Facebook: The King of Advertising

Unsurprisingly, every student in our class has a Facebook account. Today, Facebook has become a necessity for any college student – or rather for any functioning member of society.   Founding Story On February 4, 2004, Harvard students Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin launched a social networking service called “The Facebook”. The website improved on … Continue reading Facebook: The King of Advertising

Sequoia: Not your Grandad’s (Or even your Dad’s) Venture Capital

As Jere outlined in our discussion about venture capital, the VC game is rapidly changing. The costs of starting a company are substantially less than in years past, and VC funding is happening earlier in the process. Many people credit AWS as being the biggest difference, as cloud computing minimizes the upfront cost of hardware. … Continue reading Sequoia: Not your Grandad’s (Or even your Dad’s) Venture Capital

Let’s Cheer for Fanatics

“As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys across retail channels through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture.” Starting Line-Up Player 1: Mike Rubin. Mike started selling ski-equipment out of his parent’s basement when … Continue reading Let’s Cheer for Fanatics