Video Of The Week: Notifications Summit
A few weeks ago Betaworks put on a notifications summit. I could not attend but thankfully the entire event was recorded and is up on the Internet. All of the sessions are good and it was hard to pick one to feature. I am going with the last one, featuring April Underwood of Slack, Naveen Selvadurai of Expa, and Ben Brown of XoXco.
Wow, it looks like a fantastic program, but where will I find 6 hours to listen to all this? I’m looking..Ah just found John Borthwick’s post-event post. I will start here, then queue-up the videos on my Pocket.https://medium.com/@Borthwi…
your Billy bot sends you a six word summary.
That would be great.
now that the SEC has lowered the startup investment barriers for lower income investors (5%-10% of income), messaging is going to be the new ticker tape.
I liked this title, yesterday in Fortune, “It’s official: Your grandma can soon invest in startups” http://fortune.com/2015/10/…
Has anyone compiled a list of SEC registered broker dealers or fund portals? (The gate keepers)
What is the consensus opinion of the pundits and smart money on all of this?To me it seems almost like a regressive tax. There will be yet more money flowing into startups (as if there isn’t enough already) instead of other parts of the economy. (It has to come from somebody’s pocket, right? $2000 into this means $2000 that you didn’t spend somewhere else.)Ditto for human capital. We already have young people, even with employable advanced degrees in many cases, instead going for the brass ring. I wonder what happens when the merry-go-round ends. In other words people working in startups are fine when they lose there jobs as long as there is another startup that was funded that they can then work for. If not, what happens then?
I disagree about it being a regressive tax. In theory, this rule should help allocate capital more efficiently. To wit, instead of buying lottery tickets, you can invest in companies. Any system that lowers the barriers of entry for workers to become capitalists, will hopefully create a net benefit.If the startups go away in a localized correction, there will be established companies who can snatch up talent for cheap. After all, if these companies are generating customers, then there will be demand that the remaining companies can sweep up as well as some of the talent. In a larger or global recession, how will the impact of employment be different? This platform should lower the barrier to company formation and speed up a recovery. However, if you a serial failure….What I am interested to see is how these platforms will track serial entrepreneurs. Will there be a feedback/ranking system so that I can quickly judge the experience/successes/failures of the person/team asking for money? A strong credentiality, and identify system (use for blockchain?)I am a partner at a PE real estate fund. Our track record is everything, and really the bottom line when it comes to an investor/institution making a yes/no decision. We are regulated by the SEC; the scope of the SEC’s oversight regularly increases.I expect that when the next private equity and tech crashes occur, the SEC will find a plethora of areas to improve transparency and oversight into this new consumer funding platform. – I see a future where substantial regulatory barriers are enacted, which will increase the start-up cost for companies seeking money through this consumer avenue. It is certainly that way in the fund world where we are supposedly dealing with sophisticated, and well-informed investors. Even in this world, a very small minority of investors review my company’s reporting and audits – they are folks who have other demands on their time. This new group of investors have similar demands on their time, and will spend an equally small amount of time performing due diligence.
What I am interested to see is how these platforms will track serial entrepreneurs. Will there be a feedback/ranking system so that I can quickly judge the experience/successes/failures of the person/team asking for money? A strong credentiality, and identify system (use for blockchain?)Some good points and I agree that that will be a key feature of any platform.
Anyone know what role Expa played with Uber?
Pretty sure the answer is none.However, Garret Camp is a founder of both. He is the connection. Garret is totally behind the scenes but a key player. Chairman of the Uber BoD still, I believe.CDN 😉 Calgarian 😉
I love how technology keeps repeating itself, where the best features resurface.My first exposure to bots was ~20 years ago when I stumbled into an IRC channel when I was looking for coding help.
Rugby World Cup Final time, 16:00 GMT, London.All Blacks v AussiePocock and Hooper to destroy the Kiwi dream, maybe.
not quite 🙂 I can’t see that NZ team losing for quite some time.
the law of unintended consequenceswe work to create a technology, and then we work to solve the problems created by the technology. a game without end.
any thoughts on the EU net neutrality decision? startups take note. investors take note.
letters to Herr Oettinger and his friends at Deutsche Telekom;https://www.youtube.com/wat…