Category : AVC – Fred Wilson

Doing Business Before Email

Doing Business Before Email

My friend Jordy was cleaning out some old desk drawers and came across this today

I met Jordy in 1993, the year Euclid invested in the business he and his partner Ronny started, Upgrade Corporation Of America. I wrote a blog post about the important lesson those guys taught

Leading vs Following

Hunter Walk has a good post up on the coming competition among angels with syndicates to get into deals. Hunter observes:

My guess is there are also some angels who were popular when they represented a $25k check but won’t be as sought after if they try

Video Of The Week: Data Driven NYC Talk

A few weeks ago I did a 40 minute talk with Matt Turck at the Data Driven NYC meetup. Matt's a super sharp guy and talking to him was a lot of fun and we got into a bunch of interesting stuff.

Data Driven NYC

How Would An Entrepreneur Attack Your Business?

This is a question I like to ask our more developed portfolio companies who have built large markets/networks/user bases. I ask them “if you were a startup and you wanted to compete with our company, how would you go about it?”

I think it is very important to understand your weakest

Video of the Week: LeWeb 2008

I am in Paris this weekend and I always love being here. I am reminded of attending LeWeb back in 2008 and having dinner with Jeff Clavier and Reid Hoffman and our wives. And I remember meeting Alex and Eric from SoundCloud at LeWeb that year. We didn't

Writing It Down

I had dinner with my daughter Jessica last night. We got to talking about creativity. She's a photographer. I asked her how she thinks Pieter Hugo comes up with his ideas for photos. She said “I bet he reads a lot about the topics he is interested in

Are Universities The New VCs?

The New Yorker has a piece on Stanford's StartX. They ask some interesting questions and end with this one:

If the university is a farm, do the students become the cows?

I have promoted this idea of becoming an early stage investor to a number of Universities and schools within

Some Thoughts On The SEC's Rulemaking On General Solicitation

The JOBS Act was signed into law on April 5, 2012. This legislation was designed to make it easier for small businesses in the US to raise capital and contained a number of important and valuable changes to securities laws. One of the most promising changes in the

The State Of The Early Stage Financing Market

I am headed out on a bike ride with my daughter this morning and don't have a lot to say today. But I did read an interesting post by Semil Shah where he outlines what he thinks is going on in the early stage financing markets

Video of the Week: Mike Moritz on Charlie Rose

William reminded me that I posted this interview to my tumblr a while back but it had never made it to AVC Video of the Week. So I went back to Charlie Rose's site and figured out how to embed it here. This is