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Eric Newcomer
Where technology and venture capital intersect: A deeply reported newsletter on the inner workings of the startup industry written by Eric Newcomer.
Created 14 Aug 2020
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  • The Tech Hiring Market
    24 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 8 0
    Last week, I told paid subscribers about soaring valuations for early stage software companies. Startups are raising at unicorn valuations before they even have $10 million in annual recurring revenue...
  • The Media's Facebook Deflection (w/Alex Stamos)
    23 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    We talked to former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos about what the media got right and wrong about its coverage of Facebook’s influence on the 2016 election. Stamos — who played a key role...
  • Raising More With Less
    19 Nov 2021 3 5
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  • Tech Workers of the World Unite. Or Don't.
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 1
    A quick announcement: I’m integrating the Dead Cat podcast a little more closely with this newsletter. We’ve brought on an audio editor with Substack’s support to professionalize the podcast. Now, you...
  • Gather in the Metaverse
    14 Nov 2021 2 0
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  • 100 Percent Ethereum (w/ Daniel Liss)
    09 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    We break the seal on crypto in this podcast in a long chat with Dispo CEO Daniel Liss about how the technology could transform social media products. He attended the big NFT conference in New York thi...
  • A Horseman of the Apocalypse
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    There’s a secret competition running where companies, whether they know it or not, are jockeying to be one of the horsemen of the next tech apocalypse. Who is going to become the next Webvan? Who will...
  • A Twitter Troll's Take on the Future of Investing
    03 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 14 0
    Redpoint Ventures managing director Logan Bartlett laid out the nightmare scenario for many venture capitalists in a series of private text messages: “There’s a whole world of firms with generational ...
  • Fine-tuning of the Metaverse
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Yes, we talk about Facebook's metaverse announcement. And yes, Eric takes the techno-optimist point of view while Katie and Tom are completely befuddled why anyone would want to spend their time there...
  • Flying Cars, Utopias & the Metaverse
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    For all the media’s much-ballyhooed vendetta against the technology industry, there is one insatiable addiction that overwhelms reporters’ hostility to tech. That is, publishing outlandish prognostica...
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