Tag: fred wilson
Why new consumer-focused mobile apps are struggling in 2016
Most of the coverage of music startups Cür Media and Crowdmix focused on their financial issues, understandably, since that’s what scuppered both before their commercial launches. Had they made it past beta, though,...
September 7, 2016
VC Fred Wilson looked backwards and forwards
Venture capital partner Fred Wilson published a couple of blog posts this week that are well worth reading, focusing on the key tech trends he identified in 2014, as well as his predictions for 2015. Highlights of the former:...
January 6, 2015
VC Fred Wilson says startup burn rates are ‘sky high’ in the US
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has invested in companies including SoundCloud and Turntable.fm, and has become an insightful and often deliberately-spiky observer of the technology industry. So what’s making him “grumpy”...
September 18, 2014
Turntable: ‘The problem with that service was people churned out of it very quickly’
Social music service Turntable.fm is now a historical footnote, having shut down. The post mortem is still going on, though. See investor Fred Wilson, who backed the US startup, giving his views on its demise in an interview...
June 25, 2014
VC Fred Wilson wonders whether ‘follower counts are the new Billboard’
VC Fred Wilson wonders whether 'follower counts are the new Billboard'
March 21, 2014
The challenge of connecting the streaming music silos
Do we need a 'roaming network for subscription music services'? Union Square Ventures VC Fred Wilson thinks so, and has explained why in a blog post today, comparing siloed streaming music services to the early days of banking...
March 27, 2013
VC Fred Wilson warns monster valuations doing ‘great harm’
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has put his finger on the way valuations of well-funded technology startups' are often used as a stick to beat the companies.
December 4, 2012
Investors debate switch from consumer/web/mobile startups to enterprise
An interesting debate broke out online this weekend over what kind of startups venture capital firms are most interested in investing in.
November 26, 2012
Fred Wilson says Turntable.fm still focused on global growth
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson has invested in the likes of Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr, as well as music startups SoundCloud and Turntable.fm.
November 16, 2012
Content biz should open up to ‘survive and thrive’ says Fred Wilson
Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson is an investor in SoundCloud and Turntable.fm, and also a longstanding provider of constructive criticism to the entertainment industries. Here’s his latest salvo: “I...
May 24, 2012
VC Fred Wilson calls for independent piracy-sites blacklist
Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson was one of the prominent critics of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, arguing that it could have hugely harmful effects for the kind of tech startups his company invests in
February 16, 2012