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The Power of the Power Law, “super-stars”, and moving the returns curve “to the right”!

I finally get to jot down some of my thoughts here about the “power law”, and more specifically the “power of the power law” …. I. The phenomenon of superstars OK, … Continue Reading


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Great founding teams – a revisit

[An earlier version of this post was titled “Builders of the world, design and surf once in a while!”] As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on how we … Continue Reading


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Nuts and bolts #2: 9 delightful things about product-market fit

A lot of ink has been spilled on “product market fit” but we are still very often answering Qs about this and so we are going to jot down a … Continue Reading


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Being long on innovation – part 2: Thriving under the shadows of giants

[Addition on 24 Oct: adding a link to an a16z blog-post published not long after on the same topic highlighted in point 5 below, that selling in the early stages … Continue Reading


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Dear founder #3: building strong and weather-proof companies

We invest to support companies building for the long term and so we are very interested in founders who want to build long-lasting and strong companies irrespective of the state … Continue Reading


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The art and science of venture investing – #2: the search for great companies and great opportunities

Why is it so hard to find great opportunities?  Why are big success stories and sustained growth still so rare? What is the “formula” for improving our chance of backing … Continue Reading


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Getting ready for scale-up

We look to make Series A and Series B investments into companies, and so we find ourselves often asking the question: is this company ready to scale up? Perhaps one … Continue Reading


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What an investment decision mean to us

As venture capitalists, we are in the business of seeing and reviewing hundreds and thousands of business plans of young tech companies looking for their first or second round of … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #2

Dear Founder: You have invested some of your own money (and much “sweat equity”) into the company you founded, taken some seed or angel money as the initial funding, and … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #1

Dear Founder, First, congratulations on achieving the milestone of having completed a few pilots and securing a sales pipeline waiting on you to be executed.  Well, congratulations because the reward … Continue Reading