And the Number 1 Deal-Killer Question in Tech Is…
Posted at 8:00h, 15 Nov 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Full disclosure: the subject of today’s newsletter comes at the request of a number of investors, advisors and startup consultants whom we know. We all know the old tech adage: if you want money, ask for advice. If you want advice, ask for money. Some entrepreneurs genuinely do want advice, especially from a consultant, advisor […]
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Yahoo, Twitter and Inside Baseball
Posted at 8:00h, 18 Oct 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
We came across this piece that we just had to share: I’m Done Pretending SF Tech Is Visionary Welcome to Silicon Valley. We’re smart enough to solve real problems, but we don’t. Again, it reminded us of Startup L. Jackson’s reference to Silicon Valley as assisted living for the young, and truth be told, we now […]
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Trust, Transparency and Totalitarianism
Posted at 8:00h, 04 Oct 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Don’t look at us: Mark Zuckerberg started it. Last week, The Guardian published a piece entitled Facebook and Google: most powerful and secretive empires we’ve ever known, and, considering the power and reach of the platforms, they’re not merely tech companies: more accurately, they are perhaps two of the most powerful nation-states in the world […]
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The Onward and Forward Edition
Posted at 8:00h, 06 Sep 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
It’s September and everyone’s back, meaning that it’s time to get back to it. As if… Welcome back and as we said, no editorial this week, although, two things: 1 – We will remind you that September is traditionally one of the biggest months in investing, so hope that you spent your summer refining your […]
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And the Silver Goes To…
Posted at 0:00h, 16 Aug 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
It’s August. The Olympics are on. Why not? Americans – and tech entrepreneurs, in particular – are conditioned to always go for the gold in the winner-take-all world of tech, but there were two exits lately – both on the East Coast – where tech companies were acquired by corporates for $1 billion or more: […]
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