Consumer internet: get rich or die tryin’?

Great companies can be built serving consumers or enterprises. But there’s a different risk-reward return profile. I recently took a step back to look at the data along with my colleagues and awesome thought partners Kate Walker, Alexandra Sukin, and Jeremy Levine. We reviewed all the VC-backed public listings on the NYSE & Nasdaq worth >$1B…More

Ask Questions First. Get a job at a Startup Second.

A few days ago, I hosted an event at Penn on “how to get a job at a startup.” Eric Friedman and Charles Birnbaum of foursquare, (both of whom I worked with last summer), and Christina Cacioppo of Union Square Ventures offered advice on how to reach out to startups and enter an entrepreneurial world.…More

Save the Internet

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is one of the most infuriating bills in congress right now. Ostensibly, it seeks to protect intellectual property and copyrighted material. However, the bill allows for serious action to be taken against websites that enable or facilitate copyright infringement. The way this bill is structured, an entire site like…More

Life in the cloud

I haven’t use the “my documents” folder once this semester. It is exhilarating. Today, I keep most things in various Google apps and docs, DropBox, and in a few weeks, probably in iCloud too. It is no secret that cloud computing and file storage is the future. It is more reliable and imbues a seriously…More

Blog or bust – why I am blogging

For the past few months, it has become increasingly clear that I should start a blog. Initially, I believed that blogs were reserved for two extremes – angsty teenagers or those who truly contribute great content  – with little room in between. A series of events recently convinced me otherwise (though I’m still not totally…More