In the current climate, it would be easy for Instapaper creator Marco Arment to raise a couple million dollars in order to scale his business.
But Arment isn’t interested in chasing user growth like most startups. He would prefer to build something his users care about a lot, enough to actually pay for it themselves. Read More
Tech Bubble Watch
In recent years traditionally reclusive venture capitalists have come out of the shadows and stepped into the limelight, often via personal blogs.
Larry Cheng of Volition Capital has been tracking the top VC scribes in terms of their monthly unique visitors since 2009.
A number of New York VCs broke into the top Read More
It would be easy to assume that 1999 is the kind of year Fred Wilson would like to repeat.
In January of that year, Yahoo bought the web hosting service Geocities. Wilson and his first firm, Flatiron Ventures, were an early Geocities investor.
1999 was near the peak of the dot-com bubble, and Yahoo Read More
Fred Wilson, the prominent New York venture capitalist, declared last week that warnings signs of a dangerously overheated market were building in the world of tech investing.
Prominent VC voices weighed in, for the most part seconding Wilson’s assessment, touting their own credentials as far-sighted naysayers and amplifying the alarm.
Case in point, Read More
Hang around the world of of startup investing for a while and you will inevitably hear someone talking about the need for a home run.
“Everyone wants to be Johnny Appleseed,” an executive at one of NY’s biggest VC firms told The Observer earlier this week, punning on early stage investments, also known as seed Read More