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Venture Math: @fdestin discusses why VC’s are obsessed with large outcomes. @accel
Retweeted by Fred DestinThanks for this post @fdestin - really insightful!
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Credible insiders speak about their struggle with @Uber's culture care and then we don't.'re proud to have been ranked 9th in the @TheSundayTimes @bestcompanies to work for! #timestop100 #carwow
Retweeted by Fred DestinAccel-Investor @fdestin in der neuen t3n-Ausgabe: „Die Höhle der Löwen hat nicht mit der Realität zu tun“
Retweeted by Fred DestinGreat summary of the challenges of the "VC model" by @fdestin
Retweeted by Fred Destin @tominfife @H4ryB @alexmccra well both but meant VC
Europe's largest student-run VC Fund launched in #helsinki #finland via @SlushHQ #startup #nordic #vc
Retweeted by Fred Destin @GayRiot @carwowuk @slpng_giants_eu that's just a keyword match on renegade - not much we can do about google search results !Today's @MattermarkDaily features @nisfrome, @jengelberg, @fdestin, @capshare, @armandobiondi, @janessalantz, & more
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"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” —@BillGates
Retweeted by Fred DestinOn the stunning gains the world's poorest people have made over the last 25 years - is the greatest enemy of European venture capital by @fdestin
Retweeted by Fred Destin @rverwaayen there are at least 6 of them. Holds true at 250 too.My gym commute. #maidavale #london🇬🇧
Retweeted by Fred DestinJustin Trudeau was jokingly asked to explain quantum computing to a room of physicists. His answer blew them all aw…
Retweeted by Fred DestinPremature climax: a positively hilarious post about VC turn-ons @chuhnk it's been done :-)Fantastic piece @fdestin @Accel on the fund economics and outcome expectations! Must read for #vc #startup #founder
Retweeted by Fred Destin @samuelgil I just mean you have to select based on upside potential but then you live in the real world looking after the team you backed @samuelgil great post btw thanks for sharing @samuelgil you're assuming larger VCs cannot tolerate smaller outcomes which is a stretch :-) @_PeterT_ @CendanaCapital Not really a post on fund investment strategy. Are you saying smaller funds don't obsess about large outcomes?Well put. Upside x Impact requires conviction to take big bets early before the herd of "meh"s rushes in ...
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@trengriffin @howardlindzon haha I got it tren if we knew each other you'd find violent agreement :-). Thanks for sharing, great post. @trengriffin @howardlindzon of course it is. just one aspect of it - all VCs need to confront portfolio construction questions.Why VC’s are obsessed with large outcomes -! point made, but wish it were that simple. Feels like so many great outcomes looked like a fold at some point. the VCs are really just midgets :-) if you still needed it that every company is a tech company. Great expansion in the acquiror pool :-) staggering look inside @Uber by @susanthesquark . We can't idolise success when it's built like that:'s wishful thinking - A sensible article on why America and Russia are fundamentally misaligned :
A brief history of the use of "Enemy of the People" which is now used to describe #mainstreammedia : pray for my son Glavynn who lost a buttock in yesterday's Feminist terror attack in Sweden. #MAGA
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Taking a leaf out of the brilliantly transparent posts of @fdestin @bfeld for this! Would love 2 hear your thoughts.
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Retweeted by Fred DestinOh boy, Mega Fund !! Congrats @Ljungman and team @atomico (by @Cookie) -
The nasty tech media is lying to you. Every startup we ever backed is doing tremendous, tremendous (sic).Team @pillpack rocks. Marrying sense of purpose and idealism with operational excellence. Simply put, building a great company.I'm really confused now because the pro gun lobby always uses mental health as the scapegoat in mass shootings - real @LifeSciVC - who said biotechers aren't cool -- cc @atlasventure
For the record : team Accel cratered at the last VC Quizz. We can't even blame poor teamwork !! Cc @piadiri a post like this comes along... So much to highlight ! @jaltucher: “How To Add Value To Your Life” - news for Euro seed startups as my buddies @Frontline (@willmcq @kim617 @wilp) close second fund !
Awesome news for Boston deep tech: @ktrae to run @MIT's Accelerator & Fund, The Engine (@enginexyz) -
«Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes not. But purpose will carry you through anything.» Spot on.
Retweeted by Fred DestinInteresting and open piece from @fdestin who's always come across as a different kind of VC!
Retweeted by Fred Destin“Feast On Your Life” — @fdestin
Retweeted by Fred Destin= What I tell all my entrepreneurs when they don't do EXACTLY WHAT I TELL THEM TO DO Wars Land is coming ! (Via @Cookie)
Middle-income Americans: "hear the sound of dollars being sucked slipped into the wallets of the 1 percent"
“Feast On Your Life” by @fdestin Refreshingly honest 4 min read 💪
Retweeted by Fred DestinIncredible piece by the main man @fdestin @Accel and fantastic to see the mentions for @bfeld @jerrycolonna @ceonyc
Retweeted by Fred DestinLiberals aren't anti conservative or #MAGA - they are anti evil and in that respect not all presidents are equal
To read and read again
Retweeted by Fred Destin @ianfitzpatrick @Medium wow thanks !.@fdestin has written the truest thing I’ve read so far this year. It applies to you.
Retweeted by Fred Destin“Purpose will carry you through anything.” New awesome post by @fdestin
Retweeted by Fred DestinBeautiful. A must read from @fdestin... "Feast On Your Life" – Fred Destin – Medium
Retweeted by Fred Destin“Feast on your life” - a very personal post on what i’ve learned as a human :
JP Morgan economist slams shallow #Brexit government report in light of complex task ahead - @moorehn ha ha that’s great - thank you for sharingWow the #patriots are an absolute frickin' inspiration. We're so gobsmacked we are not even celebrating !! suddenly absolutely no one here @SilverRailTech is yawning #Patriots
@moorehn are you sure ? First time I see but no expert. Not in facebook's - Pats fans or Americans who want to watch the game with some great tailgate food ?? Ping me we got a plan !!Update: It really fucking hasn't.
Retweeted by Fred Destin @HPY haha that's really cool (but might detract from my totally chilled quasi meditative running :-))Embrace Chaos to Succeed by @fdestin #prodmgmt #career #mtpcon
Retweeted by Fred Destin19 mile London loop - little pearl of a risk disclosure... (via @howardlindzon ) - in: Snap: too soon to IPO plane
Retweeted by Fred Destin#bsulife Be careful #Falcons fans, fines double!!!
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We just upped our fundraising goal to £10K so hopefully our charity will win :-) wishes to crush me. Help out.