Posts filed under “Venture Capital”

Uber vs Regulations, Taxi & Livery Services

Uber, the mobile phone ride-hailing service, now operates in 26 countries. But as the San Francisco firm expands, it faces questions about its business practices, including liability in accidents.

 

 

Category: Technology, Venture Capital, Video

Blackstone’s Big Bet On Rental Homes

From Bloomberg: The Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm, became the largest owner of rental homes in the U.S. , acquiring 41,000 homes in the past two years. In October, Blackstone offered the first-ever “rental-home-backed” security on Wall Street. The bond is backed by just a fraction — 3,207 — of the rental…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Venture Capital

Stockholm: Europe’s Start-Up Superstar

While Berlin and London have grabbed headlines for their technology scenes, Stockholm has recently emerged as one of Europe’s hottest start-up capitals.


December 18th, 2013

Category: Venture Capital, Video

The Hierarchy of Innovation

I find this intriguing: From Rough Type: If progress is shaped by human needs, then general shifts in needs would also bring shifts in the nature of technological innovation. The tools we invent would move through the hierarchy of needs, from tools that help safeguard our bodies on up to tools that allow us to…Read More

Category: Technology, Venture Capital

Confessions of an Institutional Investor

Josh here – the other day I did a post about the amazing complexity and obsession with tail risk that’s caused so many professionally-managed investment pools to miss the market over the last few years (see: I don’t understand). Every general fights the last war, as they say, and a portfolio geared toward having a…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Hedge Funds, Really, really bad calls, Venture Capital

NYC Startup Guide

StartupsFM presents “NYC City Beat: The ultimate guide for startups in NYC. Welcome to NYC, the land where startups BREATHE innovation! Shai Goldman says “There are roughly 1,000 startups that are currently active. About 400 of those are VC backed (including seed funded). The other 600 are bootstrapped / self-funded.” WSJ recently reported that the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Venture Capital, Web/Tech

The Future is All Possibility.

Back in April 2012, I urged some people to Step aside, old man. Let imagination lead the way.  Although I have been called me a curmudgeon, I noted “as I look to the long term, I’m optimistic.” That thought process was revisited this evening. Why? Tonight, I spoke at the NYU Stern Launch. Speaking to…Read More

Category: Psychology, Venture Capital

So You Want To Be A Landlord?

My fishing pal and hedge fund buddy Scott forwards along an email from an anonymous analyst in Asia, who is somewhat perplexed by the massive “rent to flip” private equity investment in US distressed (or not so distressed) homes:     Take a look at the number of houses for rent in Phoenix.  This is…Read More

Category: Real Estate, Venture Capital

NYC startup scene

The NYC startup scene from André M. König by André M. König on Jul 17, 2013

Category: Think Tank, Venture Capital, Web/Tech

The Sharing Economy

Final le web london (june 2013) from Mark Suster by Mark Suster on Jun 09, 2013

Category: Think Tank, Venture Capital, Web/Tech