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summing up, you're F#'d if your investors don't re-invest.
3 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
3 months, 1 week ago on A rare defense of venture capital classic
2 indiegogo links are broken
6 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)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Native or not, GumGum’s in-image ads work, and that’s what matters
that's what i call a sponsor :)
6 months, 3 weeks 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
10 months, 2 weeks 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
11 months, 3 weeks 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?
11 months, 3 weeks 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?
11 months, 3 weeks 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.
12 months 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?
12 months 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
1 year 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 ''
1 year ago on The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?
link for First move doesn't work
1 year ago on Chess: The secret to entrepreneurial success
Sarah's last paragraphs are usually nailing it all
1 year, 1 month ago on Bye Bye, Bill: How Nguyen Doomed Color from the Start
6 weeks / $10,000 ? Was that a TV commercial?
1 year, 2 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
1 year, 3 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
1 year, 3 months ago on Hey, Marissa, Where Are Those Pink Slips?
Good run for the pandoList though. Kudos
1 year, 4 months ago on A Sad Goodbye to the PandoList and Amanda Schwab