Andy Dunn, co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, just survived a funding round of $30 million, and judging by the tone of his recent blog post on Medium, he wasn't too impressed with the general quality of investors he met with. In an open letter of sorts, [...]
In a recent blog post, Brad Feld of the Foundry Group explains that he thinks both U.S. patent reform and immigration reform are broken. Not surprisingly, Silicon Valley is looking to 'disrupt' these issues, and Twitter in particular is leading the w[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares how he missed out on an early investment in Feedburner -- which in 2004 was run by current Twitter CEO Dick Costolo -- because he didn't trust his gut, and did too much due diligence.
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures explains how he used to pester Tumblr founder David Karp about adding a native 'comments' function to tumblogs.
David -- ever the positive-futurist -- wanted to keep the trolls out of his kingdo[...]
A few days ago, Fred Wilson wrote about how "return and ridicule are highly correlated." Today, Dustin Curtis -- founder of blogging platform Svblte and experienced UX designer -- writes about how he was given early introductions to both Vine and Pin[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures shares an anecdote about a real estate lawyer taught him the importance of preparation, as well as the role of pure grit in negotiating deals.
The aforementioned lawyer, Morty, was a partner in [...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union SquareVentures explains that “return and ridicule are highly correlated.”
In other words – CRAZY ALWAYS WINS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
He notes Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen’s thesis of d[...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson explains that the best angel investment he made before co-founding Union Square Ventures was in a company called TACODA, which originally had "the right product but the wrong business model."
Founder Dave Morgan had pre[...]
Scott Heiferman was an early web 1.0 entrepreneur who sold his company I-Traffic at the peak of the dot-com boom in 1999, then went to work at McDonald's "to interact with real people." So he's unorthodox and persistent -- and those traits are exactl[...]
Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, explains in a blog post that convertible debt is good for founders and generally bad for investors -- unless you're in a late-stage of financing, like Foursquare was when they raised $41 million[...]
In a recent blog post, Union Square Ventures VC Fred Wilson explains a personal favorite motto of his: "Don't let a good crisis go to waste."
The basic philosophy comes down to the ol' mantra of failure: times of crisis -- even crisises not [...]
Fred Wilson writes that earlier this week, the Twitter Cards platform -- currently used by more than 10,000 developers to "richly" represent content on Twitter -- announced some new functionality, with "mobile app deep linking" as a primary pri[...]