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A Glimpse Into The Future

Justin Fox has an excellent blog post up on Bloomberg.com talking about some changes he is seeing in the global economy. In the post Justin observes that the global economic slowdown we are in the midst of may well be more about the accelerating change from a goods based economy to a services based economy […]

Tools I use: SizeUp

SizeUp bills itself as “the missing window manager” for Mac and I totally agree.  This nifty utility stays open on your desktop and allows you to quickly throw windows in different places very easily, and maximize them to full screen (without that annoying OSX version of full screen.) The tool itself costs $12.99 but is well worth it. Show More Summary

Correction: CB Insights’ “private company health score”

CB Insights have released a product called Mosaic which gives private companies a score which predicts their likely future success. The score is derived from lots of data they...

CB Insight’s “private company health score”

CB Insight have released a product called Mosaic which gives private companies a score which predicts their likely future success. The score is derived from lots of data they pull from...

Signing My Name

I sign my name a lot. When we close deals, I sign the documents. When things change in our companies and they need consents, I sign them. I sign tax returns, filings, permits, and a host of other documents all the time. As I have written here before, I have a hard time with what […]

The Twenty Minute VC Podcasts

I don’t listen to that many podcasts, but I like ones that are a short ( Read more The post The Twenty Minute VC Podcasts appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Taxis, Ubers, and Subways

Nate Silver published an interesting post on Taxis, Ubers, and Subways this past week. This graphic is from that post: What you can see from this graphic is that most New Yorkers don’t use taxis or Uber. They use the subway, and to a lesser extent buses. This is from Nate’s post: How big is […]

Video Of The Week: Using Drones To Track Construction Projects

One of the most popular use cases for our portfolio company Dronebase is tracking construction job sites. This video from their YouTube page gives you a sense of why that is valuable to construction managers and their clients. We will return to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow

Seeking Nonconsensus

Tales become legends about founders of exceptionally transformative companies who truly struggled to get any investors’ attention early on.  These rejection emails to the founder of Airbnb represent just one of the most recent example of this familiar theme. Show More Summary

Doing The Right Thing In A Recap

Six weeks ago I wrote a post titled The Silliness Of Recapping Seed Rounds. I described a situation that occurred in one of our FG Angels investments that I thought was short sighted on the part of the VC involved and the CEO of the company. Show More Summary

XL Hybrids Taps $10.5 Million to Convert Gas-Guzzling Fleets

Its system--an electric motor, lithium ion battery and control software--is installed in new vehicles or it can be retrofitted into vehicles that have already been on the road.

Negotiating styles

My friend Jason Tavaria posted this link to charts about national negotiating styles to an email group I’m a member of (apologies to other members of the ICE Group reading...

Feature Friday: Mayorships

I love the new version of the Swarm app from our portfolio company Foursquare so much that I fired off a tweetstorm about it earlier this week. Among the many great replies I got was this one: @fredwilson do we still care about “mayorships?” — Jordan Rice (@1jrice) August 26, 2015 To which I replied: @1jrice […]

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Larissa Herda on 9/3

Phil Weiser and I are interviewing Larissa Herda on Thursday 9/3 at CU Boulder from 5:30 – 7:00. It’s going to be a doozy – Larissa is dynamite and we are going to go deep on issues around leadership and mental health. Come join us. The post Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Larissa Herda on 9/3 appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Startup Koan of the Day

If you are playing the long game, what should you do next? The post Startup Koan of the Day appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Solutions for closing the gap between browsing and buying on mobile

Yesterday I wrote about the yawning gap between the 60% of retail browsing and the 15% of purchases that occur on mobile. Michael Haynes commented: one of the biggest pain...

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