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August 25, 2015

It’s been an interesting few weeks in the startup world.  The chatter around Zirtual quickly moved on to the market correction and general nervousness all around. During this time, I happened to catch the second half of Back To The Future II on TV (yes, I still watch normal TV now and then).  This made me […]

July 14, 2015

I’m really excited to announce our recent investment in Scratch.  You can read some coverage here. The problem that Scratch is solving is something that is quite near and dear to my heart. Since I’ve worked in the consumer internet space, I’ve been interested in the problem of product discovery. How do you select from […]

July 5, 2015

I’m starting to get really interested in voice as a major computing interface. Prior to my Apple Watch, I rarely ever used Siri. But I find I’ve been using voice more and more, and my experiences with the Echo and the rise of more apps that utilize a conversational interface make me pretty excited about […]

June 23, 2015

When an investor “does work” on a potential investment, it usually means engaging in some form of due diligence. One of my favorite VC sayings is from an investor that has said that “due diligence is something VC’s do very studiously when they want to kill a deal”. I’ve often quoted this, half joking, half […]

June 10, 2015

I find that almost all startups look much worse beneath the surface than they first appear. I think this is particularly true of stuff with hyper-growth or really impressive top-line numbers. It’s also particularly true as founders have become more adept at telling their stories and communicating what they’ve done and what they plan to […]

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  • David Beisel
     - 18 hours ago
    Seed venture investing requires seeking nonconsensus ideas AND being right at the same time... which isn't easy: http://t.co/n0qSc1Aa2H
  • David Beisel
     - 23 hours ago
    Just getting into angel investing? A primer: http://t.co/qLvRn9lYaS
  • Rob Go
     - 23 hours ago
    Looking forward to this - thanks @yegg http://t.co/FIHAMS6vpg
  • Rob Go
     - 23 hours ago
    RT @davidbeisel: My latest blog post: "Seeking Nonconsensus" http://t.co/n0qSc1izb9
  • David Beisel
     - 23 hours ago
    My latest blog post: "Seeking Nonconsensus" http://t.co/n0qSc1izb9

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