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

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Running Through Walls: Mightybell's executive Gina Bianchini advises to focus on inputs https://t.co/NyqQqPvXmR by @Pakman
Retweeted by David PakmanCompanies that make me log in with username/password just to unsubscribe from email newsletter go immediately into spam. #worstpracticesI interviewed the sensational @ginab about building successful networks and communities. https://t.co/C4LO50nlhv https://t.co/PJo1JLtkmzPress attitude toward Facebook: toy, toy, toy, fad, fad, fad, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble...CRITICAL UTILITY THAT NEEDS TO BE REGULATED.
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5/27
2016
.@pakman interviews @ginab @Mightybell for episode 3 of #RunningThroughWalls – check it out! https://t.co/2Xj9LMPKPP https://t.co/zPRHp98Tg4
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5/26
2016
New @Venrock podcast #RunningThroughWalls - Inspiring conversations w/ wonderful entrepreneurs about pivotal moments https://t.co/19x8rlN81W
5/25
2016
#PredictiveAnalytics Armed With Data, Chicago Police Try to Predict Who May Shoot or Be Shot https://t.co/aUvHH4lDyY
5/23
2016
@Maidenberg dude lol at that
5/22
2016
@pkedrosky more and more, I find tech journalists at least several years behind current state. I now avoid reading MSM tech press.
5/20
2016
Happy 30th birthday to So, released 19 May 1986. What were you doing 30 years ago today? https://t.co/whqVlpHbPB
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5/19
2016
@pkafka Try Cipriani, Michael's and Four Seasons too. @ClaraPakman @the1975 amazing pics.
5/18
2016
@bornryan @rmward Also, my analysis looked only at companies who returned more than $25M to investors. @bornryan @rmward Still, if so, congrats! You are one of the 7 or 8! @bornryan @rmward Did you license music from record labels? Seems like a marketplace for indie content?
5/17
2016
Rise Up! @Lin_Manuel Commencement Address at @Penn's 260th Graduation, LIVE NOW! #hamilton #penncommencement https://t.co/iKCDYyS5P3
5/16
2016
The old men who run @ESPN want to convince 1.5B people on social networks to stop sharing things. #genieoutofbottle https://t.co/E6WV5IRDLZ
5/15
2016
🔴 LIVE @HaileeSteinfeld on #YouNow - Hailee Steinfeld from Pitch Perfect live on @YouNow https://t.co/2jgweUnfuy https://t.co/lXNVZd3FHHYouTube generates less revenue for the music industry than vinyl https://t.co/FE1TAI22Dn https://t.co/Cw0XKvP34d
Retweeted by David PakmanSF Bay Area still tops for #startups but NYC, Boston & LA are closing the gap > https://t.co/Bret2V6eOh via @1776 https://t.co/IUpglR9fUe
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5/13
2016
So cool seeing all these artists making a living playing live on @YouNow https://t.co/qwaqt9AOPOWow. Alfie Deyes now has more viewers on Snapchat than YouTube (16M views in one day vs 2M per video on YT) https://t.co/prkBNNtDTb @mshockedrox @thetrichordist thanks for your thoughts. Check this out for a response: https://t.co/lPFsCEu7eH
5/12
2016
@sacca totally agree and have been puzzled by that for some time.
