Posts Tagged: social platforms

“Understanding Social Platforms,” now summarized in a presentation deck

Two months ago, we published our second eBook, Understanding Social Platforms. In it, we discuss the dynamics of each social platform type: messaging, private networks, public networks, enterprise networks, and communities. We also cover important topics for social platform businesses like metrics, exits, valuations, and our outlook for future opportunities…
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A recap of Q4: Great momentum for 2017

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful holiday! While we’re ready to look ahead and embrace 2017, here’s a quick recap of the major activity across our portfolio last quarter. We’re looking forward to continuing this momentum into the new year. Portfolio companies in the news In continuing to…
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Is social dead?

At Version One, we’ve centered our investment thesis around companies that leverage network effects. We have talked at great lengths about them in marketplaces and in artificial intelligence and machine learning startups. Social platforms can have incredibly strong network effects, but we’ve been relatively quiet on the subject. And, we’re not alone….
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