All posts tagged: Entrepreneurship

The Steph Curry Fallacy

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tl;dr In the same way that Steph Curry is “hurting the game of basketball”, Silicon Valley’s success is “hurting” nascent venture ecosystems around the globe. Early in the 2015/16 NBA season, ESPN Analyst (and former player and coach) Mark Jackson commented that reigning MVP Stephen Curry was “hurting the game of basketball”, something that seems ridiculous at first glance. Curry was (and is) playing at an unmatched level on a historically great and entertaining team. […]

The Train, the Tracks, and the Trett

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“Trett (or tret) was an allowance made up until the early 19th century, for waste, dust, and other impurity in items in commerce, generally amounting to 4 pounds in each 104 pounds (3.85%).” — Wikipedia In the second half of 2015, the scare word in the venture market was Unit Economics. Just over a month into 2016, that term has been replaced with another mot du jour that similarly strikes fear into people on both sides of […]

What do VCs Really Think?

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Comparing and contrasting two VC sentiment surveys in early 2016 Every quarter at Visible we survey top Seed and Series A stage investors to gauge their thoughts on the current state of the market and understand what they expect over the coming years on topics like valuations, exit opportunities, and capital availability. Recently, in conjunction with their hugely popular Upfront Summit, Upfront’s Mark Suster and his team conducted a similar survey, asking 159 VCs their thoughts […]