In my draft book World After Capital, I write that humans having knowledge is what makes us distinctly human and gives us great power (and hence great responsibility). I define knowledge in this context as science, philosophy, art, music, etc. Show More Summary
I got this question on Twitter yesterday: Are there any parallels you can draw between ICOs and private investment rounds? — Daniel Olshansky (@olshansky) June 13, 2017 And I responded with this: Yes, buyer beware. Do your homework. Don’t be greedy. — Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) June 14, 2017 I could say a lot more and […]
This weekend, Heathens by Twenty One Pilots has been stuck in my head. It has such a great sound--and I wanted to figure out what else I could listen to that sounded like it. I don't mean bands that are liked by other people who like Twenty One Pilots. Show More Summary
I shared a version of this in my weekly tech newsletter yesterday: Many of you are new to this newsletter--especially those who came out to our event last Thursday. It's mostly about tech, but sometimes it isn't. When it isn't, it's honest and hopefully thought provoking. Show More Summary
Today, Claroty came out of stealth, announcing a Series A financing led by Bessemer. $32 Million is is a lot for Series A, but this is an important company for our nation and our planet. To explain why, I thought I'd share this excerpt from our internal investment memo. Show More Summary
I done a number of video interviews lately. This seems to be the norm for a live event today. I start with a short one from when I was in Adelaide, then a longer one from Sydney, and wrap it up with what is one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done – this time in... Read more The post Interviews in Adelaide, Sydney, and Minneapolis appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
Here is my talk from the wonderful GEL conference earlier this year covering some of the ideas from my draft book World After Capital
Both individually and collectively we learn more from our failures than from our successes. Failures make us question our assumptions, successes generally don’t. I therefore welcome the hack of the DAO (even if I wind up losing the 0.5 BTC I had converted to Ether and invested). Show More Summary
As part of the hiring process for our two year analyst position, we asked everyone who has worked at USV in an investment team role to make a two minute video (the same thing we ask applicants to do). We asked them to answer these two questions – when did you join USV and how […]
Brand is on my mind this morning. Mat Braddy, formerly CMO of Just Eat and now founder of Rock Pamper Scissors gave a great talk on building challenger brands at...
Like many immigrant families and many Jewish families I grew up around a kitchen table, often outside my house and experiencing food, culture, life and other people through meals. I remember fondly my dad (from Colombia) wanting to eat out of the house and experience the best multi-cultural foods one could actually find in middle-class, […]
We’ve been thinking a lot about excellence at Forward Partners recently, for our own operations and to help our portfolio companies. At one level it’s an easy topic. As...