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AVC · 17h ago

The Scratch Effect

Last night the Gotham Gal and I attended the annual benefit for the Scratch Foundation which provides financial support to the Scratch programming language and learning environment. Mitch Re...
AVC · 1d ago


In December I wrote about the Symphony Software Foundation as it was launching the NYC Open Source Fintech Meetup. Yesterday the foundation announced a new name: FINOS. FINOS is about suppor...
AVC · 2d ago

The Brave Browser

A number of USV folks are using the Brave browser on their phones and thinking about using it on desktop too. We are not the average internet users at USV. We tend toward early adopter. So I...
AVC · 3d ago

The AVC Audience

As I slowly heard toward moving the WordPress instance that hosts AVC to another provider,...
AVC · 4d ago

Google Finance

Google Finance and Yahoo Finance are two web services I have used daily since the early days of the Internet. I have used Yahoo Finance since it first launched in January 1997. But after Goo...
AVC · 5d ago

Slideshare Of The Week: State of Tokens

AVC regular William Mougayar posted a slide deck he calls State Of Tokens this week. I like the deck a lot, particularly slide 34 (it’s a 36 slide deck), where he posits a timeline for the d...
AVC · 6d ago

Funding Friday: Saving Brinton

I backed this project today to bring a film about saving some of the earliest movies made to the big screen.
AVC · 1w ago

I Can’t Do Math In Prose

I wrote those words to a friend of mine yesterday. We are working on a project together. He wrote me an email listing a whole bunch of investments to be made and where we are on them. I read...
AVC · 1W ago

The news broke earlier this week that our portfolio company Coinbase has acquired A lot of the press attention was centered around the fact that Earn’s CEO Balaji Srinivasan is becoming Coinbase’s CTO and the backstory about how Earn came o...
AVC · 1W ago

The Employee Equity Project

In the fall of 2010, I wrote a series of nine blog posts about Employee Equity as part of MBA Mondays. You can read all of them at the links below: Employee Equity: How Much? November 22, 20...