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Dave McClure / 500 Hats:
Dave McClure apologizes for inappropriate advances towards multiple women, says Christine Tsai and 500 Startups senior management were unaware until recently   —  By now you may have heard I f**ked up, and people are calling me a creep.  —  While I'd like to believe that I'm not a bad or evil person …
Jul 1, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Dave McClure / 500 Hats:
Expect more non-tech public companies to buy tech unicorns as a hedge against disruption   —  Yeah, There's a Bubble... But it Ain't in Tech … Everybody in the press loves to write stories about the next “Tech Bubble”.  —  Of course, they all think they've seen this movie before—twice in fact, in 2000 and in 2008.
Aug 21, 2016, 8:35 PMIn context
Dave McClure / Medium:
High private tech valuations the result of investors betting against doomed public incumbents unable to innovate   —  Bubble, My Ass: Some Unicorns Might Be Overvalued, But All Dinosaurs Gonna Die.  —  Summary: pundits argue billion-dollar startups are overvalued, but few realize …
Apr 12, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
Dave McClure / 500hats:
What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.   —  Recent articles by the WSJ, Fred Wilson, & others are noting a shift in investor interest to enterprise and away from consumer.  If true, this is a huge error... at least for entrepreneurs, angels, and smaller funds.
Nov 25, 2012, 10:15 PMIn context
Dave McClure / 500 Startups:
Scaling Venture Capital?  We suck.  We can do better.   —  I'm kind of embarrassed to call myself a Venture Capitalist.  —  In fact, most of us who call ourselves VCs should be too.  —  Why?  Because MOST of us are hypocrites, and have NO idea what we're doing.
Apr 6, 2012, 2:55 PMIn context
Dave McClure / Quora:
500 Startups: A Continuing Work in Progress.   —  ok, it's been over a year since http://500startups.com has been up & running (altho almost two years we've been working on deals, and about 9 months we've been running the incubator/accelerator).  in any case, while we may still be rookie VCs …
Oct 15, 2011, 10:00 PMIn context
Dave McClure / 500 Startups:
Top 10 Tech Investing Trends For 2011   —  I bring you the top 10 tech trends for 2011: 1.  (Way too many) Groupons, social games and photo-sharing apps Unimaginative VCs — which is to say, all of us — tend to start the new year off throwing good money after bad on last year's tired and expired ideas.
Jan 17, 2011, 5:15 AMIn context
Dave McClure / More Startups. More Jobs.:
Senators Kerry & Lugar Introduce the Startup Visa Act in Washington, DC   —  We are thrilled to announce Senators John Kerry (D-MA) & Richard Lugar (R-IN) today introduced The Startup Visa Act in Washington.  —  The full text of the proposed legislation is here.
Feb 24, 2010, 2:55 PMIn context
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Subscriptions are the New BLACK.  (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple will own your wallet by 2015)   —  I'm on a redeye to NYC, supposed to be working on a presentation i'm giving in a few hours... but f**k it, i can't get this outta my head, so here we go.  —  (note: extremely raw, uneven …
Feb 1, 2010, 1:35 PMIn context

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