What Happens During a 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat?

I just got back from my first Vipassana retreat, and I wanted to jot down some thoughts and reflections on how it went down, what I learned, and what I’d recommend for others who might be asking themselves “Should I consider doing a Vipassana Retreat?”

02/08/2020 - 13:41

Funding Friday: End Of The Line

This Kickstarter project seeks funding to continue making a documentary about the NYC Subway Crisis. I rode the subway a lot this week and it is essential infrastructure for millions of people every day.

02/14/2020 - 10:39

Entertainment vs Utility

The news this week that HQ Trivia has finally called it quits reminded me of this post I wrote back in 2012 about the difference in sustainability (and thus value) between entertainment and utility apps.

02/17/2020 - 11:38

Being In The Flow

I have been investing in developer tools since the earliest days of my VC career. The first investment I led in the late 80s was a financing that provided the funds to acquire a programming editor called Brief.

02/18/2020 - 12:39

My 1985 Nike Air Jordan Investment

Earlier this week I purchased 1% of a collection of five 1985 Nike Air Jordan sneakers using our portfolio company Otis’ mobile app. I paid $330 for ten shares (out of a total of 1000 shares) implying a value of $33,000 for the five pairs, or roughly $6600 each.

02/20/2020 - 17:38

The Road to Entrepreneurial Success Has Many Detours

You have your plan all laid out and then, wham! The road ahead is closed. Savvy entrepreneurs take detours to get them where they want to go. Despite personal and business roadblocks, Tiffany Jana is still on the road to success as a black woman in tech.

02/23/2020 - 10:39

Privacy, Antitrust and Google Ads

Digital advertising is in a tight spot. Dominated by a handful of players — Google, Facebook and Twitter —  the industry’s fortunes rise and fall with decisions of Tech Giants.

03/03/2020 - 09:36