Terra

Today, Terra is launching its payment network. Specifically, it’s launching their mainnet 1.0 called Columbus, and this blockchain will be the foundation for its payment solution. Following this launch, in May, Terra will make its payment network available to e-commerce partners in Korea. Ultimately it will launch in the rest of Asia and the rest …

“How I Built This” (SoulCycle) Notes January 6, 2019

Both founders had babies when they started the company around 2005.Saw boutique fitness studios were a thing in LA (no changing of user behavior)Quote: “Had a need for a product” - not “I want to be an entrepreneur”Quote: “One of those things that would not leave me.” Always came back to this idea.Everyone thought this …

5 Years

I put my life on hold for five years. I had Stage IV lymphoma twenty 24 years ago when I was 24 years old. While the chemo and radiation were grueling, the emotional aftermath was even harder. My doctor told me that I was “touch and go” for a year after my treatment - the …

Fundraising Advice – A Fortune Cookie Message

YCombinator had its Demo Day this week. There were 100+ startups with an unprecedented breadth. I particularly liked the health informatics/tech-in-bio startups, an area I’ve talked about before. And with every Demo Day, we at SV Angel and many other investors try to meet and evaluate many of the startups. We try to give advice …