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Leo Polovets
General Partner (seed investor in & ). Before: → 2nd non-founding engineer .
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Leo Polovets 7h
Replying to @zackkanter
Non-troll reply: Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
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Leo Polovets 7h
Replying to @zackkanter
Excellent fiction:
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Erik Torenberg 17h
You want to be so good at something that some people are inspired to do it better, and others don’t even want to start.
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Leo Polovets Jan 14
Replying to @SolfromBrooklyn
Are they? 'm' and 't' are far apart on a keyboard, so low chance of typing one instead of the other by accident.
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Leo Polovets Jan 14
Search relevance is hard. Here's giphy showing fart GIFs when I search for 'farm'. Sometimes swapping a letter corrects a word's spelling, but sometimes you get a very different word.
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Leo Polovets Jan 14
I just searched for a restaurant's address and the first result on Google was a MapQuest link.
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Leo Polovets Jan 12
$3m fund -> 20 $150k checks. 1.5% average ownership. Assume no fees, no follow-on, and 66% dilution over time. Need $1.8b in exit value to return $9m. It's pretty nuts. Given power laws, $1.8b in aggregate exits probably means finding a unicorn.
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Leo Polovets Jan 12
Replying to @semil
Growing 20% every 6 months.
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Leo Polovets Jan 12
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Replying to @Ben_Reinhardt
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Replying to @semil @terronk @kane
I'm skeptical re: Windows running on that machine. Where's the blue screen??
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
(kidding, of course; I agree with your perspective)
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Or has only read one take? 😁
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Replying to @roybahat
💯
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Replying to @ayyar
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
> Personalized Netflix where the plot is customized to keep you watching until _your_ end. FTFY
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Replying to @burshteyn
Ha, touche.
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
"Most disputes don't need a lawyer involved." -> Yup. "Most injuries don't need a visit to the ICU." -> Yup. "Most companies don't need VC funding." -> Hell yeah! VCs suck!!1 I don't fully get why people complain that the VC model doesn't fit 99% of co's. It's not intended to.
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Leo Polovets Jan 11
Replying to @IanRountree
Yes! The other common mistake is "people spend on [our category] so our TAM is ." But the category is overly broad, like "food" or "healthcare."
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Zack Kanter Jan 10
Replying to @zackkanter
That happened almost 20 years ago and I still think about it all the time. I used to tell customers all about how we can automate everything for them. Now when someone asks how we’re different, I start by saying, “we’ll respond to every single email you send us right away.”
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