Bitcoin Peeks Its Head Up

Paul Krugman recently wrote about bitcoin: “What problem does it solve? I have yet to see a clear answer to that question.” His argument is that the dollar – in virtual …

Apple at $1 Trillion… So What?

At the end of last year I was at a client dinner where the following debate bubbled up: “Which should have a larger market cap… Amazon or Apple?” I argued for …

Baby You Can Drive My Car

Blink and you missed them, but the last 24 hours have brought some important news in the field of autonomous vehicles. Here’s what we’re talking about: #1. Google’s Waymo app recently …

M&A Winners Don’t Always Prosper

Amid high stock prices, a good US economy and still-robust credit markets, we expect to see a lot more M&A activity through the balance of 2018. And not just among media …

3 Lessons From Facebook’s Drop

We have been thinking a lot today about what Facebook’s 19% one day drop means to markets and their valuation of disruptive technologies. After many conversations and lots of crossed-out items …

Recent College Grads and US Labor Markets

The intersection of educational attainment and employment is a major theme of our work, and we’ve recently covered the topic as it relates to both US and European labor markets. The …

Crypto Currency Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our crypto currency survey. If you have ever run such an exercise yourself, you know it can be difficult to log a sufficient number …

Student Loans Hurt This Group The Most

Student loan debt hit a record high of $1.5 trillion in Q1 2018 according to the US Federal Reserve’s latest data, but while it is typically associated with millennials there’s …

Tech: Bigger Is Much, Much Better

We came across three stories in tech-disruption land over the weekend that really hammered home the importance of scale across both fundraising and business execution. It is a theme that goes …