The 24-Hour Test

When my emotional response to a first meeting is excitement, I consider that an important indication of where I’ve ranked a startup concept. The conflict, I’ve found, is in navigating how closely to check or how adamantly to follow that enthusiasm as time passes from that first meeting...

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Bots In The Wild

ots are the buzzing tech trend of 2016 so far. The big five — Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft — have all unveiled or featured bots in their annual product conferences. Bot has quickly become as common as the word app has been in startup chatter about what people are building...

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My VC Product Stack

I’ve mapped out my product stack according to how regularly I use a given product and/or have set time to check/review/reorganize/clear-out the content a particular product holds for me...

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Explain Equity

Of late, I’ve encountered numerous potential startup candidates and newly hired employees who have no idea what their equity means. I’ve noticed this for years – and experienced it myself – but I’m disturbed at the frequency now and so am compelled to write about it...

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A Sonic Boom

On Monday, Spotify publicly announced the launch of Discover Weekly, taking out of private beta their signature effort in personalized playlists. After a few days of listening to my playlist, I have to say it’s outstanding...

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