Category Archives: Venture Capital

Acumen Fund’s Novogratz on Charlie Rose. Fighting Poverty with Profits.


Charlie Rose was rocking today with two superb interviews that enhance and challenge our perceptions of how to think about the world’s most pressing problems of poverty and health in the developing world.  [yes, I realize the global economy is … Continue reading

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Robert Rubin on Zakaria GPS


Today on Zakaria GPS we have Robert Rubin, Citibank and Wall Street megamoneymeister and Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasury. Rubin is always one of the most impressive observers of the economy, and distinguished as one of the few Secty’s of … Continue reading

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George Soros on Zakaria GPS


Hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the world’s richest and most successful market watchers (and market manipulators?). Zakaria reports that Soros’ recent plays have netted him over 2 billion. He’s very controversial for his political views though my … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on Zakaria GPS


Fareed Zakaria continues his amazing series of interviews on his CNN GPS show with Bill Gates. Like Warren Buffett, a close friend of Gates, Gates will give away almost all of his wealth over the next decades via the Bill … Continue reading

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Bailout Blues + Red Ink = Spending Revolution Needed.


Washington does not understand why taxpayers are so angry about the bailout.   Some pundits are calling this ignorance, but I think to the extent *anybody* can predict things taxpayers know pretty much what is going on here, and realize there … Continue reading

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Venture math fun from Fred’s fund


Two of very interesting posts about VC fund economics are over at Fred Wilson’s joint: First “Venture Fund Economics” |  Second A challenge is that my understanding is that Union Square fund has done *much better than average* and therefore … Continue reading

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Angelsoft on Venture Capital


Angelsoft is a really clever idea – consolidate hundreds of sources of capital into a single website and allow startups to apply to them all with a single “pitch” and application. Here they discuss something I’ve noted before – most … Continue reading

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