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"fascinating right this moment" because he lacks ethics to build an app that gives a shit?
I like Sarah's pov's but fascinating is a low
5 months ago on Come see Whisper’s Michael Heyward defend anonymity at the next PandoMonthly LA
Thanks for keeping on top of this. The basics of the issue is founders with a low ethics and educational foundation, and the well mentioned "cult of the founder" giving them a place to hide from consequences, so they can play their "distortion field" at will.
The comparisons with Facebook are an history lesson by Sarah to founder kids that wanna be cool instead of sensible. Nonetheless I believe Facebook - albeit bad- was more excusable than since Secret is clearly built on top of the opportunity for anonymous bashing.
6 months ago on Now we’ve seen Secret’s ugly soul, will investors act?
@voidfraction . powered by arduino.. Good point. Drones are getting cheaper also for military...
8 months, 1 week ago on The War Nerd: Iran is building a “fake” aircraft carrier? How can you tell?
Hardly a better wine discovery experience when compared to Vivino. Don't even get me started with the fact that they had 11 wins from Portugal, hardly enough to "discover" anything
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Drync soaks up $2.1M to build a better wine discovery app
summing up, you're F#'d if your investors don't re-invest.
1 year, 4 months ago on YC alum Tutorspree shuts down
@DaveMcClure the entire response would have the same meaning without the not-needed "nowhere near as smart as i thought you were." IMHO
1 year, 5 months ago on A rare defense of venture capital classic
2 indiegogo links are broken
1 year, 7 months ago on Warren Buffett’s former pilot launches Visionary Airlines in Silicon Valley
Intrusion works and that will always matter. For some (advertisers that don't care) more than others (end user)
1 year, 8 months ago on Native or not, GumGum’s in-image ads work, and that’s what matters
that's what i call a sponsor :)
1 year, 8 months ago on Forty more tickets on sale for our John Doerr PandoMonthly! (And a new venue…)
haven't met any sales person handling calls through an app. Hopefully they're not trying to change that behavior
2 years ago on Elastic launches Close.io, sales software designed by salespeople
Nah, are you kidding. Did you wanted APPL to continue to grow 50%+ a year like it did until the $700? That's either irrational behavior or you're trusting that Elon Musk is really going to colonize other planets very soon
2 years, 1 month ago on Let’s admit it… Steve Jobs was lucky
'The answer is, nothing.'
The answer may actually be a lot. Broadband penetration and many other development indicators drive more things than we imagine. Gun violence may be less direct, but i'm pretty sure there's an impact. Economically but also on values?
2 years, 1 month ago on Ron Conway launches huge campaign to stop gun violence. How you can participate
Correct me if I'm wrong but 1,000 out of 4,000 = a 25% fail rate before A-series. Angel and seed investors always 'claim' how they take all the risk. Assuming that A rounds go for 4x bigger valuations than seed rounds did, this means that 75% of deals more than outpace those 25%. It's still a good business to be angel/seed-investor, looking at this stats.
Would be interesting to know of that 25% fail rate changed during the last years. Seed valuations and #of seed investments went up, but did the fail rates? that would clearly highlight the difference. Probably that difference also reflects the more willingness to fund crappy businesses earlier on since more investments was likely to drive it.
Does this line of thought make sense?
2 years, 1 month ago on Finally, actual data: Series A crunch will kill 1,000 companies, $1B in angel money
Wrong perspective IMHO.
Ad tech is trying to find the needle in the haystack. Removing cookies means the industry can't find the needles. Why not focus on litting fire to the smelly, moldy hay instead? The web is full of crap ads (and sites). If they didn't exist, better sites would amass more revenue form overall available advertiser budget.
2 years, 1 month ago on What will ad-tech look like without cookies?
Hi do people call VC's to associates? Are they really VC's? Is a office assistance in a VC firm a VC? Or a data research intern?
