From: October 2018

A Post Seed World

I made my first angel investment in 1994. I have been a ‘professional’ seed investor since about 2008. Bryce Roberts dropped this great post about the evolution of seed investing. He recalls: I can’t recall who was on the thread, but I can distinctly remember the subject. It was 2005 or 2006 and there was …

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 …