Great Video from Robert Scoble with Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures on his new Building43 startup
Ties in with Ron Conway, godfather of Angel investing in the valley – and his new “investment theme” – persistent/real time data. As per Techcrunch piece “has a goal to invest in 40-50 companies in the next 18 months. His focus will be companies exploiting â€œreal-time data,â€ which he calls â€œthe next billion dollar market opportunity.â€ Conway is already an investor in Twitter and Facebook, two companies solidly in the real-time space.”
Check out this video with Ron on AllThingsD
Taking a leaf out our good friend, Marc Canter’s style of blogging
Some bits from @ the globe
Social media on the up – lots of stats from the Universal McCannâ€™s report on third wave of global research into social media. It shows the majority of users are producing content and there is an ongoing shift towards participation – with lots of stats for folks.
Bubble 2.0 from Silicon Republic – with pearls of wisdom from the IVCA – The local venture capital (VC) community in Ireland is still cautious, though it has raised â‚¬750m to invest in the next wave of technology firms, having invested â‚¬1bn over the past decade. â€œMost of our investments would be in software firms that can grow to scale, not in dot.com companies or because someone has a nice widget,â€ says Regina Breheny, director general of the Irish Venture Capital Association. â€œFunding in Irish companies is at its highest now since 2001, but much of these are follow-on investments in existing companies. There is still a lot of work to be done in raising money to seed new start-ups. Venture capitalists are currently raising money but itâ€™s debatable how much of these funds will go into new plays in the next five years.â€
Morgan Stanley report on Internet – with coverage on Techcrunch – contains a nice reference to Lenny at Polldaddy
D Conference – sponsored by the IDA – contains some great videos from this executive level conf in US
Health 2.0 startup Revahealth – is looking for staff – check careers page.
Robin Blandford has left the comforts of corporate world to do his own startup – no doubt it will be a big winner..