Gillmor Gang: Love & Fear


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, May 31, 2020. For more, subscribe to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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Gillmor Gang: Zoom Normal


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Brent Leary joins the Gang as we blend streaming, Zoomcasting and sheltering from the storm.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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Gillmor Gang: Digital Ben


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Gang returns with a Zoom recording, checking in from London, Seattle, Palo Alto, Boston and the Bay Area.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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Gillmor Gang: Digital Ben


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Gang returns with a Zoom recording, checking in from London, Seattle, Palo Alto, Boston and the Bay Area.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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More Revenue Than Adobe, Nvidia, or AMD — and as Much as Spotify, Twitter, Snap, and Shopify Combined

Kevin Rooke: Imagine a startup with $12 billion of revenue, 125%+ YoY revenue growth (two years in a row), and Apple-esque gross margins (30-50%). Without knowing anything else about the business, what would you value it at? $50 billion?

Source: More Revenue Than Adobe, Nvidia, or AMD — and as Much as Spotify, Twitter, Snap, and Shopify Combined

Which Markets Are the Most And Least Served by Seed Investors?

About a year ago, my partner David Beisel talked about how seed fundraising is no longer a local game , and that the best entrepreneurs seek out the best investors for them outside of their home market. That being said, it’s much easier to put a seed round together when you have a local lead who can help catalyze the round.

Source: Which Markets Are the Most And Least Served by Seed Investors?

US$1.3 Billion In Venture Capital Funding Found Its Way To Africa In 2019

Home » Startups » US$1.3 Billion In Venture Capital Funding Found Its Way To Africa In 2019 Venture Capital is growing and nothing proves this more than WeeTracker’s Decoding Venture Investments In Africa 2019 report. [Image source: WeeTracker Report] VC investment grew from US$725.6m in 2018 to US$1.34b – the first time it has crossed a billion on the continent.

Source: US$1.3 Billion In Venture Capital Funding Found Its Way To Africa In 2019

Founder Superpowers | Basis Set Ventures

‍ Every venture capitalist looks for strong founders, but what makes a founder strong is open for debate. With limited time to interact with founders before making decisions, investors often over-index on potential signals like age, school, technical credentials and experience.

Source: Founder Superpowers | Basis Set Ventures

Deal Breakers, Part 2: A Red Flag List from Top VCs

Product Related “Companies where the product isn’t already awesome” — When a founder says they now need to hire a designer, red flags are going off. Quite a few well-known investors have been quoted stating that “UX is built into great products from the beginning.” Although that is a popular opinion, most VCs will also have a big picture conversation with you around product, the roadmap and the process of how decisions will be made.

Source: Deal Breakers, Part 2: A Red Flag List from Top VCs

Deal Breakers, Part 1: A Red Flag List from Top VCs

Founder Related and Quirky Red Flags You send someone else to do your meeting with investors — Not really sure why this would ever happen for an early stage company. The Founder needs to be able to sell a vision in order to be successful and by having someone else represent them in a meeting with investors it causes stirs up all sorts of question marks.

Source: Deal Breakers, Part 1: A Red Flag List from Top VCs

The Value Of Accepting Equity For Your Services

I was in touch with a mix of academics, inventors and entrepreneurs as a student in Boston when I started my company American Patent Agency, which helps founders obtain patents on the inventions behind their businesses. While ideas were plentiful, the same could not always be said about venture capital.

Source: The Value Of Accepting Equity For Your Services

Gillmor Gang: Old Friends


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, December 22, 2019. Most likely the last show of 2019, an analysis of 2020 in streaming media, the primaries and the influence of old and new tech.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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Gillmor Gang: Cash Machine


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday June 23, 2019. Streamed live to Twitter, or just slightly after the fact. Debates and free media, or how Facebook could take crypto global with Libra and the Democrats the White House in 2020.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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Gillmor Gang: Next


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The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Frank Radice, Michael Markman and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday December 22, 2018. 2019 — the year to come in review. Tech, Trump, Connected TV: products, services and streams that could make a difference.

Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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Gillmor Gang: Nothing To Hide


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The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Frank Radice, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Friday October 12, 2018. Smartspeaker UI, Post-Advertising micropayments, and other mythical creatures.

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Gillmor Gang: Sync or Swim


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Michael Markman, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Turn out or turn off, media as anesthesia, what it is until it isn’t.

G3: Believe Me — Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Maria Ogneva and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, September 28, 2018.

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G3: Believe Me

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Gillmor Gang: Private Lives


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Michael Markman and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Waiting for the midterms, Twitter meets the Constitution, uncommon carriers, straw man superheros.

G3: Helping Hands — Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Maria Ogneva and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 3, 2018.

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G3: Helping Hands

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Gillmor Gang: The Great Divide


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Esteban Kolsky, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday, March 312018.

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Gillmor Gang: Where’s The Beef


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The Gang catches its breath as cryptocurrency crashes and rebounds, Facebook attacks its stream or does it, and publishers and their aggregators cozy up to a wave of bundling.

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Gillmor Gang: Dead Flowers


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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, February 10, 2018.

G3: Promises Promises — Mary Hodder, Elisa Camehort Page, Lisa Padilla, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Thursday, February 8, 2018.

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G3: Promises Promises

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