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.
In the last year, Apple has poached two high-profile fashion execs. Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve back in July and this week, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts. Ahrendts was instrumental in increasing Burberry’s retail footprint and is joining Apple to head up retail operations. One is an anomaly, but a matching set begs the question: […]
I was at an event a few weeks ago where General Motors debuted the new Cadillac ELR — a plug-in electric coupe done with all the luxury you would expect in a Cadillac. Lovely car. More efficient than traditional gas-powered cars. Enough on-board gadgetry and personalization settings to keep a smartphone addict consumed. The truth […]
This weekend marked the final days of [freespace] — the community of hackers, thinkers, and doers who came together in a Mid-Market building and created a space for civic innovation. Like everyone else who spent any time in the community, I’m a little bit sad to see it go. If you walked into [freespace] on […]