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My idle thoughts on tech startups

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My idle thoughts on tech startups

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I just want to take a moment to take my hat off to Chad Hurley, Steven Chen, and Jawed Karim. Chad & Steve run YouTube and Jawed was also part of the early days. Back at PayPal we all worked […]

Lee Hower
August 28, 2006 · 1  min.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week (subscription required) that a Microsoft acquisition of gaming ad company Massive was imminent. I know one of the VC investors in Massive, who pointed out that the article was of the “plans to” […]

Lee Hower
May 1, 2006 · 2  min.

Peter Rip of Leapfrog Ventures had an excellent post on his EarlyStageVC blog a couple weeks back on the traditional VC model being broken. His post actually covers a lot of ground from the smaller size of today’s exits (vs. […]

Lee Hower
February 24, 2006 · 3  min.

I recently spent some time with a company which got me thinking about what’s in a startup’s name. For the sake of this post, let’s just refer to the company as Acme. Acme’s real name is based on a well-known […]

Lee Hower
January 20, 2006 · 2  min.

This time of year is frequently one of prognostication and the VC biz is no different. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and others have all outlined some broad trends for ’06. I think Jeff Bussgang’s point about the early-stage […]

Lee Hower
January 3, 2006 · 3  min.

For the three people (if I’m lucky) who are reading this, thanks and welcome. My plan is to post my general observations on stuff that interests me both personally and professionally, though we’ll see how things go. My day job […]

Lee Hower
December 21, 2005 · 1  min.

I’m a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned East Coast venture capitalist. I began my career at PayPal as a Product Manager and spent three years there from the early days of the company through our IPO in 2002 and ultimate […]

Lee Hower
January 1, 2005 · 1  min.