5/11
2016
@RobertBLevine_ SoundCloud forced into onerous licensing terms last year, wildly unprofitable. @RobertBLevine_ Beatport filed for bankruptcy last week. @RobertBLevine_ I agree most markets have dominant companies. But most markets have hundreds of smaller companies too. Digital music doesn't @RobertBLevine_ I didn't say dominated...I said the guants are the only ones left (unlike every other online market) @pkedrosky @hblodget Right. You are always about ten years ahead of me... @pkedrosky @hblodget Yet still >70% of all trading volume is algo now. There is no more "the street believes..." @ifain Thanks, Irv! Hope you are well. @MikeIsaac I was going to tweet something snarky, tx for doing it for me @__aston__ "But if u are going to bank your future on nothing more than raising prices & selling more expensive t-shirts, the fall will be.. @__aston__ Easy to measure what they lost. Recorded music industry is < 40% its original size, 50K+ jobs lost. $B in value destroyed. @__aston__ I think they tried that in 1997. But VCs have since moved on, so it doesn't appear to have worked all of that well.YouNow's Adi Sideman on how to make money in live streaming https://t.co/48UpDUIzG3 by @sarahbuhr https://t.co/8OkiUucig4
Retweeted by David PakmanThe Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups. Now They Are Left To Dance With The Giants. https://t.co/yrqYWPJrhe"Record companies are complaining how bad their dinner is, mid-swallow. If they hate it so much, why keep eating?" https://t.co/guvKFSFVwo
5/10
2016
@benliebmann filled with hypocrisy and mostly nonsensical. FWIW, the RIAA effectively created the DMCA which he now seems to hate.Aging middleman angry at new middleman. Dear YouTube: An open letter from Irving Azoff https://t.co/r2kl8ajlHF
5/9
2016
I thought Apple "gets" music. Atrocious. RT Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. - vellumatlanta https://t.co/PuZ4UNWoHy
5/6
2016
@agarwal @KateAgarwal have a great time, let's connect when you are back!As medicine moves toward value-based care, who's the entity at risk? @BRobertsVC w/ more: https://t.co/YoyZDtw6ze https://t.co/WVST0A2etpOnly a few days left until #TCDisrupt! Check out the lineup – @pakman will be a judge at Startup Battlefield: https://t.co/J6F4iJfHCt #VC
Retweeted by David PakmanMedia CEO Comp vs Stock Price Performance --now with $TWX added (esp interesting given $DISCA cost cutting news) https://t.co/qf3hnNA94M
Retweeted by David Pakman @ShiraOvide @liamdenning it's called "an investment".
5/5
2016
Hmmm, looks like the "late stage startups are dead" narrative is more anecdote than truth https://t.co/KvdZvgVN3S https://t.co/8NOnUDwJc9
5/4
2016
Preet Bharara for president!
5/3
2016
@JonathanArad Don't forget "politics"Electric Vehicles are a Disruptive Technology https://t.co/8FbiE9zyLS https://t.co/l5OOtFIKTi
5/2
2016
@pgeuder @paulg D2C auto sales banned = Tesla bannedI bet there will be a big overlap between states that ban Tesla sales and those that ban self-driving trucks. https://t.co/7j1pHZOVrt
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4/29
2016
Incentives for hacking: Price list for hacked data. Active credit cards now up to $40. https://t.co/gh8kMDncup https://t.co/fU4HWJp1mz
4/28
2016
@alexcalic YouTube at $1.65B also pretty good.Despite being over 3x larger, Facebook continues to grow domestic users, while Twitter hits the wall $FB $TWTR https://t.co/jObmxRAjn5
Retweeted by David PakmanI felt like saying this. https://t.co/mHJ1rENoX1
Retweeted by David PakmanNothing is original, esp. in #design. (btw, these are NOT the logos of Medium AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats) https://t.co/JNDsM0rhod
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4/27
2016
Twitter Domestic Monthly Active Users Flat-Lining $TWTR 2016: 65 mm 2015: 65 mm 2014: 57 mm 2013: 48 mm 2012: 34 mm 2011: 19 mm
Retweeted by David Pakman @wvdschel @DJSnM @Bloomberg did you read the headline?Someone should let @Bloomberg in on the joke here. Google already won...they just wanted to catalyze cheap gigabit. https://t.co/i6VaevX2u2
4/26
2016
Tesla's Autopilot lowers probability of having an accident by 50% based on early data, says Musk https://t.co/aPLMvz4rYo
4/24
2016
How can you not love New York City's defacing genius today? #prince https://t.co/oD9j4EFznb
Retweeted by David PakmanI've got a bad feeling about this #Prince #Bowie It's like God is calling back his angels before all hell breaks loose on Earth #Trump
Retweeted by David Pakman @tkawaja still waiting for my cover."Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life..."BREAKING: Music icon Prince dead at 57 https://t.co/CdaWgGcDrn https://t.co/2wsDWigGxC
Retweeted by David Pakman @fascinated How long did it take you to blur those usernames out?Once again @ginab nails the value of building networks and the risk of relying on them. https://t.co/IMw9YiL6bR https://t.co/afeYLaQnxx
4/21
2016
48% of people who buy vinyl records never listen to them. (New study) https://t.co/9OoPwT07sf https://t.co/hNLJtOYdtC
4/20
2016
Mr. Pulitzer himself. @Lin_Manuel https://t.co/1c0Xd7oGfY
4/18
2016
It was a great honor to participate... https://t.co/vVWYWLVS6U
4/15
2016
@rsarver Such a great day. Full of promise.
