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Fred / A VC:
Chasing Returns   —  I've spent much of this long weekend curled up on the couch reading Too Big To Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin's history of the financial crisis of 2008.  I've wanted to read this book since it came out last year but it took me a while to get to it.  I'm enjoying it very much.
Nov 28, 2010, 10:35 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Pacing Yourself   —  I've been pretty clear as of late that I think the market for investing in web startups is getting overheated.  When I talk to some people about this, they say “you should shut down and ride out the bubble on the beach.”  To which I say “we don't think we can time markets.”
Nov 21, 2010, 3:00 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Self Expression Matters   —  Erick at Techcrunch sent me this chart yesterday and asked me why Tumblr was growing so fast.  I guess it was related to this post he wrote about Tumblr yesterday.  —  I told him I had no idea but I could make an observation.  My daughter came home from college …
Nov 14, 2010, 11:10 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Storm Clouds   —  We have enjoyed an amazing run in the web startup and investing space over the past five or six years.  In this sector of startupland, company creation is up, investment is up, there are plenty of success stories, and not all of them are based on quick flips and takeouts.
Nov 12, 2010, 9:15 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
The Creative Phase   —  The digital technology revolution was, from the day the transistor was invented in the late 40s until the early part of last decade, largely about engineering.  It is still very much about engineering but I've been thinking for a while now that as this revolution matures …
Oct 30, 2010, 5:05 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Collusion   —  Mike Arrington posted about a secret meeting of angels and super angels in San Francisco the other night.  In the post he suggests that they are colluding to keep valuations down, terms intact, and traditional venture capital firms, such as ours, out of their deals.
Sep 22, 2010, 6:35 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
The Office Matters   —  Originally uploaded by Etsy Labs.  —  Our portflio company Etsy has a person who is focused on the office, company culture, and making the work space as comfortable as possible.  They have a chef come in and cook a healthy lunch for everyone three times a week.
Sep 18, 2010, 10:10 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Social Layers and Social Intention   —  I read Mike Arrington's post on Google's social efforts just now.  I have not seen any of Google's work.  I have not been briefed.  I really have no clue what they are building.  But this quote got my attention: … Q. Why did Twitter succeed and FriendFeed fail?
Sep 17, 2010, 7:00 AMIn context
Fred / A VC:
There Are Two Venture Capital Industries   —  I attended a breakfast meeting the other day where David Silverman of PWC presented the latest Money Tree data on the venture capital business to a room full of entrepreneurs and VCs.  —  As I sat there and listened and read the charts …
Sep 16, 2010, 9:15 PMIn context
Fred / A VC:
Mobile First Web Second   —  Paramendra wrote a post last night that got me thinking about a class of apps that I'll call “mobile first web second”.  He mentions Twitter and Foursquare and I would agree that both of them are mobile first web second.  —  Back in the early days of Twitter, I sent and read most of my tweets via SMS.
Sep 3, 2010, 2:25 PMIn context

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