The most successful founders tend to work on ideas that few beside them realize are good. Which is not that far from a description of insanity, till you reach the point where you see results.
I’ve had a few different experiences in the last couple of weeks which made me reach a big realisation. What I’ve discovered is that the context of any situation is very important. Hiten Shah clearly already understands this very well. This Tweet from him popped up with great timing for…
It’s here. AngelList Docs. Close your round online. Finally.
A term sheet for humans. It starts with a beautiful term sheet that’s designed for real people, so you and your investors can easily understand the terms. Then you’re guided through the closing, automatically generating closing…
During planned network maintenance this evening, an error by our team cut off traffic to a large subset of your custom domain blogs. Painfully, the full recovery took 1¾ hours to complete.
This is obviously unacceptable and an enormous disappointment to everyone working to keep your blogs fast…
^^^ This is an example of integrity. It is not a fake sincerity. Tumblr was not caught at doing anything that would suggest an ulterior motive. All companies should take heed and learn.
Gerd says: social media is becoming a default now…
Advertising better start looking for a new channel.
Perhaps this is why Peter Thiel sold 20.1 million shares of Facebook just now.
Finally, here is a “guaranteed” way to lengthen your life. Childhood holidays seem to last forever, but as you grow older time seems to accelerate. “Time” is related to how much information you are taking in – information stretches time. A child’s day from 9am to 3.30pm is like a 20-hour day for an adult. Children experience many new things every day and time passes slowly, but as people get older they have fewer new experiences and time is less stretched by information. So, you can “lengthen” your life by minimising routine and making sure your life is full of new active experiences – travel to new places, take on new interests, and spend more time living in the present – see Making Time by Steve Taylor.
Big news: AngelList alumni have raised over $1.1 billion from angels and VC’s on AngelList and beyond. Sarah Lacy has a detailed analysis.
Most of the $1.1 billion happens in the big rounds after AngelList….