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Mentoring startups to the sounds of Crystal Castles. Now in London with Accel

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Latest crop of Rocket Internet clones - @ckyrious: And the new Rocket ventures are: through tears here. The punchline is his comment at the bottom:
Retweeted by Fred DestinCongrats to Alex @zoopla for winning Entrepreneur of the Year #investorallstars - amazing execution from seed to IPOWe just won the fund of the year award! @Accel @fdestin @hnelis @mtreskow #investorallstars #greatteam
Retweeted by Fred Destin@fdestin @Accel HOW MUCH DID THEY PAY FOR THAT?
Retweeted by Fred DestinCongrats Alex @zoopla For entrepreneur of the year #investorallstars #proudinvestor
.@accel just won fund of the year #investorallstars ! New design for @crunchbase makes it much more useful :, @onthemarketcom is going nowhere fast in online #UK #property market as key agents leave platform: #property & twitter : @rightmove has 79K followers, @zoopla + @PrimeLocation 96K and poor old @onthemarketcom (great handle) … 6KPumped to see how well the @fundingcircle SME Income Fund IPO will do. 80-9% target total return sounds good !
At last someone is talking some sense, and who will win at the silly game of calling the top of the market ? @bznotes I agree fully@Jason ok. And that includes Websummit as well as summit series ?A look at the new IT stack and the containerised world by @monadic of @weaveworks: @stuartbowness @Workday congrats guys@fdestin @jason it depends on the value you get. In 2012 I paid about $2k and got a $50k cheque + other investor intros that closed later.
Retweeted by Fred Destin@gdibner @WebSummitHQ @Jason these are serious statements - @jason want to talk to paddy ?@munsteriron we haven't seen any slowdown or valuation adjustments in growth yet
@EmmanuelNataf thank you@eriks or just down rounds breaking everyone's back.@PillPack's dose packs makes juggling prescriptions a snap #ProudInvestor @charissejones
Retweeted by Fred DestinTech media yearning to feed on the blood of a unicorn. The pendulum will swing (and we will pretend to ignore it :-))@eriks yes false positives are a major trap. I see European companies who want to launch in all NFL cities in parallel !@eriks actually let me take that back - it did feel like that ! Hopefully I'm more aware of what constitute substance today@eriks not at all. I was there too :-)Hyper growth companies from the inside? It does not feel like a bubble but a new industrial revolution (go @deliveroo, @PillPack!)@AAinslie not yetMassive slowdown in early stage deals in Q3 ($1.95bn to c. $0.3bn) according to @Cookie - leading indicator of market tightening or blip ?Did not know that ! Comments from @WebSummitHQ appreciated - cc @Jason .@Pillpack goes mainstream with an in-depth @USATODAY feature on juggling pills and meds: @fdestin for one of the most practical (useful) fund raising tips sessions. cc @seedcamp
Retweeted by Fred DestinAwesome to have @fdestin in today for @Seedcamp Academy. Talking to our founders about levelling up their fundraising
Retweeted by Fred DestinThe #blockchain is perhaps the most disruptive #tech idea this half decade. My take:
Retweeted by Fred Destin@fundatoris most peeps who endorsed me I never worked withExcited towelcome @collibra to the @indexventures family! Congrats @fvdmaele @pdeleenheer @stichris cc @janatindex
Retweeted by Fred Destin.@PillPack was recently featured in a Microsoft documentary focused on Inclusive design. Starts at 10:27 here:
Retweeted by Fred DestinThe sad thing about the whole Unicorns catchall / shortcut is that it does away with the unique narrative of how each startup was builtProbably my biggest takeaway from Responsive Field Day was this slide from @beep. #rfdpdx #Portland #ux #tech #allnew
Retweeted by Fred DestinA reminder for us on this awesome day. On my monitor since day 1 #stayfocused
Retweeted by Fred Destin2/2 but ... remember we VC's taught the media that we rely on outliers ... and that the concept of a Unicorn itself was coined by a VC1/2 This Unicorn Rant resonates (by @msuster)...
