalism might not …

A History of Venture Capital: Part One

In the last 35 years, venture capitalists invested more than $441 billion in over 57,000 companies in the United States alone. That’s pretty impressive if you ask me—many of those investments, from Google to Starbucks and even the pacemaker, have become permanently entwined in our daily lives. But like most …

Investing Yourself

If it were easy to be a venture capitalist, it would be a much more common resume listing. Being able to identify new and innovative technologies and then generate a high commercial return, at an early stage, is not something you are born with.   And then taking a role to …

Investing in Sharing

As a venture capitalist, you invest in the future. The deals that you make can’t be unmade, and those that you don’t might be huge successes under the guise of a competitor. Hindsight is the only way we can see clearly, and VCs must rely on their vision of the …