Four Ways to Use Wolfram Alpha for VC Analysis

brianwatson: I don’t know what to write about today, so here are four ways to use Wolfram Alpha for VC analysis—one of my ninja tricks. TIP 1: Compare web statistics on any domain. TIP 2: Find fundamentals and recent returns of your favorite public company. TIP 3: See what the financial analysts are recommending. TIP… Continue reading Four Ways to Use Wolfram Alpha for VC Analysis

Yankee Sabra Limey: So what am I looking for? Thinking about VC investment themes

yankeesabralimey: Recently, before starting at DFJ Esprit, I had some time to think about which investment themes interest me most as I look for investment across Europe. Of course, to be honest, this is just what I think I’m looking for…until the right entrepreneur shows me something new and amazing I had no idea… As… Continue reading Yankee Sabra Limey: So what am I looking for? Thinking about VC investment themes

NYU Stern: Start-up Demos Roundup

Recently, NYU Stern’s Entrepreneurs’ Exchange Club hosted a demo day showcasing 10 startups. The event kicked off with two keynotes by Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft) and Charlie O'Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures).  Ellie gave a great presentation on the state of VC, complete with charts and data points à la Mary Meeker. She hit home some of the trends… Continue reading NYU Stern: Start-up Demos Roundup

Applying to YC without an idea… good idea?

I read about YCombination’s latest announcement with mixed feelings. Initially, I was excited: “Well, I don’t have an idea!… I can apply to YC!” I was also highly skeptical – could a YC team without an idea be as successful as the others?  First, I think this change in requirements will significantly increase the noise… Continue reading Applying to YC without an idea… good idea?