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I invest in internet companies @Venrock, like @DollarShaveClub, @YouNow, @Smartling, @Dstillery, @AminoApps, @MistyRobotics, and others...

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What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear. https://t.co/XnRBuW7L0z https://t.co/IfJseXCghG
4/21
2018
@valleyhack @GetTheBitcoin Your book was extraordinary and an important read for all of us in technology. Thank you… https://t.co/Ds3pIxbSQbIt was just about 15 years ago that Elon Musk tried to buy some Russian rockets. He was spat at during the meeting… https://t.co/K1K9nRAjLj
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4/19
2018
@jbrukh @Venrock Thanks Jake! @aweissman Shocker!This is my first batch of @DonorsChoose thank you letters from students of a teacher I backed. One of the greatest… https://t.co/B0w07Wzv5LOn this day in 1977: Apple II unveiled https://t.co/Ug4uoFX1dQ
Retweeted by David Pakman“Disco even changed the way we moved; the dancefloor was no longer restricted to (straight) couples – it became abo… https://t.co/swJb7clmXW
4/16
2018
@Maidenberg @ChristinaTosi Agree we all watched it last night! Loved it.
4/15
2018
@aweissman Which is why all the capital going into MoviePass baffles me.
4/14
2018
@ericyoung_1 @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily Do you have high certainty iTunes operates music profitably? That is not my understanding. @ericyoung_1 @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily Labels are not content creators. They are middle men too and the mu… https://t.co/K1V586QRSp @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily My bet is Spotify won’t be any different (unless they go into new higher-margin… https://t.co/LBmRKwhGpA @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily The data shows that of the more than 180 licensed digital music companies create… https://t.co/5LO8GRI7rd @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily By all means disagree! @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily 79% of revenues are paid to labels and publishers. You need to add both together. @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily This is a fallacy. Spotify has no leverage. If they removed a major label’s cata… https://t.co/QtWj2MDWlm @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily Those margins are governed by a single cost - label royalty rates, which get ren… https://t.co/hOZ1tC8DtX @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily The cash cycle helps reduce capital needs but is a chimera - their margins are t… https://t.co/BzcHVqTfxF @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily They did the things I pointed out they needed to do to grow - namely lower price… https://t.co/57cluRcxgd @jwangARK @BensonNalle @PandoDaily Hi James. I love love love Spotify the service. Amazing product and has done so… https://t.co/Wh0LB1Ytdd @BensonNalle @jwangARK @PandoDaily Yes, I wrote that in 2012. (https://t.co/sm2OToIjtZ)More buy signals: “Bitcoin is fizzling. The only question is why it ever popped in the first place.” - Adam Lash… https://t.co/SABJO7yMTB
4/13
2018
@aweissman @JasonHirschhorn @howardjones I saw him in Philly that tour. Still love his crafty pop.This is a bold step by the EU on making certain they stay competitive with China's massive investment in AI. The US… https://t.co/hkRBvOWmXN
4/12
2018
@Allison_Baum @frescocap Thank you Allison.“To fully hit the “cobot” ideal, robots must understand humans.” https://t.co/8TNVCJbJYP @wolfejosh Wow that’s awesome @aweissman @MarkGhuneim This is incredible.
4/10
2018
@ginab Never. They just ignore the issue (publicly) and say nothing.Most traditional retailers said the same about Amazon's spending on infrastructure. Whoops. https://t.co/h83hdtb7UqWell, this explains Twitter's reluctance to rid their platform of bots. It would massively impact their engagement… https://t.co/07YYsUjVP1Skateboarders Won. Yes they did. https://t.co/L8a8m48jkJ
4/9
2018
So cool: Unearthed footage of Sylvester Stallone/Carl Weathers Choreography for Rocky in 1976 https://t.co/depECkYTak
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4/7
2018
Meet @MistyRobotics, a robot that could eventually do all sorts of things its users dream up https://t.co/vzFJEVgDX9We are thrilled to announce our partnership with @coinfund_io and to work together to build great, decentralized, c… https://t.co/U8q0fx0jPaIt is now possible to vest economic value creation in the hands of network participants, rather than in the hands o… https://t.co/6VktJh518sHere’s our second episode of ‘Balancing The Ledger.’ + exclusive news: @Venrock is teaming up with @coinfund_io t… https://t.co/V0ZTQB5cWx
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4/6
2018
@MattRosoff @chrissyfarr I’m with you. I agree these are different things on the severity scale. And it’s quite pos… https://t.co/xULqaUugi8 @MattRosoff @chrissyfarr Home Depot: At least $179M in direct costs + lower sales. (https://t.co/OSC7v3UMND) @MattRosoff @chrissyfarr Target: CEO “resigned” + $300M in direct costs + lost sales (https://t.co/rY2iiodII1) @MattRosoff @chrissyfarr I’m responding to your question, “When has a company actually lost money or users because… https://t.co/HhKmSj4H7f @MattRosoff @chrissyfarr Target, Home Depot, Equifax... @kevinacohn Total spend losses are much larger than that, particularly on key channels. ESPN down from 105M to 85M… https://t.co/57URoIc6CyAmazing how many years of denial preceded this moment... https://t.co/fMVLK2TR8y
4/4
2018
@nickbilton He could also buy Sinclair Broadcasting for $3B...
