tech, startups, internet

Living in the future

A podcast interview with Shane Parish of The Knowledge Project (and Farnam Street). “Mike Maples, partner at the VC firm Floodgate, shares how mental models shape his decision making process, where to find the next big idea, and how to […]

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A return to the DIY economy

Data gathered by Starting Line VC from consumer surveys points to a shift away from, “American families’ reliance on the service economy as they became forced to adapt to the reality of fending for themselves while sheltering in place – […]

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Not even wrong: ways to predict tech

Benedict Evans discusses prediction-making, touching on the subject near and dear to science: falsification. His point is that, “that a theory might be right or wrong, but first it has to rise to the level of being a theory at […]

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How big is software?

This is a short and interesting read. “Patio11’s Law: The software economy is bigger than you think, even when you take into account Patio11’s Law.” | learn more

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VC incentives: logo-hunting and optionality

Byrne Hobart offers an intriguing analysis on the incentives of VC associates. They’re not partners, and typically not on track to be partners, so he says they’re best served by promoting high-publicity deals rather than high-return deals. For those subscribers […]

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Tech experts predict how the world will change

“Tech exec, VCs, and analysts—from WhatsApp’s Will Cathcart to AOL cofounder Steve Case—on the pandemic’s lasting impact on how we live, work, and think.” Pay close attention and you’ll see how everyone’s views are colored by their businesses. One example: […]

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When tailwinds vanish

“The Internet tailwinds that propelled Silicon Valley’s meteoric growth for decades are stalling out. The ripple effects will jolt the tech industry.” | learn more