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The big problem is, companies can get much better valuations in the private markets than they can in the public markets. Companies will come out and go public, and the stock will trade below where they did their last round of financing in the private market. I think companies should be going public earlier in their life cycle so the broader public can be shareholders. I think it's not good for society for all the gains in these game-changing companies to be held between a very, very small shareholders.feedback
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Jul 31 2017 Amazon
Fred Wilson has most recently been quoted in an article called U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups. Fred Wilson said, “The investors who bought your token, like public market investors, may be gone tomorrow, next month, or next year, having moved on to the next big thing. VCs, at least the best ones, are there for your company in good times and bad.”. Fred Wilson has been quoted a grand total of 25 times in 11 articles.
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May 17 2017 - Trumpcare

I don't follow Trump – I have opted out of that. It's counterproductive. .... Trump is a troll, and what we must do to trolls is we must ignore trolls. They get their power from us paying attention to them. We have to just stop paying attention to him. The democracy and political system will take care of him in due course. .... and we will go on and do other things, like fix the f------ health-care system – that would be more productive.feedback

May 17 2017 - Amazon

The architecture of the internet is beautiful, but there are a bunch of things it doesn't do very well. We've got to fix those things.feedback

May 17 2017 - Amazon

We had a gathering of the CEOs of all our portfolio companies – we do it once year. The thing that came out, surprisingly, is that people are not using social media anymore. The CEOs of these companies are not using social media anymore, other than to promote themselves and their companies. They have unfollowed everybody, and they are just using it for the broadcast mechanism. And I think a lot of us feel that way.feedback

May 17 2017 - Amazon

Amazon might be the most disruption-protected. They built a really diverse set of businesses, and as a result, I think that they have a stool with like, 10 legs on it. Even if two or three of them get knocked out, they're still going to have a great business. And Amazon Web Services, in particular, is just a really amazing business. Most of our portfolio companies run on it.feedback

May 17 2017 - Microsoft

I think that what happened to Microsoft in the late '90s will happen to them, we just don't know when. They are optimizing around an attention-driven business model. Somebody will create a new business model that is not attention driven, the way that the attention-driven business model disrupted the enterprise software business model. And they won't be able to react to it quickly enough, and they will get disrupted.feedback

May 02 2017

In the six months that Josh has been on our Board, we have gotten to know him well and he has gotten to know us well. That will make for an easier transition and faster execution. I am pleased to be appointed Chair of the Etsy Board and I am looking forward to working closely with Josh and the leadership team to help Etsy capitalize on its significant growth opportunities.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Facebook

The ad-tech market will go the way of search, social, and mobile as investors and entrepreneurs concede that Google and Facebook have won and everyone else has lost. It will be nearly impossible to raise money for an online advertising business in 2017.feedback

Apr 06 2017

We are thrilled to be backing Renaud again, after having worked alongside him at Lending Club for many years.feedback

Jan 20 2017

It won't work unless you get incredibly lucky.feedback

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