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I’m often asked by people what investment areas interest me.
It’s true that I have a functional focus on three areas: Performance-based marketing, digital television and mobile computing. I try to invest in things that I know and that I believe I might have better knowledge and relationships than the masses of VCs.
I have other areas of interest & competence such as cloud computing and document management given my background.
It’s also true that I’m mostly founder driven, where the founding team & my personal relationship with them leads to a strong mutual working relationship. If that bond isn’t there or if it feels like I’m in a bidding process for the highest price, I might as well be Wells Fargo.
But one theme in pervasive in all my thinking about investing in Internet-based companies: Deflationary economics.
And it’s something I think you ought to consider when building your Internet businesses.