Founder @Initializedโ€”PM/designer/eng turned Forbes Midas List Top 100 VC in startups worth over $200B, always before product market fitโ€”YouTube creator

San Francisco, CA
Joined January 2008
Iโ€™m proud to announce Initialized has raised $700M for our two newest funds: our $530M Fund 6 for early stage and $170M for follow-ons. The honeybadgers are back and ready to fund the next billion dollar teams and ideas before it is obvious ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆก๐Ÿš€
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Outcomes-as-a-Service is a much bigger market than Software-as-a-Service because most businesses want outcomes, not more software. Shelf Engine is leading the way here: Can you imagine reducing TONS of food waste while also increasing real profit margins? True win-win-win ๐Ÿ‘‡
In this Forbes interview, CEO @stefankalb explains how Shelf Engine's unique AI has reduced over 4 million pounds of food waste while increasing the average gross margin of grocers by more than 15%. Read here: ow.ly/IZMx50HFSq7 #shelfengine #retailtech #zerowaste
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I am so embarrassed that I used to just blindly vote for whatever @TheLeagueSF endorsed in their guide - I took their bait hook, line, and sinker thinking they were progressive ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
LIES, DAMN LIES AND THE LEAGUE OF PISSED OFF VOTERS We've seen some terrible takes but this one (from @TheLeagueSF) takes the proverbial cake. It's very literally a compendium of every piece of mis-information about the school board recall! 1/3 theleaguesf.org/?fbclid=IwARโ€ฆ
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Cron is the @ProductHunt Productivity App of 2021! ๐ŸŽ‰ On behalf of the entire team, thank you ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ† Get it โ†’ cron.com and join us โ†’ cron.jobs
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One of the best pieces of advice I got was at a @garrytan workshop 10 years back: He said, "Don't be a scenester." Fitting into the 'scene' by adopting the mindset, habits, and superficial goals of the groups around you at any time will distract you from your focus.
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Excited to announce our $100M Series A to make cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and tax compliance seamless for every crypto user globally. If you're excited about enabling mainstream adoption of crypto, check out our openings: cointracker.io/about
Announcing our $100M Series A, led by @Accel. Thank you to all our investors, team members, and the CoinTracker user community for being a part of our mission to increase the worldโ€™s financial freedom and prosperity. cointracker.io/blog/cointracโ€ฆ
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This one was inspired by a mental model a heard from @garrytan ๐Ÿ™ What was the best party you've attended? Leverage the party experience to nail the user experience ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ #ship30for30
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Don't ever forget, when we (@SFyimby) say certain elected officials are ANTI-HOUSING and ANTI-PROGRESS this is what we're talking about ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ SF, prepare, we have 9 months until the supes in D2,4,6,8,10 are up for re-election...time to see if they truly support progress or not
Replying to @Bobakkabob37
And, just like that, Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Connie Chan have taken @LondonBreed and @ahshasafai's proposal to streamline the construction of housing proposals that EXCEEDS its BMR requirements by law...around back, behind the shed, and shoved it in the woodchipper ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก
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Blocking housing production, amidst a housing crisis, is obstructionism.
A #SF Board of Supervisors committee just killed a charter amendment spearheaded by @LondonBreed & @Ahsha_Safai to streamline housing production. The proposal was aimed at projects with 25 units+ and would have allowed those that qualify to bypass discretionary review process.
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.@LondonBreed and @SFPDChief held a press conference this morning to release new citywide crime stats. Key takeaways: โžก๏ธ Homicides are up. โžก๏ธ Gun violence is up. โžก๏ธ Car break-ins are up from last year and near the 2016 peak. sfs.news/QKP7MI
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Kind of surprised Zoom hasn't done more to integrate deeply with Slides, Keynote and Powerpoint directly to provide interactivity - e.g. links, polls, videos, interactivity directly in the presentation Useful moat for Zoom if you can execute against it
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Powerful letter. Caring for a spouse with dementia is common. We see it all the time. Marriage is an incredible institution. In sickness and in health.
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Get smart technical people to write world-class software for spaces that never had it before = $100B tech giants everywhere you go
stripe greatest accomplishment was to get top tier technical talent excited about a schlep blindness problem
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Those students go on to become our scientists, our researchers, our foundersโ€” the people who push society forward through tech, science. 63% of Brooklyn Techโ€™s and 43% of Stuyvesant's students are classified as economically disadvantaged These schools are a strong way up
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โ€œDonโ€™t tell me Black and Latino children canโ€™t get into these schools. Our teachers made sure we were prepared.โ€ โ€”Denice Ware, a daughter of Jamaican/ Panamanian immigrants and president of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation
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Our society needs to continue to invest in diversity. And we need to invest more deeply in elementary school and pre-schoolโ€” it's about spending and resources. We need to unlink property taxes from school budgets.
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Destroying the best schools makes social mobility and excellence far more inaccessible. Strong public schools mean meeting students where they are, not dumbing it all down. We all lose if it's only the wealthy private school kids who can get a top education.
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