Get QuoteDark Inspirational Quotes App
" There are so many startups out there raising money. I don't think this is a bad thing. It's a good thing. Entrepreneurship is in vogue. Innovators are innovating. Makers are making. "
" Start-ups should be hunch-driven early on and data-driven as they scale. "
" Foursquare's adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook. "
" I'm really interested in the intersection between reputation, identity, and knowledge. "
" Facebook is not an unstoppable juggernaut. There are a lot of other things people can do on the web. "
" When there were not very many Internet companies, the supply of Internet companies to the market was small and the appetite for them was large. Therefore, if you were in the business of creating Internet companies in 1996-98, you had a market that provided massive demand for that. "
" 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. "
" I would like to reiterate that I don't want any profiles of me. I am not newsworthy. "
" Building product is not about having a large team to manage. It is about having a small team with the right people on it. "
" One of the great things about young entrepreneurs is that they don't know that something can't be done. So they try something that's so audacious and usually end up pulling it off. "
" Profiles aren't journalism. "
" So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster. "
" Investing in management means building communication systems, business processes, feedback, and routines that let you scale the business and team as efficiently as possible. "
" Certainly anything that is news or opinion needs to be free on the Web, because the Web is this very fluid medium that is very much driven by links and the flow of visitors through a discussion via links. "
" 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. "
" I believe Android will be stronger in the developing world than it is in the developed world. "
" Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase. "
" 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. "
" Money is information, like bits. "
" Skyping with your spouse works well enough, but apparently it is hard to get the kids to hang out on Skype for long. "
" 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
" It takes great salesmanship to convince a customer to buy something from you that isn't built or isn't finished. "
" I'm not saying M.B.A.s can't be great entrepreneurs. They can. But you don't need a degree to figure out it's costing you $5,000 per month to run your business, so you need $30,000 to keep it going for six more months. "
" I'm a free speech bigot. I don't like censorship; I just don't think it's a good thing. "
" The entire world is now a rival to Silicon Valley. No country, state, region, nor city has a lock on innovation in technology anymore. "
" 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. "
" Given New York City's cultural diversity, it has always attracted creative people. "
" The more entrepreneurs in the world that are getting their ideas financed, the more great companies there are going to be that we can all invest in. "
" Blog-based businesses have lower cost structures and are more 'authentic,' and as a result are drawing larger shares of ad budgets. "
" Internet and mobile product development cycles are measured in months, not years. And the capital required to get a product built and into the market is less than $1 million. And the returns, when things work out, can be enormous. "
" Marketing is for companies who have sucky products. "