In complement to my post last week about Station F, which proclaims to not be an incubator but rather a ‘startup campus’, I figured it would be helpful to publish an infographic of the numerous incubator/accelerator options for startups in France. If the chart below appears cluttered, that’s because tech incubators/accelerators are beyond the saturation […]
Although there are not many of us in Western Europe who use LINE as their primary messaging app (outside of Spain, where LINE penetration is remarkable), the multi-purpose platform that is LINE continues to entertain and stimulate creative new use cases around the world, like being coupled with Instagram to drive e-commerce in Thailand. I […]
Nic Brisbourne, veteran VC and Founder of Forward Partners, posits that everyone should be a writer. It’s not difficult to understand such a sweeping assertion coming from a writer of Nic’s calibre. I largely agree, not necessarily for everyone, but that most people purporting to work around innovation should look for some way to regularly […]
When people inquire about my investment strategy, I explain that I try to structure my investment thinking around themes or theses. Readers of this blog will recognize that one of my favorite investment themes over the past few years has centered on the value chain of mobile gaming. Often, I visualize aspects of a theme […]
Having waxed extensively about the opacity of France’s venture capital industry, I’ve decided it’s time that I practice what I preach. The venture capital sector in France operates in a fog of complexity, with limited accountability, misleading performance statistics, and in some cases deliberate secrecy. I believe this is wrong. I believe that a VC […]
What would April 1 be without a little fun? Although VCs and Entrepreneurs are fundamentally different animals, they do share a few traits in common, as the infographic below depicts (special thanks to Jerry Yang for his artistic talents in helping me design this).
Many mobile game companies still choose native iOS or Android as their first route to market, only to discover that it’s very challenging to stand out among hundreds of thousands of other games in the traditional app-stores. There is, however, a viable alternative approach that is quickly gaining interest worldwide: HTML5. BoosterMedia has released a […]