Author: Scott

In my second go around as a Credit Card-Self-Venture-Capitalist.

Moving On…

For the legion of fans out there other than my mother (Hi, Mom!) who have been wondering what’s going on with this blog, it’s been absorbed by the Borglike blog of the life of Scott Yates. And if you think

Serial Entrepreneurs

Now in the midst of my second startup, people often say to me, “Wow, so you are one of those serial entrepreneurs.” It’s true, I suppose. I didn’t exactly plan it this way, but here I am. The whole notion

No Compunction about No Competition

Quite often, it seems, people violate, or come too close to violating a non-compete clause after they sell a company. Here’s the latest example. Davis previously sold a recruiting blog to Jobster, and worked with the company for a while.

Rest of the story on LifeLock

I linked to the story of the guy who stole his own father’s credit cards to start a business, something that violates the nature of Credit Card VC. There was one bit of the story that bothered me, however, and

Another rule of the Credit Card VC: Use your own cards!

I shouldn’t have to say this, but apparently I do. That guy somehow convinced some reputable VCs to put money into his anti-identity theft venture. The rub: it turns out that the (accused) slimeball is himself an ID thief, and

“Despite”?

University Hospital is the last I see in a series of this kind of announcement. Despite moving to a new facility, the University of Colorado Hospital is expected to layoff up to 70 people by the end of the month

Another Credit Card VC adopter

I know I’m linking to Guy twice in a row, but his latest post makes it clear that he fully groks the Credit Card VC ethos: By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail,

PRrrrs like a kitty

My real background — what I did for a living for a decade before I started my first company — was journalism. And then my first company was pretty tied to the news; it operated inside a TV station so

This is the end, my friend

I don’t live or work in the valley, but it’s becoming more and more clear that things are koyaanisqatsi (life out of balance). Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, wrote about this with great clarity this morning. Times are good, money

VC and the long tail

I love the whole Long Tail concept, and I saw a story and a chart that made me wonder if the concept could be applied to VCs. …what success there has been in the venture industry has been highly concentrated

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