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Fred Wilson / AVC:
Three interrelated macro themes dominated this year in tech: the breakout of crypto, beginning of the end of white male dominance, and the backlash against tech   —  As has become my practice, I celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one here at AVC with back to back posts focusing …
Dec 31, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
From 2012 to 2015, following Facebook's IPO, early stage startup valuations soared to unsustainable levels and are now returning back to normal   —  I tweeted out this article from Techcrunch in the middle of last week: … And the response from the Twittersphere was a desire to hear my views on it.
Dec 3, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
The provision in the Senate Tax Reform Bill that would have taxed stock options and RSUs upon vesting has been dropped   —  I just saw this on my twitter: … This means that the Senate has now made the tax reform bill a win for those who work in startups instead of a loss.
Nov 15, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Current draft of Senate Tax Reform Bill would tax stock options and RSUs upon vesting, which would have a devastating effect on equity compensation in startups   —  The current draft of the Senate Tax Reform Bill would tax stock options and RSUs upon vesting.
Nov 13, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Blockchain technology and crypto-tokens enable new business models for creating open protocols, financed by the tokens protocol creators retain at launch   —  Protocols are a geeky topic.  It's way more interesting to talk about applications.  People will go on and on about why they like gmail or some other email application.
Jul 31, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
The challenges and opportunities of a second mobile revolution in which smartphones deliver essential services in the developing world   —  The Second Smartphone Revolution  —  Benedict Evans tweeted out this chart yesterday: … The first 2.5bn smartphones brought us Instagram, Snapchat …
Mar 13, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Bitcoin could fail, a risk factor identified in USV's investments, but the mining community will likely accept a fork this year to resolve the block size crisis   —  Bitcoin Is Dead, Long Live Bitcoin  —  I've been writing about the Bitcoin blocksize debate here at AVC …
Jan 15, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Fidelity's markdowns are another sign that for startups, access to capital from public market investors comes with the price of increased transparency   —  The Blurring Of The Public And Private Markets  —  Five or six years ago, as the USV team was discussing the evolution of late stage financings …
Nov 16, 2015, 2:05 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Most of today's high-growth companies with negative gross margins will ultimately fail, unable to establish a monopoly amid similarly well-funded competition   —  Negative Gross Margins  —  There's been a lot of talk coming out of silicon valley lately about fast growing companies …
Oct 21, 2015, 9:00 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
A media platform based on blockchain will arrive soon, which unlike Reddit or Twitter can't be policed   —  The Decentral Authority  —  We've been big fans of Reddit since it was part of the first Y Combinator class ten years ago this summer.  We've watched closely as it emerged as a community powered mostly by its users.
Jul 5, 2015, 10:45 PMIn context

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