Posts Tagged ‘Associated Press’

  • Why Exchanges Show the Book
    Posted by on April 24th, 2015 at 8:57 am, Comments: 0

    (the original post I put up was a draft of this one.  I am having some WordPress trouble) Scott Nations and I were chatting on […]

  • Is There a Tech Bubble? What’s the Value of a Network?
    Posted by on April 17th, 2015 at 9:22 am, Comments: 0

    One of the problems encountered when trying to figure out if tech companies are in a bubble or not is that this isn’t 1999.  Here […]

  • Speed Kills, and Can Kill Markets Too
    Posted by on April 11th, 2015 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Interesting stat by the NYSE.  Turnover in stock trading is down.  It’s been steadily dropping since 2007.  One reason for the increase in turnover back […]

  • GE to Spin Off Banking Operations
    Posted by on April 10th, 2015 at 9:07 am, Comments: 0

    Interesting to see bulky corporates start to slim down.  Hewlett-Packard ($HP) did it.  Kraft spun off Mondelez.  Motorola busted itself into several pieces.  Yesterday GE […]

  • Farming Meets Tech-People Got To Eat
    Posted by on April 7th, 2015 at 8:30 am, Comments: 0

    Silicon Valley is discovering farming.  If anyone in the Midwest was looking for a building block to stick in a foundation for a Midwestern tech […]

  • Rebooting Wrigley
    Posted by on April 6th, 2015 at 8:22 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday was Opening Night at Wrigley Field.  Being the long suffering Cubs fan that I am, I went.  You might have heard they are rebuilding […]

  • Is Tech For Normal People?
    Posted by on April 3rd, 2015 at 7:49 am, Comments: 0

    Built In Chicago is a website that highlights the tech sector in Chicago.  The sector is growing quickly here.  But, I sort of dislike the […]

  • The Great Unbundling
    Posted by on March 30th, 2015 at 8:21 am, Comments: 0

    Have you seen this photo? Or this one from a while ago? A lot of great businesses have been built in the last ten years […]

  • Sometimes You Lead, Sometimes You Follow
    Posted by on March 25th, 2015 at 7:45 am, Comments: 0

    In venture capital, most of the time it is best to be in front.  Be ahead of the curve and the herd.  That’s where the […]

  • Trade Following Apps
    Posted by on March 21st, 2015 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Over the course of the decade, I have seen a lot of companies doing “trade following”.  Essentially, it’s one trader that others sign up to […]

  • Republican Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns
    Posted by on March 18th, 2015 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    Republican Congressman Aaron Schock resigned.  Too bad.  He is young, 33.  He had a bright future in politics.  That being said, I think his resignation […]

  • Why Does The Stock Market Impact Startup Valuations?
    Posted by on March 12th, 2015 at 7:43 am, Comments: 0

    It’s impossible to predict the stock market with any certainty from day to day.  But, typically it goes in 6-8 year cycles.   Not boom/bust, […]

  • What’s The Most Important Stat in a Market?
    Posted by on March 9th, 2015 at 7:52 am, Comments: 0

    With lots of startups doing two sided markets it’s worth looking at what’s important when setting up a market.  It doesn’t matter where you lean […]

  • #TrainTheMen
    Posted by on March 5th, 2015 at 5:00 am, Comments: 0

    The following is a guest post from my friend Susan Mravca.   Susan is a Chicago based serial entrepreneur and someone you should know. Many of […]

  • Apply For An Arch Grant
    Posted by on March 4th, 2015 at 3:35 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s the time of year to apply for an Arch Grant.  I am familiar with them through a portfolio company, Dabble.  There are a couple […]

  • Risk and Investing
    Posted by on February 24th, 2015 at 8:27 am, Comments: 0

    There is a lot of fear in the tech community over a bubble.  The last time there was a bubble, the entire stock market collapsed. […]

  • How To Find Your Way in Chicago
    Posted by on February 12th, 2015 at 12:19 pm, Comments: 0

    Chicago is the fourth third largest city in America.   Since I co-founded Hyde Park Angels in April of 2007, the startup community here has changed […]

  • What’s It Take To Make A Market?
    Posted by on January 31st, 2015 at 7:18 am, Comments: 0

    The other day I blogged about physical versus cash delivery.  It piqued the interest of some people and we delved into a conversation about what […]