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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.

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.

Your SOLUTION is Not My PROBLEM - Master of 500 Hats

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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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Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Farewell Tokyo!   And hardly any of them that are good seem to make it into the venture capital profession. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.

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.

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

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

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Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

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

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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!

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.

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

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

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Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

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

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Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Youve Seen This Shit B4. 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.

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

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Second Age of Aquarius: Facebook Connect + Facebook Payments.

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Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.

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

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Silicon Valley Angel Investing and Incubation 2.0 (Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Cyberport Venture Capital Forum) Below are slides from my talk today at the Hong Kong Cyberport Venture Capital Forum conference.

GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. You Should Be.

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Dave McClure talk about seed investing on GigaOm - Master of 500 Hats

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500 Startups - Master of 500 Hats

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agree that tuning with the least amount of capital till customers start buying is the way to go. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

Buddha Temple Singapore - Master of 500 Hats

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Startup 2.0: a Silicon Valley Story - Master of 500 Hats

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Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

Running Geek Events - Master of 500 Hats

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Lost In Translation (by @kk in Tokyo) - Master of 500 Hats

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GeeksOnaPlane Asia Visits The Great Wall of China - Master of 500 Hats

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Sec. State Hillary Rodham Clinton & GeeksOnaPlane / StartupVisa.

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GeeksOnaPlane Shanghai!

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Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Intensive, May 2010.

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Better Get Ready. - Master of 500 Hats

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Startup Weekend Tokyo & GeeksOnaPlane Japan (Dec 2009) - Master of.

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An American Geek in Paris (LeWeb) - Master of 500 Hats

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

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Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II! Kudos.

Farewell Tokyo! J-Geek Dinner Shibuya Off the Hook :) - Master of.

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

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