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Hunter Walk:
Money Doesn't Talk.  Why Most Startups Aren't Announcing Their Seed Financings   —  Most of the startups we've backed at Homebrew don't rush to announce their funding.  Not because they're all operating in stealth or pre-product - in fact some already are earning $1m+ in revenue per annum.
Jun 10, 2014, 7:25 PMIn context
Hunter Walk:
Gil Penchina interviewed on plans for his leaderboard-topping $3.3M AngelList syndicate   —  Gil Penchina's Army: How AngelList's Largest Syndicate Plans to Lead A Rounds, Hire An Associate & Keep VCs Honest  —  Gil Penchina doesn't appear in TechCrunch or Valleywag often.  He tweets infrequently.
Apr 12, 2014, 5:15 PMIn context
Hunter Walk:
Deals We Lost: Homebrew's Two 2013 Misses   —  When do you officially get christened a “VC?”  Is it when you successfully raise your first dollar or finish the fundraising?  Is it when you write your first check or see your first exit?  With Homebrew, Satya and I both consider ourselves a startup in its “product-market fit” phase.
Dec 21, 2013, 12:15 AMIn context
Hunter Walk:
Instagram Stabbing Itself By Leaving Twitter Cards Off   —  YouTube never disabled embeds on Twitter or Facebook, letting visitors to those products watch a YouTube video without ever coming to our site.  YouTube worked with Apple to make our app a default experience on iOS, even leaving it effectively non-monetized until last year.
Sep 30, 2013, 8:25 AMIn context
Hunter Walk:
AngelList Syndicates: Three Examples of Their Powerful Future   —  AngelList recently started supporting syndicates, where a lead investor into a startup can solicit for other investors to join them in exchange for carry on the deal (a share of their profits).
Sep 22, 2013, 7:30 PMIn context
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Don't Mess Up Tumblr: Five Lessons Learned from YouTube   —  When Google purchased YouTube there was lots of skepticism and outright derision.  Today analysts estimate its enterprise value is approaching $20 billion.  So I guess it all worked out, eh?  Being one of the first Googlers …
May 20, 2013, 11:45 PMIn context
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Why Video Discovery Startups All Fail   —  Sad to see Cory Booker's startup Waywire pivoting to “Pinterest for video” after starting with much bigger ambitions.  Prediction: they'll struggle because video discovery just isn't a venture scale business.  —  My previous role leading product …
Apr 18, 2013, 8:05 PMIn context
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Other Reasons Nick Bilton Seeing FB Decline   —  NYTimes columnist Nick Bilton wrote today that he's seeing massive declines in organic Facebook engagement on his posts.  He cites last year receiving hundreds of likes per post but now having 1/10th that despite growing subscribers 20x.
Mar 3, 2013, 2:00 PMIn context
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Are Medium & Quora Just the Rebirth of Content Farms?   —  Three years ago a terrible collection of beasts rose from the sea and threatened the Internet we love so dear.  These “content farms” churned out low quality prose in SEO-friendly formats to try and garner traffic from Google and other search engines.
Jan 28, 2013, 12:00 AMIn context
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Trying to be the one true social graph is like trying to hold water in your fist   —  Facebook needed to buy Instagram because it was creating a mobile-first photo-centric social network.  Snapchat is interesting to Facebook because it's creating a mobile-first ephemeral content social network.
Dec 31, 2012, 12:05 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
5 mind-bending facts about quantum computing  —  In GIF form, five of the most mind-bending things scientists have learned about life on an atomic and sub-atomic level.
Freshdesk:
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VMware:
Your Grandfather's Backup Tools Weren't Built for Today's Virtual Environments.  —  When the health of your business rides on the availability of your virtual machines and the applications they run …
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.