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VC Evolution: Physician, Scale Thyself.

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However, all three shifts are related and can be summed up simply as: Geeks are Taking Over Venture Capital. Mega VC, Micro VC.

What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.

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Historically, the venture capital industry has been used to finance high-risk business where significant capital is required to get companies off the ground, usually in two key areas: building product, and acquiring customers. But in the early days, capital is nowhere near as important to the company as domain expertise.

Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

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This is not capitalism, but rather simple survival and competition. Similarities: Guilds of Geeks, Big Winners, Scaling VC. YC made Fire.

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in addition to just those 3, most of my other investments have raised downstream capital, and have paying customers. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?

Brief Thoughts on Angel List, "Social Proof", "Spray & Pray", & The Network Effects of Large Scale Investing

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which is much worse strategy than "spray & pray" alright, let's get started. #1: Angel List is the Single Most Important Innovation in Venture Capital in the Past 5 Years. Venture Capital is/has changed, and you risk becoming irrelevant w/o participation. sorry little monsters, next time ;). Period.

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Subscriptions are the New BLACK. (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple.

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Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

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Great Entrepreneurs are PASSIONATE about Customers & Products, NOT.

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Second rule of SV entrepreneurship: we don't talk about the venture dilution machine. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! er, Dorsey.

Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010.

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Posted by Dave on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 06:22 PM in Geeks, Tech, Startups , Metrics & Measurement , Venture Capital & Startup Finance | Permalink Technorati Tags : aarrr , lean startup , pirates , startup metrics Digg This | Save to del.icio.us The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! er, Dorsey.

Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly. and Yes, Mike, I Have.

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This is America, This is Capitalism , and it's a Free Fucking Country. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.

The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.

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Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.

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while i don't profess to understand credit or capital markets, i do know that internet startups cost less money than ever to get started.

Check-Ins are Coupons. Game Mechanics are Bullshit. Show Me The.

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Resumes are for *Shit*. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn.

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Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.

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Web 2.0 Product Management: Optimizing Metrics & Viral Growth (Dan.

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Startup Metrics That Matter (FoWA London, Oct 2009) - Master of.

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Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.

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You've Seen This Shit B4. Move Along. - Master of 500 Hats

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Congrats to fbFund startups PlanCast & Wildfire on making.

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Hard Out Here for a [Web 2.0] Pimp. - Master of 500 Hats

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Posted by: DAG | Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 08:56 AM To quote the immortal KRS-1: Capitalism is a pimp and ho economy. Part II! er, Dorsey.

Do Re Mi (Antwerp) - Master of 500 Hats

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Scooter + microVWbus sidecar - Master of 500 Hats

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Second Age of Aquarius: Facebook Connect + Facebook Payments.

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The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation.

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Here are slides from my talk at the GROW conference (Vancouver, August 2010) on changes in the venture capital industry. Part II!

Successful Developer Platforms Have 3 Things: Features, Users.

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Taking "Me, Inc." Public: Market Caps for Individuals - Master of.

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Web 3.0 isn't the Semantic Web, it's Hailstorm 2.0. Why it Matters.

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Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp 2008, London) - Master of.

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life lessons, by jack handey. er, Dorsey. - Master of 500 Hats

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Marketing, Metrics, & Meaning (4 Pirates, in LA @ BlueGlass.

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Buddy Media raises $6.5M, launches "app" network. SGN buying.

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With Apologies to Kathy Sierra & Paul Graham: Make Something Users.

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RethinkHawaii.com (Nov 1-5): Come Get Your Geek On. - Master of.

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Calling All Uber Geeks: Think You're Hot Shit? Great. Pimp.

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AppNite Geek Discount for Graphing Social Patterns East (DC, 6/9.

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SlideShare launches AdShare, LeadShare: Performance-based social.

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Startup Metrics for Pirates (Startonomics Beijing, June 2009.

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Startup Metrics 101: a Product & Marketing Workshop (@ Web 2.0.

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