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…


#TWiSTLive: May 20 with Amir Rubin, CEO Sixense, “Ask Jason” on stage + VR workshop


I’d like you to join me on Wednesday, May 20th for our next #TWiSTLive at Samsung Global…


We’re gonna miss you, Goldie; R.I.P. Dave Goldberg


You meet a lot of people in this life.

Many are angry, most are anxious, and some are clueless. Few are content…


Let’s all laugh at my horrible 2006 post: “YouTube is not a real business”


There’s a great debate over at YCombinator about my blog post from 2006 titled, “YouTube is not a real…

Publications edited by jason

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


Welcome to SCALE


Having invested in over 100 startups, I’m always concerned when founders spend their time going to conferences. Most conferences are designed for some combination of…


Why we invested $25,000 in Signpost in 2010 — and $500,000 today!

Back in 2010 the hottest startup on the planet was Groupon. It was growing revenues faster than anyone had ever seen…


WARNING: avoid the “Apply to Present” & “Angel Pitch Contest” event scams


A few days ago I talked about “doing the work” and skipping the party. Conferences tend to be one of the…


Do the work, skip the party


AS THE MONEY POOL INCREASES, THE ATTENTION POOL DECREASES

We talk a lot about bubbles in tech because, like real estate executives, we had our…


The Startup Martian: Can You Get There on What You Got?


I’ve been listening to a fabulous audiobook called “The Martian,” in which an astronaut is left behind on Mars with a limited…


What it’s Like to Work for Me (in 2015)


I’m hiring right now because things are going really well.

Instead of just throwing out a bunch of job descriptions I thought I…


The Facebook Serpent and the Content Farmer (or how Google & Facebook can rebuild our trust)


“Farmer! Farmer! You are so wise and you work so hard on your content … we have so…