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The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs

The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Every VC firm has its own way of evaluating potential investments. Remmy Oxley, an anonymous VC, says that Moneyball-style methods are the next step, and reveals his firm's algorithm for screening candidates.

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The first year in Venture Capital — Lessons (to be) learned. — Bird’s view — Medium

The first year in Venture Capital - Lessons (to be) learned. - Bird's view - Medium
After graduating from law school I decided to drop a budding law career to become part of Berlin’s buzzing technology ecosystem. I worked…
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this is a fair and correct insight of VCs challenges
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How blockchains could change the world | Interview of Don Tapscott by McKinsey & Company

How blockchains could change the world | Interview of Don Tapscott by McKinsey & Company | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Don Tapscott, CEO of the Tapscott Group, is coauthor, with his son, Alex, of Blockchain Revolution. Rik Kirkland is the senior managing editor of McKinsey Publishing and is based in McKinsey’s New York office.Interview transcript of the video

In the early 1990s, we said the old media is centralized. It’s one way, it’s one to many; it’s controlled by powerful forces, and everyone is a passive recipient. The new web, the new media, we said, is one to one, it’s many to many; it’s highly distributed, and it’s not centralized. Everyone’s a participant, not an inert recipient. This has an awesome neutrality. It will be what we want it to be, and we can craft a much more egalitarian, prosperous society where everyone gets to share in the wealth that they create. Lots of great things have happened, but overall the benefits of the digital age have been asymmetrical. For example, we have this great asset of data that’s been created by us, and yet we don’t get to keep it. It’s owned by a tiny handful of powerful companies or governments. They monetize that data or, in the case of governments, use it to spy on us, and our privacy is undermined.

What if there were a second generation of the Internet that enabled the true, peer-to-peer exchange of value? We don’t have that now. If I’m going to send some money to somebody else, I have to go through an intermediary—a powerful bank, a credit-card company—or I need a government to authenticate who I am and who you are. What if we could do that peer to peer? What if there was a protocol—call it the trust protocol—that enabled us to do transactions, to do commerce, to exchange money, without a powerful third party? This would be amazing.

Several years ago, an unknown person or persons named Satoshi Nakamoto came up with the Bitcoin protocol. Once again, the technology genie has been unleashed from its bottle. It gives us another kick at the can, another go, to try and rethink the economic power grid and the old order of things. That, to me, is how big this is. It feels like 1993. 

 


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Interesting interview (and early book promotion) of Don Tapscott by McKinsey. Funny to read that "it feels like 1993" !

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Gang of Four: Apple / Amazon / Facebook / Google

Scott Galloway, who is a professor of Marketing and Brand Strategy at the NYU Stern School of Business, will discuss “The Gang of Four” (Google, Facebook, Ap...
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a great DLD2016 speach about GAFA superpowers

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New Year, New Audience: 10 Essential Social Media Tactics to Get Your Content Seen

New Year, New Audience: 10 Essential Social Media Tactics to Get Your Content Seen | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Do you spend a lot of time crafting the perfect piece of content, only to find that it barely generates any shares, let alone drive leads? As a fellow content marketer at a B2B company, this is hands…
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A New “Valley Of Death” For Venture Financings | VC Experts Blog

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This Valley of Death is a great Opportunity Field for Early stage VCs; huge deal flow, hungry entrepreneurs, less competition and lower valuations. We love Pre Series A deals at Expon Capital. @exponcapital 

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If there's a tech bubble, it's not in Europe

If there's a tech bubble, it's not in Europe | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
The European tech market is finally coming of age, according to a report published by Atomico, the venture capital company of Skype founder Niklas Zennstroem. The industry is maturing just as problems are emerging in the U.S. model for funding tech companies, and perhaps the lag will save the Europeans from the same pitfalls.
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Tech market has become global. What is happening with European start-ups will be seen with other geographies as well. Silicon Valley is not the only route to global leadership anymore. This is a good news for mankind.

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In Case of Brexit, Luxembourg Is Open for Business

In Case of Brexit, Luxembourg Is Open for Business | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Luxembourg has a business-friendly government typical of smaller, open countries where innovation and efficiency provide a competitive advantage.
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No doubt that a Brexit will boost Luxembourg as it never did before. Happy to be there and wait for a bumper harvest

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A Brief History Of Snapchat

Our story begins at Stanford University, where the idea for an ephemeral photo sharing app is brought to life by three founders.
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a brief history of a fast success story. SNAPCHAT

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20000 jobs created by venture capital-backed firms over past 10 years - Siliconrepublic.com

20000 jobs created by venture capital-backed firms over past 10 years - Siliconrepublic.com | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Ireland's start-up scene in danger of being stifled due to lack of tax incentives for investors, venture capital chief warns.
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Let's replicate that in Luxembourg. Doable.

