Personal news: I'm now transportation editor at @techcrunch. The title comes w/ a mission to expand our coverage. I'm looking for freelancers, inc. a daily beat reporter. Passionate about tech, startups and transportation (EVs, AVs, micro and in-car tech)? My DMs are open.
The Buy America Act represents a "trade friction" that raises the price the U.S transit agencies pay for new buses and lowers their quality. Singapore, Japan, China and South Korea all produce high quality buses that could compete for U.S market share in an "open" competition.
A group of California plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit against Chinese tech giant Tencent in state court, alleging that the company’s WeChat mobile app has censored and surveilled them and shared their data with Chinese authorities. Via @JeanneWhalen
“A16Z is a media company that monetizes through VC.”
I posit main value add/differentiator of a USA top tier VC is marketing.
How do you ensure you see/have optionality on best startups? Marketing.
Op. support serves as a marketable product.
Track record is also marketable and self fulfilling once the marketing flywheel turns.
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