4/3
2018
Buying more $TSLA and $ETHhttps://t.co/y66URtlXxt
4/2
2018
Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service - https://t.co/xiM3yllWHj https://t.co/5keff8uuD2
Retweeted by David Pakman @JSiegel88 I’m a skeptic on anything presented without data and careful study. The data here is clear. What people… https://t.co/086viyleAwWow. Just awesome to see this analysis. https://t.co/gTJ7ghvStp
4/1
2018
I’m more optimistic than this take, but it’s worth a read... https://t.co/oQ6FwGXntwHands down, my favorite place to shop in Philadelphia! Love Boyds. https://t.co/H9FniE2LXu @rodneyabrooks Rod, curious as to how much of a role simulation can legitimately play in this. Can they drive 10% b… https://t.co/HLtT0IewTo @aweissman “This whole issue stems from the choices that a digital ecosystem makes when it comes to deciding which… https://t.co/5cyDOfacCS
3/29
2018
@robconeybeer Many consensus algorithms have been designed to be essentially quantum proof.
3/28
2018
@hkanji Yep!
3/27
2018
I remember when this was true for @Minecraft https://t.co/L7S0yzoM7R @ShiraOvide Um. Wha?We’re excited to announce our intention to support the Ethereum ERC20 technical standard for Coinbase in the coming… https://t.co/SbojWQ9L2Z
Retweeted by David Pakman.@ginab knows a thing or two about communities. It's time to think through alternatives... https://t.co/Ry1t3sHbU5
3/26
2018
And if I could edit this tweet, I would correct the misspelling. Alas, not every product is as elegant as @Dropbox! (cc @CaseyNewton)
3/23
2018
IMO, @dropbox is one of the most elegant products built over the past decade, with millions of thrilled customers w… https://t.co/mHpUp3FkX5 @weissl As they say, a prediction is meaningless unless you stake it! What was the bet?
3/22
2018
My guess is either the industry leads this or the regulators will demand the same. https://t.co/6vGejZGTyRA good question... https://t.co/n3eMdpyEE3
3/21
2018
This is excellent. https://t.co/0wWxi22c5V via @aeonmag @mmasnick I had same problem on mobile app. @jorseck @hkanji Great suggestions Jonny O!If only they had some friendly forum they controlled to reach all users and media at the same time and communicate… https://t.co/EJes1UpG1p @hkanji Nope! We have tried everything and have gotten nowhere. You?Wow. Go Whitney go. https://t.co/1N7NAVUvVg
3/20
2018
take aways; 1. i don’t know @Ninja but he seems like a positive force at a time when social is in desperate need of… https://t.co/whNK49QAgH
Retweeted by David Pakman @nickgrossman @AriDavidPaul Ooh that’s good @LDrogen Thanks for sharing your perspective with me. @LDrogen ;) I wish it were easy to just pick a few better apps and make it true! FB’s network effects and scale/dis… https://t.co/CpFCPaP6Pe @LDrogen By whom? Are you saying people will splinter their attention away from FB’s 3-4 apps to many other “better” apps? @LDrogen Can you help me better understand what you mean here? Are there any examples of meaningful amounts of dece… https://t.co/6epHb2TBhWWith Facebook blissfully unrepentant, tone-deaf of their failures, and likely to be distracted, this is the moment… https://t.co/5g6ISwVGp4
3/19
2018

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