VC Reserves

2 month ago

nelson : VC Reserves - Details on how venture capital reinvests in portfolio companies

Startup fraud

2 month ago

nelson : Startup fraud - A series of examples from 2016

Riot Games history

5 month ago

nelson : Riot Games history - Detailed interview with the League of Legends company

Leaving Triposo

6 month ago

nelson : Leaving Triposo - A friend leaves the travel guide startup he founded

Uber finances

6 month ago

nelson : Uber finances - $1.2B lost in six months

Early investor experiment

6 month ago

nelson : Early investor experiment - Randomized trial of what startup pitches get attention. Summary: the team matters

WSJ on

9 month ago

nelson : WSJ on - Bryce's experimental VC fund gets some press, as does my friend's company

Rise and fall of FriendFeed

10 month ago

nelson : Rise and fall of FriendFeed - RIP a great social aggregator

Minnie Ingersoll on gender and tech

11 month ago

nelson : Minnie Ingersoll on gender and tech - Thoughtful essay on aggression in the tech industry

Airbnb lies

13 month ago

nelson : Airbnb lies - Company cooked its data in NYC to make it look better

Zenefits fraud

13 month ago

nelson : Zenefits fraud - Selling insurance with unlicensed salespeople

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

13 month ago

nelson : Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? - Detailed story on tech diversity

Fuck Your 90 Day Exercise Window

14 month ago

nelson : Fuck Your 90 Day Exercise Window - A critique of a common gotcha in tech industry compensation

Fin-tech: The first venture capitalists

14 month ago

nelson : Fin-tech: The first venture capitalists - Whaling origins of profit sharing and other VC-backed financial structure

Do the math on your stock options

14 month ago

nelson : Do the math on your stock options - An engineer talking candidly about equity compensation

Worthless startup stock

14 month ago

nelson : Worthless startup stock - Downrounds and low acquisition prices make for screwed employees

Square IPO vs valuation

16 month ago

nelson : Square IPO vs valuation - Significantly lower price than private investors paid


17 month ago

nelson : BuiltWith - Story of a small tech company

Liquidation preferences

17 month ago

nelson : Liquidation preferences - Details on problematic VC financing

Pure Storage IPO

19 month ago

nelson : Pure Storage IPO - Interesting tech infrastructure company going public

Uber financials leak

19 month ago

nelson : Uber financials leak - Shitty this got out there, but it is fascinating

Pinterest 7 year options

19 month ago

nelson : Pinterest 7 year options - Startup does a nice thing in giving their employees freedom to leave

Private stock scrutiny

20 month ago

nelson : Private stock scrutiny - Startup shares are trading hands and the SEC is concerned

Private companies lie

21 month ago

nelson : Private companies lie - Financials from startups can be complete fiction

Everpix shutdown

21 month ago

nelson : Everpix shutdown - Great story from 2013 of a failed photo sharing company