Nov 29, 2023 8 min read Beyond the Buzz: A Deep Dive into the Generative AI Horizon Executive Summary Unveiled on November 30, 2022, ChatGPT garnered substantial investments from tech giants and captured consumer excitement. However, a crucial question persists: is this a fleeting trend for trivial uses, or does it possess the potential to […]

Where We Are Investing in AI Dear Think + friends, The first half of 2023 has been off to a strong start for Think+  as we have seen a flurry of strong entrepreneurs, leading to three new investments in Fund II (including Synthpop and Passage) despite the dramatic decline in early stage investment by VCs.  We try to stay above […]

Apr 11 3 min read Nervous Investors and Start-ups: The Year of Realignments Investors are nervous. They are nervous because they fear they overpaid for many private companies in the past few years, and it will be years before they see an exit. They are nervous because they don’t know how the interest rate rises […]

Feb 11, 2020 6 min read A Case for Snap to Reach Valuation of $80 b Snapchat has become a darling of teens and yet its parent Company Snap is facing skepticism from investors ahead of its planned IPO this week. The investors certainly have plenty of reasons to be ambivalent including the slowing user […]

Feb 11, 2020 1 min read How to Avoid 10 Critical Mistakes That Will Kill Your Start-up There are plenty of well thought-out advice books and blogs for entrepreneurs on what to do to succeed.  Equally important, and in away a corollary to these advices, are critical mistakes that entrepreneurs need to avoid losing their […]

Feb 11, 2020 5 min read How to Save Twitter (and who should acquire it) ​Amid all the news about Twitter’s potential sale as well as its still struggling performance, it is wise to look at the value proposition that Twitter provides and see if this platform has a place in our lives, and if […]

Feb 11, 2020 4 min read Autonomous Cars Everywhere by 2025? Not so Fast! ​The excitement over self-driving cars has accelerated in the past few months, with increasing promises of very near (10 years or less) implementation of these systems.  Lyft CEO John Zimmer, in his interesting and visionary piece promised the Third Transportation Revolution […]

Feb 11, 2020 6 min read Missing: Software Innovation Despite the flashy camera bundle and waterproof design, the new iPhone 7 is disappointing as it lacks any real innovation to make it a smarter and a more capable tool for daily tasks. I don’t necessarily expect the Tenth Anniversary iPhone 8 to be any different […]

Feb 11, 2020 2 min read The Top15 Most Promising YC W15 Companies Of the 114 companies that presented their three-minute pitch on Monday and Tuesday of this week, I initially “liked” about 36. Going further through the list, I eliminated most of them and ended up with 15 that I call “Most Promising”. The […]

Feb 11, 2020 3 min read What Apple learned from Japan and what it means for your Start-up n 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman, which eventually became the most successful consumer electronic product of the next two decades, selling close to 400 million by 2010 (amazingly, Sony still produces the Walkman).  What made the Walkman […]