Posts Tagged ‘Silicon Valley’

  • Chicago is Chicago. It’s Not A Prairie.
    Posted by on June 6th, 2015 at 7:24 am, Comments: 0

    @ChicagoBlueSky YES. CHICAGO ISNT SILICON ANYTHING — Jeffrey Carter (@pointsnfigures) June 5, 2015 Chicago used to be a swamp. The name “Chicago” is an American […]

  • Data On Seed Stage Investing
    Posted by on June 2nd, 2015 at 7:57 am, Comments: 0

    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 […]

  • The Third Wave
    Posted by on May 31st, 2015 at 9:22 am, Comments: 0

    Steve Case saw the first two waves of the internet.  Now he is predicting a third.  But, it’s not going to happen overnight.  Here is […]

  • The Tech Trends
    Posted by on May 28th, 2015 at 7:41 am, Comments: 0

    Went through Mary Meeker’s slide deck.  I kind of agree with Howard Lindzon. 2015 Internet Trends Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers If you […]

  • It’s Tougher for Women
    Posted by on May 24th, 2015 at 10:31 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, Jonothan Sposato published an article that said he will only invest in startups with at least one woman on their team.  Adam Quinton has […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why I Love Dabble And You Should Too
    Posted by on May 1st, 2015 at 9:08 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things that I totally love about working with startups is that they enable everyone to achieve goals that they want in life. […]

  • Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship
    Posted by on April 25th, 2015 at 9:26 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I was on a panel for the University of Illinois College of Business.  I am a graduate.  Al Goldstein of Avant Credit and Sean […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pattern Recognition: Works in Trading and in VC
    Posted by on March 28th, 2015 at 8:24 am, Comments: 0

    This is an interesting clip by Professor Steve Blank from Stanford.  He is talking about entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, but he easily could be talking […]

  • 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 […]

  • Valuation Discussion From Two Pros: Are High Seed Valuations Here to Stay?
    Posted by on March 22nd, 2015 at 5:20 pm, Comments: 0

    This is one of the reasons I like Twitter.  Sam Altman is one of the most respected people in seed/early stage investing.  He runs YCombinator, […]

  • 21 Million Bitcoins
    Posted by on March 17th, 2015 at 8:01 am, Comments: 0

    Bitcoin startup 21 Inc raised $116M in venture capital money from several investors last week.  If you follow VC, the list of investors is a […]

  • Startup Company Transition
    Posted by on February 25th, 2015 at 7:32 am, Comments: 0

    Startups go through phases.  Sometimes after a while, the original CEO isn’t working out.  The idea is still good, but the company is stuck in […]

  • Go Big or Go Home
    Posted by on February 18th, 2015 at 7:45 am, Comments: 0

    There were a lot of funny adages in trading.  “When in trouble double”; “If you got a hunch, do a bunch”.  Another one was “Go […]

  • Chicago, You Scored a TD. Act Like Walter Payton
    Posted by on January 23rd, 2015 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Recently, I have read a couple of articles about the startup scene in Chicago.  In one, Kelly Raymond makes some excellent arguments about why Chicago […]

  • 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 […]