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When The Stock Market Dives, Your Stock Options May Be Crushed By Terms You Can't See

When The Stock Market Dives, Your Stock Options May Be Crushed By Terms You Can't See | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
The "terms" that you can't see in your company's financing rounds can impact the value of your stock options much more than the shiny valuation of the last round.
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Hot Tech Start-Ups May Face a Long and Bumpy Fall

Hot Tech Start-Ups May Face a Long and Bumpy Fall | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
The worldwide market gyrations will filter down to Silicon Valley, with start-ups that need cash likely to be the first to undergo tougher scrutiny.
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This is a wise analysis. founders should prepare for the battle for survival. 

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En 1931, la voiture à énergie libre de Tesla pouvait rouler à 130 km/h | 9Share

En 1931, la voiture à énergie libre de Tesla pouvait rouler à 130 km/h | 9Share | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
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you would love that TESLA MOTORS annouce tomorrow that they have a prototype working on the same ETHER ENERGY principle developed by Nikola Tesla in 1931

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Accelerators Are The New Business School

Accelerators Are The New Business School | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
It's no secret that most startups fail. What’s a bit less obvious is that most startup accelerators also fail. While a few top-tier programs get the cream..
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not better but complementary to an MBA

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Your Startup’s Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides — Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides - Marketing and Entrepreneurship - Medium
Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.
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a guideline everyone must follow.
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Uber's Competition infographic | Tracxn Blog

Uber's Competition infographic | Tracxn Blog | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Tracxn takes a look at Uber's journey towards becoming a Unicorn, and the competitors it has inspired across the globe
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The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
I’ve spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer. The software I’ve written has been used by millions of users, hu…
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Bitcoin was a great experiment. now facing huge issues. Other blockchain techs will hit the market soon and disrupt a number of services and even uberise Uber. 

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16 lessons on scaling from Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, Brian Chesky, Diane Greene… — Notes Essays —CS183C: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — Stanford University, Fall 2015 — Medium

16 lessons on scaling from Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, Brian Chesky, Diane Greene… — Notes Essays —CS183C: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — Stanford University, Fall 2015 — Medium | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
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A very interesting transcription of CS183C about Blitzscaling. A must read for ambitious CEOs. 

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The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills

The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Check out our list of helpful tools to help you improve your writing, whether you're a professional author or haven't written anything longer than an email since college.
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That is a long and interesting list of tools. let's start to test some of them. 

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The new reality of venture capital

The new reality of venture capital | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Venture backed companies account for 21% of US GDP and 11% of private sector jobs. But investor returns don’t reflect that tremendous value creation.
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I just re-read this interesting paper on VCs strategy and performance. A16Z and 500 developed new approaches. A new VC model is being invented at Expon Capital.  

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How I’ve Connected With 27+ CEOs In The Past Year Without Any Introductions

How I’ve Connected With 27+ CEOs In The Past Year Without Any Introductions | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
I've connected with the CEOs at Amazon, Pandora, Imgur, Twitter, GoPro, and more. I did it all through this 3-step technique that anyone can imitate and only takes a few minutes to learn.
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This is just very informative about how to cold-connect with people  that you want to talk to.

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The Parrot Drone Story: Visionary Entrepreneur Meets Garage-Based Genius | Open Your Innovation

The Parrot Drone Story: Visionary Entrepreneur Meets Garage-Based Genius | Open Your Innovation | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
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Henri Seydoux is the kind of non bankable visionary entrepreneur who fears nothing and whose gardian angel is a former successful entrepreneur, Steve Jobs who knows ?  

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The Operating Model That Is Eating The World — Medium

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World — Medium | Startups & Co. | Scoop.it
Today’s fastest growing, most profoundly impactful companies are using a completely different operating model
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exponential companies are eating the world and the outer space....

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The venture capital firms that are best at spotting unicorns

Sequoia might tout the most number of billion-dollar startups, but it's not necessarily the best at identifying them before they take off.
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2 ways of having an unicorn in your portfolio : investing late at high price due the the good connexion with tier 1 VCs and Corporate Bankers ("Logo Spotting" and "Cherry Picking"), or funding them at the very early stage. The second one needs a fantastic network and sourcing organization in addition to great analysis skills and... luck).

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Improving Startup Accelerators — Startups & Venture Capital — Medium

Improving Startup Accelerators - Startups & Venture Capital - Medium
Most startup programs suck. Here are tips on fixing accelerators from a Silicon Valley founder who mentored over 1,000 founders in last…
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excellent ideas about value creation and added value from accelerators. 

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