• A VC reveals how she picked her most successful investment before the company was acquired for $65 million - and the one thing the founder did that swept investors off their feet

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    One of the primary functions of a venture capitalist's job is to spot the next big thing before it's demonstrated any traction. If it sounds hard, that's because it is.
    Clara Brenner, a seed-stage investor, placed an early bet on Chariot, the mini-bus shuttle service that Ford later acquired for $65 million. She told Business Insider that Chariot's founder impressed her with one key move.
    Before he had the capital to launch a shuttle service, he put ads on sandwich boards in San Francisco, rented a van, and started driving people to work. People loved it.
    "We were just appalled and...
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  • A VC reveals how she picked her most successful investment before the company was acquired for $65 million - and the one thing the founder did that swept investors off their feet

    A VC reveals how she picked her most successful investment before the company was acquired for $65 million - and the one thing the founder did that swept investors off their feet

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    One of the primary functions of a venture capitalist's job is to spot the next big thing before it's demonstrated any traction. If it sounds hard, that's because it is.
    Clara Brenner, a seed-stage investor, placed an early bet on Chariot, the mini-bus shuttle service that Ford later acquired for $65 million. She told Business Insider that Chariot's founder impressed her with one key move.
    Before he had the capital to launch a shuttle service, he put ads on sandwich boards in San Francisco, rented a van, and started driving people to work. People loved it.
    "We were just appalled and...
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  • Data Sheet-Apple's Next Big ‘Reveal' Event Is Coming Next Month

    Data Sheet-Apple's Next Big ‘Reveal' Event Is Coming Next Month

    18 days ago - By Fortune

    Apple ended trading Wednesday tantalizingly close to the magical trillion-dollar valuation mark. The company was the story of the 1980s , the oughts, and now our current decade.
    But what exactly is the story?
    Apple enthusiasts and departed insiders I talk to are adamant that the company has lost its way. It isn't innovative in the way it was. Its management is sclerotic, entrenched, and arrogant. Its products aren't crisp. It isn't the Apple of old.
    Even if true, the argument feels churlish. Could there be a better example of a company-and it is a company, after all, not a religious...
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