Wonderfully articulated. Great @replies here too.
Universities (20+ year view) fund VCs (10+ year view) who fund entrepreneurs (5+ year view) to compete with Wall Street (0.25 year view).— Chris Dixon (@cdixon) February 25, 2014
This is the argument for founder control.
I made the point to a friend a few days ago that WhatsApp may be the first company where network effects outside the U.S. envelop the domestic market. Usually works the other way around - now, seems like a foregone conclusion.
Loving @jankoum’s Linkedin profile.
This man just sold his company for $16b. Congrats to the whole WhatsApp team. And for what its worth, this is a brilliant acquisition by Facebook - and takes some major stones on the part of Mark Zuckerberg to pull it off. For the foreseeable future, we live in a world connected by $FB.