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NEWS & MUSINGS ON LA TECH STARTUPS

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Aug 27, 2014

by willhsu

Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Almost 30 years ago, my father decided to uproot the entire family from Taiwan to the United States so that his  academically "inconsistent" son could…

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Jul 29, 2014

by willhsu

When Partnering With Giants, the…

When building a company, acquiring a user or closing a customer one at a time can seem like…

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Jun 23, 2014

by willhsu

The Term Sheet Mating Dance

There is no word more sacred and yet over-used than “term sheet” in the entrepreneurial circle. The pursuit…

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Apr 02, 2014

by willhsu

The Seed Valley of Death:…

Even before Sequoia Capital made $3.5 billion on a $60 million investment in WhatsApp, the seed- and early-stage…

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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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