The term unicorn has been re-entering our lexicon recently. In the NBA, people are using the term ‘unicorn’ to talk about players who are 7’ tall like a center, can dribble like a point guard, and can shoot like a shooting guard. Basically, a unicorn in the NBA is a player that defies conventional expectations … Continue reading Sequoia Capital: A Lesson In Excellence
As I read over the list of companies that we’ll be visiting soon, there are many companies that stand out. Apple, Uber and Spotify all provide products and services that I use on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, there have been times where I will call an Uber on my iPhone while … Continue reading Subscribing to Madison Reed
Emerging markets--China, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa and Turkey--seem to be the next place to go in the realm of venture capital. According to The Economist, in 2011, $3.4 billion of venture-capital deals were done in emerging markets, more than double the amount in 2008. Two of the VC firms we will be visiting--KPCB and Sequoia--both … Continue reading How to Export VCs from Silicon Valley to Emerging Markets?
Greetings from NACA! For those of you that don't know, NACA is the National Association of Campus Activities, a conference held every year that brings student programming boards from across the country together to attend educational sessions, scope out talent at showcases, book vendors for events, and network. This year it's here in Boston at the … Continue reading True Part Two
While brainstorming what to write about for this week's post, I wanted to explore something that I had never learned about yet was interested in. Law has always fascinated me and I've considered attending law school (definitely pending!). I decided why not research the intersection between the practice of law and technology? The legal and … Continue reading Tech Arrests the Legal System
The rise of cloud computing has reshaped jobs and businesses for the past decade, yet Forbes reported that over 80% of American had no idea what it was, with nearly 30% thinking it had to do with the weather. My goal with this blog post is to hopefully give everyone a better understanding of what … Continue reading Cloud Computing 101
“There were only 4 cups and there were 6 of us” - a scathing Airbnb review from a disgruntled guest in 2015 This week I am going to be giving my presentation on Airbnb, so wanted this post to give you all a little background on the leading home-sharing platform in advance! A few quick … Continue reading Airbnb: Forget what your mom said about strangers