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that's for you @KrisPetersen, sending love your way from LA (realize I took *terrible* angles in this Morsel, I was hungry)
how to validate new markets as a VC: 1. identify 10x founders 2. identify existing friction 3. dream (+ support 10x founders)
a terribly sad stat: "47% of all eating occasions in the U.S. occur alone" http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets...
a terribly sad stat: "47% of all eating occasions in the U.S. occur alone" http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets...
a few thousand miles away from my first #PhoCusWright (@ John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)) https://t.co/NgV6x5AQ8Q
if a startup has to pay a fee to pitch at an event, what does that say about the event organizers? or the startup?
“Single most deadly killer to startups is a bad cofounder." https://t.co/0xkfxDgguo
.@MOOTSCYCLES dreaming Pennsylvania, feeling New Jersey fall https://twitter.com/daveamb...
dream: an on-demand travel agent, w. you pre-trip and in-destination. this is close, but clunky. https://twitter.com/daveamb...
(2) for seed funds, capital calls need to happen sooner to exercise pro-rata. 12-18 month cycles shrink to 6-9 month re-investment pattern.
Two observations emerge: (1) founders are getting smarter about impact of public markets to private, which is a very good thing
Via these accelerated rounds, seeing "first money in" from seed funds (and even angels) re-upping for co's showing strong fundamentals.
Where a "traditional" seed round would get 12-18 mo's of runway, noticing more founders hunting for capital mid-year through burn cycle.
Inspired by @davemorin's tweet yesterday, I began to trim down my Timeline. A liberating feeling. https://t.co/UZBQgBwVUe
at current levels, SEA (big 5 based on GDP: ID, TH, ML, SG and PH) will likely surpass US timetable of <5 days to launch co. in next 2 yrs
"time required to start a business." look at southeast asia (!) over last 10 years. via @worldbank h/t @JustinSoffer https://twitter.com/daveamb...
startups like @rocketrip, @trippeo, @expensify, @abacuslabs and @tripscanner are building around this data point https://twitter.com/daveamb...
per an earlier discussion w. @evankonwiser, to win in business travel, give employees optionality to book outside of structured channels
one of the most thoughtful pieces re. open booking and managed business travel from @jay_campbell of @thecodime http://www.thecompanydime.com/2014...
one of the most thoughtul pieces re. travel management co's from @jay_campell of @thecodime http://www.thecompanydime.com/2014...
RT @TheCoDime: Introducing The Company Dime! http://www.thecompanydime.com/...
every time I meet w. @tdavidson: 👯
RT @AccountsNetwork: We've officially launched. This is an exciting day for us! http://accounts.ms/ https://twitter.com/Account...
"Pot tourism poised to grow" http://www.travelweekly.com/North-A... --> looking forward to seeing a new @angellist market for startups in this space
.@peteyorn at @GramercyTheatre playing “for us" https://twitter.com/daveamb...
grabbing a burrito w. @peteyorn and @amandakuzma tonight (at @GramercyTheatre in New York, NY) https://t.co/ACjTAxhZmp
RT @dominicru: Innovation focused "on changing existing industries — not creating new ones," fun talk with @tigesavage @daveambrose http://streetfightmag.com/2014...
.@SeanAmmirati unpacks lessons on growth from his class at @CarnegieMellon: https://medium.com/@SeanAm...
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