VCs get a bad rap, but I’ve always enjoyed talking with them. They see a lot of stuff, so, they are great sources of market information. It’s true that they sometimes screw up companies, but I don’t think it is in the way most people assume. It’s rarely that they are greedy, forcing you to […]
Monthly Archives: October 2019
Synthetic Social Media Via AI
One of the favorite parts of modern video games, for many people, is designing their avatars. I’ve been thinking about this because I’m looking for AI to create an area I call “synthetic social media.” But so far I haven’t seen any companies in this space. Since it doesn’t exist, I don’t know exactly what shape […]
Does Customer Development Really Matter For Startups?
I was chatting with someone the other day about customer development and I asked a simple question. Now that customer development has become so common among venture backed tech startups, has it moved the needle at all on outcomes? I don’t have any hard data but, it seems to me that just as many startups […]