Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
APRIL 5, 2015
went to the portfolio page, looked at all of their investments and from that inferred what that firm’s investment strategy was by sector, stage & geography. went to the portfolio page, looked at all of their investments and from that inferred what that firm’s investment strategy was by sector, stage & geography.
Start Your Marketplace Engines
JANUARY 23, 2012
At NextView Ventures, we have a number of companies in our portfolio which are “marketplace” businesses, where buyers and sellers meet to exchange a good or service. But the most difficult challenge is starting the marketplace engine in the first place, which can be sparked with one of the techniques above
How to Build a Successful and Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio Without Really Trying
This is going to be BIG.
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Who is actually building a portfolio whose founders reflect the diversity of the greater population? went back and calculated the number of companies in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures portfolio who have at least one founder who is female, from an underrepresented minority group, or LGBT. Not directly, anyway. And does it work?
How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. Portfolio. The Review.
Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs
View from Seed
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Portfolio companies can contact us to learn more.) Saurya Velagapudi is a senior software engineer at Google, based in their Cambridge, Mass.,
Lessons from Facebook on Recruiting Elite Engineers
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Following is a guest post from ff Venture Capital winter intern Max Segan , a Colgate senior majoring in computer science, who is starting at Facebook this summer as a software engineer. Max obtained approval from Facebook for the post below. Keep candidates engaged. 2) In person interviews are a must. Example Question #1.
You Can’t Spell Hardware without H-A-R-D
JULY 21, 2016
That’s 7 out of about 29 investments that K9 has made to date and so that’s almost 1/4 of the K9 portfolio. Hardware is different.
Measuring Incrementality: Controlled Experiments to the Rescue!
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
We have to do Search Engine Optimization. The company truly has a portfolio strategy when it comes to marketing. Controlled experiments!
Brett Berson - Turning a Portfolio into a Community.
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Ever since I became a VC, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is: “Don’t you miss being an entrepreneur? And our Venture Concierge service has saved our CEOs hundreds of hours of time by providing them with a lightweight consulting/research service. .
Best Job Boards for Recruiting Startup Engineers
JANUARY 19, 2012
One of our portfolio companies asked me this week, “Do you all have a list of job boards your portfolio companies have had great success with in recruiting high quality engineers?”. Therefore, the best candidates are rarely perusing job boards. Social Recruiting Report ranks the top tech job boards by Google Page Rank.
Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future
OCTOBER 21, 2013
We are headed towards having zero referring keywords from Google and, perhaps, other search engines. Aggregated search engine level analysis.
How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value
JANUARY 10, 2012
Panelists. Christopher Fralic, Managing Partner, First Round Capital. Dave Tisch, Founder & Managing Director, TechStars NYC. Moderator.
So You Want to Compete Against Amazon?
OCTOBER 25, 2013
These designers’ unique products are typically not found through Amazon’s search engine as they lack broad awareness.
Auth0: Solving the Identity Crisis
JUNE 24, 2015
And the product that Auth0 has built blew me away with how well thought through and engineered it is. We have a problem.
The Ingenious Osmo
MAY 22, 2014
It is at the heart of engineering. K9 Portfolio Company Jerome Scholler Osmo playosmo.com Pramod Sharma Tangible Play Ingenuity.
Gradescope: AI for Grading and Assessment
APRIL 18, 2016
Engineers in general hate doing things that are repetitive. “I love grading” — I doubt those words have ever been uttered in earnest!
Hiring Female Engineers
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Really compelling stuff -- on a very important topic.
card.io: Like Square, but without the square
JUNE 23, 2011
Brent, the founding engineer of card.io was previously a member of the founding team at Sifteo. K9 News Portfolio Company card.io
Some Happenings In Our Portfolio
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Yesterday, I saw an informal survey of our portfolio companies. Too much pimping of the portfolio doesn't make for a good VC blog.
Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches
MARCH 2, 2015
Actually, you should use your one-page networking document with them so they can likely help even outside their portfolio
Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Yes.Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering. VCs to validate/verify and revalidate/reverify Innovation of their portfolio and future portfolio companies. More on Innovation Engineering is here: [link] and here [link].
