Category Innovation

Growth vs. Retention

This is an important topic, especially when there are broader economic concerns, regardless of the legitimacy of those concerns, that we see companies scaling back costs to only the necessary services needed to operate their businesses. Essentially, growth without retention is not growth. Everyone wants hockey-stick growth which is based on acquiring new users, but you can’t […]

Uber’s ‘God View’

We are all aware of the digital footprint we are creating when we use social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but less aware of the analog activities such as Citibike and Uber. Companies are collecting massive amounts of our personal data to learn from and to better understand their userbase, but why […]

Funding the Future

One of the most fascinating current phenomena is the effect that the venture capital market has on the economy as a whole. As Bill Gurley noted at a recent Goldman Sachs technology conference, “FOMO” in the private markets is fueling valuations. As companies evaluate the tradeoffs of staying private to protect their business focus or […]