The amount of fudging that some fellow VC's do on their LinkedIn profiles blows my mind
You know all those halal kebab stands all over NYC, they're part of a giant 'moslem' plot as well :)
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A giant vaccine plot to turn us into "moslems" - via @anildash - a 21st century guide by Fred Destin @fdestin
Retweeted by Fred DestinToday @realDonaldTrump - tomorrow OldDonaldTrump, same spiel :-) this company... huge congrats on the 50k milestone. @Atlassian @Accel
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Fun activities at our team offsite! @mtreskow @algovc @piadiri @fdestin
Retweeted by Fred DestinThree nominations @IASAwards this year ! Fund of the year @accel, exit of the year @Zoopla and investor of the year @fdestin :-)Forgot to congratulate my Adtech buddies @Integralads on their badass $67M fundraise #proudinvestor -
Just completed a 4.19 mi run - Hampshire morning run #Runkeeper
Pain and failure are teachers. Accept them and grow.
Blitzscaling ! @Deliveroo_AMS now Live in Amsterdam - usually hate life advice for being formulaic but this is awesome - thank you @bfeld awesome @englishpaulm is going all in on a travel idea with funding from GC and my partner Harry @Accel the same % that don't believe in science
Retweeted by Fred DestinV good those unaware, the U.S. House has just voted to defund Planned Parenthood. #IStandWithPP because women's healthcare is a human right.
Retweeted by Fred Destin43% of Republicans and 54% of Trump supporters think Obama is a Muslim - weird structure of web pages full of third party frames and stuff must be remedied :-)
In related food news - @hellofresh is now worth a stunning $2.6bn per Baillie Gifford investment - hope the markets hold !!@probablygeorge they're just not ashamed are they :-)".@foodora_hq reinvents global logistics with proprietary algorithms, gets acquired" - laughable PR spin from @foodora_hq who's not a leader anywhere: yes. people always underestimate the power of focus and the downsides of complexity. They also make assumptions from the outside..@Basti : It’s silly to think there’s one company that will dominate the entire world in delivery and ride-sharing. I refuse to believe it@RichHoward84 fwiw I once got repeatedly trashed for being a troll by these guys for making a joke they didn't get. Me, a troll :-)@sarahcuda @RichHoward84 @PandoDaily +1 bias does not imply twisting truth - simply holding a one-sided perspective. Anyway - great writing.@fdestin love this analogy...
Retweeted by Fred DestinThis is a heartbreakingly beautiful song I find myself going back to again and again: "Hurt" ♫ to launch £150M fund to test massive acceleration of loan supply to Small Businesses: to congratulate @jchernov on joining the awesome @insightsquared and @fredshilmover's team !Give it up. Inbox zero is not a KPI. @PandoDaily @sarahcuda we are all biased - I always appreciate strong opinions smartly expressed@Besvinick @chamath hard to say anything without delving into growth stats and time spent + comparing apples and oranges no ?Travis Shrugged. Fantastic review of the Didi-Lyft juggernaut on @PandoDaily:
Markets hot ? Average valuation markup multiple for new rounds on our most recent fund can just about be counted on one hand ... !!Jeff Horing: rare to find a company… where volumes already massive… yet only the beginning: via @seemacnbc - worth bunch of money, raised bunch more ... blablabla cc @nbrusson -) Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in a garage w/his accomplice building what appears to be a bomb. Arrest them.
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Accepting Syrian refugees certainly hard and complex but long term opportunity to create an influential diaspora and effect change ?@umairh can't wait. Accidental heroes to convince everyone American Dream lives on. Europe more about collective Titanic, without pianist.It's messed up that everyone gets to feel better when Ahmed gets "saved". Everyone else remains a statistic. as in : get arrested and get @POTUS to say hi - easy as pie :-) :-). Spot on !! @cape @semil @pmarca all are welcome - our VC market is still shallow but we're finally building big onesHaha @nero !! "with a robot, men know the orgasm will be fake, so it removes the anxiety of trying to make the grade" daily dose of comedy, right here on Twitter yeah ... Either that or I'm daydreaming abot getting off that piece of s called Salesforce :-)@sabinalexandra but but ... I love your blog !2/2 fluff digital strategy consultants say applied to VC :-)1/2 speed-iterating our processes to in-design founder interaction and digitally integrate our touch-points for 360-view of entrepreneursBuzzwords galore but interesting overview from Deloitte on 2015 Tech Trends : … @accel new website is live! Feat. @finkd @drewhouston @stewart @_sachinbansal @ipaananen @scottfarkas et al.World Zombination 3.7 is here: Insane Campaign and 18 new Units! -
Retweeted by Fred Destin@vijayv thank you ! i miss it too !@osmonddsilva @robinwauters oh hhahh sorry i caught up with the thread now :-)@osmonddsilva @robinwauters vc = robot no ?
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