Month: October 2014

The art of consumer technology with Maven Ventures

The art of consumer technology with Maven Ventures

  Without equivocation, consumer technology has completely transformed our daily behavior over the past decade: It’s changed how we communicate to the world (Twitter/Medium). It’s changed how we share our lives (Facebook/Snapchat/LinkedIn). It’s changed the way we travel (Uber/AirBnb). It’s changed how we manage various aspects of our lives (Dropbox/Mint/Fitbit/GrubHub). As such, it’s easy to see why...

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The psychology behind super sized burn rates

The psychology behind super sized burn rates

The tech world has been put on notice. Shortly after Benchmark’s Bill Gurley expressed concern about the tech community given bloated cash burn rates and valuations of companies, a16z founder Marc Andreessen expressed even stronger trepidation with the industry, offering up terms such as “vaporize” and “worry”. Coming from industry titans like Bill and Marc (along with USV’s Fred Wilson who relayed similar sentiments), these words carry...

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