Wall Street vs The Social Network — and some problems that really need solving

During a recent trip to New York and San Francisco, a few people said they thought that the movie The Social Network was having an effect on the number of people who wanted to start a startup. Now, on the face of it, The Social Network isn’t a positive film. It’s mainly set in the […]

What do investors get from accelerator programs?

The next question we’re looking at as we explore the world of accelerator programs is why investors get involved. News a couple of months ago that Yuri Milner and SV Angel plan to offer every Y-Combinator team a $150,000 convertible note put this all in headlines, but investor motivations aren’t always straightforward. In fact there […]