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Airbnb just went public in a debut that’s been widely celebrated. We dug into the company’s prospectus and learned some interesting facts about their business and travel trends. Cash flow is highly seasonal. ABNB makes all it’s money in Q3. As you can see, that’s pretty much the only quarter in which the company is comfortably […]
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The following excerpt is taken from Apple’s “Think Different” Campaign: “HERE’S TO THE CRAZY ONES — THE MISFITS, THE REBELS, THE TROUBLEMAKERS, THE ROUND PEGS IN THE SQUARE HOLES. THE ONES WHO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY — THEY’RE NOT FOND OF RULES. YOU CAN QUOTE THEM, DISAGREE WITH THEM, GLORIFY OR VILIFY THEM, BUT THE ONLY […]
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On December 21, electric vehicle maker Tesla will finally join the S&P 500, making it one of the 10 most-valuable companies on the index. The committee that regulates which companies make up this market indicator puts them through a rigorous selection process, aimed at keeping it balanced and as representative as possible: to prevent speculation, it only […]
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For decades, the dominant view of strategy was based on Michael Porter’s ideas about competitive advantage. In essence, he argued that the key to long-term success was to dominate the value chain by maximizing bargaining power among suppliers, customers, new market entrants and substitute goods. Yet digital technology blew apart old assumptions. As technology cycles began to outpace […]
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Plant-based milk alternatives are more popular now than ever before. Starbucks has soy, coconut, almond, and oat milk at the ready for your morning coffee. Leading plant-based drink brand Oatly has developed a “barista blend” oat milk that steams and froths just like the real thing. Even my grandmother now has almond milk in her […]
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In July we hosted The Transition, a webinar series that brought together 15 investors, operators and founders across 3 weeks to discuss the hardest parts of early-stage company building – idea through Series A. Over 400 of you tuned-in live, but in case you missed it, you can watch all of the sessions on-demand here. On our […]
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Do you want your company to go global? Perhaps you’re just considering the pursuit of a partnership with another firm based somewhere else in the world. Whatever your motivations, if you’re interested in making connections with specialists of other nationalities in order to further your company’s interests and improve their practices, there are a few […]

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