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[...]
How's this for a Silicon Valley comedy:
Mild-mannered Yale/Stanford graduate starts rap-lyrics website with friends.
Unbeknownst to the man, a tumor begins growing in his frontal cortex.
Man's behavior radically shifts; he begins talking in a raci[...]
According to Forbes, venture capital funding is at its lowest levels since Q2 2010, with 801 American companies raising roughly $7.22 billion in VC money this past quarter.
Hence, we've got blunt advice from Mark Suster (make your own revenue) and[...]
The Series A crunch is REAL, ya'all, and Ben Horowitz wants you to know that you can't schmooze your way out of it.
In a recent blog post, he gives some advice on how to navigate the current emotional market, where many startups are either failing[...]
In a blog post last week, Ben Horowitz took a real risk -- he called the recently demoted Mark Pincus, Chief Product Officer of Zynga, his "friend."
But just because Pincus is Horowitz's friend doesn't mean he'll take it easy on the ol' Data Dicta[...]
According to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, "the incentives are...strong to keep...companies private," and market watchers shouldn't expect a major tech IPO anytime soon.
"The new running theory among new entrepre[...]
In a recent blog post, Ben Horowitz writes that the hiring process for sales people should be much different than the hiring process for engineers.
Basically, if you can recruit a sales team full of the dudes who used to wale on your engineers in [...]
In a very special "student-has-become-the-master" blog post, Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz relates how as a 20-year-old intern at Silicon Graphics, he was the "Huey P. Newton" of the office -- antagonizing his superiors' right-wing politics, an[...]
Andreesen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz explains in a blog post that the hardest part of hiring senior managers is not always landing the talent – it’s keeping the talent motivated. According to Horowitz, assuming great executives will maintain th[...]
Ben Horowitz writes on his blog that the strongest companies are often “cult-like,” only because they are provocative enough “to change what people do every day.” The ideal cultural point is easy to implement, but holds far-reaching consequences.