jason

I angel invest in awesome startups... and try to build them myself. Be excellent to each other.


Free transportation for life


I've been privileged to be able to own both of Tesla's models (Roadster and Model S sedan) over the past four years. During that time I drove 15k+ miles and…


Took a year, but I think we figured out mobile news: Inside 3.0


It’s taken me a year of iteration on Inside.com, but I think my team and I have figured out mobile news. This team of…


Awesome eight apps contest!


We’re running a contest to win one of 100 Builder Passes, 10 VIP Tickets, and one coveted Super VIP pass to the LAUNCH Festival.

Here is how it works:

a) Download any 8 of the 12 following Apps (I’m investors in them!)

b) Place them on one screen on your phone & take a screenshot, like this:


If you want to come in first, aim for second


My partner on Weblogs, Inc., Brian Alvey, wrote a solid blog post about me being a “fast follower” with a lot of the products in my career. It…

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humanity is in a bit of rut. we need to try more creative solutions to our problems and act in unison.


Be the sponge, not the rock


My pal Adeo asked me a prescient question today: which would I rather invest in: a) a solid team with deep experience in a vertical, or b) a supremely talented…


(David) Sacks’ Law: If you want to bet on startups based on what they could be, you gotta see founders for who they could be



Microsoft is interesting again — very


Microsoft has been largely dead to Silicon Valley because for the past decade they struggled in — or completely missed — the last five major…


Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months (prediction)


Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months — it’s a lock (in my mind).


The Mission


Your humble, 365-days blogger is exhausted. For the past two weeks I’ve been carrying a huge load, including:


About the truth …


“You can’t know the whole truth, but if there is one, it lies in the space between two people.” — David Carr, September 8, 1956-February 12, 2015


How to save money running your startup


Years ago I wrote a blog post on how to save money running your startup, and it was one of the most popular things I’ve ever written.