I talked about my recent investment* in Encantos on TWiStartups (episode 892), but I want to dive a little deeper into the digital media and consumer products opportunity and why I invested in a media company for kids.
A digital detox sounds like something pretentious people do – like a juice cleanse, but for phones and stuff. And no one needed one more than I did. My routine is the same every morning. Wake up. Pick up the phone from where it’s buried in my bed. Read and return emails. Tweet. Facebook. Secret. […]
Hackathons were once the playground of programmers — where 36 hours of caffeine-fueled code would result in interesting applications of new APIs and technology and some gadgety prizes. But lately, we’ve seen the rise of hackathons that use technology to solve social problems where the prize is the warm hug of feeling like you did […]
When 6 out of 10 of the world’s most valuable brands are tech companies, you can understand why non-tech consumer brands would want some of that tech fairy dust to rub off on them. The Starbucks highlight reel is full of examples where the brand has used technology to connect with their customers and give […]
Before SnapChat, we lived with the understanding that things we shared on the internet were permanent and potentially public. Somewhere, somehow, they lived on in someone’s photo stream or in a hamster-driven server farm where they were waiting to creep back up on us just as we were plotting our run for political office. SnapChat’s […]