Posts tagged India

Data On Seed Stage Investing

Here is something interesting that I found yesterday on early stage investing.  It’s a study from Harvard Business School.  The one conclusion I can make out of it is networks matter.  They matter a lot. When I traded, people on …






What We Will See In The Future

Been reading around the web about the WhatsApp purchase by Facebook.  WhatsApp had one investor, Sequoia.  The VC only owned 20% of the company based on what I could find.  That means 50 employees owned 80% of a $19B transaction. …






Illiterate People Are Why Mobile is So Powerful

Was perusing Benedict Evans slide deck on mobile.  It’s highly interesting and informative.  There is some data, and a lot of questions.  The book on mobile is in the beginning chapters, and we don’t know the outcome.  But the plot …






Breakfast Links

Buy Gold  Especially now that the state of Illinois wants to regulate it. ($GC_F, $GLD) CFTC, the agency that regulates the price of all the stuff you eat and power your cars, homes with made a proposal that is a “monumental” …






Onion Futures, India Prime Minister Future

In India, a Prime Minister’s future can be made or broken by the price of onions.  In today’s FT, there is a short blurb about it.  Onions are an essential ingredient in northern Indian food.  When the cost of onions …






Currency Wars

China has been accused by the US and other countries of currency manipulation. I don’t think there is any doubt that they haven’t. However, publicly embarrassing them is not the way to handle it. On the other hand, what about …