From: 2018

Robinhood Clearing and Custodial

Our portfolio company Robinhood continues to take risk, delight and amaze. It’s not just software and design that makes Robinhood special. This week they announced Robinhood clearing. Robinhood now has the only clearing system built from scratch on modern technology in at least the last decade. Robinhood co-founder and co-CEO Vlad Tenev tells me. Most …

Bear Market Lindzon …What Next?

I was working at Stocktwits HQ yesterday afternoon during the meltdown and the office and streams were of course buzzing. It was fun to see the crew keep their sense of humor. When we started Stocktwits we wanted to keep our brand educational, fun and irreverent. Losses are not funny, but the community is about …

Snapchat, Tencent and Robocalls

Before I get started…this quote I stumbled across today made me laugh: “Once, every village had an idiot. It took the internet to bring them all together.” Colonel Robert Bateman With that quote in mind…this article ‘The Internet of Idiots‘ is a good read. Also..Just in case you are feeling stupid about investing ….know there …

The Ultimate Markets Dashboard

I don’t have money for a Bloomberg Terminal. If I did, I doubt I would pay. Since 2006 I have been fascinated with building a terminal of information for myself. Stocktwits and Twitter give me all the watchlist, news, sentiment and communication I will ever need, but I want more in the way of a …

State of Venture Capital

I collected a few articles that should give you a good 10,000 foot feel of the state of the Venture Capital Industry right now. Money has been pouring in. Eric Feng of Kleiner Perkins has a stats-based look behind the venture capital curtain In the past 15 years, the amount of money invested by US-based …

Weak Week…

I like this from Seth Godin heading into the long weekend. Doom is inevitable. Gloom is optional. Gloom has no positive effects on ameliorating doom. Doom happens. Gloom is a choice. My elastic instincts from yesterday were right. The stock opened at $70 . Another big win for Amsterdam. Another big win for Benchmark and …