Posts Tagged ‘Google+’

  • The Great Unbundling Continues
    Posted by on June 15th, 2015 at 7:37 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things that has happened in tech firms is unbundling.  It’s possible to create a big company off of one segment of another […]

  • Want a Tip On A Cool Phone App?
    Posted by on June 11th, 2015 at 9:40 am, Comments: 0

    I met William Mougayar  online.  He lives in Waterloo near Toronto and is connected to the tech scene there.  He runs a great resource blog […]

  • Getting Rid of Hierarchy is in Vogue
    Posted by on May 21st, 2015 at 7:38 am, Comments: 0

    Zappos ($AMZN) got rid of bosses.  Like communism and socialism and a lot of government programs, it sounds nice on paper but in real life it […]

  • Is It A Billion Dollar Idea or Not?
    Posted by on May 16th, 2015 at 8:38 am, Comments: 0

    One of the tough things when you seed invest is to figure out if the company you are analyzing is a billion dollar idea or […]

  • How To Make Great Leaps Forward In Civilization
    Posted by on April 20th, 2015 at 9:21 am, Comments: 0

    A long time ago in a century far far away, I was having a conversation with Peter Yastrow on the trading floor.   We were […]

  • How To Win The Lotto Every Day
    Posted by on March 20th, 2015 at 8:06 am, Comments: 0

    Twitter CEO Dick Costello said,  “You start one monster company, maybe you were lucky, maybe you were in the right place at the right time. You found […]

  • Warren Buffett And Seed Investing
    Posted by on March 2nd, 2015 at 11:08 am, Comments: 0

    Warren Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders Saturday.  I love reading his letter.  It’s full of tremendous common sense.  “There are certain things that […]

  • It Was Tougher to Get Money in 2014
    Posted by on February 27th, 2015 at 10:13 am, Comments: 0

    If you were in the market for seed stage startup capital, it was tougher to get money from organized venture capital investors in 2014.  In […]

  • What To Do About Dead Equity On The Cap Table
    Posted by on January 22nd, 2015 at 7:12 am, Comments: 0

    This is a topic that isn’t talked about enough.  There are few blogs on it.  But, it’s important because it happens a lot.  It also […]

  • Are Younger People Starting Companies? (Cont)
    Posted by on January 4th, 2015 at 9:33 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I wrote about the downward trend in entrepreneurship among people under the age of 30.  Today on Twitter, a lot of people from Silicon […]

  • Your First Hires
    Posted by on December 21st, 2014 at 10:28 am, Comments: 0

    It’s often said in startup world that your first ten hires are your most important.  Certainly, hiring great people early really helps your business.  But, […]

  • Why Is There A Bubble?
    Posted by on December 10th, 2014 at 7:42 am, Comments: 0

    Uber raising $1.2 Billion at a $40B valuation has reinforced the idea that there is a bubble in startup companies.  People that believe that are […]

  • Earn Money From Your Ideas at Trading View
    Posted by on November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 am, Comments: 0

    They say content is king.  If you are a participant in the market, now you are going to have a chance to see if you […]

  • Is The Internet A Utility? (Part 2)
    Posted by on November 12th, 2014 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0

    What’s the definition of a utility? Wikipedia defines it this way-in terms of economics.   The internet is certainly a circular utility as defined by […]

  • Venture Can Do Great Things
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:29 am, Comments: 0

    There is a beef about VC these days that it isn’t investing in the next great thing.  Too many apps.  Some VC’s like Marc Andreessen […]

  • Don’t Have An Idea? Be a Joiner
    Posted by on October 21st, 2014 at 6:30 am, Comments: 0

    In the past couple of weeks I have been on some panels.  I will be on a panel early today at CATTECH VII up in […]

  • Don’t Ask Why-Ask YCharts
    Posted by on September 18th, 2014 at 7:13 am, Comments: 0

    One of my portfolio companies YCharts just rolled out some new functionality.  Since I initially invested in them back in 2010, they keep rolling out […]

  • What’s It Take To Be Successful?
    Posted by on August 6th, 2014 at 7:13 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people are searching for the path to success.  They want it to be textbook.  Finding success isn’t solving the quadratic equation.  There […]