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E-books: a Medium in Progress

Kane Hsieh Oct 31, 2012
E-books will never replace paper books. But they don’t have to. Comparing books to e-books is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, reach, and flexibility of the e-book format, but it will never convincingly replicate the experience of a paper book – nor does it need to. E-books are a fundamentally new medium, stuck in an awkward growing stage. The problem with e-books as...
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What I really look for

Adam Ludwin Oct 24, 2012
most VCs talk about funding startups that "solve problems" for "big markets." i mean, sure... but that's usually only clear in retrospect.    so instead, i look for startups that:   are polarizing   do not require a pitch   nag you for days like a great movie or a crush   were started by founders that knew they had to start it   receive legal threats   are growing...
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Kane Hsieh

Adam Ludwin Oct 01, 2012
I'm super excited to share that Kane Hsieh has joined RRE's team as our new analyst. Kane joins us from robotics startup Romotive by way of Harvard and the MIT Media Lab, where he studied computer science and design. Kane is a hacker and a thinker.  He can talk to you about algorithms and leatherworking, interface design and book restoration.  He's got that balance between the left and right brain that is so essential to successful early-stage investing....
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Feedback

Adam Ludwin Jul 22, 2012
Maybe it's because I'm watching too much Olympic competition, but I don't believe in doing anything unless you have a shot at being the very best at it.  And you can only be the best if you regularly seek out feedback and act on it. As a VC you give a lot of feedback to people, but you don't receive much unless you ask. Your biggest weaknesses are the ones you don't recognize you have.  And to get at them, you often need others to point them...
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RRE is Hiring an Analyst!

Adam Ludwin Jun 05, 2012
THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED. RRE Ventures is hiring an analyst to join our early-stage investment team in New York. We're looking for someone who is deeply passionate and knowledgable about technology and markets, has exceptional analytical skills, and will serve as a draw for, and support to, incredible entrepreneurs. Because our team is small and we only have one analyst, he or she is expected to take initiative, support a wide range of activities in parallel, and have...
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