Why Meat is like a PalmPilot

I am fond of Peter Thiel’s interview question: “what is one thing you believe that most others don’t?”One of my own answers to this question is that within the next few decades, meat as we know it will be obsolete. Most of this country will be plant based or eating meat that is grown in … Continue reading Why Meat is like a PalmPilot

Roadmap Update: Remote Work

I first published my remote work roadmap (below) just three months before the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the U.S. It was inspired by over a year of research that led to my conviction that remote and distributed work was inevitable. Removing geography as a constraint to team building would be transformative.It felt like I was … Continue reading Roadmap Update: Remote Work

Payback’s a gift

My framework for assessing CAC paybackPayback is a _________Each year, we meet hundreds of internet businesses that run the gamut from industry or vertical to product and business model — and just about everything in between.On the surface, these businesses might not have much in common; internally, we’ve converged around one single metric that’s applicable to almost … Continue reading Payback’s a gift

The State of Sound: Audio in 2020 and Beyond

By Gaby Goldberg & Talia Goldberg. Originally published in Bessemer’s Atlas.Audio is experiencing a Cambrian moment, growing faster now than it ever has before. Apple is expected to sell over 100 million AirPods this year, up from 60 million in 2019. Roughly one in four adults owns a smart speaker, with a third of those … Continue reading The State of Sound: Audio in 2020 and Beyond

Enabling Entrepreneurship

By Talia Goldberg, Sakib Dadi, Lindsey Li. Originally published in Bessemer’s Atlas.Contrary to popular belief, starting a business has never been harder. Although startup culture sometimes feels more like pop culture in mainstream media, the number of new businesses formed each year is decreasing. Over the past 30 years, new business creation has declined almost … Continue reading Enabling Entrepreneurship

Valuations: What is Happening and does it Matter?

Here is a short presentation that my colleague Jeremy Levine and I put together to highlight valuation trends in various tech sectors.Within the past two years, over 50 new “unicorns” have emerged in the U.S. These unicorns are propped up by venture capitalists and their rapidly expanding funds. While many will evolve into self-sustaining businesses … Continue reading Valuations: What is Happening and does it Matter?