Posts tagged Advertising

How To Save Illinois

Bill Gurtin runs a 9B Munibond portfolio.  When asked if there were places in the US he absolutely would not put money at any prices, he named two places. 1. Puerto Rico 2.  Illinois That’s how bad the state finances …






Following On In Early Stage Financing

Fred Wilson has written about USV’s policy on following onto rounds.  It’s a controversial topic so he has actually written a lot about it.  Should you follow on when a company has to raise the next round?  Brad Feld has …






Welcome to Office Gov. Bruce Rauner

If you have been reading Wirepoints like I have, you always new the situation in Illinois was dire.  Political reporters in every newspaper ignored the fiscal crisis.  It goes against their belief in a lot of cases.  But, Illinois is …






The Road May Look Smooth, But It’s Rough Sledding

Cruising through the Masai Mara you learn some things.  Not just about animal behavior, or the laws of the jungle, but human behavior too.  I took this photo and uploaded it to my Instagram.  In life, a lot of things …






5 Mobile Advertising Trends for 2013

Everybody shops, so the demand pull in 2013 is to facilitate shopping. The retail industry wants conversion, lead generation and loyalty out of the mobile shopping trend. The smartphone user wants real time relevance, reach and precision. Both want location …






Instaprofit-A Solution to the Facebook/Instagram Problem

Instagram wants to sell my photos. Facebook ($FB) wants to commercialize my relationships. Nothing is free, there are opportunity costs to everything. However, the recent decision of Instagram/Facebook to monetize photos has received tremendous backlash. Their executives focused on an …






A Nice Lunch Conversation with Tap.me

Went to a lunch today with a fair amount of people. I wound up at a table with Josh Hernandez of Tap.me, one of my portfolio companies. Josh is a pretty cool guy. Tap.me went through Excelerate Labs and then …