🚀 Cofounder & Managing Partner @Initialized (early stage VC, $36B in market value) 📖 Bestselling author ⬆️ Cofounder @Reddit 🎮 Owner @cloud9 👴🏻 @RealQaiQai
Three @Initialized founders on the @Forbes "Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2019" list. Very proud. These are just a few of the🦄-to-be in the community: @FrontApp @Patreon @truepill_rx https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2019/07/16/next-billion-dollar-startups-2019/
Now cruise ships? 🌱 We have on this trend for a minute. Excited to see @ImpossibleFoods and now @EclipseFoodsCo keep innovating us to better and better food that's ever more accessible, affordable, sustainable, and delicious. https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1151185998266753026
That's pure @Schwarzenegger - Arnold is the real deal https://twitter.com/pardesoteric/status/1151185997280862209
So core to tech infrastructure, such a vastly superior solution to alternatives. Proud to have @LogDNA in the @Initialized portfolio. 💻 https://twitter.com/garrytan/status/1151134613332320257
SF blender getting work. @weareladder for lunch.
Big milestone for @Patreon (initialized 2013). We've been investors since day 1 and this platform continues to drive a massive cultural shift in how creators make a living from their craft. It's powering a Second Renaissance. https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8519927/patreon-raises-60-million-membership-crowdfunding-new-level
🇦🇲 BIG NEWS 🇦🇲 https://twitter.com/serjtankian/status/1151147440566706176
Already one of the best books I've read/heard this year
Nailed it. ⁦📸 @brettdg⁩
RT @alexisohanian: Not a question of IF but WHEN. #PaidFamilyLeave #YangGang https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1150869067760168960
RT @ProductHunt: .@hackernoon's CEO tells us how they raised $1M from their readers 💰👏 https://www.producthunt.com/stories/hacker-noon-s-ceo-on-how-to-raise-1m-from-your-readers
I'm gonna agree with the vet who served 2 tours in the Middle East on this one: bring our soldiers home, put the $4B we spend every month in Afghanistan (?!) to work here in the USA. https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1150398792769740803
Honeybadger for life 🤣
Happy cake day 🍰 https://twitter.com/jacketienne/status/1150573450819325952
Anyone still using spreadsheets for event management? https://inevent.com/ (not an investor, but very curious about the space - feels ripe for optimization with software)
Well put! Maybe you should be working for @spatenyc .... https://twitter.com/ilincavalentina/status/1150850893660741632
Thank you for asking the important questions... https://twitter.com/MrsPancakes2011/status/1150861163300827137
Thank you for running for President on a platform that addresses the key role automation is and will continue to play in our society. Whoever is going to be POTUS in 2020 will NEED a plan for this.
Not a question of IF but WHEN. #PaidFamilyLeave #YangGang https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1150869067760168960
Not convinced? Read all the reviews on @ChartableDotCom https://chartable.com/podcasts/business-schooled
Thank you @alexisohanian for being such an awesome role model - it’s Dads like you who will help make paid family leave a reality in the US. 👍🇺🇸
You helped get #BuinessSchooled into the top 10 USA Business Management + Marketing podcasts, but what's even more amazing is you've KEPT IT THERE ever since the series dropped EIGHT MONTHS AGO. Thank you! Here's my fave ep: https://link.chtbl.com/oYVLDqGq
RT @beatricedejong: Thrilled to help empower women via the @girlboss newsletter! 💪 https://girlboss.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/j/BA91F5B152EF17C22540EF23F30FEDED/64174AA0A008536420B193FBA00ED1DB
Like I wrote back in 2017, I'd be a giant hypocrite if I acted any other way about immigration, legal or otherwise. https://alexisohanian.com/home/2018/6/1/my-open-letter-on-immigration
See: 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128303672
Hearing about these ICE raids, all I can imagine is my mom (undocumented for her first few years here in the USA) being picked up + imprisoned/deported. Thankfully, Pres. Reagan was a POTUS with a very different perspective on immigration--or there'd probably be no @reddit. https://twitter.com/jennydeluxe/status/1150795641037250560
More evidence of the #CryptoSpring. Proud to be among earliest backers of @originprotocol Just keep shipping... just keep shipping... Now Optimized for Mobile: Origin Launches a Fresh New App And Sponsored Gas by Aure Gimon https://link.medium.com/X8AsWJCwdY
Dad's ready for the work week. Got his signed Tyson's and I bet he's gonna show up to the office with em on! 😅😁💪🥊
RT @waqasali: If you do the right thing, people will think there is a 'strategy' behind it, but actually you’re just doing the right thing.
Grateful for early mornings now. When I was in my 20s, I constantly worked late because no one would bother me and I could get hours of uninterrupted work done. But now, mornings are magical for different reasons: the peaceful pleasures when I'm home w… https://ift.tt/2lcz2JX
I'm not just 6'5" - I'm also statistically likely to be paid more: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/Careers/02/02/cb.tall.people/
 
