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" A big part of green tech will be organisms that eat waste. "
" If I want to make a product that is appealing to consumers, like a piece of clothing or a video game, that's fad driven. Some companies do it, and I don't know how they do it, but it's generally a bad place to invest. "
" I can't invest in areas of comfort. "
" Flourishing is everyone's birthright. I'm trying to break this hold that being smiley and cheery has on what people think the good life is. "
" The economies of the future are information. "
" I do think there are more and more entrepreneurs all the time that think big. Those are the people we should be finding and funding. Most of them will fail, but the ones who succeed will change the world, and that is progress. "
Change The World
" The commercial space industry is enormous and ripe for disruption. "
" Statistical physics or Newtonian physics gives way to quantum physics. Very unusual properties of matter emerge at that scale, and you can think about building products in a very different way. You can think about interfacing to biology in a very different way. "
" We definitely stand behind Theranos in the sense of, we are an investor, and we want them to succeed. "
" You've got to close deals quickly, or else you'll miss out. "
" In manufacturing, too much work is beyond repetitive - it is inhumane. The people doing this work aren't doing it because they want to - they are doing it because they have families to feed and clothe. "
" Something new will always be the source of growth in Silicon Valley. "
" My interest in space started early, but for many years, I could not find any space-related investments that really penciled-out for venture. That changed in 2009 when Elon Musk came to us with a big vision to explore Mars while producing rockets at a fraction of a price and making space accessible. "
" When the venture capital industry invests, it's usually because they sense there is money in them hills. And often it takes a high-profile winner to wake everyone up in the category. SpaceX is that company. "
" There was a time and a place when a pure content start-up had a chance, and that time has passed. "
" Being slick is not the right answer. "
" I do lament how many investors focus on all the short-term sugar buzz of some marginal improvement in something - nothing history books are ever going to be written about. In many cases, these are quick and easy ways to make money. "
" You have to build businesses for longer term. "
" Truly original thinkers tend not to be entrepreneurs who've spent 10 years at Cisco and can be trusted to know what they're doing. They tend to be 26 years old and highflying. They often have a very childlike mind, with some naivete. "
" We believe strongly that all meaningful change comes from entrepreneurs. "
" I love photography. I love rockets. "
" When you lower the cost of access to space, a boom of innovation follows, just as low-cost fiber optics paved the way for the Internet and the cloud services that followed. "
" In general, when it comes to AI, many of us subconsciously cling to the selfish notion that humanity is the endpoint of evolution. "
" The concept of a 'job' is pretty recent. If you go back a few hundred years, everyone was either a slave or a serf, or living off slave or serf labor to pursue science or philosophy or art. "
" By the time people came to realize that free, Web-based email was indeed a hot idea, Hotmail was adding 1 million new subscribers a month. "
" Elon Musk is an incredibly prolific entrepreneur, having come up with, or been at the founding team of Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, PayPal, all different industries that seem to have nothing to do with each other. "
" When a nanotech company matures and becomes a real business, it becomes something else. It becomes a biotech company or a cleantech company or a memory chip company. Nanotechnology has fueled the core innovations in electronics and energy. "
" SpaceX lowered the cost of going into space by 10x. "
" Back when I was a student, I had Steve Jobs over to my house for a fireside chat with the GSB High Tech Club. "
" No politician has a 50-year horizon. "
" There are many good ideas out there that never get an audience. "