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Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue!



Last Build Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:03:50 -0700

 



My New Journey...

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:03:50 -0700

Mayfield‘s Milestone There was some exciting news today - Mayfield has successfully raised its new fund, Mayfield XIV – it was oversubscribed and raised quickly! I’m very proud we have achieved this milestone which is due to a great team,...



Amazing Growth Stories - You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:13:32 -0700

The pace of user and revenue growth of new services on the web and especially mobile seems to be hitting new records every day. I don't find this surprising and expect even more mindblowing numbers over the next decade... Some...



The DISRUPTION of Brands

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:33:27 -0800

I believe the world of "brands" will be DISRUPTED in the near future. FIrst - why does it matter? Brands are and will always be a super effective and quick way to communicate at a very deep psychological level the...



Guest Post from HBS Professor: The Nuances of Marketplaces

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:54:42 -0700

I'm a big fan of marketplace businesses (I've invested in Red Beacon, Rubicon Project, etc) - it's easy to theorize these as big opportunities with strong competitive barriers via the network effect but such businesses are actually very hard to...




Tue, 30 Aug 2011 11:48:04 -0700

here's a good article supporting the "social discovery" graph I mentioned in my latest post. http://allthingsd.com/20110830/how-big-is-the-social-discovery-opportunity/



"Graph Theory" - Opportunities Beyond Facebook...

Sat, 27 Aug 2011 19:07:41 -0700

There is no doubt the social web has changed the way we use the internet and interact with each other. I believe a foundation of this "new web" is the social graph - which is sometimes referred to as the...



e-Mission has launched....

Sat, 01 Jan 2011 15:02:15 -0800

Back in 2007, I wrote a post about a concept I came up with at TED for a kids game called "critter crisis" to make a real impact on climate change. I'm happy to report that a few years later...



Too Late vs Too Early

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:10:09 -0700

In the past venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been very concerned about "market timing" - is the market really ready for the new innovation or service or will it take too long to gain widespread adoption. Many companies didn't make...



One of the Most Important Traits in a Founder: Self Awareness

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:15:07 -0700

We all know human beings aren't perfect - not even close. It is almost impossible for a person to be great at most things in life - we have our strengths and weaknesses - whether its in relationships, friendships, sports,...



"Social Rank" will bring a new wave of disruptive web companies

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 14:56:28 -0700

Very successful web companies were created in the early days of search when Google perfected the page rank algorithm, amassed huge traffic as the start page for an internet journey, and then directed this traffic to sites that ranked high....