• FrenchTech: One step forward, three steps back

    January 26, 2016

    For entrepreneurs and investors in the French tech ecosystem (and even potentially for outsiders looking in), it has been a discouraging couple of weeks for us. While I still believe that 2016 will be the year of the European entrepreneur, I sincerely hope that politicians do not thwart France’s momentum in innovation when we’re just […]

  • 10 ridiculous humble brags recently spotted on Twitter

    January 20, 2016

    Many of these could pass for satire but I’m pretty certain their authors intended them in full seriousness. Great idea, very similar to what I advocated in my TED talk last year Flattered to be quoted alongside Peter Thiel in this TechCrunch article Could barely keep up with Chris McCormack in my first Ironman Still […]

  • 5 smart European VC predictions for 2016

    January 13, 2016

    Last year’s Predictions on the State of VC in Europe 2015 proved so popular that I decided to do it again. Here are some insightful predictions for 2016 from five of my more prophetic peers. Dmitry Chikhachev, Runa Capital, Russia I would predict 2 trends for VC in Europe in 2016: 1) a growing number […]

  • 2016 Will Be The Year Of The European Entrepreneur

    January 4, 2016

    Making predictions are hard, especially about the future. I may be underestimating the time horizon, but for me the trend is unmistakable. The European entrepreneurial ecosystem is poised to enter the major leagues, and I predict that this will happen in 2016. Our vieux continent already boasts a burgeoning collection of tech unicorns, with the […]

  • VC internship opportunity 2016

    January 3, 2016

    Happy new year! I’m recruiting an intern again, but before we get into that, I’d like to publicly thank my prior interns, whom I like to characterize as heroes: 2012: Robert Kelley 2013: Nilanjan Basu 2014: Jerry Yang 2015: Junjie Peng Each of the four arrived at my office with no VC experience, but more […]

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