2 years, 1 month ago on Meet America’s youngest venture capitalist, Alex Banayan
Maybe it's time for VC's to include this behaviour in their code of honnor
2 years, 1 month ago on There is a lot of talk about being pro-entrepreneur. First Round and NEA show serious action
'' Just get another seed, you probably already diluted your company too much anyway ''
2 years, 2 months ago on The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?
link for First move doesn't work
2 years, 2 months ago on Chess: The secret to entrepreneurial success
Sarah's last paragraphs are usually nailing it all
2 years, 3 months ago on Bye Bye, Bill: How Nguyen Doomed Color from the Start
6 weeks / $10,000 ? Was that a TV commercial?
2 years, 4 months ago on Online Ads Suck! Steelhouse Unveils A2 Platform to Simplify Rich Media Ad Creation, Save an Industry
@Heidiesq my opinion: the kind of startups that join a site like Angel List are more educated than others. They read Brad Feld.. I see your point but i don't think that the minuses will be significant when compared to the benefits
2 years, 4 months ago on AngelList Launches Free Seed Funding Closings, Saving You $20K and Months of Hassle
Good move nivi and naval. I specially like the "small", smart touch: "Liquidation preference [1x] cannot be customized".
"Isn’t the CEO paid $100 million to do the hard things that need to be done?"
Not on my company
2 years, 5 months ago on Hey, Marissa, Where Are Those Pink Slips?
Good run for the pandoList though. Kudos
2 years, 6 months ago on A Sad Goodbye to the PandoList and Amanda Schwab
@hamishmckenzie "How influential people use social media in newsworthy ways very much is." can be used BOTH WAYS:
- Why idiots don't have room to say SHT because the internet WILL REACT
- Why is a chinese public figure using the internet and his influence to hit on an american public figure, aka "the idiot"
You chose one
2 years, 6 months ago on China Internet Doyen Kaifu Lee “Tweets” Private Info of US Swim Coach
@hamishmckenzie should you be convering it Hamish?
How far can a public figure accuse falsely someone innocent with rumors? The internet is an platform of openness and people will react to it when them deem it unfair, regardless of this being a international, china vs us issue or not.
So, instead of covering the fact that a public figure is bashing on another public figure by posting his PUBLIC details, why not focus on the wrongful accusations against an innocent person (assuming that rules exist and doping is controlled by the competent authorities and that makes her innocent until concrete proof is made)?
It's even a better story since an innocent person is being accused. Unless China Vs US sells better. That's where I'd thing were one-sided on this one.
I love Angelist, don't get me wrong, but let's imagine that you don't have suck cool investors like most wont. Comparing this to those who don't is the de facto way of testing angelist and the power of crowdfunding. Using only outliers as an example isn't enough, imho
2 years, 7 months ago on Take That Crowdfunding Cynics! Rally Raises Largest AngelList Deal Ever
This is what pando daily is all about. Great post. VC's should not only talk about "how entrepreneur must have an insane passion" but also have it as well.
2 years, 7 months ago on Accel Invests $30M in LightSpeed, and the Top VC Was the One Doing the Wooing
to move away from possible law suits, putting the responsibility over NASFAQ?
2 years, 8 months ago on Facebook Looking to Ditch NASDAQ | PandoDaily
Your argument can only be valid if at least you try to estimate the value that this guy, plus his family, also added to the US.
Could facebook happen without him in thr first place even? Apparently the all might Zetterberg didn't thought so.
2 years, 8 months ago on What Eduardo Saverin Owes America (Hint: Nearly Everything)
Interesting trend coming out of VCs understanding/realizing that they can't build a proper dealflow by themselves anymore?
2 years, 9 months ago on Sequoia Confirms Existence of “Stealth” Scout Program. Who’s Next?
Do they have those annoying Adobe-style updates? If not I'll switch
2 years, 10 months ago on Nitro Raises $3.5 Million to Take On Adobe Acrobat