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There is a lot of advice about how to be a good startup founder. But there isn’t very much about how to be a good startup investor.
Before going any further, I should point out that this is a particularly hard time to invest in startups — it’s easier right now to be a capital-taker than a capital-giver. …
A popular topic in Silicon Valley is talking about what year humans and machines will merge (or, if not, what year humans will get surpassed by rapidly improving AI or a genetically enhanced species). Most guesses seem to be between 2025 and 2075.
People used to call this the singularity; now it feels uncomfortable and real enough that many seem to avoid naming it at all.
Perhaps another reason people stopped using the word “singularity” is that it implies a single moment in time, and it now looks like the merge is going to be a gradual process. …
The 2016 US Presidential election feels like the most important one so far in my lifetime. No one able to vote in the US should be sitting this one out — we have a major choice to make.
With some friends, I helped start VotePlz to make it easier for young people to participate — technology has moved forward but registration has not (for example, young people generally don’t have printers or stamps, and many states still don’t have online registration).
A lot of people are working hard to get their friends registered to vote, and we wanted to do something for them. …