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The growth imperative (but beware)

First off, a note of apology. It’s been months since I’ve posed here. Not for lack of desire – more about some combination of crazy busyness and lack of proper prioritization. I miss it and am going to try to step it up. This is a post about the importance of growth, about the current... Read more

The UK is still hot for ecommerce

Us Brits are famously a nation of shoppers, and that’s translated into being a nation of online shoppers. For a while we’ve spent more online per head than other...

This Is The Droid You Are Looking For

One of the most enjoyable things I get to do in my job is to be involved in creating amazingly fun products. If you hang around in our office at Foundry Group you see plenty of Makerbots, Fitbits, an Oblong Mezzanine, an Occipital Structure Sensor, ModRobotics Cubelets, littleBits, 3D Robotics drones, and Spheros. Show More Summary

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups Closes Fund III With $85M

Mountain View, Calif.-based 500 Startups has closed its third global fund, at $85 million.

Feature Friday: Twitter Highlights

I found out about this feature here at AVC a few weeks ago so it is fitting that I’m telling you all how much I like it. I believe it is only available on Android right now. I could be wrong about that, but I think that is the case. This morning I had this […]

Small funds are in a better place to invest in new markets

In a post yesterday VC Rob Go correctly identified that one of the most common reasons investors pass on investments is some version of “it’s not big enough”. He’s dead...

The Refugee Crisis: We All Need to Act

I have not been blogging much in the last couple of weeks as I have been working on my book. But I have been reading coverage of the refugee crisis as well as some great opinion pieces by Zeynep Tufekci (I highly recommend following her on Twitter). Show More Summary

Iconiq Leads $75 Million Round for Netskope to Secure Cloud Apps

The Series D round was led by Iconiq Capital, a secretive family office with ties to Facebook Inc. and other prominent Silicon Valley companies.

Fitness Trackers May Catch on With Cows

Wearable fitness trackers have become the hottest must-have gadget among the tech-savvy and health-conscious, but the devices have still not taken off to the point where beef cattle are wearing them. That is, not until now. While FitBit,...Show More Summary

Email Conventions and Why Email Clients Suck

There are two common email conventions in my world that I use many times a day in Gmail. I don’t remember where either of them came from or how much I influenced their use in my little corner of the world, but I see them everywhere now. The first is +Name. When I add someone... Read more The post Email Conventions and Why Email Clients Suck appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Forgive and Forget

My partner Albert has long been arguing on his blog (which you should be reading) that technology is bringing massive changes to society and we are going to have to change the way we think about things in reaction to these changes. One of those areas is privacy and the “post privacy world” that we […]

Market Size

The number 2 more frequent reason why VC’s pass on an investment opportunity is some version of “it’s not big enough“. For a VC to generate a great fund-level return, they need to invest in companies that have billions of dollars of enterprise value. In order to do that, most VC’s decide that each one […] The post Market Size appeared first on ROBGO.ORG.

Help Fund The Pioneers in Skirts Documentary

Lucy Sanders (NCWIT CEO), Sarah Bird (Moz CEO), and I are all participants in the Pioneers in Skirts documentary that is currently fundraising on Kickstarter. Please help us make our $50,000 goal. The post Help Fund The Pioneers in Skirts Documentary appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Building the right founding team

This post will be one of the articles on when we have the formal launch on September 9th. There’s currently a placeholder site which explains what The Path Forward...

BuzzFeed Is Laying Groundwork For Major Expansion in Los Angeles

BuzzFeed is in discussions to lease a century-old former Ford auto factory on the southeastern edge of Los Angeles’ downtown, according to people familiar with the talks. The 250,000-square-foot potential lease suggests large West Coast ambitions for the digital media upstart.

Why This Labor Day Weekend Is So Important

I like Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend a lot. They are my bookends for summer and kick off the official “back to school” fall cycle. I realize that kids are back at school already, but even when I was in school I viewed Labor Day weekend as the official market. Show More Summary

NewsCred Nabs $42 Million to Help Marketers Act as Publishers

NewsCred CEO and co-founder Shafqat Islam. NewsCred Inc. has raised $42 million to help marketers plan, create, distribute and then measure the results of the content that they publish on their own.

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