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The marketplace funding napkin

This is a bit dated, but I think it hasn’t aged too badly. “So what does it take to raise capital as a marketplace startup in 2018?” Published by Julia Morrongiel at Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital. | learn more

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Innovation and the 2010s

Ranjan Roy, writing for his newsletter Margins: “Did we experience real innovation in the 2010s? If you were to transport someone from 10 years ago to today, what would blow their mind?” | learn more

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First AI beats pros in 6-player poker

What’s especially interesting here is how little computing power the bot uses. “Facebook AI and Carnegie Mellon researchers have built Pluribus, the first AI bot to beat top pros in six-player Texas Hold’em poker.” | learn more

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Are you a platform or a marketplace?

Michelle Vautier, VP of Payments & Risk at Patreon, tackles the question. Check it out for her many good points about the distinction. The post adds value on the topic. I might argue, though, that she mistakenly ignores the retailer classification when […]

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Cash management in startups

This short post by Fred Wilson is interesting, since often we all need reminding that running out of cash is the number one killer of startups. It also reminds me of the daily cash budget I built and managed during […]

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The passion economy

A lot to think about here… “Gig work isn’t going anywhere—but there are now more ways to capitalize on creativity. Users can now build audiences at scale and turn their passions into livelihoods, whether that’s playing video games or producing […]

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Machine learning deployment

From Benedict Evans: “In the last 5-6 years, machine learning has gone from ‘crazy idea from the 1980s’ to ‘software’. That has come with several waves of deployment and several waves of company creation, as we work out what to […]