The Kick-Ass Cloud For Developers
MARCH 6, 2014
Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies cloud developers DigitalOcean open source The results have been eye-popping.
How to build a Silicon Valley caliber product engineering team in Asia
The Next Web
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
There are only 25,000 engineers on this tiny island and a mere one percent of them are unemployed. See part one here and part two here.
Excellent Analytics Tip #26: Every Critical Metric Should Have A BFF!
MAY 19, 2014
Now you have excellent context for making smarter decisions about the full-value of each acquisition channel in your portfolio. Simple. gaac ).
Put the internet to work for you
DECEMBER 20, 2012
You can leave the hard work of creating the individual tools to the engineers and designers.”. Living in silos. Announcing IFTTT. Looking ahead.
Six Visual Solutions To Complex Digital Marketing/Analytics Challenges
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
secondary, under-appreciated, challenge is that search engines value freshness of content. Two things I love a lot: 1. All of that is good.
Empowering Analysis Ninjas? 12 Signs To Identify A Data Driven Culture
JANUARY 7, 2014
An example is: "We should add these 80 keywords to our PPC portfolio with a max bid of $14." Tools. People. Consulting. Processes.
Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.
APRIL 29, 2013
There are a ton more reasons obsessing about the rank of a handful of words on the search engine results page (SERP) is a very poor decision.
Multi-Channel Attribution Modeling: The Good, Bad and Ugly Models
AUGUST 12, 2013
The outcome in either scenario is a restructuring of the organization that is exquisitely geared towards taking advantage of portfolio optimization.
OCTOBER 11, 2011
These companies don’t have search engineers on staff. IndexTank (@ IndexTank ) has been acquired by LinkedIn ! Diego was a hacker’s hacker.
7 Data Presentation Tips: Think, Focus, Simplify, Calibrate, Visualize++
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
You will never obsess about the cost per trade of your E-Trade portfolio, right? All well and good. The last mile. Data presentation! Then down.
Google Analytics Tips: 10 Data Analysis Strategies That Pay Off Big!
JANUARY 2, 2013
Like everything in life, you want a balanced portfolio (left). Traffic Sources > Search Engine Optimization > Geographical Summary.
Cloud-client computing and the evolution of the mobile app
OCTOBER 28, 2014
But native apps are a pain: they typically require separate front-end engineers, there is little code shared between apps, and there is no concept of coordination with the back-end (cloud) services. Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies cloud-client computing Meteor This is now changing. That is, until Meteor.
It’s Time for Lyft off!
MAY 23, 2013
They are college students, engineers, entrepreneurs and retirees. These are times when I really wish I had a few extra people in the car!
Excellent Analytics Tip #24: Obsess About Real Business Profitability
MAY 20, 2013
Digital advertising and marketing is a key part of ZQI's multi-channel acquisition portfolio. Sounds like fun? It is. They do everything.
You Are What You Measure, So Choose Your KPIs (Incentives) Wisely!
APRIL 23, 2012
You feel proud because you started with just 5% of the traffic from search engines. Yes, data is important. Helps make marketing better. Yahoo!
Disrupting Proctor & Gamble
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
The vast majority of Quirky products require an investment of less than $50,000 along with one to four designers/engineers working with the community. If you want to build a large portfolio in a short time, you wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. Andreessen Horowitz Portfolio Companies Product DevelopmentThey get paid!
Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check
APRIL 2, 2012
Experiment with changes in your digital portfolio based on your time decay results. 6. " I believe deeply in that quote. MCA-O2S. Go back.
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Diego and I first met in 1997. I had recently finished the Master of Software Engineering ( MSE ) program at Carnegie Mellon and gone full time on my first startup. These companies don’t have search engineers on staff. K9 News Portfolio Company Daniel Tunkelang Diego Basch exit IndexTank LinkedIn Search-as-a-ServiceSmall world!
VMware Buys Nicira for $1.26B
JULY 23, 2012
Like many successful technology companies, Nicira started with a brilliant engineer who had the right experience to see the future more clearly than anyone else. Unlike consumer startups, where engineers tend to be their own first and best customers, most data networking engineers have never run large-scale networks.