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Fred Wilson / A VC:
Once phones collect health data, API access for authorized third parties will change the game   —  iOS8, Health Data, and Open Data  —  News is leaking out of Apple that iOS8's primary feature will be health and fitness data.  Rumors are that there will be a new app called Healthbook …
Feb 2, 2014, 5:05 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
How losing net neutrality will discourage investing in bandwidth-intensive startups   —  VC Pitches In A Year Or Two  —  Entrepreneur: I plan to launch a better streaming music service.  It leverages the data on what you and your friends currently listen to, combines that with the schedule …
Jan 15, 2014, 2:15 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
A core issue: young women are not embracing tech in key development years as often as men   —  Girls Who Code  —  I feel badly for Paul Graham because he's being made out to be something I am sure he is not.  But the brouhaha that he unleashed about women founders, women coders …
Dec 29, 2013, 1:20 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Billion Dollar Valuation Club   —  Aileen Lee has a really good post up on TechCrunch, in which she analyzes the number of companies that have been started since 2003 that have gone on to be worth $1bn or more.  —  This is a very useful exercise in the VC business since it is these big wins …
Nov 3, 2013, 12:30 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
AngelList Syndicates will compete with other lead investors for deals, and many will fail   —  Leading vs Following  —  Hunter Walk has a good post up on the coming competition among angels with syndicates to get into deals.  Hunter observes: … What Hunter is getting at is the difference between leading and following.
Sep 29, 2013, 3:05 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Mentor/Investor Whiplash   —  I've been doing a tour of the summer accelerator programs and a question I get a lot is about the feedback the teams get from the investors and mentors they meet with.  They ask me how much should they react to the feedback they are getting advising them to do things differently …
Jul 30, 2013, 6:25 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Let The Games Begin   —  That was my partner John's email response when the news came across our internal email list that the SEC had finally lifted the General Solicitation Ban as they were asked to do by Congress in Title II of the JOBS act.  —  What this means is that folks raising capital …
Jul 14, 2013, 12:30 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Valuation vs Ownership   —  I am talking at the PreMoney conference today (via Skype) and I woke up thinking about the challenges facing the VC industry.  I hope to talk a bit about this at the conference.  —  Some investors are ownership focused.  They want to own 20% of the business but care less about the valuation.
Jun 27, 2013, 1:00 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Product > Strategy > Business Model   —  One of the mistakes I see entrepreneurs make is they move to business model before locking down strategy.  The way I like to think about this is get the product right first, then lock down the strategy of the business, then figure out the business model.
Jun 2, 2013, 11:05 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence   —  It's Monday, time for another lesson I've learned in the venture capital business.  Today I will tell a story that I love telling.  It has some of my favorite people in it.  —  Back in 2004, early in my blogging career, I heard about a service that had just launched called Feedburner.
May 13, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context

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