“I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ …

I have one more post about Indie in me and then I’ll take a break. Not a break from Indie itself but a break from writing about it. The truth of the matter is that there’s no break from Indie for me because Indie is a part of me now.

Last week’s post was designed to be a simple and direct announcement that our initial Indie.vc experiment was ending and would no longer be accepting applications. I’d always intended to follow up with a few more posts to unpack our experiences and lessons learned for those looking to build on…

6 years ago, a mysterious Tumblr site appeared on the internet. It had no branding, or slick design, or any indication of who was behind it. The site simply spelled out a hypothesis that founders needed a new kind of startup funding option for building independent, venture-scale companies. …

“Raising a seed round would have been a huge mistake for us”.

These words stopped me in my tracks. Here was a wildly successful founder at the helm of a business most can only dream to have built panning the path that most are marching.

They continued.

“If we’d have…

Over the last few months, we’ve been rolling out our new INTRO product. As part of those efforts, we launched a weekly newsletter called INTRO to Finance. The goal of INTRO to Finance is to break down complicated financial topics and financing questions into easily digestible and actionable answers.

We’re…

Yesterday at the Sorenson Innovation Summit we had the opportunity to announce a collaboration with the Kauffman and Rockefeller Foundations designed to catalyze a new initiative within our current Scout Program pilot.

But first, a little context.

At the beginning of November, we announced plans for a Scout program as…

Nearly 5 years ago we set up a sort of sandbox to begin iterating on different models and messages for a new kind of risk capital. One that stood in stark contrast to the growth at all costs blitzscale based model which had become the dominant path for startup founders…

Over the weekend Eric Feng posted an insightful piece detailing leadings from Unboxed.tv’s explorations around unboxing videos and the commerce they drive. A major part of this exploration involved building products. A lot of products, including four different iOS apps, three websites, two content studios, and one YouTube channel…

In a startup world awash with a steady stream eye-popping funding announcements, one last week caused the collective startup community to sit up and take notice. …

Bryce Roberts

VC, Dad

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