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Fred Wilson is cofounder and partner at Union Square Ventures, a legendary startup investment firm. He was an early investor in platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, and Etsy.
In a rare and wide-ranging interview with Business Insider, Wilson discussed his new investment in video media startup The Recount, as well as other opportunities he sees.
Wilson also explained why he likes direct listings as an alternative to traditional IPOs, and what long-term effects companies like Uber and WeWork could have on the tech sector.
Wilson argued that despite the debacles of some prominent Softbank portfolio companies, VCs won’t suddenly start pushing startups toward profitability.
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Fred Wilson has a knack for nailing startup trends.

The legendary venture capitalist was one of the first to jump on the rise of social media, and he wrote early checks to companies like Tumblr, Twitter, Etsy, and Zynga.

There are some trends Wilson is excited about now that seem contrarian (and in the venture world, being a contrarian is a point of pride).

In a rare and wide-ranging interview with Business Insider, Wilson outlined a few of them:

Wilson, who recently invested $5 million in John Heilemann and John Battelle’s media startup, The Recount, thinks it’s …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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