I gave a presentation at the First Round Capital CEO Summit yesterday in San Francisco on the subject of areas that need innovation within the advertising ecosystem. While this is a very very broad topic and I only had 45 mins or so, I had to narrow it down to a few areas to speak [...]
For those note familiar with Ohours, it’s my friend Nate‘s new experiment with helping to connect people looking to network and connect with other interesting people. He also coded it from start to finish as his working education to learning programming. I thought I’d try it. I held my first Ohours day on Friday, January 7. [...]
If you have followed this blog over the years, I never post picture-only content. Until now. I think this is a fantastic quote by Alexander Tamas of the now infamous Mail.ru gang.
Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr Jon Borthwick (@borthwick) penned a piece for TechCrunch this morning called Neutrality or Bust. This followed a piece by friend and fellow investor Brad Burnham (@bradUSV) entitled Internet Access Should Be Application Agnostic. While Net Neutrality has been talked about for years, it’s now getting a lot of [...]
I’m going to play contrarian for a post. There is so much talk right now of the angel investment scene going bananas from venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, journalists, academics, and even lolcats. I agree that it’s going bananas, but where I don’t agree with many people (and many people who I respect) is that [...]
Image via Wikipedia Here’s a startup idea that I think is ripe. Time is now. Lets try and learn from the past and apply it to the future. Alta Vista, Excite, Yahoo!, Overture, Dogpile, InfoSpace, Metacrawler, Gopher, Ask Jeeves, Webcrawler, Bing, Google (and many others) all evolved the way that we search for information. Gone [...]