• Recent digital media investments

    October 31, 2011

    Well, it’s been a hectic Q3, with three new digital media investments. Scan & Target Utel CrowdyNews All three were investments in conjunction with 3 of the 16 independent holding incubatrices vehicles we advise. As readers of my blog know (yes, I’m talking to both of you), I’m not a big fan of vc blogs […]

  • Darwin beats intelligent design in financing innovation

    October 12, 2011

    Luke Johnson’s opinion in today’s Financial Times really resonated with me. I’ve long argued that the VC model in Europe is plagued by the tendency to keep Zombie startups alive, to the detriment of plowing more time, resources, and capital in the real disruptors. Johnson cites recent research from the UK’s National Endowment for Science, […]

  • Chart of the quarter

    October 4, 2011

    Blame it on the Greeks, on the ECB, on European politicians, or on high-frequency computer trading. Heck, blame it on the rain. But no matter how you slice it, the CAC 40’s 25% nosedive over the past 3 months reflects the worst decline since 2002. Uncertainty causes unease. Unease causes indecision. Startups: if you sell […]

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