Forming an investment philosophy

I met with a young venture capitalist today who has been investing aggressively in consumer internet over the past 18 months. We discussed investment philosophies and it got me thinking about my own.  I began making angel investments in 1999 through Bayview Partners, the Robertson Stephens & Co. partners fund.…

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Integrated, native, in-stream - It's an old story with a fancy new name

The blogs have been aflutter recently with renewed discussion of "in-stream advertising".   Mark Suster wrote an eloquent piece in TechCrunch last week proclaiming "the future of advertising will be integrated".  My friend, Jon Steinberg, of BuzzFeed has written several posts on the topic, including one entitled Native Monetization, touting monetization…

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