CAPITAL

MYSPACE
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Remember MySpace? Juicero got killed when people realized the hardware was worthless. Theranos was straight fraud. But how did MySpace die? Here are 5 lessons startups (and investors) can learn from MySpace. 1) Public image problem: if you are a...
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ELIZABETH HOLMES
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Juicero was nothing compared to #theranos !!! The founder, Elizabeth Holmes pictured here on Forbes as “The Next Steve Jobs” raised $1.4bn, over 10 rounds from firms like DFJ, Fortress, Walgreens etc and got up to a $9bn valuation! But it was...
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JUICERO
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Have you guys heard of #Juicero ?? You are constantly told that startups need to disrupt legacy industries. That the tech world needs to "move fast and break things". But a lot of times they go too far. Just because something is...
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GROUP ECONOMICS
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Yesterday I was completely inspired by the commitment from the top athletes in the WNBA, NBA, retired NFL, Hollywood execs, music producers, business execs, tech founders and content creators who all spent 6 hours together with me discussing GROUP ECONOMICS!...
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ACCELERATORS AND INCUBATORS
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When you have no idea how to get your startup off the ground it may be a good idea to seek out an incubator. When you have a startup and need help taking it to the next level you may...
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TECH CONFERENCES
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If you are a founder you need to go to tech conferences. Period. I have a rule: invest a certain amount of money in my own development every year. You should do the same! I also grow my business from...
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MICROSOFT
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I’ve been getting a lot of questions from you guys asking me what the “average person” should invest in to get started. The answer is simple: public stocks. Not private companies like Uber and Airbnb, public stocks that 1) offered...
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BLACKBERRY
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Anyone remember this logo?! Man, I do. I rarely talk about hardware but I study failures more than successes. Here are some things I was studying tonight as I vet a hardware investment opportunity. I want to see what separates...
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APPLE
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Over the last 6 months I’ve spoken to over 100 people about what’s in their IRA or 401k and 90% of y'all have “conservative” allocations in things like bonds and cash. I’ve seen some people get returns of -1% the...
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DILUTION
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Tom Brady is taking pay cuts to leave salary for players that can help them win championships. That’s my answer when founders ask me if they should give up equity for investors/advisors/talent. If they can help you win! 100% of...
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