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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Is TikTok Hatred Racist?

By Keith Teare • Issue #327 This week a whistleblower demonstrated how poor Twitter’s internal data controls are, mirroring previous proof that TikTok is similarly challenged. And politicians focused on TikTok Contents Is TikTok Hatred Racist? Is TikTok’s Time Running Out? Meta Can Thank TikTok for its quiet day in Congress Essays of the Week Twitter Whistleblower Testifies (video) OpenAI – Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman in conversation – Podcast and Transcript What you Learn from Hypergrowth – 3 years at Hopin Big Tech Revenue and Profits Breakdown News of the Week Twillio Lays off 11% The Post Crash VC Market – Mark

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The Queen

By Keith Teare • Issue #326 Her full title reads Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. She is no more. And much of what she stood for is also in decline Contents Editorial: The Queen Essays of the Week Grapes, berries and robots: is Silicon Valley coming for farm workers jobs? Behind Binance’s Stablecoin Shuffle; Nasdaq CEO Talks Crypto News of the Week VCs Step Back: Global Funding In August Hits Lowest Point In 2 Years

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China Rising

Can the US Compete in Solar and EVs? A lot to digest this week. China’s global economic leadership in sustainable tech, @garrytan has a new role heading Y Combinator, @OM exposes Apple’s AI weakness, @VitalikButerin has a new book, @Cloudflare defends the freedom to publish, @ttunguz thinks about web3 apps and @SamirKaji tweets about what makes a good VC. By Keith Teare • Issue #325 Content China Rising The long road to American-made EVs China’s Dominance in the Solar Panel Supply Chain Essays of the Week Apple’s missing “augmented” intelligence Y Combinator: accelerator investments need to change focus Welcome Home, Garry Tan How

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Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

By Keith Teare • Issue #324 Silicon Valley is struggling to adjust to the post-2021 correction. Some signals are way up, like Snowflakes revenues and stock price. Others are down, like funding rounds. Venture is always a few steps behind on both the downside and the up. But today is sunny, and so is the near future. Contents Snowflakes Stellar Quarter Essays of the Week Worldcoin founder starts an AI Venture business Netflix is not a Tech Company – Benedict Evans Apple Car – Software and Money – Jean Louis Gassée Fundraising in 2022 – Tomasz Tunguz Paramount gets UEFA Champions League Streams

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Mad or Bad? What Are They Thinking?

By Keith Teare • Issue #323 $350m for the man who lost most of $20 billion. The world has not gone mad. Read why Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) did it. Plus @ReidHoffman on AI, Josh Nicholson on Science and AI, @BrianSolis on Web3 marketing @Alexoppenheimer on valuing companies, and much more Contents Mad or Bad, What are they Thinking? A16z is betting big on Adam Neumann’s new real estate startup – Protocol @RyanDDeff The Rise of The Cash Man – @KWHarrison13 Investing in Flow – @Pmarca Essays of the Week The Revenue Multiple – @Alexoppenheimer When Low Valuations are Good – @Squire Why Web

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How Are Unicorns Born?

By Keith Teare • Issue #322  This week @bhorowitz and David Weiden of @KhoslaVentures talk about culture as a catalyst for a healthy company. @SamirKaji talks about the importance of emerging seed investors, and @HunterWalk discusses the importance of angels with operating experience to a CEO. @Om Malik and @BGurley talk about survival techniques during downturns. How is a Unicorn Born? That is the common theme. Contents How are Unicorns Born? The Importance of Emerging Managers – Venture Unlocked, Samir Kaji Seed Stage Founders Undervalue Angels with Expertise – Hunter Walk David Weiden and Ben Horowitz on Culture Om Malik and Bill

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The Future of the Newsletter

By Keith Teare • Issue #321 This week I contrast the views of Substack co-founder Hamish McKenzie and Vox’s Peter Kafka. And I couldn’t resist a few suggestions to Hamish. The Future of the Newsletter is the future of the network, whatever the outcome, so this is important. Contents The Future of the Newsletter Substack is for Communities – Hamish McKenzie The Newsletter Boom is Over – Peter Kafka Essays of the Week Taking the Pulse of Limited Partners in VC Funds Harsh terms from VCs YC Shrinks Class by 40% What Twitters Office Closure Signals Tinder Chief Leaves Months In Robinhood Lays

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Deep Minds Think Alike

By Keith Teare • Issue #320 • View online Deep in the heart of summer and @Om links to the 200 best dance songs of all time. I’m passing it on as a gift. And DeepMind figured out the structure of 200m human proteins. Now that really is a gift. Data and Science are crucial to humanity’s future. Deep Minds think alike is this week’s theme. Content A Summer Gift 200 best dance songs – from @Om and Rolling Stone Essays of the Week DeepMind uncovers the structure of 200m proteins in a scientific leap forward. How did this tiny startup instantly put live, moving people into

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Down, Down, Deeper and Down

That Was The Week #319 Content Essays of the Week Down Markets and Liquidity Secondary Markets to grow Private Equity as Acquiror Unicorn Valuations Bid/Ask Spread in Venture A16z closes HQ AI-Powered Organizations Brad Feld on Matt Levine News Week FirstMark raises $1 billion in new funds Amazon Buys One Medical Tesla Sells Bitcoin Stripe Lowers Valuation Startup of the Week Crunchbase Tweet of the Week Long Hot Indian Summers Editorial In a week that saw public markets largely up, my reading was dominated by those looking at private company stocks and pontificating on the downside. It is a commonly

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Truth is Overrated

By Keith Teare • Issue #318  A @bgurley tweet pointed to an essay written by Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul), founder of Tangle. His essay challenges the idea that misinformation is a problem. He argues that nothing we humans think we know is actually true. Rather it is our provisional understanding. Of course, he is right. Truth is overrated Contents Truth is Overrated Essays of the Week Network States and Nation States Balaji Srinivasan Vitalik Buterin VC Due Diligence Returns—With a Vengeance Forecasting a Return to Venture Normalcy Why It’s Time To Invest In Early-Stage VC  Every Year You Should Double Your “TTAM”. Your

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