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Tomio Geron

Tomio Geron

@tomiogeron

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Reporter/editor: startups, VC, @WSJVC @WSJ tomio.geron@wsj.com. DM for Signal.

San Francisco
Joined on October 2007

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New: We tracked the top tech IPO investments since 2017:

- First Round, FirstMark, Lightspeed and Sequoia generated 1000x plus on their first check - seed deals

- Accel, Benchmark, A16z, Baseline got more >100x on first check

- via @WSJVC https://www.wsj.com/articles/ipo-season-establishes-new-crop-of-venture-capital-leaders-11561042957?emailToken=3cf518d4b4ba9ee51d3cb37c116d879fPBbuvhQaQ/ktCCdgzCKs7q3DGgo3jjNs5Zz2aGV5BFegadtsB11JS4MTvqb9/emo7HIpY+j5rLg80tDtHRjOZcLz0V8YJYkc4pp4uINjmWIpA7MuVj7H61RcGb3f0CPe 

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“Dogs are not carnivorous fools. They are members of our family and their lifestyles have changed,” says founder of new dog food startup Jinx https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-casper-execs-launch-celebrity-backed-dog-food-brand-11574164802?shareToken=st88dfce2902394c33885a8883e1ba7d04  via @WSJ

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New Arizona Development Bans Residents From Bringing Cars https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-arizona-development-bans-residents-from-bringing-cars-11574164801?shareToken=st14a2666fe0e3449eabd2194effa27384  via @WSJ

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Paul Graham
2 days ago

Me: This is an essay I'm writing. Did you know I write essays?

7 yo: Why would anyone want to read an essay?

Me: Try reading it. Maybe you'll like it.

7 yo reads half of first sentence out loud, falls on floor emitting loud fake snores.

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Josh Eidelson
2 days ago

hey I just met you
and this is crazy
but if you're going to claim the story is factually inaccurate then how about offering an example of a fact in it that is not accurate

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Blacklisting websites. Favoring big businesses. Editing autofill responses. This is how Google engineers what you find online. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-google-interferes-with-its-search-algorithms-and-changes-your-results-11573823753 

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Rolfe Winkler
5 days ago

Earlier this year, @SoftBank said it would invest in controversial payments company @Wirecard, lending cash and its name. Turns out SoftBank itself wasn't involved. Just its employees and one LP. Story via @PaulJDavies https://www.wsj.com/articles/softbanks-1-billion-investment-in-wirecard-came-with-a-twistno-softbank-cash-11573767771 

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At $1B of revenue:

ServiceNow:
3k customers/ $335k revenue per customer

Salesforce:
55k customers/ $19k revenue per customer

Atlassian:
152k customers/ $8k revenue per customer

There are multiple paths to building a large enterprise software business.

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Transcription Site Rev Leaves Customer Data Out in the Open by @SarahNEmerson https://medium.com/p/rev-a-transcription-service-used-by-police-and-journalists-leaves-customer-data-out-in-the-open-81fff9f16669 

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No More Easy Profits as China’s Venture-Capital Boom Fizzles https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-venture-capital-boom-is-over-leaving-investors-high-and-dry-11573727756?shareToken=st7df34d0bf49e43a699f224c7484b955a  via @WSJ

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Three Cryptocurrency startups that reached settlements with the SEC have missed deadlines to repay investors or provide more transparency https://www.wsj.com/articles/secs-settlements-with-some-cryptocurrency-firms-showing-cracks-11573729200?shareToken=st759e89f773ec41b1841b00acb9ace746  via @WSJ

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1/19 @PiperJaffrayCo’s Fall 2019 #GenZ Insights Project is a useful read on teen consumer trends.

http://www.piperjaffray.com/3col.aspx?id=5751 

If you can’t access it I made some notes for you:

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Trying to be a CEO of a company without a clear business model has taught me a lot. I have tried to act with the best of intentions but people have had to tolerate me pushing through a learning curve.

Juggling all this while trying to get a visa definitely stretched me thin.

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“Hey Google, what’s my balance?” The tech giant is getting into the banking business. https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-in-googles-quest-for-consumer-dominancebanking-11573644601  via @WSJ

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More consumers are treating cars a lot like houses during the last financial crisis: by piling on so much debt that drivers owe more than their cars are worth. https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-45-000-loan-for-a-27-000-ride-more-borrowers-are-going-underwater-on-car-loans-11573295400?shareToken=st05e74d3a6ed748beaddc693cb2b97344  via @WSJ

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"Neither patients nor doctors have been notified. At least 150 Google employees already have access to much of the data on tens of millions of patients, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents."

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Google’s secret “Project Nightingale” gathers personal health data on millions of Americans https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-s-secret-project-nightingale-gathers-personal-health-data-on-millions-of-americans-11573496790?shareToken=st132bba749d3844cf8fcee79a7fd4576c  via @WSJ

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Banks extracted giant fees and strict protections that reflected their concerns about WeWork’s unproven business model https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-wework-grew-wall-street-lent-it-money-and-credibility-11573209003?shareToken=st34020ac9d24e4ee18466f0a3a60add45  via @WSJ

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How Travis names restaurants

How Travis names restaurants

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Rolfe Winkler
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Scoop: @TravisK secretly raised $400 million direct from Saudi Arabia to fund his new venture CloudKitchens back in January, at roughly $5 billion valuation (w/ @RoryWSJ) https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudis-back-travis-kalanicks-new-startup-11573122604?shareToken=stcc22b2bd5ab94bceafc0fb97f2b4a123 

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Vi­sion Fund CFO: “There was never the be­lief that more money would make a com­pany suc­cess­ful.”
By ⁦@Katie_Roof⁩ via ⁦@WSJVChttps://www.wsj.com/articles/softbank-vision-fund-wont-alter-its-investment-strategy-cfo-says-11573089574 

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