US VC down rounds pull back to pre-pandemic levels

The proportion of down rounds across US venture deals rose to 13.6% in the second quarter, as the sudden and sweeping effects of the pandemic squeezed the economy. That was the highest percentage of deals done at lowered valuations since late 2017. Many felt that the pressure on founders to acquiesce on deal terms mightContinue reading “US VC down rounds pull back to pre-pandemic levels”

Will ‘Vision AI’ Be The Next Frontier for Developers?

A partner at an early-stage investment firm argues that “in the 2000s everyone was learning HTML and making a website. In the 2010s everyone was learning to develop mobile apps. In the 2020s all the developers are going to build Vision AI.” Where the web had its impact was by digitizing manual paper-based processes… I believeContinue reading “Will ‘Vision AI’ Be The Next Frontier for Developers?”

Influencer Marketing Trends in 2021

Influencer marketing has proven to be an effective tactic for brands. With many brands integrating it into their core digital marketing strategy, it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to a Business Insider Intelligence report, brands will spend up to $15 billion on influencer marketing by 2022. In the article below, TopRank Marketing isContinue reading “Influencer Marketing Trends in 2021”

Grayscale has Acquired Over 100,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Since June 2020

Kevin Rooke, a digital asset analyst who’s well-known for his insightful tweets, recently noted that Grayscale, one of the largest institutional investors in the crypto space, is “on fire.” Rooke revealed that Grayscale’s Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Trust now holds around 506,000 BTC, which is about 2.73% of “all liquid BTC supply.” He also mentioned that since Q3 2019,Continue reading “Grayscale has Acquired Over 100,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Since June 2020”

5 lessons from Silicon Valley about 2020 and beyond

2020 brought a lot of disruption to our lives and our businesses. Here in Silicon Valley, many companies have anticipated and prepared for this disruption long before it actually unleashed on the global level. We have many of our clients who are trying to understand what is next and what can be learned from SiliconContinue reading “5 lessons from Silicon Valley about 2020 and beyond”

Media Bias Chart

The AllSides Media Bias Chart helps you to easily identify different perspectives so you can get the full picture and think for yourself. Knowing the political bias of media outlets allows you to consume a balanced news diet and avoid manipulation and fake news. Everyone is biased, but hidden bias misleads and divides us. Due to theContinue reading “Media Bias Chart”


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Defining DTC: What’s a direct-to-consumer brand?

Thanks to brands like Casper and Warby Parker, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) business model has taken off. You only have to look as far as LUMA Partners’ direct-to-consumer LUMAscape to see that the model is booming. eMarketer estimates that 400+ DTC brands exist today, and traffic to their websites has almost doubled in the past twoContinue reading “Defining DTC: What’s a direct-to-consumer brand?”