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Are Real Names Required For Real Socializing?
— Over the weeekend my friend Jeff Jarvis and I had a twebate about this topic. You can see it in action on storify thanks to David Connell. — I'm all for real names if people want to use them. I use “fredwilson” on every web service I can and that is almost all of them.
— We see a lot of metrics on web and mobile apps. Our portfolio companies share their metrics with us, which we keep confidential and do not share with anyone outside of our firm. And companies that are seeking investment from USV also share their metrics with us.
Why I'm Rooting For Google+
— The day Google+ launched, I sent a friend at Google who was involved in building the service an email requesting an invite. I got the invite late that day and started playing with the service. Here's my profile. I'm not sure if this page is public or you need a Google+ login to see it.
There Aren't Many Exits Over $100mm
— I was reading Mark Suster's latest blog post (actually its a presentation embedded into a blog post) and I came across this slide. — I don't know what the source of this data is and I don't know if this is just M&A exits or if it includes IPOs as well.
Financing Options: Customers
— I wrote in an earlier post in this series that friends and family is the most common form of startup financing. If you are talking explicitly equity investments, then that is probably true. But the most common way that startup businesses get money to get going is they sell something to someone.
Investing In The Cultural Revolution
— In a talk with Erick Schonfeld at Disrupt a couple weeks ago, we talked about what is coming next for the Internet. Erick asked me what I thought was coming after the infrastructure and application phases of the Internet.
Enough Is Enough
— I believe that software patents should not exist. They are a tax on innovation. And software is closer to media than it is to hardware. Patenting software is like patenting music. — The mess around the Lodsys patents should be a wake up call to everyone involved …
Some Thoughts On InvestorRank
— Chris Farmer, a VC with General Catalyst, presented some interesting data yesterday at Disrupt. He ranked VC firms on the basis of what companies they invested in as the first VC investor. If you invested in a highly successful company in the first round …
Finding And Buying A Domain Name
— I believe that a good domain name is an important success factor in building and launching consumer web services. It's not in my top ten but it could be. It's certainly something we think about a lot when making investments and working with companies post investment.
The Word Bubble
— In all the posts over the past year or so outlining my thoughts on the financing and valuation environment in the internet sector, I've avoided using the word Bubble. It is intentional. For me Bubble will always be inexorably linked to what went down in 1999 and 2000 in the internet sector.