I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

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Keith Teare, Newsletter Podcast

What is Happening in Venture Capital?

By Keith Teare • Issue #22 • View online Are Micro VCs eating the startup world, or is it Tigers? Content Editorial No apologies for the apparent similarity of my recent newsletter themes. The changes in Venture Capital are exercising my mind, and reading, a lot recently and this newsletter is the sum of my weekly reading. Tracking the evolution of startup investing is an important signpost of the near future. And a lot is happening in that space. This week Forbes claims that the “crop” of Micro-Funds are “punching above their weight” while also indicating that there are fewer

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Who Are The Next Disruptors?

By Keith Teare • Issue #21 • View online CNBC chooses the most disruptive companies each year. This year’s top 50 have been revealed. Who’s in and who’s out? Content Editorial CNBC’s annual disruptors list is a trailing indicator of what is hot in the world of startups. It is way too late for normal venture investors to benefit from the news and usually too early for public markets to focus on them. But for the companies, it is a right of passage to significant amounts of private capital. Here is this year’s list in an Airtable Database I made:

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Finding Unicorns

By Keith Teare • Issue #20 • View online 2021 has been a good year so far for technology startups. 166 unicorns have been minted already, more than all of 2020. But how do you find a unicorn? Contents Editorial It has been a very hard few weeks for almost every asset class. Stocks, SPACs, The US $, Bitcoin and DOGE coin, but not for startups. The famous Gené Teare (at least in this newsletter) writes in CrunchBase News that 2021 has already seen 166 private companies surpass $1 billion in valuation, and become unicorns. It is only May and

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Venture Capital is Changing…Again

That Was The Week 2021, #19 By Keith Teare • Issue #19 • View online Back in the day, Venture Capital was simple. Raise a fund, pick the best startups and invest in the A round, follow on at the B and C, when revenue gets to a certain point (a variable) go and do an IPO, possibly preceded by a mezzanine round. Exit and go again. Not any more. Contents Editorial A more personal editorial this week. Back in the day, Venture Capital was simple. Raise a fund, pick the best startups and invest in the A round, follow on at the

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Don’t Underestimate China

This week we do a deep dive into how China’s tech sector is building replacements for many US-sourced technology products and seeking true independence from the US as a supplier. Contents Editorial My Master’s thesis, way back in 1980, focused on the economic certainty that no empire can avoid being replaced by the next upstart. Capitalism is relentless in enabling money to flow, across borders, to whoever can produce the needs of humanity most efficiently. For the past two decades, that money has been flowing to China and the pace has been accelerating. This inevitable trend, experienced by the UK

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CRM Playaz Executive Roundtable – Enterprise Tech Funding Decisions During a Pandemic

What kind of impact has the pandemic had on investing (by way of acquisition) in CRM/CX/Customer Engagement/Commerce technology? Has it changed the type of technologies that are of interest? Has it changed investment priorities? Has it changed long term investment philosophies and approaches? Has the build or buy equation been changed? If so temporarily or permanently? These are a few of the question we will be tossing around with the following guests: @Scott Beechuk, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners @Anil Raibagi, SVP and Global Head – Corporate Development and Post Merger Integration at Wipro @Rachel Spasser, Managing Director and CMO, Accel-KKR

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Mobile Kills TV

That Was The Week 2021, #17 Mobile media consumption grew 460% between 2011 and 2021. TV was down 24% and desktop consumption down 29%, with radio down 19%. But it has only just begun as mobile eats all media. Contents Editorial It is not exactly news, but mobile media consumption has been eating into TV, Radio, and Computer media consumption. Many predict what comes next after mobile, including AR, VR, brain implants, and more. But the truth is the media shift to mobile is only at the beginning. This week we collect articles on the fight between Google and Roku

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The Blockchain Moment

By Keith Teare • Issue #16 • View online Momentum is building behind blockchain technology, and it is not limited to Bitcoin. This week we step back and survey the horizon Contents Editorial Everybody has heard about the blockchain by now. Although nobody really understands its significance or role in human history. Let’s try and put it into context. Humanity, since forever, has evolved into larger, more integrated civilizations. From the cavemen to early settlements, to villages, then towns, then regions, and now nations with a world economy, we humans build larger and larger scale interdependencies. The social and technical infrastructure underlying evolved

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Universal Income – Its time has come

The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated a trend towards a workless society 30 April 2020, Palo Alto, California I am now the founder of UBI Network (ubinetwork.org). We are developing a way to distribute Universal Income to all citizens, globally. For those unfamiliar with me I was previously founder at EasyNet (the first European consumer Internet Provider); RealNames (the first multi-lingual web address system) and Archimedes Labs (his Palo Alto based accelerator/incubator). UBI Network will seek funding, but for now we need volunteers in various fields. Engineering (Full Stack, Blockchain, Android, iOS, Desktop, DAO experience); Product Development and Management, PR, Policy,

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