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…


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…

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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.


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…


The future of restaurants is no restaurant (or why we invested $275,000 in BENTO)


Here in San Francisco the future has arrived and it’s really awesome. You can get whatever you…


Mansplaining the Ellen Pao trial & fixing the gender issue in venture capital


In today’s edition of “mansplaining,” I’m going to talk about two topics I’ve been told never to…


Some thoughts on the surprise shutdown of GigaOm


A lot of folks have been asking me to comment on the shocking shutdown of the tech publication, GigaOm.


Video of the Week: Fred Wilson, one of the 10 greatest VCs of all time (who hates when I say that!)


I’ve known Fred Wilson for two decades and I was finally able to get him to…