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Critical Mass and New York City

August 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Personal, VC, nextNY, tech

Tweet Over the past few days, I’ve been at home in Alabama, which as you may imagine, is quite different from New York City. Other than the grossly uncomfortable heat index (100+ every day) and noticeably shorter skyscrapers here, I’ve also noticed that some of the mobile tools that I used in New York are [...]

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The Giving Pledge Update

July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · socent

Tweet Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, has pledged to give away more than half of his $13.5 billion fortune. The Giving Pledge, which started with a challenge issued by Gates and Warren Buffett, has now also gained the support of billionaries such as: Eli Broad (former CEO of SunAmerica) Venture capitalist John [...]

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Why U.S. Billionaires Should Create a Social PE Firm

June 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet If you read CNN.com or the Wall Street Journal, you’ve likely run across a headline this week about Warren Buffet and Bill Gates (who have already given away a significant portion of their fortunes) issuing a challenge to the wealthiest individuals to do the same and give away 50% of their wealth. This challenge, [...]

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