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Nice! Thanks for sharing this. Sounds like you guys are off to a pretty awesome start.
1 year, 10 months ago on Fundraising then and now: Selling B2B sales to VCs
Re the last line: Even with Google trying cool stuff, I just can't see how they'll be able to try enough things to actually hurt the next generation of innovators. I mean really, if Google wants to pay me a fat salary to build my dream and I have 0 risk, I'd be willing to go try it at Google... but that just isn't reasonable. I'm doubtful a competent Google means a bad thing for startups.
1 year, 10 months ago on Google is hot; Apple is not. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve entered bizarro world
Didn't these guys start off as like NFC or QR codes on billboards or something?
"I love it when a plan comes together."
1 year, 10 months ago on PayDragon proves that mobile grocery ordering is sticky, sees revenue grow 35% per week
Quoting Ron Conway and counteless other valley folk... if your solution isn't 10x better than the incumbent, why would anyone switch?
2 years, 4 months ago on Just what Microsoft didn’t need: An awkward Windows 8 launch
How bout a follow up article- Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution? A way to tell if you're a douchebag who's ruining silicon valley.
2 years, 6 months ago on Amid the Valley’s raging case of wantrapreneur fever, Elon Musk pulls off an impressive trifecta
I think the right question to ask would be "Do you want to make money with this, or is it just cool?" Art is totally a worthwhile endevor... and technology for art's sake is worth doing and fun to watch. However, if someone wants to turn it into a business, the biz model thing should be an early question for most entrepreneurs. I'd note that all of the most successful YC companies all started with legit biz models. (Airbnb, Dropbox, Heroku)
2 years, 7 months ago on The Dreaded Business Model Question and Why Now May Be the Time to Ask It
@rayshan I was just thinking... is this the same thing as Meizu... is it?
2 years, 9 months ago on Already Valued at $4B, China’s Xiaomi Has Declared War on Apple
We've been using Xero for a few months, and I've got to say it's complex enough to get most tasks done, and simple enough to use daily. Bravo Xero.
2 years, 9 months ago on New Zealand’s Xero Announces Integration with ADP
Love this post.
You know what I like about you, Farhad? You write about things you believe in / actually know. You're not writing incendiary things just to be incendiary. You're writing something insightful that people can actually identify with.
2 years, 10 months ago on RIP, Nokia (1865 – 2014)
This has really made me think about why VC exists, and how it probably should exist.
The few controlling the many is a paradigm that's breaking down in all sorts of businesses right now thanks to the internet / technology. Why shouldn't venture be the same way? It seems insane to me that somehow they'd manage to get around all that progress.
I think crowd funding is kind of lame as a concept, but maybe angel investing is the thing to do it. Angels self select each other based on people who are mutually respected, and form the super-super angel... ie a big syndicate of angel investors as the new style of VC.
Maybe that's why we're seeing those party rounds in YC companies.
2 years, 10 months ago on Institutional Investors Loved Venture Capital to Death
Sarah! Thanks so much, seriously. And thanks Paul for writing us up... hopefully the start of big things!
2 years, 11 months ago on Vidpresso Aims to Disrupt Broadcasters, Signs Up Broadcasters as Customers
Tumblr? Accidental spell mistake, i'm sure.
3 years ago on Tumblr Reverses Course, Will Begin Selling Ads in May
I really dig Livefyre. Good stuff.
3 years ago on Pando’s New Commenting System: Because We Hate You
Dude you forgot to mention that you've cartwheeled in front of most A-List VCs in your "who the eff am I?" box.
3 years, 2 months ago on How to be Relentlessly Resourceful [a practical guide]
Just putting this out there... they're probably following ESPN's early playbook. Don't be surprised if Billiards doesn't show up soon.
3 years, 3 months ago on Just What You Were Waiting For: Live Bull Riding Comes to YouTube
3 years, 8 months ago on Mustachio: The One Chrome Extension You Need to Install Today
Yo dude. Love the concept, but it's too hard to read. Any way to make it larger and / or make it so the headlines are fully visible?
3 years, 8 months ago on Catching Up: The Best Tech Stories of Today
3 years, 9 months ago on Why Twitter Should be Very Worried About Google+