Twelve years ago at my friend’s party, I saw an amazing new music app that let you stream songs. The service was still in beta and the experience was amazing — you could listen to any song from any device even when offline, and you didn’t have to buy à…

When we evaluate companies, we look at business characteristics such as product quality, frictionless adoption, viral network effects, and market expansion. Size matters but product quality is just as critical. Most importantly, we focus on companies that can be the leader in their category and achieve disproportionate gains over time.

When I went to school in Austria, my exams were mostly long-form word problems. Whether in Math, Language learning, or Science, tests and exam problems were given to me in long paragraphs.

When I studied for the SAT, I was surprised that most of the questions were multiple choice. Then…

Over the past year, more than 1.6 billion students and teachers were forced to go to school virtually. While most Gen Z-ers adapted quite naturally, for many it was the first time to ever experience a virtual lecture on a device. Certainly for everybody, the future got pulled to the…

Private market valuations are on the backswing, especially valuations of late stage private companies that were previously hyped. A series of red flags showed up over the last few months — the Fall of Wework, the Struggles of Uber, the Scares of Juul, just to name a few — causing…

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, he changed the World in so many ways; entire industries transformed, societies prospered, and people suddenly had the World on their fingertips. One of his biggest impacts was he brought humanity and computers closer together. …

Luben Pampoulov

Co-founder and Partner at GSV

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