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Full Stack Rehab

I’m a big fan of the new a16z podcast, which launched a few weeks ago and already put up seven great episodes. Last Thursday, they put up a particularly good one about Full Stack Startups, a term recently coined by Chris Dixon that I fully expect will get launched into mainstream usage before long. Read Chris’s post and/or listen to the podcast to get an idea of what they mean by a full stack approach; it’s like a company version of programming all the way from the back to the… Read more Full Stack Rehab

Term sheets: VCs versus record labels

It seems as though whenever something particularly wild happens in Silicon Valley, someone makes the comparison to Hollywood. Startup founders are like directors, pitching their companies/film scripts to VCs / producers inside a crazy world of connections and hype where no one really knows the winning formula, but everybody wants to get in on ‘the next big one’; so the story goes. I don’t personally know all that much about Hollywood or the film industry at all. But I do have a little bit of experience with one of its… Read more Term sheets: VCs versus record labels