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Apr 02, 2014

by willhsu

The Seed Valley of Death: Caught Between $19B and Series A Crunch

Even before Sequoia Capital made $3.5 billion on a $60 million investment in WhatsApp, the seed- and early-stage funding landscape had already changed significantly. Most…

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Feb 05, 2014

by willhsu

From Hubris to Confidence

What does Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Larry Page, Marc Andreessen, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel have in common…

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Feb 02, 2014

by willhsu

The Enterprise Self Service Myth

As techies and nerds, we tend to believe in the utopians promise of technology enabling, at the very…

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Jan 02, 2014

by willhsu

Fearless (Baseless) Predictions for 2014

Market VC’s accelerate investments in “internet of things” except sometime in Q4, wake up and realize it’s no…

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Dec 11, 2013

by willhsu

Catching Up on Bylines: Lies…

Making fun of myself and the bullshit I spew on a daily basis . . . It’s almost…

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Oct 24, 2013

by willhsu

BloomNation: Disrupting the Telegraph Industry

-The main competitor used to have the word “telegraph” in its name -The incumbents in the industry were…

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Aug 26, 2013

by willhsu

Things I Hate: Checkbox Competition…

We’ve all seen or even put together a presentation that included some version of the following slide:  …

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Jul 27, 2013

by willhsu

Marketplace Value Creation and Capture…

Creating a liquid and vibrant marketplace is already hard enough; fine tuning a business model, and eventually getting…

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Jul 24, 2013

by willhsu

TechCrunch Visits MuckerLab

Erik happened to be on vaca so they ended up having to interview the looser canon on the…

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Jul 23, 2013

by willhsu

Panjo: We Gonna Bring Sexy…

  At some point in the life cycle of any successful company, it will have to abandon what…

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May 21, 2013

by willhsu

Prevailing Wisdom

1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to…

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