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Venture Files

Term Sheets Series Introduction (Classic)

We continue our Venture Files Classics Series – posts written by Steven Fisher prior to Venture Files joining Technosailor.com – that are either great analysis pieces, or have offered some level of prediction accuracy… Or simply, they are of interest to this audience. In this case, Steve wrote a great series on Term Sheets from […]

Aaron Brazell

Internet 2.0, Suck it Up and Lead

The Valley, which has so far been most unaffected by the downturn in the economy, may be reaching the end of it’s golden thread. Sequoia Capital, one of the largest Venture Capital firms in the Valley, had a meeting with their portfolio companies advising them to “tighten their belts” according to Om Malik of GigaOm. […]

Venture Files

DC Needs a Fred. Any Takers?

Profiled in Sunday’s New York Times, Union Square Ventures‘ Fred Wilson is a legend of contemporary venture capital — a title previously reserved for West Coast luminaries like Moritz and Doerr, and maybe a couple others. At Web 2.0 Expo in New York last week, Wilson was greeted with cheers usually reserved for celebrities. . […]

Aaron Brazell

Early Adopters Are Useless

We are early adopters. We use. We try. We evangelize. We bury. We filter. That’s what we think anyway. In reality, we are pretty useless. Late last year, Amazon released the Kindle to the joy and enthusiasm of many early adopters. Robert Scoble, the poster child for early adopters, gleefully got his Kindle on the […]