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Venture capital in an age of algorithms

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>We live in an age of algorithms. Cheap computing and abundant software have brought huge advances in all kinds of fields. …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

App Indexing, Predictive Services, And Unlocking Mobile Distribution

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>There is a “perfect storm” brewing in consumer mobile: Developers, companies, and investors see the explosive growth of smartphones (with …

Why VCs aren’t insanely rich

<i>Arie Shpanya is the CEO of WisePricer</i><p>I’ll start with a spoiler, or more precisely the bottom line: VC’s are not that insanely rich, or at least the vast majority of them.<p>Jason Lemkin, a managing director at Storm Ventures, recently mentioned in his post on Quora that venture capitalists end up with …

The Economics of a Hit TV Show

<i>Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs / AMC</i><p>Ten million Americans can recall where they were the night of September 29th, 2013. They were watching the series …

Angels Get Carry For Helping A Startup Raise Money With AngelList Syndicates

AngelList is testing out a new service that lets angel investors syndicate deals with each other, a feature that could allow startups to raise venture-sized rounds of money with relative ease. Called Syndicates, the private-beta product lets any accredited investor on the AngelList fundraising …

Two-sided markets are complex but lucrative

SAN FRANCISCO — The rapid growth of mobile apps has given rise to the two-sided marketplace, where both professionals and consumers use a different side of the same product or service. And these marketplaces are among the most profitable in mobile markets today, according to a panel at the first …

With IPO Imminent, Twitter’s Ad Challenge Looms Large

It may be official that Twitter plans to go public, but let’s not forget there’s nothing official at all about its revenue model. It is still very …

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The "Mobile-First" Boom | The Network | The Network

So you just missed the last plane home because you’re stuck in traffic in an unfamiliar city. It’s late. You’re tired, cranky. You need a hotel—fast. Fortunately, among your smartphone apps is Hotel Tonight, which claims to provide easy mobile booking of same-day unsold hotel inventory. With one …

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Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Gamification

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>A friend of mine once relayed this quote (as a joke) to me about …

Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>My gamification post two weeks ago (which described everything you …