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Martin Luther King Jr Supported Basic Income

We have the USV office closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. In his book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community” he wrote: In addition to the absence of coordination and sufficiency, the [social] programs of the past all have another common failing?—?they are indirect. Show More Summary

Video Of The Week: Borders Are Within Us

This is a fantastic Ted Talk given by Karoli Hindriks, founder and CEO of our portfolio company Jobbatical. It’s only ten minutes long and well worth your time this weekend.

Video Of The Week: More AirCraft

I’m excited about AirCraft, which I blogged about yesterday. Here’s a short teaser that Dronebase put up on YouTube yesterday:

Token Summits in SF and NYC

The Token Summit, run by AVC regulars William Mouyagar and Nick Tomaino, announced two more events in the coming months, Dec 5th 2017 in San Francisco and May 17 2018 in New York. The first Token Summit was held in NYC at NYU last May, and sold out. Here’s a highlight reel from it. Today, William and Nick have published […]

Friday Fun – #1

The world needs more humor (or at least I do). I’ll be posting some here every Friday. Enjoy! Today’s #FridayFun is one of my favorite all time SNL skits. More Cowbell – Saturday Night Live! from Robert J. Lunte on Vimeo.

Preparing for Superintelligence: Living the Values of Humanism Today

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

Buyer Beware

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 […]

Do Androids Get Songs Stuck in Their Heads? My investment in Amper Music.

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

Ahmad Khan Rahami's Grandmother

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

Investment Recommendation: Claroty Series A

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

Interviews in Adelaide, Sydney, and Minneapolis

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.

My GEL 2016 Talk (Video)

Here is my talk from the wonderful GEL conference earlier this year covering some of the ideas from my draft book World After Capital

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