The Generalist

The Generalist LLC
Covering tech from idea to IPO.
Created 16 Aug 2019
  • The New Generalist
    26 Jan 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Generalist has moved to a new home: I’d love you to join me there. Head over to the new site
  • The State of Micro Private Equity
    17 Jan 2021 • 12 min read
    🎧 Listen to the audio here Not every empire is built. A brief look, if you will, at Uncle Sam's portfolio: 1803: Louisiana purchased from France for $15 million, or three cents per acre. 1848: Califo...
  • The Nostradamus List
    10 Jan 2021 • 17 min read
    Friends, We're back! Minus the incineration of the American Republic (what a caveat), I couldn't be more excited and optimistic for the year ahead. Between reading Pnin, playing Disco Elysium, and wat...
  • The Barry Diller Playbook
    20 Dec 2020 • 14 min read
    Hey friends, We made it! As you might have seen on Twitter this week, The Generalist officially hit over 20,000 members. As I mentioned last week, I couldn't be more grateful for all of you, and I am ...
  • Revisiting The Generalist's 2020 Predictions
    13 Dec 2020 • 13 min read
    Welcome to new subscribers. The Generalist helps you master the future by analyzing the most significant tech and financial market trends. Thank you for being here. There are now over 19,000 of us! He...
  • Affirm: The Morality of Money
    09 Dec 2020 • 33 min read
    Affirm in 1 minute PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is back. Affirm, the “buy now, pay later” solution led by Levchin is slated to list on the Nasdaq before the year is out. The wisdom of the company’s m...
  • Nintendo: Infinite Games
    06 Dec 2020 • 15 min read
    If you’re looking for the piece “Revisiting The Generalist’s 2020 Predictions,” click here. I accidentally put the wrong link in the email 😬 WHO IS THIS FOR? Founders. Under the leadership of Hiroshi...
  • DoorDash: The Value of Speed
    03 Dec 2020 • 35 min read
    Doordash in 1 minute Pandemic-favorite DoorDash is slated to IPO at a $32 billion valuation. Best-known for its food delivery marketplace, DoorDash has scaled quickly since its official launch in 2013...
  • Airbnb: The Disaster Artist
    30 Nov 2020 • 36 min read
    Airbnb in 1 minute That Airbnb is here at all is remarkable. Bludgeoned by the coronavirus, the hospitality platform has spent much of 2020 in a state of crisis, raising debt and cutting budgets. In t...
  • The Checkout as a Territory
    22 Nov 2020 • 12 min read
    Hey everyone, It was a fun week. The S-1 Club launched on Product Hunt, reaching the #2 spot for the day. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. It means a lot. As it turns out, it w...
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