Tag: fred wilson

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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,...
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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:...
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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”...
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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...
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VC Fred Wilson wonders whether ‘follower counts are the new Billboard’

VC Fred Wilson wonders whether 'follower counts are the new Billboard'
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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
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USV’s Fred Wilson talks dispersion and entropy in social media

Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson has been blogging again, this time with his views on 'dispersion and entropy in social media'.