I’m 5’ 8.5 (on a good day), and I’ve learned this lesson—mainly from watching my wife get treated the opposite way on a consistent basis.
Out here. In @voguebusiness. Teasing companies we're incubating at @Initialized ... can't wait for you all to see this one.
 
as an @initialized customer, i love their approach but a few early stage issues - quality of goods is inconsistent, shipping is far too slow, and packaging needs to be “luxe” / delightful. as they sort these things out, they will be a powerhouse in approachable luxury e-com!
Just when I start thinking I've been underestimated a lot in my career, I remember that I've still always been a giant white dude whenever I walked into the room. I never once was made to feel like I didn't belong somewhere (even when I really didn't belong places).
 
Remember when we did the tall guy handshake?
It's not me you should be apologizing to... 😅 CC @RealQaiQai https://twitter.com/maghanmcd/status/1150719849989058561
What a badass. Good on you! https://twitter.com/misogul/status/1150745808876101635
Proud of my fellow #wahoo. Keep leading through service, Chris https://twitter.com/uva/status/1150519099086319617
Serve. Your. Community. This continues to be THE most UNDERUTILIZED asset a startup has. Been writing and preaching this playbook since 05 and launching @reddit and it amazes me how few founders are using it. Menahwile the ones who are.... 🚀 📸 @WearAtoms
Credit to @WearAtoms for teaching me that - the fact there's a different men's and women's size for sneakers makes zero sense. 🤯 https://twitter.com/maghanmcd/status/1150716361620021248
Very happy to talk with @voguebusiness about #fashiontech we're investing in @Initialized - huge advantage of being an early stage, industry-agnostic firm, we get to learn so much https://twitter.com/voguebusiness/status/1150698678677659648
💪 appreciate this https://twitter.com/jasonfried/status/1150507034250530817
This changes everything
 
try the mango (cc @anildash) https://twitter.com/rrhoover/status/1147297036988899328
 
Dude we've stocked @Initialized offices with this stuff for a couple years now? My chief of staff tipped me off to it a minute ago. Black cherry is my favorite.
Proud of y'all! Epic launch of @girlboss community
So true. https://twitter.com/auren/status/1150115182145748992
RT @nickcald: Tia Caldwell @_Tiacaldwell presenting on how to harness your team superpowers at /dev/color In Motion conference #dcim #black…
Just NYC things https://twitter.com/briallenhopper/status/1150198299254767616
RT @Wimbledon: "She literally played out of her mind. Whenever a player plays that amazing you just have to take your hat off" @serenawill…
RT @kimmaicutler: An exercise in Chinese cultural diplomacy to American youth. https://twitter.com/taylorlorenz/status/1149734077022396416
RT @ripplo: Tim Cook on China’s engineering and vocational education prowess.
RT @UrbanFoxxxx: Reiyūkai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo — Takenaka Corp., 1975 The spaceship-like steel and black granite structure, inspired by…
And to everyone saying, "AH-HA! That 12% of men were just betting on her double-faulting at some point" .. even if that were true, congrats, that means you "won" by the same technicality that would've led to a potato "winning."
The study would've been better if they'd also asked the same people the same question about Fed. But either way I'm sure the results are laughably out of touch with reality.
Classic Dunning-Kruger effect mixed with sexism. Not even 1M people (Men and Women) play tennis twice a month in the UK. https://www.statista.com/statistics/899391/tennis-participation-uk/ and with 66M people in the UK, that means 1.5% of the entire UK can even serve the ball in play... at best. https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/1149699495002853376
 
I play a lot of tennis and I genuinely believe that on a very lucky day when I am bringing my best game and feeling totally in the zone and Serena has a cold and a broken ankle... I get aced by four of her second serve speed balls in a row and the game is over. Sigh.
 
WHAT THIS IS INSANE!!!!
RT @alexisohanian: The big winners in the new generation of VCs will absolutely be overwhelmingly Founders-turned-Investors. It's not even…
 
 
 
 
 
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