Posts Tagged ‘startups‘

Could algorithms help create better venture capitalists?

How can VCs better predict when innovations will survive or fail, both for startups and when corporations launch new products or do acquisitions? That is the problem William Hambrecht, a legendary venture capitalist who made early investments in Apple, Genentech, and Google, is trying to solve with

The Fuzzy Math That Creates Unicorns – via Bloomberg

The numbers are sort of made-up. For the most mature startups, investors agree to grant higher valuations, which help the companies with recruitment and building credibility, in exchange for guarantees that they’ll get their money back first if the company goes public or sells. They can also

futuristgerd: (via Parking and Recreation: The Future of Not Circling for a Spot – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic) Cool idea imho:)

startupquote: Ideas that most people derided as ridiculous have produced the best outcomes. Don’t do the obvious thing. – Fred Wilson