Adam Besvinick

VC at Deep Fork Capital | previously @Wanelo @HarvardHBS @Lowercase @DukeU | http://ventureminded.me


From Jefferies to Wanelo: A 2.5-Year “Job Search”


Last Monday was my first official day working on partnerships and business development for Wanelo, a role and company about which I…


On The Hype Cycle and The Role of Product Hunt for Consumer Social Apps

Yesterday, I wrote about my affection for Meerkat and the live mobile video streaming space but cautioned that it’s a bit of a love-hate relationship. Today, I’ll discuss the latter half.

My burgeoning frustration that has peaked over the last several days has more to do with the tech hype…


Initial Thoughts on Meerkat and Live Mobile Video

In just a little over 4 days, I have a developed a love-hate relationship with Meerkat and the discussion surrounding it (more to come on this second topic in another post tomorrow).

I’ve been a fan of what this team has been building for over 9 months. I posted the team’s original app, Yevvo, to Product Hunt after…


My First Six Months as a VC: Challenges and Surprises


As expected, my first six months in venture has been filled with challenges and surprises, all of which I believe will make me a better investor in the long run. Below, I detail a couple challenges (one completed, one ongoing) and a couple things that have surprised me so far.


My First Six Months as a VC: Investments and Lessons Learned


During my first six months on the job, the majority of my time has been spent sourcing new investment opportunities for our fund. To date, we have invested in four startups that I sourced for Deep Fork. Below is a snapshot that provides some background on these investments followed by some takeaways from these experiences.


My First Six Months as a VC: SF vs. NYC

I’m coming up on finishing my first six months as a VC, and I’ve been reflecting on a number of things during the last few weeks. So, rather than…


The Evolution of Bill Simmons

From @SportsGuy33 to @BillSimmons


Exactly five years ago, Bill Simmons announced he was joining Twitter. He did so on his Blogspot site (seriously). He had already cemented his position as the most popular writer on ESPN.com, if not the most popular sports writer in the country, and he was taking his “every fan” mentality to Twitter…


The Consumer Internet Sweet Spot


As a rabid fan of consumer internet, I try a lot of new apps and products. Of late, I’ve noticed that very few, if any, of these new startups are “sticking…


The Half-Life of Social Content

Why Facebook’s Paper is about more than unbundling


Yesterday, Facebook announced Paper, the first creation from Facebook Labs. Almost immediately, numerous pundits opined on Twitter that this announcement signals an acceleration of the unbundling of Facebook, as it makes a land grab for as many spots on your coveted home screen as…


What to Watch for in 2014


Lots of people write prediction pieces heading into a new year. As a general fan of consumer internet / tech, aside from working at one such company, I can’t wait to observe a number of potential events in 2014. Rather than postulate about their outcome, I think it’ll be quite riveting for us observers regardless of how they sort out. Here’s what to watch for over…


5 Personalities of Biz Dev Partners


It’s been said numerous times in numerous places that companies are people. This notion is especially true in startup business development. Understanding that companies have personalities just like some of your closest friends is important to figuring out which partners to target, how to pitch a potential partner, and how to position a deal or…