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How Quartz fell to earth

Quartz launched as a new media startup in 2012. The Quartz daily email newsletter was the first newsletter I subscribed to. If you’ve ever seen it, you can also tell how I’ve been inspired by its formatting. This is an […]

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The payoff on a 2014 GiPHY investment

“GiPHY was bought by Facebook. I was surprised since I participated in their early investing experiment, through Alphaworks, but never got any emails about this. In July of 2014, I invested the minimum, $2,500 in GiPHY.” | learn more

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Balaji Srinivasan on The Portal podcast

Balaji is a blockchain guy, having most recently worked as CTO of Coinbase. He also was very early (January) with coronavirus analysis. This covers a lot of ground including how public health plays the role of a utility that we’ve […]

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Venture capital patterns and mental models

This is basically cliff’s notes for venture capital. “Venture Patterns catalogs the best of what other startups and venture capitalists have figured out. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Since there are recurring patterns in how to build and run startups and […]

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Online events are not good yet

Another insightful analysis from Benedict Evans. “Events are a bundle of content, networking and meetings, and aggregate people in one place at one time. When you try to take this online, half of it breaks and most of it makes […]