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Musings of a VC in NYC

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Video Of The Week: The GothamGal NewCo Shift Interview

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:56:41 +0000

The GothamGal sat down with our friend John Battelle last week and here is the result:

Funding Friday: KUMITA

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:59:10 +0000

I just backed this robot toy that teaches little kids the concepts of coding/programming. Check it out. You can back it here.


Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:19:24 +0000

Our portfolio company Coinbase opened the doors yesterday to a project they have been working on for a long time. It is called Token and its a mobile browser for Ethereum apps. But it is also a messenger (based on the Signal Protocol from Whisper Systems) and an Ethereum wallet. The plan is to set Token up […]

Video Of The Week: The MIT Bitcoin Experiment

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:52:55 +0000

Two and a half years ago, MIT gave every undergraduate enrolled at the school $100 of Bitcoin. I helped to fund this experiment at that time. I thought it was a great way to “infect” young engineers with blockchain enthusiasm. MIT Sloan Professor Christian Catalini has studied the ~3,500 MIT students who took the $100 Bitcoin […]

Feature Friday: Twitter DM

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:30:50 +0000

I was with a friend this week and was DM’ing with someone on my phone. He said “do you DM on Twitter frequently?” I said “yes, I use it all the time.” Twitter DM is like any other messenger, particularly on the phone. It has the advantage of not needing to know the person’s phone […]

From The Archives: General Georges Doriot

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:15:45 +0000

I am flying up to Boston today to give the inaugural Georges Doriot lecture at MIT. It’s a great honor to kick off this annual lecture and remember General Doriot, who was the founder of modern venture capital. Here is a blog post I did back in 2008 about General Doriot and a book about […]