The end of the beginning. 

In yet another example of top-notch content from the a16z team, Benedict Evans posted a video of his presentation at the firm’s annual tech conference. “Close to three quarters of all the adults on earth…

Let’s complexify it. 

Brad Feld wrote this short post about the process of letting complexity creep in to startups. “We just got it simplified – now let’s complexify it.” | learn more

The VC Ponzi scheme theory. 

Chamath Palihapitiya is the founder of the uber-successful investment firm Social Capital, which has recently been in the news for some serious drama (google it if you’re curious). Chamath is interviewed here by Jason Calacanis…

Is the lean startup dead? 

Steve Blank, one of the founders of the Lean Startup movement, opines on the current state of innovation funding. He explains when lean startup methodology applies, and when it might be a good bet to…

China’s big hack. 

You may have seen some headlines about China managing to slip extra chips onto servers operated by Apple, Amazon and other US tech companies. This is a link to the Bloomberg piece with the original…

Amazon: to the moon! 

Amazon is developing new space and satellite services. You’ll probably see me share more about space startups and technology over time as I grow more interested in the possibilities unlocked by lower launch prices. If…