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Startup growth and venture returns

AngelList analyzed seven years of deals to test assumptions about the nature of venture capital returns. One finding: “At the seed stage, investors would increase their expected return by broadly indexing into every credible deal.” | learn more

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50+ ransomware stats & facts

I spent a couple hours this week getting a personal schooling on ransomware and cybersecurity from an IT expert (and subscriber 🙌). It’s worth paying attention to. “Ransomware is the biggest cybersecurity to date. With billions of dollars in losses […]

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The social subsidy of angel investing

In this article, Alex Danco picks apart one of the reasons Silicon Valley is a unique environment for early stage fundraising. It’s not financial returns that drive angels to want to write early checks at silly valuations, it’s the social […]

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The hundred year titan

Why are there no direct-to-consumer blockbuster films yet? “Long before the modern DTC era, movie studios did control the product from production to the theater house. This changed in 1948.” The Supreme Court decision that led studios to divest their […]

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Why finance is such a hard industry for startups

Patrick McKenzie, the author of How Discount Brokerages Make Money, has 100 insightful thoughts on financial services. “Geeks underestimate technical sophistication of the financial industry by a scandalous amount, largely because most of it happens below the waterline and not in […]