Stefan Jung

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An Interview With Benedict Evans: On Blogging, Tim Cook And The Next Unicorn

This is the second of four interviews with the 4 “must read” bloggers of tech and the mobile internet: Horace Dediu, Ben Evans, Steve<p>Cheney, and Ben Thompson.<p>Here’s my recent interview with Benedict Evans:<p>Q: You’re one of the most interesting bloggers on the mobile internet space today and the …

The Evolution of Marketplaces

What would a disruptive bank look like?

A while back, I got into a to-and-fro on Twitter with Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon about banking, which garnered a fair amount of interest and …

Why Facebook is launching its money transfer service in Europe, not the US

The Financial Times has the news (the, err, sorta confirmed rumor) that Facebook is about to launch a money transfer program over here in Europe. …

Benchmark's Mitch Lasky on App Discovery, Distribution and the Power of Chat Networks

Benchmark partner Mitch Lasky is a games guy.He has been in the business for decades — long before he went into venture capital — and when it comes …

Apps

Fred Wilson Q&A: The Legendary Investor Talks Retirement, Tumblr's Exit, and Getting Over a Tough Year | Inc.com

It took Fred Wilson 10 years to become what he calls a "half-way decent" venture capitalist. It took him 20 to become a startup legend.<p>Lately, rumors have swirled that the Zynga, Tumblr and Twitter investor might step away from the firm he co-founded, Union Square Ventures, and retire. The …

Venture Capital

New York VC Fred Wilson wants to push his fellow partners into the spotlight

Prominent New York venture capitalist Fred Wilson would like to be a bit less visible in the future.<p>Wilson, a founder of Union Square Ventures and a frequent blogger, wants his fellow partners to attract more attention.<p>“I’d like to try to tone it down as much as possible and push them out into the …

How Your Startup's Sector Affects Your Ability to Raise a Series A

The average seed stage startup has a 20% chance of raising a Series A according to Crunchbase data for IT startups who raised seed and Series A …

Venture Capital

Why Startups Face Increasing Competition in Raising Series As and Bs

Has it become harder to raise money? is a question I hear all the time. On one hand, the total dollars invested by VCs is relatively flat at just …

Venture Capital

Why voice is the next big internet wave

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>At first glance, few technologies feel as unsexy as voice. From a user’s perspective, little has …

The New Market Places

One of the most important trends in the Internet at the moment is unbundling. Entrepreneurs are picking apart Craigslist and eBay, vertical by …

Craigslist

The Hardest Round to Raise for Startups

Over the past few years, I’ve debated the existence of a Series A crunch and found in that analysis that the volume of Series As was increasing. This …

How Fast Must a SaaS Startup Grow to Raise a Series A?

Last week, Sean Ellis made an interesting comment in response to this post on public SaaS companies’ growth rates:<p>I’m guilty of giving the same …

Startups

Are VC Mega-Rounds the New Normal?

Each morning’s news seems to bring another fund-raising announcement of ever larger scale. Just a few months ago, Pure Storage raised $150M in the …

Venture Capital

How to Drive Great Returns as a Tier 2 Venture...

First tier venture capital funds drive great financial returns for many reasons - but above all, the most important one is talent. The 5-10 top VCs …