Thanks for sharing your insights, Bonnie!
I’m inclined to agree with your assessment, aside from the limited due diligence investing in a startup through an equity crowdfunding portal is more akin to a public market than typical angel/VC investing.
And moreover, while it’s an individual sitting on the board seat, you can be damn well sure their words and decisions are those of their teams. Same reason the Bill Gurley switch on Uber’s board isn’t going to make a shred of difference.
This has been criminally under-reported. Location-based gaming is going to be at the heart of AR (and possibly VR based on how compelling Google Earth VR is) and Unity is setting itself up to be the leader there. Very cool.
Awesome overview of some really big frontier tech areas. It’s hard to even keep abreast of all these new developments! Favorite news source (besides talking with founders)?
Recommended! I don’t think it makes sense to discount content by the big-name speakers you mentioned — a lot of it is still stellar, candid advice on how to be a more effective entrepreneur — but it certainly shouldn’t be the only thing an entrepreneur listens to. Gary Vee openly admits there are only a few core beliefs at the heart of his content…
Great article! Nomadic work certainly comes with its own set of challenges. Recently started working for a startup that does international co-working spaces for digital nomads, and our team is pretty much spread all over the world (practicing what we preach). The biggest challenge we’ve come across is managing duties shared between team members…
Great read from someone trying to break in, it’s refreshing to see the perspective of a new VC just entering the game, someone who isn’t speaking from the lofty position of the “Andreessens or Saccas” of the world.