Sun.Aug 18, 2019

The Summer Solstice And Seed Stage Squeeze

Haystack

If you’ve been following my tweets lately, you’ve read some of my quick musings on the state of the seed market this summer. In short, in my 6.5 years of investing in the seed stage, I have never seen activity levels like I’m seeing today. Granted, 6.5 years is not a long arc – I have not experienced a prolonged down market as a private investor.

In the News: Israel keeps on innovating ??

OurCrowd

Israel received a visit from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg this week, where she launched Facebook’s “Playground” , a “new hub for startups and entrepreneurs in Israel to build connections, develop skills, and foster innovation.”

The Long Engagement

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I met when we were 19 and got married when we were 25. We lived together for most of those six years before we got married. By the time we tied the knot, we knew each other very well. While venture capital investing and marriage are two different things, I think there are some things one can take from love and marriage into the world of startups and venture capital investing. One of them is the value of long engagements.