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Simeon Simeonov on entrepreneurship, innovation & venture capital



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Unicorn pressures and startup failuresSim

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:23 +0000

The startup anti-patterns section of my blog summarizes the repeatable ways startups waste time & money and, often, fail. Learning from startup failure is valuable because there are many more examples of failures that successes. (Anti-)Patterns become more noticeable and … Continue reading (image)


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Advertising marketplace designSim

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:34:59 +0000

In the past decade several Nobel prizes in Economics have been awarded in the broader area of market (mechanism/auction/game) design. This is not surprising as the combination of Internet connectivity and ample computing resources are causing automated markets to pop … Continue reading (image)


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Angel investing strategiesSim

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:03:34 +0000

My friend Jerry Neumann wrote a great post on angel investing strategies, dissecting truth and myth about different betting strategies and sharing his own approach. The question of luck came up and a commenter linked to my work on data-driven patterns of successful … Continue reading (image)


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JSON and JSONlines from the command lineSimghostery-on-boston-sportsyahoo-arthritis-page

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:14:43 +0000

At Swoop we have many terabytes of JSON-like data in MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, HDFS/Hadoop and even Amazon Redshift. While the internal representations are typically not JSON but BSON, MsgPack or native encodings, when it comes time to move large amounts … Continue reading (image)


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Startup anti-pattern: platform riskSim

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:18:59 +0000

One of the fastest ways for a startup to grow has always been to ride on the shoulders of a successful platform: from Microsoft/OSS in software to AWS in cloud computing to iOS/Android in mobile to Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest in social to … Continue reading (image)


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Startup anti-pattern: ignoranceSim

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:00:32 +0000

Listening to a startup pitch a few weeks ago I had to exercise effort not to shake my head in disbelief. The presenters were describing the products and business model of an established company I was very familiar with and … Continue reading (image)


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