Union Square Ventures http://www.usv.com en-US hourly 1 https://github.com/unionsquareventures/theconversation Clarifai http://usv.com/posts/clarifai 2015-04-28 12:02:54.868000 @albertwenger http://usv.com/posts/clarifai

@albertwenger:

Over 30 years ago when I first started to program I was quickly fascinated by the potential for computers to become smart. I remember writing my own version of Eliza and buying the Winston's book on Artificial Intelligence. It seemed like anything was possible and thinking machines would be just around the corner. Then followed nearly a quarter century of, well, disappointments. Tasks that were simple for humans, such as figuring out what's in a picture, seemed to defy all efforts by machines. ...]]>
Startup Aiming to Allow You to Store Your Bitcoin in Outer Space http://usv.com/posts/startup-aiming-to-allow-you-to-store-your-bitcoin-in-outer-space 2015-04-27 13:29:54.677000 @kidmercury http://usv.com/posts/startup-aiming-to-allow-you-to-store-your-bitcoin-in-outer-space http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/03/air-force-might-have-protect-money-laundering-space/108132/

@kidmercury:

“Our company is pursing the financial side of things so you can store some of your Bitcoin encryption keys, some of your key backups, in space on our satellites,” Garzik said at the South by Southwest Interactive, or SXSW, technology conference in Austin, Texas, last week. “The legal and jurisdictional issues of space are really where the excitement is,” he said. “We can create new and interesting environments while not being bound to some of the earthly laws that we have constraining developmen...]]>
Technology's Effect on Income Distribution http://usv.com/posts/technologys-effect-on-income-distribution 2015-04-27 12:22:35.850000 @EAWharton http://usv.com/posts/technologys-effect-on-income-distribution http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/25/we-are-all-venture-capitalists-now/

@EAWharton:

The spread of technology has made more industries dominated by power laws. A few big winners and a lot of losers. The average income has gone up. The median income has gone down. A Basic Income Guarantee could help median income, reduce poverty and, I think, free more people to chase a power law outcome without having to risk hunger. Nassim Taleb talks about using a barbell investment strategy: leave most of your net worth in cash and the rest for high risk investing. This way, there is a chanc...]]>
Equity is Not Candy http://usv.com/posts/equity-is-not-candy 2015-04-27 09:53:00.330000 @mikecollett http://usv.com/posts/equity-is-not-candy https://medium.com/go-build-something/equity-is-not-candy-881f76899800

@mikecollett:

Some for you, and some for you...]]>
Reflections on horse breeding, investing and (making) money — Medium http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-5 2015-04-26 18:17:14.607000 @StefanoZorzi http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-5 https://medium.com/@stefanozorzi/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-d2be8b0f13e5

@StefanoZorzi:

I find myself thinking a lot about how different companies should be founded and funded. This is a first attempt at putting my thoughts together.]]>
Reflections on horse breeding, investing and (making) money — Medium http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-4 2015-04-26 13:33:54.731000 @StefanoZorzi http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-4

@StefanoZorzi:

I find myself thinking a lot about how different companies should be founded and funded. This is a first attempt at putting my thoughts together. https://medium.com/@stefanozorzi/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-d2be8b0f13e5]]>
Reflections on horse breeding, investing and (making) money — Medium http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-3 2015-04-26 12:34:18.136000 @StefanoZorzi http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-3

@StefanoZorzi:

I find myself thinking a lot about how different companies should be founded and funded. This is a first attempt at putting my thoughts together. https://medium.com/@stefanozorzi/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-d2be8b0f13e5]]>
Reflections on horse breeding, investing and (making) money — Medium http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-2 2015-04-26 12:33:59.787000 @StefanoZorzi http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium-2 https://medium.com/@stefanozorzi/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-d2be8b0f13e5

@StefanoZorzi:

I find myself thinking a lot about how different companies should be founded and funded. This is a first attempt at putting my thoughts together.]]>
Reflections on horse breeding, investing and (making) money — Medium http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium 2015-04-26 12:33:41.988000 @StefanoZorzi http://usv.com/posts/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-medium https://medium.com/@stefanozorzi/reflections-on-horse-breeding-investing-and-making-money-d2be8b0f13e5

@StefanoZorzi:

I find myself thinking a lot about how different companies should be founded and funded. This is a first attempt at putting my thoughts together.]]>