Mastering Education

Education is a top priority in this country. Teachers and administrators are desperate to improve students’ learning in an efficient way, and are looking to technology to help them. So far, the approach to deploying devices and educational software in our schools has been haphazard and inconsistent, challenging entreprene...

Mastering Education

Education is a top priority in this country. Teachers and administrators are desperate to improve students’ learning in an efficient way, and are looking to technology to help them. So far, the approach to deploying devices and educational software in our schools has been haphazard and inconsistent, challenging entreprene...

Docker: The Next Chapter

What a ride. In 18 months, Docker has become the center of a whole new wave in application development; Docker containers have become the de facto building block for the next generation of distributed applications. Then last month, at VMworld, the company announced a groundbreaking partnership between the leader in virtuali...

Empowering: Workpop Connects Job Seekers and Employers

In every company we meet there is a shred of brilliance. Without fail, entrepreneurs who make it as far as our office have hit upon some unique insight, built a compelling product and found customers, investors and employees who believe in them. However, as we well know, not every startup is successful. Timing is a tremendo...

From eCommerce to Web 3.0

General Partner, Gus Tai sat down with Sramana Mitra of One Million by One Million to discuss his outlook for E-commerce ventures as well as a variety of other issues to help entrepreneurs better understand his investment thesis. ...

ZIRX: Making Parking Uber-Good

Anyone who has tried to find parking in downtown SF knows what a pain it can be.  Traffic in the Financial District and SOMA is enough to give even the most patient driver a headache, and since street parking is essentially nonexistent during the day, many drivers have no choice but to fight traffic until they find a comme...

How to Make Your “Uber for X” Idea More Than Just a VC Pitch

As a venture firm, we see entrepreneurs routinely pitch companies as “Uber for X,” where X can be any number of mobile-enabled services. We agree that Uber is just the tip of the iceberg and apps that orchestrate physical services (“mobile-enabled on-demand services“) are disrupting dozens of industries, including g...

Portfolio Day – Sales and Marketing Edition

As early stage investors, there are two key areas where we try and help our companies. The first is determining the right go-to-market strategy. The second is aligning sales and marketing such that the combination of a great product and killer marketing results in greatness. The task of picking the right set of technolo...