AKA The Statistical Listicle — The Art of One-line Pitching: A Study of @AngelList
Hidden Spiders -
Another classic judegomila rundown.
Just in the same way that Google spiders the Internet (automatically crawling through millions of URLs), there are some spiders that have yet to be made that would crawl existing exciting datasets with the hope of producing some useful utility. Here is a list of spider types that I’ve come up,…
(via Uber Leads Taxi Industry Disruption Amid Fight for Riders, Drivers - Businessweek)
i don’t pitch value add. i pitch empathy understanding and a human connection to the entrepreneur. —
@fredwilson circa 2012
The Building Blocks of Community -
Product Hunt co-creator rrhoover on building community around a great product, authenticity, and respect:
Last week someone asked me:
How do you build a community?
I paused. I hadn’t thought about it before. For the past three months, much of my time and focus has been on growing the Product Hunt community. I never considered myself a “community builder” but in retrospect, perhaps I am. At…
The Rise of the Drone Market -
Almost monthly, I’m seeing a new drone startup emerge with an exciting set of abstractions. The commercial drone market is becoming a huge area of innovation, investment and application. Cloud based software platforms for fleet management, automation, aerial imaging, APIs - you name it:…
Disaggregation of a Bank -
There are lots of cool charts thrown around the startup/VC world. One of the best is the “Disaggregation of Craiglist,” originally created by Andrew Parker in 2010 and updated by David Haber in 2012 (shown below):
USV has recently invested in a host of internet-enabled financial services,…
Currency Abundance and the Tip of the Iceberg. -
Albert Wenger, investor at Union Square Ventures, wrote a piece about the technological ages of human history, and some characteristics of the modern age. This paragraph jumped out at me:
Much of what we believe to be true about society is informed by the more recent historical record. But…
Thoughtful, compelling post by Kanyi.
The Greatest Myth About the Robotics Industry - @robocosmist debunks claim that #robotics is 'capital intensive'
In an episode of Dr. Who, The Doctor is seen examining an SVG file taken from Wikipedia. It depicts a light wave. (source: @popey)
In case you’ve ever wondered what the people in the movies were really looking at on their computer screens, there’s a Tumblr for that.
If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path. — Alec Soth (via snowce)
Enterprise Technology Catalogue - Check out this great new resource from Work-Bench: a catalogue of enterprise technology startups in NYC.
Calling All Builders
October 18, 2013
At Work-Bench, we’re constantly searching for the next generation of tools that will define the future of work. In this search, we found that there was no central list of companies building better tools. We saw an opportunity to create a catalogue…
The Year in Robotic Seduction -
"Boston Dynamics was as much its YouTube channel as it was a robotics firm."