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Equity crowd funding

The thing that had startups hot & bothered about in 2012 & 2013 is going to wait a bit longer with new SEC discussions and delays.

I do wonder what this does to crowd funding platforms which have cropped up?
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Failure porn

Fear is missing in startup land according to this article by Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund.

It focuses on failure porn which is quite popular these days. Hell, failure has been good for us.
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Startup Silly Season

That question of a bubble starts to get more and more interesting.  Here’s a recent blurb from the CB Insights newsletter which had me thinking of the adage from the Great Depression

You know it’s time to sell when shoeshine boys give you stock tips. This bull market is over.

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The team to beat

Just got out of our first ever Demo Day. And simply put, I am pumped up and a bit overwhelmed.

The quality of the effort and ideas was phenomenal. And I think many of them have great potential to help us become a better company and do our jobs better. All of them further establish us as the thought and technology leader in the space.

I think the thing the night also did for me most clearly was solidify for me what an insane team we have.

Expect to hear more about mobile and Twitter alerts, VC portfolio crawling, CB Insights TV,cohort analysis, collaborative filters and our branding efforts in the coming weeks.

I know I won’t sleep a lot tonight because my mind is racing with “what if” possibilities.

These are the kind of days that I love. Stay tuned.

Culture as a service

Culture is about beers before peers but getting peers together does sometimes require effort. There is planning, coordination, idea selection, etc aka effort.
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It’s a crazy world out there

I went to dinner last night with some good Penn friends – 2 VC guys, one private equity guy, one hedge fund guy and 1 full time poker player.
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Anxiety over small things

I was in Montreal presenting at iNovia Capital’s LP meeting today. And this AM, I realized I forgot my deodorant.
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Urgent Care Centers – The Unbundling of Medicine

I was visiting family this weekend who were both doctors (Indian doctors? Shocking I know).  In any case, we started talking about the emergence of urgent care centers and their impact on general or family practice physicians.  The resounding conclusion was that their impact will be large.

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Big fish, little pond

Over the last couple of months, I’ve visited friends and family who live in relatively smaller cities (as compared to NYC, LA, and even SF) or in some cases, folks who live in just plain small towns.
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Why do you want to leave your job?

So I’m interviewing a good number of folks these days. Many are currently working somewhere else but either find us or we find them.

And so for those that reach out to us, I always ask them “Why do you want to leave your job?”

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