Riot Games history

3 month ago

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

Leaving Triposo

3 month ago

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

Uber finances

4 month ago

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

Early investor experiment

4 month ago

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

WSJ on

6 month ago

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

Rise and fall of FriendFeed

7 month ago

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

Minnie Ingersoll on gender and tech

8 month ago

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

Airbnb lies

10 month ago

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

Zenefits fraud

10 month ago

nelson : Zenefits fraud - Selling insurance with unlicensed salespeople

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

11 month ago

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

Fuck Your 90 Day Exercise Window

11 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

11 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

12 month ago

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

Worthless startup stock

12 month ago

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

Square IPO vs valuation

13 month ago

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


15 month ago

nelson : BuiltWith - Story of a small tech company

Liquidation preferences

15 month ago

nelson : Liquidation preferences - Details on problematic VC financing

Pure Storage IPO

16 month ago

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

Uber financials leak

16 month ago

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

Pinterest 7 year options

17 month ago

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

Private stock scrutiny

17 month ago

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

Private companies lie

18 month ago

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

Everpix shutdown

19 month ago

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

Turntable postmortem

19 month ago

nelson : Turntable postmortem - Nice writeup of a failed social music startup

Leaked Lyft financials

20 month ago

nelson : Leaked Lyft financials - Inside view of the ridesharing company