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" Many artists stick to making and hire a manager to focus on their business. Artists that build websites and mobile apps can do that, too. "
" New York's niche is content, and content is becoming more valuable. Just think about what is more valuable: MTV or the cable system that you use to get MTV? Howard Stern or the radio station you use to listen to him? Ultimately, technology becomes a commodity, and content - real, true branded content - becomes more valuable. "
" My venture investing career has three phases, all roughly 6-8 years long. The first, at Euclid, was software to Internet. The second, at Flatiron, was Internet to bubble. And the third, at USV, has been web 2 to mobile. I have always used a new firm to denote a new investment phase for me. Throw away the old. Start with the new. "
" When people laugh at a company or say, 'This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard,' you are listening. "
" Given New York City's cultural diversity, it has always attracted creative people. "
" Start-ups should be hunch-driven early on and data-driven as they scale. "
" Customers are a great way to finance a business for many reasons. First, customer financing is typically non dilutive. They want something from you other than equity in your business. Customers also help you fit your product to the market. And customers will help debug and improve the quality of the product. "
" Investing in management means building communication systems, business processes, feedback, and routines that let you scale the business and team as efficiently as possible. "
" People already love to play casual games. But when you take a casual game and stick it inside a social network, it becomes way more exciting. "
" I believe the mobile OS market will play out very similarly to Windows and Macintosh, with Android in the role of Windows. And so, if you want to be in front of the largest number of users, you need to be on Android. "
" I'm really interested in the intersection between reputation, identity, and knowledge. "
" Money is information, like bits. "
" Profiles aren't journalism. "
" Equity capital is expensive. Every time you do a raise, you dilute. "
" Board meetings should not be for the benefit of the board. They should be for the benefit of the CEO and the senior team. "
" It's upsetting to me that you have to be a millionaire to invest in your friend's start-up. "
" The companies that do the best job on managing a user's privacy will be the companies that ultimately are the most successful. "
" Building product is not about having a large team to manage. It is about having a small team with the right people on it. "
" When my dad was in Vietnam, we lost a parent for a year. Thank God we didn't lose a parent for good. "
" We need new medical approaches to preventing and/or curing disease. We need new scientific approaches to generating, storing, and being more efficient with energy. Maybe we need more space exploration. Maybe we need more undersea exploration. "
" I think 'crazy' is a compliment. I think you make money with people who are crazy. "
" The Internet is a computing platform built on top of core technology. Applied technology is what gets built on top of that: It's Web services. "
" Not only do you have to put yourself in harms way in service of your country, you have to leave your families at home. It is a great sacrifice. "
" Foursquare's adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook. "
" If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign that you've made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up. "
" Politics and government have been a terrible place to invest; education has been a terrible place to invest, but that is because the entrenched interests make it a terrible place to invest. The way you invest in those sectors is you go against the entrenched interests; you try and disrupt the entrenched interests, not to service them. "
" Being an entrepreneur is hard. Having supportive and caring investors helps. "
" All markets have boom and bust cycles, and I think venture capital market has even more exaggerated boom and bust cycles. "
" The venture business is a bit of an apprenticeship business, so the firm I worked for didn't let me make an investment until I was 30. That was probably a very smart thing. "
" I don't like to talk about myself. I like to talk about stuff that's happening, stuff that's going to happen, and the people who are going to make it happen. "
Make It Happen
" Most adults I know start their Internet session at Google, and most kids I know start their Internet session at either Facebook or MySpace. "