By now you likely know that Marc Andreessen weighed in […]
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In my LeWeb talk, I mentioned decentralized identity as one of the three big things I am looking for in the coming years. I think a protocol based approach is what is needed and the idea that Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or some other big tech company is going to control the database of all […]
Back in 2010, Scott Belsky asked me to give a talk at The 99% Conference. That’s when and where I delivered the 10 Ways To Be Your Own Boss talk. Jack Dorsey followed me on stage and delivered this 15 minute talk. I sat in the audience for Jack’s talk and loved it. So I […]
I’ve loved being involved in Orbotix from the very beginning. I got to know Adam and Ian, the founders, even before they got into Techstars. Their original company name was GearBox and they probably wouldn’t haven’t gotten into Techstars...Show More Summary
My partner Brad and our colleague Nick have been advising some folks in Iceland on economic development and how the Internet and networks could be the key to giving their economy a big push. They have been doing that for several years now. Last March Brad went to Iceland and gave a talk to a […]
A month ago, the Yesware leadership team came to Boulder for an offsite, a few customer visits, a several hour strategy meeting with me, and then a nice dinner with me at Kasa. Before we started the strategy meeting, Matthew Bellows led us in a brief ritual where we “bowed in” to the meeting. At […] The post Bow In, Bow Out appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
Makers of the sports action GoPro cameras have filed for a confidential IPO, coinciding with the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Early venture investors could do well, considering the California startup was valued at $2.5 billion last year.
Pharmacies are like banks. When you have to go to one, it's usually an unpleasant experience delivered in indifferent fashion by indifferent people. TJ Parker and Elliott Cohen, the founders of Pillpack, together with the rest of the team, are …
I don't know who is going to watch all of these panels. There were five in total. I am not sure who is going to watch this video of our panel in its entirety. However, there are a number of...
One of the big european tech conferences starts today. It's called DLD and my partner Albert is giving a talk there tomorrow. The last big european tech conference was LeWeb and I gave a talk there. You might wonder why...
There’s an article making the rounds in tech circles titled “Growth Hacking is Bull” written by Muhammad Saleem. I’d like to make the case that the article is wrong. I’d strongly encourage you to read it. I actually really enjoyed … Read more ›
I’ve written a few posts about boards recently as part of a series on the subject. I should note that my friend Brad Feld has written a new book on the subject that I would recommend if you want the … Read more ›
Paying homage to Miley Cyrus, garrulous unicorns and other pop culture memes of 2013, seed stage venture firm First Round Capital sent out its holiday video. With a "naked" Howard Morgan straddling a wrecking ball and an extreme close-up...Show More Summary
Minister Montebourg (to his credit) took a chance at LeWeb to talk about innovation and the French policy towards innovation, together with Loic Le Meur, Fabrice Grinda and Jeff Clavier. Montebourg is trying to convey a core message: France is …
This is CS Ed Week and this year we are celebrating it with an Hour Of Code. The idea is to get every student to spend an hour this week writing code. If you want to do this with your...
Amazon's entry gives more credence to the flying-robot industry as one with a real business opportunity. It could also put more pressure on the federal government and help change the image of flying robots in the public's eye.
This is a picture of me completely and unapologetically engrossed in a game of Space Invaders on a VIC 20. Here’s an early commercial for it, featuring the one and only William Shatner. Several weeks ago the team at the Media Archeology...Show More Summary
One of my heroes is Jim Collins. Of all books that I’ve ever read about business, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies and Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t are two of the most important ones I’ve ever read. Show More Summary
Startups are working on new applications for IBM's supercomputer Watson, including in the area of health care.