4/14
2016
YouNow is the latest platform publishers are using to reach young audiences https://t.co/Jjwb49a3Rv via @digiday
4/13
2016
@pauliom @pedrolamas I disagree. While autopilot is not yet fully autonomous, it eventually will be, and human trainers are helpful 2 models @aweissman that's too goodYouTubers hit mainstream as digital media become top choice for new talent https://t.co/xAHyUVliAV https://t.co/mCal6uNlYP
4/10
2016
@BenedictEvans google has Lidar but otherwise sensor suite the same. Still, both are gathering sufficient data to succeed.Lighting changes everything. http://t.co/M4wj85whRj
Retweeted by David Pakman @MissTanya thanks for the support! They are doing really well.All other automakers totals round to about zero miles of autonomous driving.Tesla's fleet (100K+ vehicles) has now driven 47M miles on autopilot. Google's 48 cars, about 1.4M miles. #datawins @dhpierson I would have been delighted to tell you why we led the Series A and B rounds. @dhpierson In "Why Silicon Valley VCs are funding retailers like Dollar Shave Club", I'm surprised you didn't ask those of us who invested?
4/9
2016
@pkedrosky I confess, I got teary! @pkedrosky I honestly have chills. I am in such awe.Pretty good week for @elonmusk. #mostimportanthuman @yanroux He's an ops/strategy/finance guy. He doesn't build brands. Boards need financial expertise too, but he is not a product person. @yanroux Looks like he joined Twitter 2 weeks ago. Hardly inspiring that he would have a sophisticated perspective on the product.Twitter’s new board member https://t.co/kBpW3QN3yZDevOps, As We Know It, Is Dead by @chelya https://t.co/HS9e4RSwOT https://t.co/Q6fcq52n0v
4/8
2016
@edlynyuen totally agree. But from ticket sales only, amazing how much more the scalpers are makingSadly, ticket scalpers are making more profit off Hamilton than the creators/investors. https://t.co/3ky7bROyiA https://t.co/p56JHXoq8nVW should use the emissions scandal as a way to bag the dealer model and instead build stores and sell direct. https://t.co/2wpRRWbomH @karangoel no, this is revenue, not market cap. Tesla market cap is $34.4B. Almost 2x what's app and 8x snapchat @tanayj no I assume 70% conversionTesla #Model3 launch is biggest product introduction in history. 325,000 pre-orders ~= $14B in sales. #awe https://t.co/54QOjynuCO @WSJ would it be too much to ask to have your app download your crazy large daily edition each morning at, say, 6am? #backgroundrefreshThe inevitable result of increased encryption is much larger commercial hacking industry... https://t.co/77y0C1avxdAnd Amazon will buy Kinema Systems in 5,4,3,2... Self-Taught Robot Unloads Boxes from Pallets without training https://t.co/NXyHjRox9C
4/7
2016
Nividia spent $2B to design a GPU for #deeplearning. 12x performance. https://t.co/5Xdy2pcE9L https://t.co/VLZ2b6SzA5
4/6
2016

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