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Big Changes to My Investing Workflow

Since winding down my hedge fund in 2006, I have been all about slimming down my stock market investing time. This meant getting off the idea that I needed eight screens on my desk to invest and follow the markets. In hindsight it was a great timed trade. While pulling away from eight screens on …

Another Open Letter to Twitter

Dear The Twitter: Be bolder. Sincerely, @howardlindzon Happy, greedy, frustrated shareholder. _____________________________________ Let me keep this high level and simple because the analysts and experts that will drone on endlessly this being earnings week will have as much chance of being right as me. Twitter is a $36 billion company, which of course is fantastic, …

The Seed Stage Slump…What is Next?

This morning I read Fred Wilson’s post about the ‘early stage slump‘ and felt I needed to expand on some of what Fred started. Fred shared some data showing how the early stage market has cooled since 2012 so please read it first. So… Way back in the olden days of web 2.0 (2005-2008), seed …

Why Would Anyone Invest in Startups?

I love investing in startups. So do my partners at Social Leverage Gary and Tom. I had no idea I was going to invest in startups until I made my first investment in my mid 20’s. I started angel investing during my first job as a stockbroker in Phoenix, Arizona when I invested in The …

Winning When You Lose

Losing money is brutal. I have invested through some major cycles over the last 30 years, so for you adderall chewing, avocado eating millennials believing ‘TTID’ (This Time It’s Different) please cherish these good times. When the losses finally happen, you will truly find the people you want to do business with again. Today Fred …

Missed It By That Much…

In 2008, I invested in Tweetdeck, Betaworks, Bitly and started Stocktwits, thinking Twitter would rule the world because of the real time web. Today, Twitter continues to slow down the real-time web and charge the wrong people for the wrong product. I would pay for old 2010 chronological Twitter, ‘fail whale’ and all. I do …

The Hard Raise…I Know it Well

Fred Wilson talks about the ‘hard raise’ today on his blog. This part resonated most with me: One of the reasons hard raises can turn into great performers is that they often mean you are doing something others aren’t doing, you are early to an opportunity and others don’t see it. That certainly was the …

A Day in the Life…New York 

I had one of those great New York days yesterday.  They start crazy early and end late They leave tons of room for flexibility.  It does NOT rain and the air is generally humid.  I was born and raised in Toronto, moved to Phoenix for grad school and settled for 25 years and moved to …

Past Performance is Overrated …Stock Markets and Angel Investing

It’s 2016 and still almost every piece of financial research and literature (mostly crappy) comes with the warning…’past performance is no guarantee of future success’. It’s ass backwards. I have made most of my money betting on myself and other people with little to no track record. In my world…’future performance would have been limited …