RT @ryanxcharles: What Google, Uber and Zook don’t realize is that self-driving cars are already plotting to quit and start their own company.
RT @sgourley: About 90 percent of those were caused by driver error.
RT @sgourley: In 2012 in the US, 330,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that killed nearly 4,000 people, most of them in passenger cars
RT @msuster: 11. As you’d expect me to point out some of the worst funding offenders are angels investing in convertible notes. Many destructive outcomes
RT @msuster: 10. The tech funding industry is so jacked with new $ right now that new norms haven’t settled. Bad behavior on rise but not understood yet
RT @msuster: 9. Many VC “syndicates” & such I see have become “super promoters” leaking tons of startup proprietary data. Backlash will happen
RT @msuster: 8. I guarantee you in next correction first investors to the doors will be non-VCs: hedge funds, many corporates, banks, mutual funds, etc.
RT @msuster: 7. The amount of my time that goes to: compensation, m&a, next round $, founder fighting, lawsuits, budget reviews: active VC still matters
RT @msuster: 6. Corporate governance matters. For anybody only in game since 2009 (Good Times!) it may not seem so. Let’s talk again after next downturn
RT @msuster: 5. Founder re-ups on options, exec compensation reviews, rightsizing options of founders vs. senior hires. Who else will lead this work?
RT @msuster: 4. There are significant issues that companies need good board members to help resolve. The longer the company around the more the issues
RT @msuster: 3. There is simply no way for investors who have very large portfolios relative to staff numbers to play the role of active investor
RT @msuster: 2. Whatever hype you read in the market about the “disruption of VC” there is simply A LOT of work the investors / board members do
RT @msuster: 1. Successful companies breed just as many “problems” to be managed as companies that struggle. Just different kind of problems
RT @TMFHousel: Explaining TV to a kid 20 years from now: http://t.co/U44GQoI0eB
RT @martinvars: Skype: a collection of people who I once had a call with who are having birthdays.
RT @mitchdeg: A force de former et d’accompagner des entrepreneurs, je constate que les meilleurs sont de vraies éponges, apprenant un max des autres !
RT @jgeerlings: “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus
RT @BenedictEvans: 1960s: companies/computer
RT @pmarca: Studying companies is like watching sailboat races. Studying macroeconomics is like seeking to understand the ocean.