The Smartphone Era has been good to games. This category captures more than 80% of mobiledownload revenue (AppAnnie) but earns even more from from in-app purchases and advertising. This post covers the main drivers for gaming ROI and adoption.
The Eurozone is in crisis – GDP numbers point to the worst recession since 1999 and major economies are shrinking. That said, the startup ecosystems are growing and have lot to be optimistic about. I urge founders to also consider the good news and take on a more positive outlook based on “this is water”‘ by David Foster Wallace.
As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. This edition doesn’t [...]
I had a great pleasure to host Don Dodge at Campus last month for our one year anniversary to speak with the venture community in London about Campus, startups and Google. Don is a senior developer advocate with years of experience as an influential Microsoft startup evangelist (like Guy Kawasaki did [...]
I decided to make “Learning”, my top new year’s resolution for 2013. Because things can get a bit hectic at work and life sometimes, we don’t always register what we learn on a daily basis. This is an attempt to capture my lessons from the past week.
It used to be hard to find information about early stage startups. Team members (and their background), funding to date, metrics (not just the vanity metrics shared by management). VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013. These include startup research, market size for startups, competitive analysis, startup maps
Dealing with failure in startups is a hard thing. The chances of success aren’t great to begin with: be it the war on talent, series A crunch, or slow product market-fit, among other things, can kill a startup. So, in case the
In his talk at London Web Summit, David Tisch, a New York based super-angel with more than 90 portfolio companies, founder of the Box Group and formerly TechStars NY, was asked by David Rowan, “You pretty much see everything in New York. What do you look for in startups you invest in?”
I just got an email from VC veteran Tim Draper, informing me that Draper University (http://draperuniversity.com/) is taking applications for 2013. The program offers the “ultimate immersive entrepreneurial experience” for 18-27 year old entrepreneurs, over the course of 6-8 weeks in the spring and summer in a hotel in San Mateo, CA.
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