San Francisco entrepreneur and investor Ryan Allis released a 1,284-slide Powerpoint presentation earlier this week, in celebration of his 30th birthday on Thursday, August 14 (happy belated, buddy!) It's been mocked by lots of media folk -- but I re[...]
So much to learn, so little time...
"Healthcare: Commerce Before Marketplace?" by Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures: "So what would a commerce model a la Amazon look like in healthcare? It would be a branded service that provides diagnosis, p[...]
It's been a hot minute since our last collection of VC wisdom...buckle up for some serious mind-warps:
"Facebook Massively Overpaid for WhatsApp," by Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures: "All the arguments being made about Facebook simply usin[...]
In a recent blog post, Tom Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures writes that a company's reputation and size can directly lead to lower IPO fees as a portion of overall money raised.
Tunguz analyzed the data from 360 venture-backed technology IPOs over the [...]
Happy Sunday! Prepare yourself for the week ahead with a bit of wisdom from the industry's finest venture capitalists.
"Female Founders," by Paul Graham of Y Combinator: "I realize though that with female founders, efforts at our stage are not eno[...]
In a recent blog post, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures announced that Jordan Hudson has been promoted to Principal at the L.A.-based VC firm, and also gave a few hints on what top-tier venture capitalist actually do with their time.
Is it me, or has society always been this coarse? Has a plethora of media shone a light into every nook and cranny or has America fundamentally changed, and now it's every man for himself, and if I have to climb over you to get what I want, tough noo[...]
The video above shows a guerilla marketing art project created by the agrowculture.org team in Horta do Monte, Portugal.
What you don’t see in this video is the community garden of Horta do Monte fifteen meters from the wall, and the inspiring his[...]
Back like we never left, the first batch of venture capitalist advice for 2014. Don't act like you're not starved for wisdom...
"Local Schwag Bearers," by Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures: "The best evangelist I've ever seen is John B[...]
Today we communicate through a multitude of different messaging channels: email, SMS, chat, video chat, and social networking to name a few. However, is there any one place you can see all your different types of messages on all your devices? Not eve[...]
So much advice, so little time to read...
"How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle And Avoid Wasting Time," by Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures: "The thing is … what I see many sales execs do is burn up countless hours on mid-level campaigns that get torpe[...]
It's been a hot minute since our last round-up of VC advice....but wisdom, unlike bloggers, does not sleep.
"The Limits of Capitalism," by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures: "Contrary to the occasional community members who call me a socialist [...]