Posts Tagged "Fred Wilson"

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No Heroes Here

I love this post by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures:  “Understanding VCs“.  He was reacting to a tweet by Joe Fernandez: “too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture” – Joe FernandezAnd

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Transportation and Investment… and Startups

It seems appropriate to post this on a day when I’m en route to Europe to meet with colleagues and customers in Europe. Interesting read on Fred Wilson’s blog on the distribution of Venture Capital.  From the included graphic you can

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Fred Wilson on Tenacity

This post on Fred Wilson’s blog, “Tenacity”, should be inspirational to many bootstrapped businesses. He perfectly captures the challenge and the zeitgeist of tenacity in the context of the entrepreneur and the investor (because businesses aren’t just up and to

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Serendipity

Reading this post on Fred Wilson’s blog, I can relate in a small way.  Well, no one is likely to recognize me on a flight, but in a sense, putting yourself out there on a blog, on twitter, and in

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Sometimes Startup Advice is Really Good

Sometimes the advice offered to startups is really good, as in this piece by Fred Wilson on Growth vs. Retention (emphasis added).Entrepreneurs always ask what the one number they should focus on for raising money. I always say “90 day

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Loyalty

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures wrote on the subject of Loyalists versus Mercenaries, and I’ve been meaning to address how I think about this subject. But teams come in all flavors. There are highly loyal teams that can withstand

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Fred Wilson on Orbital NYC

I’ve written before about Orbital, the labor of love of my good friend Gary Chou.  But a better endorsement and capture of the spirit of the effort is available on Fred Wilson’s AVC blog… First, regarding Gary, a Union Square

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Experience vs. Cloud

Fred Wilson posits that Apple vs. Google is effectively “Devices vs. Cloud” – and if he were to bet on who is going to be around in 20 years, he’d be betting on Google’s strength in cloud services and machine

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Interesting Debate on the Decline of the Mobile Web

I loved the (unintentional) debate (discussion) on the decline of the mobile web that cropped up in the days leading up to the IBM Impact conference last week.  It feels relevant because at BP3, we’re trying to deliver mobile BPM

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Anyone Doubting the Value of an Engineering Degree

On the AVC blog by Fred Wilson, he captures the multiplicative value of engineering degrees in the midst of an international and artistic community like New York (or San Francisco, or Austin, for that matter): You might be surprised to

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Tablets: Cheaper isn’t Less Expensive

Fred Wilson of AVC posits: But clearly most folks like me use the iPad. The people who are buying the cheap Androids are using it for something very different.But how long will that last? I was at a school the

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It is Uncomfortable

It is uncomfortable disagreeing with people you have a lot of respect for. Chris Dixon, I feel confident, knows much more about mobile and startups and entrepreneurs than I do.  So when he says: “The switch to Android first hasn’t

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Sustainable Businesses

No surprise, but I liked Fred Wilson’s take on sustainability for businesses.  He captures perfectly the ethos we’ve been running BP3 under: If you want to stay in business forever, you have to focus on the long term. You must

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Building a Business

Fred Wilson has one of the best blogs on the subject of startups and investing.  Which is really no surprise given his cat-bird seat on the whole industry.  As a services startup, I occasionally find passages in his writing that

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Fred Wilson on Immigration Reform

Fred Wilson (and others) have been advocating for immigration reform – and in particular for doing a better job of hanging onto talented people who want to start companies in the US (thus, the startup visa movement). Vivek Wadwha, Eric

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