Accelerating Fundraising

We saw the massive valuation (and acquisition) of WhatsApp last year, leaving folks near and far of the Valley wondering what’s next. While Slack may be a new approach to work communication with the omnipresence of #’s and @’s, I’m left wondering at what point these gargantuan valuations and approaches to fundraising prove to be…

The earthshaking benefit of big data

The earthquake that hit the Bay Area this weekend (and hardly woke me up) left many Napa residents with damaged homes, properties, roads, and well, wine. While the costs are continuing to be put together, there’s a big data piece that we’re actually missing. As our homes and apartments shook and woke many residents up, Jawbone was able…

Designing for a 3D body, not a 2D drawing

“When you think about the body as a 3D object or even 4D, then you start thinking really  differently about how you design tech and you don’t think about it as a flat object any more.”   I mean just imagine feeling like David Beckham or Beyonce as they perform…but without the sweat. Super cool…

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I’ve marveled at the idea of self-driving cars for quite some time, feeling like they were some futuristic way that would make lives easier. Imagine not having to sit in LA, NY, SF or [insert metropolitan area with moderate to awful traffic here] traffic on the way home to and from work. Productivity could increase as we could…

The Anti-Vaccination Movement is Here

Why are people erring away from vaccinating their children at alarming rates – and how do we stop it? While personal beliefs are personal beliefs, it’s hard to say that the actions of one are not influencing many more in an overall negative fashion. Leveraging the clear scientific evidence that vaccinations benefit the masses, intensified education…